Behind the Music
About This Show
A podcast for musicians, aspiring musicians, or those who just love music. Singer, songwriter, and host Laura Powers interviews musicians and those affiliated with the music business to provide inspiration, insights, and tools for those who are in work in music. For more information on Laura Powers, you can go to her website www.laurapowers.net.
Most Recent Episode
SXSW - Biotech and Music with Cassie Shankman
Cassie Shankman is an Austin-based composer/orchestrator, pianist and DJ (Cass&Ra). As a composer and orchestrator, she has been recognized for her work with film, visual artists, chamber groups, wind ensembles, apps, musicals, and music therapy technology. As a performer and DJ, she's played with legendary musicians such as jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, and DEVO's frontman Mark Mothersbaugh, and has DJ'd for audiences of 500+ people. She will be DJing Spredfast's SXSW Social Suite 3-Day House. You can find more about her upcoming shows on her facebook page DJ Cass&Ra. She is also an active committee member for the Grammy Foundation's education board. Cassie is Managing Director/Lead Producer for the non-profit Golden Hornet, a music composition laboratory for commissioning and producing new and original works, co-founded by composer Graham Reynolds. Her current focus is creating compositions utilizing brain-based music technology in collaboration with Austin's Center for Music Therapy. She'll be speaking at SXSW 2017 on this topic, "Movement Tracks: Where Biotech and Music Converge." For more information on Cassie Shankman please visit: www.cassieshankman.com or @cassieshankman for social media handles. For more information on Laura please visit her website at: www.laurapowers.net. You can also follow Laura on twitter @thatlaurapowers and on instagram @laurapowers44.