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How It's Musically Made

How It's Musically Made

By Maggie Hinchliffe and Ben Morris
"How it’s Musically Made" is a podcast focused on the reinvention of the art song tradition through interdisciplinary collaborations. Over nine weeks, three groups of poet, composer, vocalist, and pianist will each collaborate to create an original art song. Hosted by pianist Maggie Hinchliffe and composer Ben Morris, the podcast is a look into each step of the creative process through weekly interviews. This project is supported in part by a grant from the Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research at the Eastman School of Music.
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Episode 6: Group #3 Creates
Baldwin, Smith, Vidita, and Georgia discuss the first stages of making their art song together. 
February 22, 2021
Episode 5: Group #2 Creates
Marissa, Nnamdi, Nevada, and Rebecca chat with us about the first steps of their collaborative process.
February 15, 2021
Episode 4: Group #1 Creates
Bri, Nathan, Nicky, and Veena talk about the beginnings of their creative process.
February 8, 2021
Episode 3: Meet Group #3
Meet pianist Georgia Mills, composer Baldwin Giang, poet S. Yarberry, and soprano Vidita Kanniks. 
February 1, 2021
Episode 2: Meet Group #2
Meet baritone Nnamdi Nwankwo, pianist Rebecca Luppe, poet Marissa Davis, and composer Nevada Lozano
January 25, 2021
Episode 1: Meet Group #1
Meet poet Bri Griffith, composer Nicky Sohn, mezzo-soprano Veena Akama-Makia and pianist Nathan Cheung
January 18, 2021
Introducing "How it's Musically Made"
Welcome to "How it's Musically Made!" Hosts Ben Morris and Maggie Hinchliffe define art song and describe the format of the podcast. 
January 11, 2021