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@Percussion - 261 - Supporters’ Roundtable 2

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Guests: Jade Hails, Jorge Mujica Jr., Manuel Trevino, and Chris Dandeles
Hosts: Casey Cangelosi, Ben Charles, and Ksenija Komljenović, Karli Viña
Intro music by Reese Maultsby - reesemaultsby.com

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0:00 Intro and hello.  Happy birthday Mr. Wilcoxin and we enjoy playing no.4 together over Zoom lag
1:55 Wilcoxin and Pratt in teaching.
3:40 Karli: Charlie Wilcoxin
8:33 Ben: MOOC's (Massive Open Online Class).  
17:00 MOOC's and music copyright.  Online courses
24:45 More on online courses  
27:41 How did you get student interaction when teaching online?
30:50 What do you think we're going to keep/adopt from this teaching online COVID experience?   
35:42 Zoom performances? 
40:15 Role of MOOC's?  College is WAY too expensive.
51:48 Crumb bingo with pitch bend sound effects

@Percussion 258 - Sarah Rimkus

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Intro music by Reese Maultsby - reesemaultsby.com

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0:43 intro
1:47 history for November 19: Paul McCartney Liverpool Oratorio, Tina Turner Goldeneye song, Michael Jackson baby dangling, Adam Levine sexiest man alive, argument about how to edit the podcast
5:15 welcome Sarah Rimkus!
7:17 Sarah’s work, Blackbird
10:52 getting confident writing for percussion
12:17 Instagram question from Antek Olesik: What are the biggest challenges of writing for percussion?
15:44 Facebook question from Kenneth Stewart: Do you transcribe folk music? How does folk music play into your music?
18:30 Bulgarian folk music?
19:23 shape note music
22:42 appropriation vs. appreciation
29:45 George Crumb
45:28 musical scene in the UK
49:10 Crumb bingo
1:07:17 Facebook question from Hal Rosenfeld: Do you have any tips or tactics for overcoming writers block or similar scenarios
1:10:35 Casey searching for dirt on Eric Guinivan

 

 

@ Percussion 257 - Social Media Roundtable (Sasha Berliner, Matt Lau, Cameron Leach)

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Hosts: Casey Cangelosi, Ben Charles, Karli Viña, and Ksenija Komljenović
Guests: Matthew Lau http://www.matthewlaumusic.com/aboutme
Sasha Berliner https://www.sashaberlinermusic.com/
Cameron Leach http://www.cleachmusic.com/
Intro music by Bartek Miler https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtI919ThHVrgMa1NjSF_sXg

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00:18 Intro
00:45 Patreon shoutout - thanks to Chris Dandeles!
02:27 November 12 in Music History (deaths of rock drummers, Spice Girls, Spotify issues)
08:11 Guests introduction
12:40 How important has social media been in your career?
23:38 FB Question - Alan Lang: What is your favorite platform and why? Do you feel posting something every day is more important to keep the interaction up or posting something once every two weeks but of a higher quality?
28:45 How Casey started his career
30:53 Sasha’s experience with Twitch
35:26 Casey is famous on TikTok
37:03 Honesty on social media
40:46 Do you worry about oversharing?
49:45 Article Discussion: Has Influencer Culture Affected How Dancers Are Hired? By Zachary Whittenburg + do social media numbers matter for musicians?
56:34 The Social Dilemma
59:16 What if orchestras started hiring people based on social media following?
01:01:16 Summer festival invitation scenario?
01:02:00 IG Question - Jade Hails: Is it wise to separate solo account from project accounts? Should I cross-promote or focus on one space? Karli: Where did you learn how to use social media?
01:09:04 IG Question - Brandon Arvay: Cameron, what do you say to percussionists who say social media is stupid and a waste of time?
01:14: 34 IG Question - @djorsonbeatz: Can you be good at a social media job if you do not personally use social media?
01:15:41 Facebook Question – Ryan Carlizle: Do hashtags really work?

@Percussion 256 - Michelle Humphreys

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Intro music by Reese Maultsby - reesemaultsby.com

 

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0:43 intro
1:11 music history: Ozzy Osbourne, The Who, Oasis, and Nat King Cole
10:49 welcome Michelle Humphreys!
11:35 How did you become interested in early music?
16:47 Publishing a part?
18:22 early timpani concerti
22:08 Telemann timpani and “baroque expertism”
26:13 historical triangle with rings
31:50 other baroque instruments
33:10 making baroque timpani
34:02 triangle rings
37:20 caring for natural skin
38:50 Facebook question from Mario Perez: What are some unique challenges you encounter when dealing with baroque timpani?
42:30 baroque timpani tuning mechanisms
44:02 calf heads
45:07 Casey topic: Does music theory harm creativity?
1:00:05 balancing different styles of music
1:03:39 unconducted opera
1:08:19 What is authenticity?

@Percussion Podcast - 255 Shawn Lafrenz

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Hosts: Casey Cangelosi, Ben Charles, and Ksenija Komljenović

Intro music by Reese Maultsby - reesemaultsby.com

 

0:00 Intro and hello.

0:50 Ben: history for Oct.29th - politians know nothing about music and copyright.

3:30 Welcome, Shawn! Some background on the Pearl Company.

9:30 How companies like Pearl became so successful.

18:20 How your business and music experience have interacted and help each other.

21:37 Finding industry music jobs?

28:30 Skillsets for the internships?

38:07 Approaching a company for a sponsorship?

42:15 Badges showing on drums at big shows.

44:40 Karli: Diversity and change in curriculum.

 

Listener questions:

1:03:50 The Phillharmonic SD's and Malletstation?

1:11:00 Most important thing you learned from Tom Davis at Iowa?

1:15:18 First ever Pearl product and your most recent?

@Percussion 254 - Vassilena Serafimova

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Intro music by: Reese Maultsby - https://reesemaultsby.com

 

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0:00 Intro and Hello
1:19 Casey: Paul is (not) dead!
6:05 Karli: NY Metropolitan Opera House opens
8:09 Welcome, Vassilena Serafimova!
9:38 Musical roots in Pleven, Bulgaria
15:55 Studying abroad
19:23 Bulgarian folk music
24:04 Arranging and improvising folk music on the marimba
29:52 Advice for young players
35:18 Deciding to be a professional musician
38:32 Selecting repertoire
46:40 Ben: Telephone hold music
1:00:45 Sylvio Gualda 
1:09:40 What is essential for success as a concert artist?
1:15:25 Questions from social media: rapid fire!
1:21:10 Ben looks for gossip(!)
1:23:10 Wrap/Look out for Vassilena’s new albums!

@Percussion 253 - Christoph Sietzen

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Hosts: Casey Cangelosi, Ben Charles, Karli Viña, and Ksenija Komljenović
Guest: Christoph Sietzen http://christophsietzen.com
Intro music by: Antoni Olesik https://instagram.com/antek.olesik
 
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00:34 Events in music history on October 15
03:10 Casey does not like Led Zeppelin…
04:12 Casey’s odd encounter with at a urinal
5:40 Guest introduction: Christoph Sietzen!
6:45 Ksenija forgot how to speak
6:58 How did you spend the last 6 months?
13:13 COVID issues with booking orchestra performances in Austria and Germany
14:47 Performance situation in the US
15:20 Televised performances in Germany
17:38 Red sticks used in Rebonds video recording
20:51 Ryan Carlizzle: If I had to describe your playing style in one word, it would be theatrical. I thoroughly enjoy watching you play. Can you talk about how you developed that style of playing? Or did it just come naturally to you?
22:37 Mateo Rivas Castro: What can you tell us about the “Austria-German” school of the marimba. And why you play like they do?
24:55 Playing with weight and using gravity
29:23 @markeldrummer: How do you get that sound on the marimba?
31:00 Bogdan Bacanu marimba
33:25 How do you pick repertoire?
34:25 Do you play Bad Touch by Casey Cangelosi?
36:52 Christoph’s premiere of Georg Frederich Haas’ Percussion Concerto, building the klangwall (wall of sound), physical presence, and bodily awareness on stage
39:57 @Eero_perkelecussion - What’s your favorite percussion/marimba concerto?
43:06 Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Incantations Percussion Concerto
43:48 Percussion puzzles composers
45:08 Antek Olesik - What in your opinion is the importance of competitions in a solo percussion career development? How did your competition titles help you?
47:00 Luxembourg Philharmonic Connection and asking Penderecki for a Percussion Concerto
48:18 The importance of trust and networking in your career
49:40 How do you go from being a great player to having a career?
54:54 Filip Koroshetz - How do you get your one-handed runs to be so lightning fast and still (seemingly) so relaxed? Thinking of Frozen in Time 1st Mov.
59:29 @Briansys - What is your favorite drumstick for snare drum and drums in general situation?
01:00:00 Thoughts on multipercussion sound?
01:01:21 Performing on natural skins
1:04:20 Weight – one of the reasons for playing so high
1:05:21 Mateo Rivas Castro – How is it possible to be so awesome?
1:06:06 U.S. Open Finale is important
1:06:30 What does a typical day look like for you?
1:10:28 Sports, social life, playing piano
1:13:30 Playing other instruments (harpsichord, double bass)
1:16:16 Watching Tour de France
1:17:14 Thanks!
1:17:42 Teaching in Linz

@Percussion 252 - Supporters’ Roundtable 1

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Guests: Jade Hails, Jorge Mujica Jr., Manuel Trevino
Hosts: Casey Cangelosi, Ben Charles, and Ksenija Komljenović
Intro music by Reese Maultsby - reesemaultsby.com
 
0:00 Intro and hello.
5:45 Karli: Today in history: Takemitsu, Foo Fighters vs John McCain, Pitbull
18:55 Jade, fire update in Oregon?
22:55 Covid rep.?  Graphic scores in teaching.  
30:40 Teaching during Covid? 
33:20 Ksenija: Article: Classical Music Attracts Older Audiences - Good.  Attracting audiences
 
 
 

@Percussion - 251 - Meagan Gillis

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Hosts: Casey Cangelosi, Ben Charles, and Ksenija Komljenović
Intro music by Reese Maultsby - reesemaultsby.com
 
00:42 introduction
1:12 composition contest PSA
4:00 Pozzi Escot birthday
7:52 welcome Meagan Gillis!
8:21 Bones Jugs
11:37 Spokane Symphony COVID happenings
14:58 “Why are you smiling so much?”
17:22 timpani and xylophone?
19:23 busking
26:34 Spokane Symphony audition
29:50 timpani solo repertoire
31:22 Bartok Sonata
32:33 more timpani solo repertoire
38:20 Casey topic: networking
46:55 how to become more extroverted
52:25 awkward PASIC elevator rides
53:57 “How did you get into timpani playing?”
56:24 favorite timpani moments
58:46 “How do you balance timpani practice with all the xylophone rags you do?”
1:00:44 reflecting on past auditions
1:01:47 wrap

@Percussion - 250 - Sam Um

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Hosts: Karli Vina, Casey Cangelosi, Ben Charles, and Ksenija Komljenović Intro music by Reese Maultsby - reesemaultsby.com
 

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0:00 Intro and hello.  Ben: Today in music history: Nevermind, James Brown car chase, Composer Amy Scurria's birthday. 
7:52 Welcome, Sam Um! 
9:55 Overcoming recording nerves? 
12:05 Gear when recording yourself?
13:30 Recording for Vic Firth?  
18:40 New gig in KS?!
21:30 What fresh prospective do you plan on bringing to the new job? 
26:45 Some thoughts on teaching timpani.
30:40 Gossip - Dmitrii Nilov chapter 
35:40 The ARD competition?
42:08 Article: "Out of Context #1: Diversifying Programming with Integrity"
1:04:30 Your teachers?  Robert van Sice and Michael Burritt 
1:07:40 Percussion Collective...favorite person?  Thank you to our new Patrons! 

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