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Episode Info: Peter Bay – The Creativity of Interpretation I have so many questions to ask Beethoven and Mozart about a certain piece.It’s not possible, which is why I so value working with creators who are alive today. Peter Bay, the conductor of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, has been a fixture of the Austin creative scene since the early nineties.  I met Peter  five years ago when he was conducting a music festival in Hot Springs, Arkansas and I was giving a talk and creating an interactive exhibit there. When we first met, I was blown away by his modesty and quiet, intelligent personality. I had grown up thinking of conductors as people with larger-than-life, brash, bombastic personalities. Peter feels like the opposite of that. In his years in Austin, he has completely transformed the Austin Symphony Orchestra into a community treasure fitting for the Live Music Capitol of the World. Listen to the podcast and learn more about Peter and his thoughts on creativity, working with composers and the interpretation of classical music. Here are the contemporary composers that Peter mentioned in the interview. They are all definitely worth a listen: John Adams | Mason Bates | Dan Welcher Peter Bay working on a score| ATX UnBoundPeter Bay working at home with his catPeter Bay in his audio library | ATX UnBoundPeter’s Record PlayerAustin Symphony Orchestra Conductor Peter Bay working on a scoreAustin Symphony Orchestra Conductor Peter Bay working on a scoreAt the symphony with Peter Bay and Mela Sarajane DailyAustin Symphony Orchestra Conductor Peter Bay working on a scoreBackground Music: Goldberg Variations Aria & Variation 11 by JS Bach; Songs Without Words #1 by Mendelssohn; Isabel by N GudaPerformed by N Guda Transcript: Peter Bay: I have so many questions to ask Beethoven and Mozart about a certain piece. It’s not possible, which is why I really value working with a creator that is alive, that I can question, that can teach me something about how music should go. Nelson Guda: Welcome to ATX UnBound! I’m Nelson Guda – Artist, former scientist and your host for ATX UnBound. A podcast from unbound online that explores the creative world of Austin, Texas – one of the fastest growing creative cities in the US. Today’s episode is really meaningful to me personally. This interview is with Peter Bay the conductor of the Austin Symphony Orchestra. I actually did this interview with Peter over a year ago, but I was trying to make it into a video and I was never able to get the video overlay of the Symphony Orchestra to go along with it, so I’ve decided to publish it as a podcast. Nelson: Peter’s one of those people who is absolutely incredible at what he does and yet kind of unbelievably modest about himself and his career. I was really excited to talk to him about conducting and how you got started and what his instrument was and what he thinks about the creative side or conducting. I....
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