160 - Adam Silverman
Joining us this week is composer and Professor at West Chester University: Adam Silverman. He's especially known for some of his percussion works, including Quick Blood, Carbon Paper and Nitrogen Ink, Sparklefrog, and stars, cars, bars. (The title game is strong with this one, no?)
He teaches composition, music theory, and orchestration, and runs a site dedicated to his musings of teaching the theoretical side of music at musictheoryprof.com.
Watch here. Listen below.
0:00 Intro and hello
1:34 Casey: What's the sound? Prudie Shuffle and RIP Aretha
6:04 Intro and hello to Adam Silverman
7:10 Approaching composing for unfamiliar instruments?
18:11 Texture use and approach?
20:04 None western scales? Quarter tones?
25:23 Adam's piece, "Stars Cars Bars"
32:15 New solo pieces? Little prog. rock tangent
38:20 How did you get so involved in the percussion community and
into composing for percussion?
45:10 Importance of community?
52:11 Commissions vs "writing for yourself" ?
58:30 Todd Meehan's Liquidrum Practice Journal
1:03:05 Podcast speed trivia