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Are We All Met?

Are We All Met?

By Anna Atkinson and Sean Haid
In this podcast, we will connect with performing artists (emerging, working, and in progress) as we face the great big world of 2020 and move forward with community, inclusion, and creativity. Each episode we will hear someone from the community of singers, actors, dancers, educators, and more to talk about what COVID-19 has taught them about the arts and how we can move forward so no voice gets left behind! Hosted by: Anna Atkinson (@anna_atkinson96) & Sean Haid (@seanhaid) Instagram & Twitter: @areweallmet Email: areweallmetpodcast@gmail.com Cover art by Lucy Sharpe (@lucypiperart)
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Season 1 Thank You
Thank you so much for listening to season 1 and to our guests! We have a long way to go before we are all met, but we want to celebrate and be grateful for everyone that has made our first 10 episodes happen. For now, wash your hands, wear a mask, vote, eat your vegetables, make art, and use your voice. Love you! Instagram: @areweallmet Twitter: @areweallmet Facebook: Are We All Met? areweallmetpodcast@gmail.com Cover art by Lucy Sharpe @lucypiperart (@peaceful_lucifer) *All music used in this episode was created by Anna Atkinson on GarageBand.
01:44
October 4, 2020
Episode 10 - A Musical Marriage with Rebecca Klassen-Wiebe
In this episode, we sit down to chat with collaborative pianist, Rebecca Klassen-Wiebe. Rebecca is a dynamic and sensitive collaborative pianist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Together we explore the world of collaborative piano, balancing artistic endeavours with other parts of life, and the gender disparities that exist in music.  Find Rebecca:  @bex.kdubs Rebecca Klassen-Wiebe Resources & References Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeline Thien How menstruation affects opera singers by Justin Chandler on CBC.ca Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Modern Mindfulness: How to Be More Relaxed, Focused, and Kind While Living in a Fast, Digital, Always-On World by Rohan Gunatillake Instagram: @areweallmet Twitter: @areweallmet Facebook: Are We All Met? areweallmetpodcast@gmail.com Cover art by Lucy Sharpe @lucypiperart (@peaceful_lucifer) *All music used in this episode was created by Anna Atkinson on GarageBand. Sponsorships: off for this episode Sponsorships: off for this episode
54:18
September 28, 2020
Episode 9 - Vivaciously Vaclyn with Vanessa Croome and Jaclyn Grossman
This episode finds us with two special guests, Jaclyn Grossman and Vanessa Croome. We break down the starving artist trope, debate the term 'portfolio artist', learn about their couple name and laugh A LOT.  Find Vanessa: @vanessacroome Vanessa Croome, Soprano vanessacroome.com Find Jaclyn: @jaclyngrossman jaclyngrossman.com Resources & References The Complete Works of William Shakespeare How to be Gluten-Free and Keep your Friends Opera.ca Portfolio Artist Collective Opéra de Montréal Opera McGill L'hiver attend beaucoup de moi The Phoenix Leadership Project Instagram: @areweallmet Twitter: @areweallmet Facebook: Are We All Met? areweallmetpodcast@gmail.com Cover art by Lucy Sharpe @lucypiperart (@peaceful_lucifer) *All music used in this episode was created by Anna Atkinson on GarageBand. Sponsorships: off for this episode
52:17
September 21, 2020
Episode 8 - Finding Ensemble in Isolation with Dylan Thomas-Bouchier
In this episode, we chat with Dylan Thomas-Bouchier and his experiences as an Indigenous dis-artist studying at the National Theatre School. We cover support systems for students of colour, Land Acknowledgments, Batman, and notions of community through isolation.  Find Dylan: @dthomasbouchier Resources & References National Theatre School of Canada https://ent-nts.ca/en/ Batman: The Killing Joke - Alan Moore  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/96358.Batman Theatre Alberta ARTSTREK https://www.theatrealberta.com/artstrek/ Nextfest Edmonton http://nextfest.org/ University of Alberta - Department of Drama https://www.ualberta.ca/drama/index.html Instagram: @areweallmet Twitter: @areweallmet Facebook: Are We All Met? areweallmetpodcast@gmail.com Cover art by Lucy Sharpe @lucypiperart (@peaceful_lucifer) *All music used in this episode was created by Anna Atkinson on GarageBand.
50:50
September 14, 2020
Episode 7 - More Than Dreaming for Social Justice with Abby Smith
This episode features Abby Smith. Abby shares her experiences in music as a black female and how this has led her to the forefront of the fights for social justice. This episode covers many large and complicated issues related to social justice and race, and how it is imperative we stop only dreaming of justice. Follow Abby: @abby_pearl There are so many resources and references in this episode that Abby generously compiled them into a Google Doc. Please give them a look here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1h0AHibmGzc40HGkCeP5ZHPGBn2q-Zu6WbxYugVz80YI/edit?usp=sharing  Instagram: @areweallmet Twitter: @areweallmet Facebook: Are We All Met? areweallmetpodcast@gmail.com Cover art by Lucy Sharpe @lucypiperart (@peaceful_lucifer) *All music used in this episode was created by Anna Atkinson on GarageBand.
47:08
September 7, 2020
Episode 6 - Imagination and All That Jazz with Destiny Autumn
This conversation features Destiny Autumn, an artist who tells stories through her eclectic style of songwriting. In this episode, we dive into the creativity behind producing music in a COVID-19 world, equal representation for all artists in the music industry, focusing on self-love and making art authentically. Find Destiny: @destinyautumnmusic https://destinyautumnmusic.com Resources & References The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle https://shop.eckharttolle.com/collections/books/products/the-power-of-now So High by Destiny Autumn https://destinyautumnmusic.com/new-album Pascal Pahl Producer https://www.instagram.com/producedbypascal/ Jacob Collier https://www.jacobcollier.com Indiana University Jazz Studies https://music.indiana.edu/degrees-programs/areas-of-study/jazz-studies.html Instagram: @areweallmet Twitter: @areweallmet Facebook: Are We All Met? areweallmetpodcast@gmail.com Cover art by Lucy Sharpe @lucypiperart (@peaceful_lucifer) *All music used in this episode was created by Anna Atkinson on GarageBand.
44:20
August 31, 2020
Episode 5 - Can You Be More Pacific?: The Hustle and the Crossover with Olivia LaBarge
This episode takes us across the Pacific to Hong Kong where we talk to singer and actor Olivia LaBarge. Currently working a contract with Hong Kong Disneyland as a lead vocalist for Mickey and the Wondrous Book, Olivia gives us the inside scoop on moving across the world mid pandemic and crossover singing.  Find Olivia: @yo_its_o livlabarge.com Resources & References Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/184345/slaughterhouse-five-by-kurt-vonnegut/ Hong Kong Disneyland: Mickey and the Wondrous Book https://www.hongkongdisneyland.com/entertainment/mickey-and-the-wondrous-book/ Utah Festival Opera https://utahfestival.org Chasing Rainbows Vlog https://instagram.com/yo_its_o Instagram: @areweallmet Twitter: @areweallmet Facebook: Are We All Met? areweallmetpodcast@gmail.com Cover art by Lucy Sharpe @lucypiperart (@peaceful_lucifer) *All music used in this episode was created by Anna Atkinson on GarageBand.
50:06
August 24, 2020
Episode 4 - Freshly Freshman with Bárbara López
In this episode we speak with rising NYU freshman, Bárbara López. Babs, young and passionate about making a different in the arts community, discusses her unique upbringing, her fears and expectations around starting a degree mid global pandemic, and shares some of her beautiful writing with us. Find Babs: @babs.lopez Resources & References Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter - Carmen Aguirre https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/234055/something-fierce-by-carmen-aguirre/9780345813824 High Performance Rodeo https://www.hprodeo.ca Revolution Or Slumber - Western Canada High School in collaboration with the High Performance Radio https://www.hprodeo.ca/2020/revolution-or-slumber Just Kids - Patti Smith https://www.harpercollins.com/products/just-kids-patti-smith?variant=32206090633250 M Train - Patti Smith https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/249083/m-train-by-patti-smith/ The Trigger - Carmen Aguirre https://talonbooks.com/books/the-trigger In the Heights - Lin Manuel Miranda https://www.linmanuel.com/project/in-the-heights/ Instagram: @areweallmet Twitter: @areweallmet Facebook: Are We All Met? areweallmetpodcast@gmail.com Cover art by Lucy Sharpe @lucypiperart (@peaceful_lucifer) *All music used in this episode was created by Anna Atkinson on GarageBand.
45:52
August 17, 2020
Episode 3 - Making Art Outside the Box but Inside the Confines of a NYC Apartment with Kyle Caress
In this episode we speak with triple-threat Kyle Caress. Discussion topics range from the fluctuating process of creating art, the BLM movement, how to show up as an ally, the future of musical theatre in NYC, and much more. Find Kyle: @kyle_caress Resources & References The Artist’s Way - Julia Cameron https://juliacameronlive.com/books-by-julia/ Broadway Advocacy Coalition https://www.bwayadvocacycoalition.org/ So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/ijeoma-oluo/so-you-want-to-talk-about-race/9781580056779/ Black Lives Matter https://blacklivesmatter.com/ The Bail Project https://bailproject.org/ Tutting Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbBqtuYvags Being A Twin https://www.instagram.com/tv/B6d_-uOHntk/ Instagram: @areweallmet Twitter: @areweallmet Facebook: Are We All Met?  areweallmetpodcast@gmail.com  Cover art by Lucy Sharpe @lucypiperart (@peaceful_lucifer) *All music used in this episode was created by Anna Atkinson on GarageBand.
59:28
August 10, 2020
Episode 2 - Crossing Cultures without Crossing Borders with Vidita Kanniks
This episode features guest, Vidita Kanniks, a multi-faceted vocalist specializing in ensemble music, historical performance, and cross-cultural collaboration. We chat with her about the new age of digital collaboration, breaking down the barriers to western classical music, cross-cultural musical collaborations, and more!  Find Vidita: @v_for_vidita https://www.viditakanniks.com Resources and References: 1. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami http://www.harukimurakami.com/book/kafka-on-the-shore 2. Sarada https://www.viditakanniks.com/sarada 3. Voces8 http://www.voces8.com 4. Price Hill Creative Community Festival http://creativecommunityfestival.org/ Instagram: @areweallmet Twitter: @areweallmet Facebook: Are We All Met? areweallmetpodcast@gmail.com Cover art by Lucy Sharpe @lucypiperart (@peaceful_lucifer) *All music used in this episode was created by Anna Atkinson on GarageBand.
52:20
August 3, 2020
Episode 1 - Why Queerness is a Superpower and also...CATS! with Luc Tellier
In this episode, we speak to Edmonton-based queer theatre actor, director, and educator. We discuss what makes queer artistry special, examining the traditions of the theatre, the impacts of capitalism, and Luc’s favourite musical CATS! Find Luc: https://www.instagram.com/luctellier__/ Resources & References: 1. Queer as Camp by Kenneth Kidd & Derritt Mason (https://www.fordhampress.com/9780823283606/queer-as-camp/) 2. The Queer Art of Failure by Jack Halberstam (https://www.dukeupress.edu/The-Queer-Art-of-Failure/) 3. Tiny Bear Jaws Theatre Company (https://www.tinybearjaws.com/) 4. Gender? I Hardly Know Them (https://www.instagram.com/genderihardlyknowthem/) 5. Citadel Theatre: Stuck in the House Series Vol. 11: Luc Tellier (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB5oGQ-HjUM) Instagram: @areweallmet Twitter: @areweallmet Facebook: Are We All Met? areweallmetpodcast@gmail.com Cover art by Lucy Sharpe @lucypiperart (@peaceful_lucifer) *all music used in this episode was created by Anna Atkinson on GarageBand.
57:44
July 27, 2020
Episode 0 - Are We All Met?
Welcome everybody! Are We All Met? In this show we will connect with performing artists (emerging, working, and in progress) as we face the great big world of 2020 and move forward with community, inclusion, and creativity. Each episode we will listen to someone from the community of singers, actors, dancers, educators, and more to talk about what COVID-19 has taught them about the arts and how we can move forward so no voice gets left behind! Hosted by Anna Atkinson & Sean Haid @anna_atkinson96 & @seanhaid Instagram: @areweallmet Twitter: @areweallmet Facebook: Are We All Met? areweallmetpodcast@gmail.com Cover art by Lucy Sharpe @lucypiperart (@peaceful_lucifer) Promo Photos by Eva Stone-Barney  @eva_stonebarney *all music used in this episode was created by Anna Atkinson on GarageBand.
21:42
July 20, 2020