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The @Percussion - Episode 170 - Josh Quillen

August 16, 2019

170 - Josh Quillen


Josh Quillen has forged a unique identity in the contemporary music world as all-around percussionist, expert steel drum performer (lauded as “softly sophisticated” by the New York Times), and composer. His collaborations with other composers frequently incorporate the steel drums as a core element.

A member of the acclaimed ensemble Sō Percussion since 2006, Josh has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Lincoln Center Festival, Stanford Lively Arts, and dozens of other venues in the United States. In that time, Sō Percussion has toured Russia, Spain, Australia, Italy, Germany, and Scotland. He has had the opportunity to work closely with Steve Reich, Steve Mackey, Paul Lansky, David Lang, Matmos, Dan Deacon, and many others.

Watch here.  Listen below.

0:00 intro and hello 
1:19 "Cangelosi" 
2:35 A bit of Casey's background 
11:50 A bit of Josh's background
16:00 Talking to students about orchestral excerpts. 
21:00 How are our students feeling about the current job market? 
34:00 Thoughts on the value of conversation. Podcasting 
50:50 Composing? New pan piece for Liam Teague 
1:10:35 Pan vibe vs the new music vibe? 
1:25:03 Casey vs Pius - Josh vs Todd