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Fresh Sounds / Open Ears

Fresh Sounds / Open Ears

By ACNMP (Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects)
FRESH SOUNDS / OPEN EARS is a podcast series hosted by composer Alex Eddington: casual interviews with today's sound makers working in Canada. This season we are focusing on composers whose practice includes writing for/with young and amateur musicians.

Presented by the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects (ACNMP)
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FSOE episode 3: Katerina Gimon

Fresh Sounds / Open Ears

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FSOE episode 3: Katerina Gimon
Episode 3 (April 2, 2021): Katerina Gimon and I talk about composing collaboratively with choirs, aleatoric notation, the kind of music that 5-year-olds write, how myths and archetypes can be an entry point for creating with students, the musicality of cats, and Regina Spektor, among other things... **Note! You will hear me speculate that Katerina is in her early 30s... but she is actually not yet even 30. CBC even named her a "top 30 under 30" in the Canadian musical landscape. Fresh Sounds / Open Ears is an interview podcast about composition and music education, hosted by composer Alex Eddington. Every episode, I have a conversation with a different Canadian composer - with a focus on their writing for/with young and amateur musicians. --------- LINKS! www.katerinagimon.com Music by Katerina Gimon mentioned in the podcast: Elements (Earth, Air, Fire and Water) All Together We Are Love Click to watch Mount Royal Kantorei's gorgeous video of All Together We Are Love, made in tribute to the women in healthcare leading Canada through the COVID crisis (an excerpt of their recording plays under the end of this episode). Find out more about the Sonic Timelapse project - a commissioning consortium organized by Katerina along with Laura Hawley (whom I interviewed in the first episode of this podcast!) ------- Other things we talk about quickly that you might want to click on: Aleatoric notation - here's an example from Katerina's piece "Fire" R. Murray Schafer's graphic scores ------- CREDITS: Hosted, edited and produced by Alex Eddington: www.AlexEddington.com Logo 1.0 design and administrative support by Stephanie Chua. Theme music by Saman Shahi. Hear more of his work at samanshahimusic.com Fresh Sounds is presented by the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects (ACNMP): acnmp.ca
01:10:11
April 2, 2021
FSOE episode 2: Dean Burry
Episode 2 (March 19, 2021): Dean Burry and I talk about writing opera for kids (and with kids), composers as storytellers, program music, R. Murray Schafer, John Cage, Spider-Man comics and the puppet plays Dean performed as a child, among other things...  Fresh Sounds / Open Ears is an interview podcast about composition and music education, hosted by composer Alex Eddington. Every episode, I have a conversation with a different Canadian composer - with a focus on their writing for/with young and amateur musicians. --------- LINKS! www.deanburry.com Music by Dean Burry mentioned in the podcast: The Brothers Grimm Shanawdithit Tracing Colville At the end of the episode, stay for a recording of the orchestral version of the aria "Above the World" from The Brothers Grimm. Canadian Children's Opera Company Canadian Opera Company: programs for children and youth  Find out more about the inaugural Watershed Festival (tagline: "reimagine music theatre") happening May 25-28, 2021. ------- Other things we talk about quickly that you might want to click on: AOC (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) playing "Among Us" Serialism (music composition technique) explained R. Murray Schafer and "ear cleaning" John Cage: the story behind 4'33" ------- CREDITS: Hosted, edited and produced by Alex Eddington. Learn more at www.AlexEddington.com Logo 1.0 design and administrative support by Stephanie Chua. Theme music by Saman Shahi. Hear more of his work at samanshahimusic.com Fresh Sounds is presented by the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects (ACNMP): acnmp.ca
01:12:18
March 19, 2021
FSOE episode 1: Laura Hawley
Episode 1 (March 5, 2021): Laura Hawley and I talk about collaboration with choirs, music-making in a time of COVID, the value(s) of music education, deep listening, how to survive Edmonton winters, and much more... Fresh Sounds / Open Ears is an interview podcast about composition and music education, hosted by composer Alex Eddington. Every episode, I have a conversation with a different Canadian composer - with a focus on their writing for/with young and amateur musicians. --------- LINKS!  www.laurahawley.ca Music by Laura mentioned in the podcast: Droplets The Sun is Mine Find out more about the Sonic Timelapse project. At the end of the episode, stay for a complete recording of Laura Hawley's piece Absence, performed by Pro Coro Canada under the direction of Michael Zaugg. ------- CREDITS: Hosted, edited and produced by Alex Eddington. Learn more at www.AlexEddington.com Logo design and administrative support by Stephanie Chua.   Theme music by Saman Shahi. Hear more of his work at samanshahimusic.com Fresh Sounds is presented by the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects (ACNMP): acnmp.ca
01:14:05
March 4, 2021