168 - Colin Currie
This week we sat down with London-based percussionist Colin Currie!! Colin is a solo and chamber artist at the peak of his powers. Championing new music at the highest level, Colin is the soloist of choice for many of today’s foremost composers and he performs regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors.
Watch here. Listen below.
0:00 Intro and Hello
2:26 Commissions, premiers, and some great composers
9:02 Is there a literature need in percussion? What is the next contribution composers should make?
11:33 Helen Grime Concerto?
13:45 Ben: Jennifer Higdon
25:00 Any starting advice on the business side?
29:34 Milhaud Percussion Concerto
33:53 How can a percussionist get past any reservations about being a soloist?
35:47 What are doing practice-wise to keep your chops up?
37:58 Diet on the road and staying healthy?
40:45 Your chamber ensemble projects?
46:30 Creating your own record label? Colin Currie Records.
50:04 Your teaching?