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Make Music Monthly is a monthly podcast discussion series from Make Music New York, co-presented with the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Conversations are recorded in front of a live audience at the New School. All are welcome to attend.

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Upcoming conversations:


12: Make Music Monthly with Anastasia TsioulcasAnastasia Tsioulcas
Note: this discussion has been rescheduled for September 2015. Watch this space for details.
at The New School’s Arnhold Hall: 5th Floor Jazz Performance Space (55 W.13th Street, Manhattan)

A conversation between Make Music New York President Aaron Friedman and Associate Producer for NPR Music Anastasia Tsioulcas about producing large scale participatory performances in public.


Audio podcasts:


11: Make Music Monthly with Charlie Morrow, David Rothenberg & Dave Soldier
Recorded in front of a live audience at the New School for Jazz on April 15, 2015.
Dave SolderDavid RothenbergCharlie Morrow

A conversation between Make Music New York President Aaron Friedman and composers Charlie Morrow, David Rothenberg and Dave Soldier about the challenges and intrigue of composing music between species: for elephant performers, insect accompanists and an audience of fish.


10: Make Music Monthly with Andrew CyrilleAndrew Cyrille
Recorded in front of a live audience at the New School for Jazz on March 18, 2015.

A conversation between Make Music New York President Aaron Friedman and free-jazz percussionist Andrew Cyrille, discussing his approach to musical situations throughout his wide-ranging career.

 

The following musical samples are quoted in this podcast:

01:30: “Speak Low” (from Coleman Hawkins, “The Hawk Relaxes”)
07:44: “Conquistador” (from Cecil Taylor, “Conquistador!”)
15:11: “Rhythmical Space” (from Andrew Cyrille, “What About”)
21:48: “Metamusicians’ Stomp” (from Andrew Cyrille, “Metamusicians’ Stomp”)
29:17: “Burnt Offering” (from Andrew Cyrille and Jimmy Lyons, “Burnt Offering”)
33:17: “Dr Licks” (from Andrew Cyrille and Anthony Braxton, “Duo Palindrome 2002″)
41:28: “Roll ’em” (from Trio 3 with Geri Allen, “Celebrating Mary Lou Williams”)


Make Music Monthly with Ned SubletteNed Sublette
Exclusive live presentation at the New School for Jazz on February 18, 2015 between Make Music New York President Aaron Friedman and composer, musicologist and record producer Ned Sublette about the history of Cuban music.


09: Make Music Monthly with Suzanne G. CusickSuzanne G. Cusik
Recorded in front of a live audience at the New School for Jazz on January 28, 2015.

A conversation between Make Music New York President Aaron Friedman and NYU Professor of Music Suzanne G. Cusick about her inquiry into the use of noise, music and “gender coercion” in the detention and interrogation of prisoners held during the 21st-century’s “war on terror.”


08: Make Music Monthly with Juan GutierrezLos Pleneros de la 21Juan Gutierrez
Recorded in front of a live audience at the Cornelia Street Cafe on November 18, 2014.

A conversation between Make Music New York Director of Operations Clara Ines Schuhmacher and Los Pleneros de la 21 founder Juan Gutierrez about Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena, and the history of the Island’s parranda tradition. Co-presented with Los Pleneros de la 21. Recorded by Harrison Keithline.

The following musical samples are quoted in this podcast:

00:33: “Habla Cuembe”
04:18: “Esta Plena”
10:05: “EchandoUn Pie1″
15:52: “Carmelina plenamoderna”
17:09: “Tocame la Bomba”
20:05: “Esa Domine”
21:15: “Bomba” by Juane Jose
22:10: “Si Yo Pudiera Andar”
25:13: “La Calandria”
27:27: “Eliminacion de Feos”
28:16: “Eliminacion De Feos ECG”
29:54: “Canto A Borinquen”
33:42: “Saludos”


07: Make Music Monthly with Hiroya MiuraJapanese InstituteHiroya Miura
Recorded in front of a live audience at the Cornelia Street Cafe on October 21, 2014.

A conversation between Make Music New York Founder Aaron Friedman and composer Hiroya Miura about Gagaku–Japanese court music–and its one-thousand-year tradition of reinvention. With performances by Joshua Mailman and Astrid Jervis of the Columbia University Gagaku Ensemble. Co-presented with the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies ~ Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives. Recorded by Harrison Keithline.


06: Make Music Monthly with Frank London
Yiddish TheatreFrank LondonRecorded in front of a live audience at the Cornelia Street Cafe on September 23, 2014.

A conversation between Make Music New York Founder Aaron Friedman and Grammy Award-winning composer and trumpeter Frank London about the history and development of Klezmer music. Co-presented with the National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene. Recorded by Harrison Keithline.


05: Make Music Monthly with Alex Skolnick Skolnick
Recorded in front of a live audience at the Cornelia Street Cafe on May 21, 2014.

A conversation (with performances!) between Make Music New York Founder Aaron Friedman and Alex Skolnick — named one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Guitar World Magazine — about innovative heavy metal guitar solos, including Eddie Van Halen’s Eruption. Recorded by Elana Ehrenberg.

“Electric Crown” from Testament’s 1992 record, Ritual, is quoted at 00:33 and 43:34. “Practice What You Preach,” from Testament’s 1989 record by the same name, is quoted at 48:49.

Interested in learning more? It’s all in Alex’s book, Geek to Guitar Hero.


04: Make Music Monthly with Dan Freeman (aka CØm1x) & Adriano Clemente
Recorded in front of a live audience at the Cornelia Street Cafe on April 30, 2014. Dubspot

A conversation between Make Music New York Founder Aaron Friedman and Ableton-certified Dubspot instructors Dan Freeman (aka CØm1x) & Adriano Clemente about “controllerism,” kinesthetic sound design & music production, and the complexities of “live” performance with digital instruments. Recorded by Elana Ehrenberg.

The following musical samples are quoted in this podcast:

00:30: “Supersonic Love” (Dan Freeman)
06:44: Live recording of Adriano Clemente improvising on a QuNeo and Ableton Live
11:32: “World Kontrol” (Dan Freeman)
28:30: “World Kontrol” (Dan Freeman)
47:45: “Broken Shell” (Adriano Clemente)
56:23: Live recording of Adriano Clemente improvising on a QuNeo and Ableton Live

Adriano & Dan demonstrated on the following instruments: Oribit Numark, Ableton Push, and Leap Motion.


03: Make Music Monthly with Wilson BrownWilson Brown
Recorded in front of a live audience at the Cornelia Street Cafe on March 19, 2014.

A conversation between Make Music New York Founder Aaron Friedman and sonic branding expert Wilson Brown about commercial music and manufacturing nostalgia, with a behind-the-scenes look at the process itself, including a discussion of Wilson’s recent projects for Sundance and Goodbooks. Recorded by Elana Ehrenberg.


02: Make Music Monthly with Samir ChatterjeeSamir Chatterjee
Recorded in front of a live audience at the Cornelia Street Cafe on February 19, 2014.

A conversation between Make Music New York Founder Aaron Friedman and virtuoso Tabla player Samir Chatterjee about music in Afghanistan before, during and after the Taliban’s nationwide ban on music. Recorded by Elana Ehrenberg.

The following musical samples are quoted in this podcast:

00:36: Samir Chatterjee, Tabla Solo in Manhattan (link)
11:14: Live recording of a February 7, 2013 performance of the Ensembles of Afghaninstan (National Institute of Music) at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC (link)
13:26: Ustad Gulam Mohammad plays “Raftim Azin Baagh” (link)
15:54: Ustad Amruddin plays with Samir Chaterjee (personal recording)
18:15: Ustad Urfan Khan plays “Pa Asheqi Key Ham Gelai Wey” (link)
19:19: Ustad Sarahang (personal recording)
22:57: Jaweed Yosufi performs “Pak Beirar” live on The Voice of Afghanistan (link)
31:55: Live recording of February 11, 2011 performance featuring Samir Chatterjee and Chhandayan with The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music (link)


01: Make Music Monthly with Gunther SchullerPhoto: Young Kwak
Recorded in front of a live audience at the Cornelia Street Cafe on January 15, 2014.

A conversation between Make Music New York founder Aaron Friedman and jazz historian and composer Gunther Schuller about Charles Mingus’s monumental “Epitaph,” 25 years after its world premiere. Recorded by Daniel Edinberg. Special thanks to Judith Insell and Company of Heaven for making this episode possible. The following tracks from Mingus’s Epitaph are quoted in this podcast:

01:18: “Main”
12:13: “Percussion Discussion”
18:45: “Interlude (The Underdog Rising)”
20:43: “Better Get It Into Your Soul”
21:53: “The Children’s Hour of Dream”
23:47: “Peggy’s Blue Skylight”
27:53: “Wolverine Blues”
30:05: “Self Portrait / Chill of Death”
34:57: “Oscar Pettiford”
43:30: “Main Score Reprise”



Make Music Monthly podcasts are edited by Sarah Elzas and produced by Clara Ines Schuhmacher & Aaron Friedman. Jesse Mann and Thadd Williams designed our logo. Our theme music is by MMNY.

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