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Make Music Monthly is a new 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 Cornelia Street Cafe. All are welcome to attend.

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Upcoming conversations:

Make Music Monthly will return in September! Check back here for details.


Audio podcasts:

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”


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)


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.


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.

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.


05: Make Music Monthly with Alex Skolnick  Skolnick
Recorded in front of a live 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.

“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.



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