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Moveable Do

By Steve Danielson
Composer and conductor Steve Danielson interviews other living composers to learn about their journeys, successes, and learning experiences. Each episode features an interview with the composers about their lives plus a review of 4 of their pieces (including audio!). To become a guest, or to suggest one, email moveabledo@gmail.com.
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Jonathan Campbell
This week, Dr. Jonathan Campbell takes Moveable Do on a journey through the Midwest as we talk about music publishing, conducting, and singing. We also talk about some wishes and plans for a rather unusual cantata. Featured on this episode: "The Final Harvest," "Sorrow and Sadness Shall Flee Away," "The Lone Wild Bird," and "Hush the Ocean Wild." Find his SoundCloud stream at https://soundcloud.com/jon-campbell-589736139?fbclid=IwAR10fDHhteFba6vx6cMd-q0a0JCPbSnj3iUxUTp9il9lrMlBS9NvxfnUUdk. For more information about this podcast and a full archive of episodes, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveable do. 
55:29
October 19, 2021
Natalie Dietterich
This week, Natalie Dietterich shares with Moveable Do the lessons that she learned about pacing during her composition classes, what her dream piece would be to write, and about her international multidisciplinary collaboration that was life changing for her. Featured on this episode: "Aeolian Dust," "Chain Link Fences," "Conversations with Strangers," and "Bound." For more information about Natalie Dietterich, visit her website at https://www.nataliedietterich.com/. For more information about this podcast and a full archive of episodes, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo. 
59:21
October 12, 2021
Moveable Snippet - John Paulson
Moveable Snippets will bring you one piece that a composer would like to share with the world. Today's Moveable Snippet comes from composer John Michael Paulson and his piece "Dream Land." Learn more about John and his music at https://www.johnmichaelpaulson.com/
10:23
October 11, 2021
Moveable Snippet - Engelhardt Unaeb
Moveable Snippets will bring you one piece that a composer would like to share with the world. Today's Moveable Snippet comes from Namibian composer Engelhardt Unaeb and his piece "A Star Named Hoba." Learn more about Engelhardt and his music at https://soundcloud.com/engelhardtunaeb.
08:56
October 7, 2021
Karen Siegel
This week on Moveable Do, Dr. Karen Siegel talks about how she has turned the pandemic into an opportunity to explore aleatoric music and play with the latency inherent in making music through video calls. Hear about her work with C4 (no, not the explosives!). Featured on this episode: "Here I Am," "Meditation," "Why Do We Love Our Guns?" and "How She Could Not Drive." For more information about Karen, visit http://karensiegel.com/. For a full archive of episodes, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo. 
01:04:30
October 5, 2021
Loretta Notareschi
Moveable Do was fortunate to sit down with Loretta Notareschi and explore the vast array of her compositions - from string quartets, to choral music, to classical ukulele. We also talk about what music and composers have influenced her style. Featured on this episode: "Evocations," "Form'd of Joy and Mirth," "So Live!", and "String Quartet OCD." For more information about Loretta, visit http://lorettanotareschi.com/. For a full archive of episodes, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo.
46:02
September 28, 2021
Moveable Snippet - Joyce Vickery
Moveable Snippets will bring you one piece that a composer would like to share with the world. Today's Moveable Snippet comes from Joyce Vickery and her lovely piece "Sing Your Maker Praise." Learn more about Joyce and her music at https://vickerymusic.com.
06:42
September 27, 2021
Moveable Snippet - Tom Council
Moveable Snippets will bring you one piece that a composer would like to share with the world. Today's Moveable Snippet comes from Tom Council and his moving piece "We Will Remember Them (Lux Aeterna)." Learn more about Tom at https://tomcouncil.com.
08:20
September 24, 2021
Dan Bradshaw
Dr. Dan Bradshaw, professor of music at BYU-Hawaii talks with Moveable Do this week about the joys of living in Hawaii, the influences of his composer father, his missionary experience in the Czech Republic, and his work with the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition. He also talks about his love of the stars above and the seas below. Featured on this episode: "The Dead Praying for Me," "Hall of Mirrors," "On the Cooler," and "Consolation." For more information about Dan Bradshaw and his compositions, visit http://danbradshawmusic.com/. For a full archive of episodes of Moveable Do, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo.
01:03:49
September 21, 2021
Moveable Snippet - Iris Szeghy
Moveable Snippets will bring you one piece that a composer would like to share with the world. Today's Moveable Snippet comes from Slovak composer, Iris Szeghy and her choral cycle "Three Shakespeare Songs." Learn more about Iris and her music at http://www.szeghy.ch. 
12:23
September 16, 2021
Dan Carter
On this episode, composer Dan Carter talks about his work in and out of the LDS church, his journey to find his identity, and how that has influenced his compositions. Featured in this episode: "Little Sonata in C," "Dance of Our Living," "By the River, I Lay Down," and a special performance of "Come Unto Him." For more information about Dan Carter, visit https://www.danielcartermusic.com. For a full archive of episodes, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo. 
01:04:06
September 14, 2021
Moveable Snippet - Bryon Black II
Moveable Snippets will bring you one piece that a composer would like to share with the world. Today's Moveable Snippet comes from Bryon Black II and his gospel piece "Forward." Learn more about Bryon at https://bryonblackii.com.
08:20
September 12, 2021
Wayne Lytle (Animusic)
Best known as the co-creator and composer behind the hit series Animusic, Wayne Lytle joins Moveable Do this week to talk about the journey through music and his love of computers that resulted in the combination of animation and music. We discuss some of the challenges of starting a new company and creating new software as well as some of our favorite Animusic moments. This podcast is best appreciated with the videos as well that will be posted on the Moveable Do Listeners group on Facebook. Featured on this episode: "Pipe Dream," "Resonant Chamber," "Polyannagon," and "Pogo Sticks." For more information, visit https://animusic.com. For a full archive of Moveable Do episodes visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo.
01:13:04
September 7, 2021
Moveable Snippet - Joy Byford
Moveable Snippets will bring you one piece that a composer would like to share with the world. Today's Moveable Snippet comes from Joy Byford and her piece "Song of the River." Learn more about Joy at https://joymusing.blogspot.com. 
08:30
September 2, 2021
Andrea Ramsey
Steve talks this week with Dr. Andrea Ramsey. She talks with Moveable Do about her most influential teachers on her musical journey, what keeps drawing her back to composing choral music, and what it is that inspires her to be her best self. Featured on this episode: "TwainSong," "Each Slow Dusk," "A Hive of Frightened Bees," and her recent major work, "Suffrage Cantata." For more information about Andrea Ramsey, visit https://andrearamsey.com. For a full archive of episodes, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo. 
54:34
August 31, 2021
Moveable Snippet - Keane Southard
Moveable Snippets will bring you one piece that a composer would like to share with the world. Today's Moveable Snippet comes from Keane Southard and his setting of "The Lord's Prayer." Visit Andrew's site at https://keansouthard.com/
10:01
August 30, 2021
Moveable Snippet - Andrew Maxfield
Moveable Snippets will bring you one piece that a composer would like to share with the world. Our first Moveable Snippet comes from Andrew Maxfield and his piece, "The Door." Visit Andrew's site at https://andrewmaxfield.org/
05:21
August 27, 2021
Kurt Heinecke
For the first episode of Season 3 of Moveable Do, Steve chats with Kurt Heinecke, best known for his work with VeggieTales, 3-2-1 Penguins, and other projects with Big Idea Entertainment. Kurt talks about his influences from his musical family, his multi-faceted instrument playing history, and, of course, his work on VeggieTales. And did you know he's also a professional photographer? Featured on this episode: "Bellybutton," "Walking Rocks" from the movie, The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything, "The Hill" from the series, Superbook, and "My Love Has Gone Across the Sea" from the upcoming series Wingfeather Saga. For more information about Kurt Heinecke, visit https://khstudios.biz. For more information about this podcast and a full archive of episodes, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo. 
01:07:23
August 24, 2021
Season 2 Closer (Bonus!)
Steve wraps up season 2 by thanking his guests, talking about the merch store, and previewing a couple of his own compositions. Plus, a little behind-the-scenes information that could change the way you listen to Moveable Do. Featured on this episode: "Midnight Dance" and "Together in Song." For a full archive of episodes visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo.  For information about this season's guests visit their websites: Jake Runestad - https://jakerunestad.com Moira Smiley - https://moirasmiley.com J.D. Frizzell - https://jdfrizzell.com/ Sarah Riskind - https://sarahriskind.com/ John Muehleisen - https://johnmuehleisen.com/ Mari Esabel Valverde - https://marivalverde.com/ Jen Wagner - http://jenwagnermusic.com/ Rosephanye Powell - http://rosephanyepowell.com Joan Symko - https://joanszymko.com Russ Howard - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2035423/ Libby Larsen - https://libbylarsen.com/ Eric William Barnum - http://www.ericwilliambarnum.com/ Ellen Gilson Voth - https://www.ellengilsonvoth.net/ Paul Aitken - https://www.paulaitkenmusic.com/ Steve Danielson - https://sdcompose.com/
12:21
April 27, 2021
Paul Aitken
Dr. Paul Aitken wraps up Season 2 of Moveable Do with a discussion of the differences between Ontario, Canada and Norman, Oklahoma, his compositional process, and what sort of music he would write if he had unlimited time and resources. And what's it like being known as the "Flanders Fields" guy? Featured on this episode: "Flanders Fields," "And None Shall Be Afraid: A Plea for Peace in 5 Movements," "How Can I Keep From Singing," and "Au Claire de la Lune." To learn more about Paul, visit https://www.paulaitkenmusic.com/. For a full archive of Moveable Do episodes, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo. 
01:09:31
April 20, 2021
Ellen Gilson Voth
Dr. Ellen Gilson Voth delights Moveable Do this week with a discussion about the sheet music publishing world, her influential music teachers, and her own work as an educator. Featured on this episode: "Today I Will," "Across the Empty Square," and two new pieces, "Above Gravity," and "I Had No Time to Hate." For more information about Ellen, please visit https://www.ellengilsonvoth.net/. For a full archive of episodes, please visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo.
57:56
April 13, 2021
Eric William Barnum
This week Moveable Do welcomes Dr. Eric William Barnum. We discuss the podcast that he co-hosts called The Choral Contrarians, story telling through choral music, and finding relaxation in the weird and the odd. And what does it mean to be contrarian in the choral world, anyway? Featured on this episode: "She Walks in Beauty," "Adoramus Te, Christe," "The Sounding Sea," and "The Stars Stand Up in the Air." For more information about Eric Barnum, visit his website: http://www.ericwilliambarnum.com/. For a full archive of episodes, visit https://SDCompose.com/moveabledo. 
01:05:56
April 6, 2021
Libby Larsen
Dr. Libby Larsen shares her time, talent, and expertise with us this week as we discuss growing up in a Catholic school before Vatican II, her compositional process, her love of water and lakes and her long-distance running...on purpose! Featured on this episode: "Sorrow Song and Jubilee," "Wolf Song in Los Angeles," "Holy Roller," and "Deep Summer Music." To learn more about Libby, visit https://libbylarsen.com/. For a full archive of episodes, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo.
01:01:56
March 30, 2021
Russ Howard
This week, Russ Howard takes Moveable Do to the movies. Russ talks about working with film, TV, and video game music and how to develop musical ideas for characters. He also talks about the connection between Hallmark movies and horror slashers. Featured on this episode: "Finding a Friend," "Best Friends," "Meet the Girls," and "Body Parts." For more information about Russ, check out his IMDB page, https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2035423/. For more information about this podcast and a full archive of episodes, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo.
52:08
March 23, 2021
Joan Szymko
This week on Moveable Do, Joan Szymko takes us on an adventure of topics including accessibility and universality, African drumming, selecting texts, and an in-depth discussion of Alzheimer's. Featured on this episode: "Nada te Turbe," "Hodie," "River," and highlights from her major work, "Shadow and Light." If you listen carefully, you might even hear a bit of "It Takes a Village." For more information about Joan and her music, visit https://joanszymko.com. For a full archive of episodes, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo. 
01:05:53
March 16, 2021
Rosephanye Powell
Dr. Rosephanye Powell delights Moveable Do this week with her discussion of music education, Imposter Syndrome, and performance practice for Spirituals. Truly, an enlightening conversation! Featured on this week's episode: "I Dream a World," "The Word was With God," "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child," and "With What Shall I Come," a gift for Dr. Anton Armstrong. For more music from Rosephanye Powell, visit http://rosephanyepowell.com. For a full archive of this podcast, visit SDCompose.com/movabledo. 
01:02:49
March 9, 2021
Jen Wagner
This week on Moveable Do, Jen Wagner talks about her work as a music educator in Hershey, writing piano music at midnight, and her database of composers. Featured on this episode: "In the Bleak Midwinter," "In Flander's Fields," "Lacrimosa," and "We are the Children." Plus, special appearances from "Mommy's Memories," and "Mariah." To hear more of Jen's music, visit http://jenwagnermusic.com/. For more information about this podcast and full archive of episodes, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo.
55:12
March 2, 2021
Mari Esabel Valverde
Steve talks this week with Mari Esabel Valverde about issues of being and teaching transgender students, a shared love of language learning, and inspiration drawn from the nature around us all. If Mari could be around one type of nature, what would it be? Featured on this week's episode: "Cantares," "Crossing," "Border Lines," and "Oracle of Spring." To learn more about Mari, visit https://marivalverde.com/. For a full archive of episodes of this show, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo.
58:14
February 23, 2021
John Muehleisen
Seattle-based composer John Muehleisen talks to Moveable Do this week about Northwest Choral Publishers, his major influences as a composer, and the connection between sacred and secular music. Featured on this episode: "Eat Your Vegetables! - Set One," "The Stars Still Shine," "When All is Done," and "But Who Shall Return Us Our Children: A Kipling Passion." To learn more about John Muehleisen, visit his website at https://johnmuehleisen.com/. For more information about this podcast and a full archive of episodes, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo.
01:00:04
February 16, 2021
Sarah Riskind
Dr. Sarah Riskind talks to Moveable Do this week about her work with Sephardic music, improvisation, and her love for early music, though not necessarily in that order. Featured on this week's episode: "Psalm of the Sky," "Weep, O Mine Eyes," "Oseh Shalom," and highlights from her "Oz Cantata. Find more music by Sarah Riskind by visiting https://sarahriskind.com/. For more information about this podcast and a full archive of episodes, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo. 
48:11
February 9, 2021
J.D. Frizzell
This week, Dr. J.D. Frizzell, teacher at Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis, TN, talks about the struggle of writing with new baby in the house, helping students learn to compose, and how the work of Estonian composer Veljo Tormis influenced his writing style. Featured on this episode: "And I Can Sing," "The Lamb," "This is Life to Come," and highlights from his "Magnificat." To learn more about J.D., visit his website: https://jdfrizzell.com/. For more information about this podcast and full archive of episodes, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo. 
58:36
February 2, 2021
Moira Smiley
This week, Moira Smiley, in her fun, authentic manner, talks about folk songs, singing, and body percussion as well as issues of isolation and technology. Featured on this episode: "I Have a Voice," "Time in Our Voices," "Wire You Here," and "Bellow" (with special appearance of "Bring Me Little Water Silvy"). To hear more of Moira's music, visit her website at https://moirasmiley.com. For more information about this podcast and an archive of past episodes, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo.
53:53
January 26, 2021
Jake Runestad
To kick off Season 2 of Moveable Do, Steve sits down with Jake Runestad to talk about how he got into composing, issues of social justice, and of course, Nyon Nyon. Pieces featured on this episode, "Come to the Woods," "Let My Love Be Heard," "The Secret of the Sea," and "Spirited Light." Visit Jake's website at https://jakerunestad.com. For more an archive of all past episodes, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo. 
52:05
January 19, 2021
Take Me Back (Bonus!)
As Steve wraps up Season One of Moveable Do, he gives a big thanks to his guests and tells you about the piece that has been the theme music for this season. Featured on this episode: "Take Me Back (A New American Folk Song)." For more information about this podcast, visit sdcompose.com/moveabledo. This season's guests: Saunder Choi: https://www.saunderchoi.com/ Evans Mbinji: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaDidPfwJdKOC02rxjabcjQ Giselle Wyers: https://www.gisellewyers.com/ Fahad Siadat: http://www.fahadsiadat.com/ Mike Merrill: https://www.mikemerrillcomposer.com/ Judy Rose: https://www.judyarose.com/ Ally Czyzewicz: https://www.allyrosemusic.com/ Brian Tate: http://briantatemusic.com/ Jocelyn Hagan: https://www.jocelynhagen.com/ Tim Takach: https://timothyctakach.com/ Dale Trumbore: https://www.daletrumbore.com/ Chad "Sir Wick" Hughes: https://sirwickmusic.com/ Dan Forrest: https://danforrest.com/ Rollo Dilworth: http://rollodilworth.com/ Steve Danielson: https://sdcompose.com/
08:53
December 1, 2020
Rollo Dilworth
This week, Dr. Rollo Dilworth talks about his influences from a very young age up to the present. He also talks about his work with young, developing voices and takes a couple questions from some younger listeners. Featured on this episode, "I Sing Because I'm Happy," "Joshua," "I Dream a World," "Gift to be Free," and "Why a Caged Bird Sings." And from the 150 works he has published, what was the first? For more information about this podcast, visit SDCompose.com/moveabledo.
48:14
November 24, 2020
Dan Forrest
This week, Steve sits down with Dr. Dan Forrest and talks about some of his greatest influences and the lessons he learned about writing a melody and keeping things simple. Featured in this episode: Shalom; fermata; and et Deus ispiravit, the silent kiss, and Epilogue from the breath of life. Also, advice that Dan would give to himself 20 years ago. For more information about this podcast, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo.
01:01:48
November 17, 2020
Chad "Sir Wick" Hughes
From Jazz to R&B, from concert band to orchestras, Dr. Chad "Sir Wick" Hughes, talks about his diverse musical styles. Hear how his path from Michigan to Kansas to Louisiana and finally to Atlanta shaped his musical ideals. Featured on this episode: "Tale of Two Fools," "Ruth and Boaz," "I Thank You Lord," and "Visions of a Renaissance." And what is a "Novical" anyway? For more information about this podcast, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo. 
56:01
November 10, 2020
Dale Trumbore
Composer Dale Trumbore discusses her journey to composition through the lens of self-doubt and self-mastery. Featured on this episode: "Infinitely and Without Apology," "Faster," "Fifteen Ways to Splinter a Sunset," and "How to Go On." Also, hear about how her writing and composing go hand in hand. For more information about this podcast, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo.
56:25
November 3, 2020
Chris Fraley
Hawaii-based composer Chris Fraley discusses how his background as a math and science wiz influences his love for counterpoint. Featured in this episode: "Eire's Call," "The Plains," "Hine Ma Tov," and the premiere of the recording of "A Light Exists In Spring." Plus, experimentations with Just Intonation. For more information about this podcast, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo.
57:13
October 27, 2020
Jocelyn Hagen and Tim Takach
Composers Jocelyn Hagen and Tim Takach discuss what it's like to be married to another composer and how they balance their work and family lives. Hear how they both have unique compositional styles and working methods. Featured on this episode: "Hands" and "Hummingbird" by Jocelyn; "Helios" and "Neither Angels, Nor Demons, Nor Powers" by Tim. Also, learn about the formation of their a cappella duo, Nation. For more information about this podcast, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo.
55:44
October 20, 2020
Brian Tate
This week, composer Brian Tate talks about his music education journey that took him around the world - across three continents! He also talks about his work as a clinician for musicians as well as business leaders. Featured on this episode: "Gate, Gate," "Hold Me, Rock Me," "We Are One," and "Take Down These Walls." What does Brian do in his free time? The answer may surprise you! For more information about this podcast, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo. 
54:08
October 13, 2020
Ally Czyzewicz
This week, Polish-Italian-American composer Ally Czyzewicz talks about her love of choral music and her musical production called "Our Family." Featured on this episode: "Cien," "Diversity," "Aurora," and "Jesenia." You'll also find out about her band, Casimir Effect. For more information about this podcast, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo. 
35:02
October 6, 2020
Judy Rose
Join me as I talk with Judy Rose about her journey from West Virginia to Oregon and how she eventually came to write original choral spirituals. Featured on this episode: "Om Shanti Om," "I've Found Me a River," "A Jubilant Day," and "You're Not Alone in This World." Come meet the Native American flute named Quiet Bear. For more information about this podcast, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo.
59:27
September 29, 2020
Fahad Siadat
This week Dr. Fahad Siadat discusses how he is working to combine the worlds of new music composition and advocacy-driven choral music. Featured in this episode: "Epilogue in A-Flat Minor," "The Vast Sea," "The Beacon (Be Sturdy and Full of Hope)," and "The Valley of Wonderment." See if we can answer the question: an epilogue to what? For more information and a full episode archive, visit SDCompose.com/MoveableDo. 
59:36
September 22, 2020
Mike Merrill
Dr. Mike Merrill discusses his major influences as a composer including his saxophone playing and years living in Aberdeen, Scotland. Hear him discuss meeting and wooing his wife and what piece he'd like to have on a deserted island. Featured in this episode, "Loch Lomond," "Ecce Sacerdos Magnus," "Hateful is the Dark Blue Sky," and his oratorio, "The Martyrdom of the Saints." For more information, visit SDCompose.com/moveabledo
01:00:07
September 15, 2020
Giselle Wyers
Dr. Giselle Wyers, professor of choral music at the University of  Washington, talks about her path from budding singer to internationally  acclaimed composer and conductor. Featured on this episode: "The  Waking," "The Lonely Land," and the choral cycle "And All Shall Be Well"  as well as the answer to the question, what did Giselle want to be when  she grew up? For more information visit SDCompose.com/MoveableDo
50:14
September 8, 2020
Evans Mbinji
This week, Steve interviews Evans Mbinji, composer, arranger, conductor, and teacher from Nairboi Kenya. Evans describes the difference between sacred and non-sacred music performance in Kenya. He also talks about what he learned from choirs in the USA when he was on exchange here in 2018. Music featured on this episode: "Simama imara," "Bwana Nipe Pesa," and "Jambo Bwana." For more information about this podcast, visit https://sdcompose.com/moveabledo. 
36:28
September 1, 2020
Saunder Choi
Steve talks with Filipino composer Saunder Choi about growing up in Manila, his feelings when he moved to Boston and then to LA, and how his viewpoint as an immigrant shapes his compositions. Featuring excerpts from "Brothers of the Sea," "The New Colossus," "Leron, Leron Sinta" and "Ang Tren." Plus the answer to the question, "What is the first song that Saunder remembers singing?"
43:01
August 25, 2020
Introduction
Steve introduces himself and the podcast to the world. And why is it called Moveable Do anyway?
07:17
August 19, 2020