Articulations
Articulations
Ben McAllister / Joshua Kohl
Articulations Podcast is a collaboration between Seattle based composer/musicians Ben McAllister and Joshua Kohl. “Unique and Innovative” can be a cypher for inaccessible. That’s not what this podcast is about: it’s about pulling up the blinds, opening windows, letting air in and making our guest’s work visible, familiar, accessible. Each episode is a conversation through a musician's motivations, how they think about their work, how they perceive the audience listening and what is generally on their minds. Care is taken to keep it down to earth, to clear a path for anyone new to their work, and at the same time to plumb the depths of each musician’s experience. It’s pretty much a freeform sequence of stories. Ben and Joshua keep them orbiting around the topic at hand: where is this musician coming from, what motivates and inspires them, where do they get the most energy in their work. We hit record, we ask “what are you working on”, and these two musical obsessives steer us to new vantage points. In a culture overtaken by rapid change, we tap the brakes and invite the listener in to stop, listen, digest, and get inspired by these amazing creators.
Articulations SPECIAL EDITION: Venues VS COVID-19 PART 1
A 2 part, 3 hour series of interviews with owners and operators of 6 venues from across the city of Seattle ranging from some of the smallest to the biggest. These interviews are mostly unedited as we felt that people are dying to know what is going on behind the scenes with our venues, which have been shuttered since March and will likely be the last businesses to reopen.
Jun 12, 2020
1 hr 53 min
ARTICULATIONS SPECIAL EDITION: VENUES VS COVID-19 PART 2
A 2 part, 3 hour series of interviews with owners and operators of 6 venues from across the city of Seattle ranging from some of the smallest to the biggest. These interviews are mostly unedited as we felt that people are dying to know what is going on behind the scenes with our venues, which have been shuttered since March and will likely be the last businesses to reopen.
Jun 12, 2020
1 hr 8 min
Episode 8 Eddy Kwon
An in-depth conversation with composer, violinist, vocalist, educator Eddy Kwon.
Mar 14, 2020
1 hr 51 min
Episode 7 Dennis Rea
A wild ride with the adventures of guitarist and composer Dennis Rea. He told us about his adventures playing stadiums in a Mandarin pop band, judging a Tuvan throat singing competition and so much more.
Oct 30, 2019
1 hr 19 min
Episode 6 Evan Flory-Barnes
An in-depth conversation with bassist and composer Evan Flory-Barnes about personal expression, cooking, his shifting musical evolution and so much more. The interview took place in August of 2018.
Aug 5, 2019
1 hr 10 min
Episode 5 Greg Saunier (Deerhoof)
We had an incredible wide ranging conversation with Drummer and composer Greg Saunier about half remembered music, noise, improvisation vs real life, the Rolling Stones and so much more.
Jul 10, 2019
1 hr 12 min
Episode 4 Samantha Boshnack
We had great conversation jazz trumpeter and composer Samantha Boshnack, talked about her experiences writing for musicians from very different cultural musical traditions and much more.
Jun 25, 2019
59 min
Episode 3 Jherek Bischoff
Jherek Bischoff is a Los Angeles-based composer, arranger, producer and multi-instrumental performer. He has performed in notable concert halls and festivals, including Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Concertgebouw and Adelaide Festival, and renowned orchestras and ensembles have performed his work, including the National Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Wordless Music, s t a r g a z e, and yMusic. Bischoff has recieved commissions from Kronos Quartet, Lincoln Center, St Ann’s Warehouse, and The Royal Conservatory, and his numerous collaborators include the likes of Kronos Quartet, David Byrne, Angel Olsen, Neil Gaiman, Robert Wilson, and Sarah Silverman.
Jun 18, 2019
1 hr 10 min
Episode 2 Dohee Lee
We had an amazing conversation with singer, dancer, drummer and performance artist Dohee Lee. Born on Jeju Island in South Korea, Dohee Lee studied Korean dance, music, percussion and vocals at the master level. Since her arrival in the US she has been a vital contributor to both the traditional and contemporary arts landscape of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Dohee’s work focuses on integration of traditional forms and contemporary arts through music, movement, images, costumes and installations. Lee's distinctive and profound performance style evokes the full spectrum of human emotion, the primordial, futuristic, visible and invisible realms.
Jun 11, 2019
1 hr 11 min
Episode 1 David Harrington (Kronos Quartet)
We were thrilled to talk with one of our heroes, David Harrington, about his recent project to feature music from countries banned by the Trump administration, about Kronos' 50 For the Future project and so many other things. David is a human of endless energy and bright vision. We are so thrilled to share this episode with you.
Jun 3, 2019
1 hr 7 min
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