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Ep. 1: Luis Fernando Amaya, Composer

The Movers and Makers Podcast

Release Date: 12/25/2018

Ep. 16: Debate – Luis Fernando Amaya, Maria Kaoutzani, Alex Temple show art Ep. 16: Debate – Luis Fernando Amaya, Maria Kaoutzani, Alex Temple

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First Debate episode of the show, featuring three guests previous featured on the podcast: Luis Fernando Amaya, Maria Kaoutzani, and Alex Temple. We discuss the place of composers in society, money, funding, teaching, identity politics, and more.

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Ep. 15: Alex Temple – Composer show art Ep. 15: Alex Temple – Composer

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Portrait Interview of the American composer Alex Temple, currently based in Tempe, Arizona. We discuss her childhood, her beginnings in composition, colleges, discovering her gender, and many of her fascinating compositions.

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Ep. 14: ~Nois (Brandon Quarles) – Saxophone Quartet show art Ep. 14: ~Nois (Brandon Quarles) – Saxophone Quartet

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Portrait Interview of the Chicago-based saxophone quartet ~Nois, through one of its members, Brandon Quarles. We discuss the founding of the group, its early steps, competitions, the saxophone as an instrument, and lots, lots more. The episode includes performances of music by the composers David Ludwig, Gemma Peacocke, Mathew Arrellin, David Reminick, and Pauline Oliveros.

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Ep. 13: Tam Wimolvan Vidulich – Rug Designer show art Ep. 13: Tam Wimolvan Vidulich – Rug Designer

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Portrait Interview of Tam Wimolvan Vidulich, a rug designer and interior architect, currently based in Chicago Illinois. The episode features discussions of Tam's fascinating childhood in Thailand during a busy time of the country's history, her experiences as a recent immigrant in the United States, as well as her approach to making rugs and the mesmerizing collections she has put together over the years.

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Ep. 12: Sharif Sehnaoui – Guitarist show art Ep. 12: Sharif Sehnaoui – Guitarist

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Portrait Interview of Sharif Sehnaoui, a Lebanese guitarist, composer, and improviser, currently based in Beirut. The episode features a lot of Sharif's music. We talk about his childhood in the Lebanese civil war, his first steps in music, his studies in Paris, and eventually his return home to Beirut where he has been a founding member of some of the most important initiatives that have shaped what is today Lebanon's experimental music scene.

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Ep. 11: Layale Chaker – Violinist, Composer show art Ep. 11: Layale Chaker – Violinist, Composer

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Portrait Interview of Layale Chaker, a French-Lebanese violinist and composer. We discuss Arabic music, improvisation, labels, borders, politics, harmony, maqams, refugee camps, film-scoring, and much, much more. 

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Ep. 10: Nadir Souirgi, Visual Artist & Bird Watcher show art Ep. 10: Nadir Souirgi, Visual Artist & Bird Watcher

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Portrait Interview of Nadir Souirgi, a visual artist, bird watcher, and teacher, currently based in New York City. The episode features field recordings of birds obtained from public domain websites. Many of them were made in Central Park and Inwood Hill Park, where Nadir spends much of his time when bird-watching in the city. Feel free to comment with bird IDs.

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Ep. 9: Lauren Hlubny, Director & Choreographer show art Ep. 9: Lauren Hlubny, Director & Choreographer

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Portrait Interview of Lauren Hlubny, American director and choreographer currently based in New York City. The episode features discussions of ballet, improvisation, theatre, collaborative processes, feminism, and Lauren's past and current projects.

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Ep. 8: Matthew Ricketts, Composer show art Ep. 8: Matthew Ricketts, Composer

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Portrait Interview of Matthew Ricketts, Canadian composer from Victoria, British Columbia, currently based in New York City. The episode includes performances of Matthew's music by JACK quartet, Sharon Harms, Talea Ensemble with Jeffrey Means, Julia den Boer, Tengku Irfan, the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra with Robert Spano, the East Carolina University Symphony Orchestra with Jorge Richter, and Keiko Sekino.

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Ep. 7: Li Lin Lee, Visual Artist show art Ep. 7: Li Lin Lee, Visual Artist

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Portrait Interview of Li Lin Lee, a visual artist born in Jakarta, Indonesia. We talk about Li Lin's amazing life experiences, immigrating to the US as a child, growing up in Pittsburgh, and moving to Chicago. Li Lin has lived many lives, and has gone from restaurant owner/chef to fashion designer to visual artist, and that's putting it succinctly.

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Portrait Interview of Luis Fernando Amaya, a Mexican composer currently based in Chicago, IL. 

Music played during the episode:

1. Dialecto de árbol (performed by The Crossing, conducted by Dr. Donald Nally)

2. Pregunta no. 2: Cóndor (performed by Jonathan Hannau, piano)

3. La Sombra de la Sombra de un Objeto Aún no Encontrado (performed by Spektral Quartet)

4. En Esta Línea Contengo un Bosque (performed by Quartetto Indaco)

5. La Mano Izquierda Es La Que Escribe Las Mentiras Chiquitas (performed by Brandon Quarles)

6. Sky-Wire (performed by Amalgama)