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The Ian Bousfield Experience
33 minutes | 8 days ago
Episode 41: Competition Update, and Why Arthur Pryor is not a Load of Rubbish!
Follow my adventures in organising the fairest and most representative competition I can, plus take an amusing look at my childhood and Arthur Pryor.
52 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 40: Who Am I Without the Trombone and Mike Lovatt's Big Question (and Many More!)
Lots of great questions. Apart from the above: how to have a lucky day and inventiveness in the practice room.
50 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 39: Soft Skills, Bad Pedagogy (?), and the Future of Conservatoires
Following some big questions raised by Matthew Bragstad, Tim Riordan and Tony Boorer I've been tempted into some big answers! LAUNCHING MY COMMUNITY: if you want to keep up to date as I build and launch my own community, follow the link below and sign up for the newsletter! https://www.ianbousfield.com/contact
37 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 38: 9ths, What Makes a Great Musician and Balance
Time for a more lighthearted podcast following some fantastic questions!
32 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 37: Existential Crisis?
I'm having an existential crisis, and I don't think I'm alone.
43 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 36: Competitions Examined
As a well-documented solo competition sceptic, I felt it important to discuss this matter, particularly as a solo competition in my name has just been announced! If you are interested, you can find out more here:https://getzen.com/gazette/2020/12/22/getzen-announces-first-annual-ian-bousfield-internation-tenor-trombone-solo-competition/
25 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 35: Mravinsky, Margaret Thatcher and God!
Behind every form of beautiful human expression are we going to find a mathematical formula? And, where Margaret Thatcher got it wrong with the unions; she should have listened to musicians and looked at management structures in self-governing orchestras. Enjoy!
49 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 34: Covid Questions 4
Parameters. How do we judge what is good and what is bad, and how does this lead to some countries thinking they produce better brass players than the others?! Choice of bell metal, and which way around should a section sit.
41 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 33: Covid Questions 3
Tune in to learn about hissing noises when you play and more ghost busting, plus the distance classes I've been doing.
51 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 32: Covid Questions 2
What would great conductors of yesterday make of our current situation? Playing wet or dry, and how to cope long-term in an orchestra (if we ever get back into one! Haha!). Hope you enjoy!
47 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 31: Covid Questions 1
I was so grateful for all of your input. Here are some of my thoughts on the 1st batch of questions! More to come.....
56 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 30: Celebrating my 20th anniversary of leaving the UK and joining the Vienna Philharmonic
A very personal account of the time leading up to leaving London and some insights into my life in Vienna.
23 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 29: Final Thoughts on Distance Learning
As I end my first experiences with distance learning and disappear off for the summer, I wanted to share with you some of the incredibly positive experiences I've had and advise you as to where to go from here. Let's hope this is not installment 1 of distance learning, but the only installement of enforced distance learning!
34 minutes | a year ago
Episode 28: Desert Island Discs Part II
Tougher than I expected it to be, here is Part 2 of my Desert Island Discs. Find out the remaining pieces of music I would choose to be alone with!
42 minutes | a year ago
Episode 27: Desert Island Discs, Part I
I've spent the last 3 months of my life sifting through all of the musical influences that have brought me to where I am. Here is my shot at Desert Island Discs!
22 minutes | a year ago
Episode 26: I'm Back. Developments on Distance Learning and the Future for Students - A Trombone and a Practice Room!
I thought you might be interested to keep up to date with distance learning from my perspective. Also, with so much free stuff online for students, I ask whether it is really necessary.
30 minutes | a year ago
Episode 25: Rebirth and Peter's Points
This podcast largely responds to some great points raised by Peter Bassano, and I also look into how we move forward from here.
39 minutes | a year ago
Episode 24: When Music Was Better?
I think the old recordings are better than what we do now. What can we learn from them and how can we take this into the future?
45 minutes | a year ago
Episode 23: Interview with the Getzen Brothers
I had a wonderful time talking to two people who love what they do as much as any musician loves what they do. I found it a wonderful insight!
26 minutes | a year ago
Episode 22: Distance Learning
In this podcast I examine the different and slightly unconventional angles we need to take to get the best out of this medium. In difficult times we have to get inventive, and let's find the positive things we can take out of this!
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