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@Percussion - 276 Matt Keown

March 18, 2021

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Hosts: Casey Cangelosi, Ben Charles, and Ksenija Komljenović
Intro music by Bartek Miler

Guest: Matt Keown

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01:10 Music History – March 18 
Birthdays: Hanna Kulenty, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, premieres: Dmitri Shostakovich – New Babylon (Film), Edward Elgar – In the South, Arnold Schönberg – Verklarte Nacht, Anatoly Lyadov – Baba Yaga
09:10 Guest Intro: Matt Keown
11:56 How are you, where are you?
12:43 What did Robert Van Sice think of the Blue Devils? 
17:52 Percussionist father, Alan Keown.
20:02 How do the marching percussion and concert percussion sides interact?
24:22 Animosity between marching and concert percussionists?
27:37 How has your dynamic with your father changed over the years?
34:03 Stereotypes of parents who push children into music
36:38 What have you learned in the past year during Covid-19?
39:37 Topic: NY Times Review “Yuja Wang Makes a Case for Piano as Percussion”
43:53 Bartok’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion – the challenges of programming the work
48:31 Ksenija’s arrangement of The Rite of Spring for percussion and piano
56:13 Icarus Quartet (two pianos, two percussion) – what commissions are you working on?
58:39 Churches Made Out of Shipwrecks by Michael Laurello
01:01:43 IG Question from @Jade_Hails - You’ve spent time on either coast, what would you say is the primary difference between them from a musical perspective? Gigs, player attitude, teachers, etc.?
1:06:48 IG Question from lrklorker – If you were a character from “The Ballad of Poisonberry Pete”, who would you be?
01:07:50 Who is your favorite person to play in the Percussion Collective?
01:09:13 Michael Jackson arrangement played by the Percussion Collective
01:10:32 How does Jeff Stern challenge you?
01:12:55 What was the last thing that challenged you?
01:16:04 Real friends in music and criticism
01:18:18 Ben talks about ugly babies (book: Creativity, Inc.)
01:19:14 Objective vs. subjective arguments in chamber music
01:23:40 What’s your next project? Icarus Quartet performance in April