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105 minutes | 6 days ago
Opus 100 - "Keep It Trill"
Garrett and Scott celebrate the 100th opus of TRILLOQUY with podcast-themed conversations, including a look at co-host relationships as related to recent news with the Joe Budden Podcast and a conversation with Melissa Smey and Golda Arthur of "Mission: Commission". The guys honor P.M. Dawn, shoutout an up and coming teenaged composer, and offer a "resistance" inspired final movement. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE 100 OPUSES POSSIBLE! Playlist: G-Eazy - "No Limit REMIX" The Gap Band - "Outstanding" P.M. Dawn - "I'd Die Without You" P.M. Dawn - "Set Adrift a Memory Bliss" P.M. Dawn & Boy George - "More Than Likely" Teddy Abrams - "Unified Field II" KiMani Bridges - "Gray" Augusta Read Thomas - "Love Twitters" Marcos Balter - "Meltdown Upshot IV" More: Downbeat ("The Truth About Joe Budden"): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4_Y_KAAj8Q&t=2460s Protest on Lincoln Center May 13, 2021: https://twitter.com/IATSELocal764/status/1392073373824466945?s=20 Podcast as Therapy Session? How ‘Joe Budden’ Is Helping Destigmatize Mental Health: https://variety.com/2021/music/opinion/joe-budden-podcast-therapy-mental-health-1234967385/ Remembering Strangé: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7VH8LKDnr0 The 1619 Project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrfV7w3EyGI
104 minutes | 13 days ago
Opus 99 - Unmute the Voices
Is America a racist country? Is "classical" music a racist industry? Garrett and Scott keep it "trill" and address both of these questions, in light of recent statements by Senator Tim Scott and Vice President Kamala Harris. The guys also honor music from Mexico, highlight the intersection of Asian culture and American Music Education, and shout-out an artist who isn't afraid to center his heritage through performance. Quinton Morris chats with Garrett about life in Seattle and his new show, "Unmute the Voices", on KING-FM. Support comes from Ryan Romine, Assistant Dean for Recruitment and Associate Professor of Bassoon at Shenandoah University: https://www.su.edu/faculty-staff/faculty/ryan-d-romine/ Playlist: Georges Bizet - "Danse Bohéme" (from Carmen) Ravi Shankar - Concerto for Sitar and Orchestra Steely Dan - "Do It Again" Oliver Adams - Mortal Kombat Theme Chen Gang/He Zhanghao - "Butterfly Lovers" Violin Concerto Agustín Lara - "Granada" Silvestre Revueltas - La Noche de los Mayas Silvestre Revueltas - Sensemayá William Grant Still - "Bayou Home" David Baker - "Blues" (from his Sonata for Cello and Piano) More: Downbeat - Kamala Harris on reparations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsB6EWNUcyY Unmute the Voices on KING-FM: https://www.king.org/unmute-the-voices/ IATSE Local One Says Metropolitan Opera Will Not Open in 2021: https://operawire.com/iatse-local-one-says-metropolitan-opera-will-not-open-in-2021/ Black Opera Alliance And TRG Arts Release First Insight Report: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwopera/article/Black-Opera-Alliance-And-TRG-Arts-Release-First-Insight-Report-20210430 BBC must improve diversity of 'near snow white' Proms, campaigners claim: https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/bbc-must-improve-diversity-near-24024116 Mortal Kombat ơn Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/mortal_kombat_2021 Hiroyuki Sanada: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0760796/ What is Cinco de Mayo?: https://nationaltoday.com/cinco-de-mayo/
106 minutes | 20 days ago
Opus 98 - Dubious Factual Claims
When the Nashville Symphony Orchestra canceled its 2020-2021 season, its principal oboist, Titus Underwood, made "something out of nothing". He joins Garrett to talk about his Emmy win, a few Black composers he's been celebrating, and the importance of self care in activism. Scott honors the legacy of Ma Rainey, the guys respond to their New York Times feature, and the subject of Black trauma fuels the weekly TRILLOQUY. WATCH "Night Trip", an opera with music by Carlos Simon and libretto by Sandra Seaton: https://portlandopera.org/production/journeys-to-justice-onscreen/ Playlist: Robert Owens - "Jaime" (from "Mortal Storm", perf. Will Liverman ) Digital Underground - "The Humpty Dance" Terence Blanchard - "Ron's Theme" (From "Blackkklansman") Andres Martín - Bass Concerto (perf. Aaron Olguin, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra) The Chi-lites - "Have You Seen Her" Luther Vandross - "Here and Now" Luther Vandross - "Dance with My Father" Luther Vandross - "Never Too Much" (perf. Dominique Hammons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z7ikD6gphM) Experience Unlimited - "Da Butt" Branford Marsalis - "Reverend Gates" James Lee III - "Principal Brothers No. 2" William Grant Still - Symphony No. 3 "Sunday Symphony" More: Downbeat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P0cJhQ1200&t=825s Meet Titus Underwood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxhwoJqlUeA Classical Music Podcasts Begin to Flourish, at Last: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/21/arts/music/classical-music-podcasts.html Battle Over Who Wins Podcasting: https://www.wsj.com/articles/apple-spotify-and-the-new-battle-over-who-wins-podcasting-11619170206 Music Competitions Are Judged on Sight More Than Sound: https://www.musicianscience.org/index.php/music-competitions-are-judged-on-sight-more-than-sound/ Patron Attacks the Detroit Symphony Over "Offensive" Season of Black Composers: https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/patron-attacks-detroit-symphony-orchestra-over-season-black-composers/ Response - Juilliard Faculty Asked Students to Imagine Slavery: https://www.facebook.com/marion.grey.1/videos/10221175895520067/?d=n
98 minutes | a month ago
Opus 97 - Guilty
Just a few hours before the historic conviction of Derek Chauvin, Garrett and Scott offered continued thoughts on policing and the road toward true justice. The guys also honor the 4/20 holiday with music by Adrian Dunn, Bob Marley, and a conversation about weed culture's relationship with music, and explore the idea of musical colonies in America. Garrett chats with L.A. Khalil who is a Los Angeles-based model, artist, and Gen Z entrepreneur with insights to offer concerning the survival of classical music and engaging his generation. Playlist: Adolphus Hailstork - Bassoon Set (perf. Lecolion Washington) Sergei Lyapunov – ‘Hashish’ Symphony Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - "Scheherazade" Peter Ashbourne - "Elena and Her Variations" Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Redemption Song" Bob Marley - "Stir It Up" The Fugees ft. Stephen Marley - "No Woman, No Cry" Adrian Dunn & the RIZE Orchestra - "Peach Lemonade" Adrian Dunn & the RIZE Orchestra - "Ride On" Joel Thompson - "In Response to the Madness" William Grant Still - "Sahdji" Nashville Symphony, "Drake and Tchaikovsky": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxfTnIRAkQg&t=935s Black Rob - "Whoa!" Drake - "Fire & Desire" More: L.A. Khalil: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUG9k_2XqJsTKuCGZm-EeJw Daniel Shaver Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv_eyGw4s3w More than 400 convictions involving suspected racist cop in Virginia could be overturned: https://news.yahoo.com/more-400-convictions-involving-suspected-040100579.html @protestra_: https://www.instagram.com/protestra_/
121 minutes | a month ago
Opus 96 - Red Pill
Which do you think will come first: concert hall equity or police reform? In the midst of the historic trial of Derek Chauvin, 20-year-old Daunte Wright was killed by another Twin Cities-area police officer, sparking yet another season of protests, unrest, and anger. Garrett and Scott offer reactions while under curfew, and revisit the question of "good" policing. Garrett celebrates the legacy of Florence Price with violinist Er-Gene Kahng, noted for creating the premiere recording of Price's Violin Concerti. And the guys draw connections between DEI initiatives and a supposed ally from the world of science fiction. Playlist: Drake - "Survival" DMX - "Ruff Ryders Anthem" Joseph Canteloube - "Songs of the Auvergne" Anita Baker - "Giving You the Best That I Got" Florence Price - Violin Concerto Nos. 1 and 2 Duke Ellington - "I'm Beginning to See the Light" More: Downbeat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qChxzPDLhl0 Janet Underhill/Community Music Center of Boston: https://cmcb.org/staff/janet-underhill/ Violinist, Er-Gene Kahng: https://www.ergenekahng.com The Killing of Daunte Wright: https://www.npr.org/sections/trial-over-killing-of-george-floyd/2021/04/13/986960763/i-never-imagined-this-daunte-wrights-family-calls-for-accountability St. Paul police screen 'Zootopia' as part of anti-bias training: https://www.fox9.com/news/st-paul-police-screen-zootopia-as-part-of-anti-bias-training Permits won't be needed to carry handguns in Tennessee: https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/background-checks-longer-required-tennessee-gunowners-76954350 Shooting at Austin-East High School: https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/crime/2021/04/13/knoxville-austin-east-high-school-shooting-what-we-know/7197954002/ Austin-East dance program celebrates West African heritage: https://www.wate.com/hidden-history/black-history-month/hidden-history-austin-east-dance-program-celebrates-west-african-heritage/ RIP DMX: https://www.85southshow.com/updates/2021/4/9/earl-dmx-simmons-obituary-revolt
94 minutes | a month ago
Opus 95 - Dreams
Will Liverman's "Dreams of a New Day" has changed the way many people think about the spiritual, and his contemporary approach to opera promises to engage the next generation in a completely new way. He joins Garrett to talk about his new album, his new opera, and some of the Black History that's inspired both. Scott and Garrett find a through line between Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, George Bridgetower, The Isley Brothers and Earth, Wind, & Fire, and wrap things up with a conversation about what it would look like to call it quits. Thank you to KING FM for supporting TRILLOQUY. Playlist: Adam Fediy - "Main Theme (from Bridgerton)" Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges - Symphony No. 1 Justin Roiland, Ryan Elder - "Get Schwifty (C-131)" Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 9, "Bridgetower" Earth, Wind & Fire - "Boogie Wonderland" The Isley Brothers - "Contagious" Earth, Wind & Fire - "September" Earth, Wind & Fire - "In the Stone" Valerie June - "Stay" Valerie June - "Call Me a Fool" perf. Howard Roberts Chorale - "Steal Away" perf. Howard Roberts Chorale - "Hold On (Keep Your Hand on the Plow)" Richard Farina, Will Liverman, Paul Sánchez - "Birmingham Sunday" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - "O Zittre Nicht" Igor Stravinsky - "Chez Petroushka" More: Will Liverman: http://www.willliverman.com "Dreams of a New Day": https://www.cedillerecords.org/will-liverman-makes-cedille-debut-with-dreams-of-a-new-day/ Downbeat (Valerie June): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odHFO9ihytI Kelvin Harrison Jr. To Star In Searchlight’s ‘Chevalier de Saint-Georges’: https://deadline.com/2021/03/kelvin-harrison-jr-to-star-searchlight-chevalier-de-saint-georges-1234725503/ Thousands Demand Memorial For "Beethoven's African Violinist": https://slippedisc.com/2021/03/thousands-demand-memorial-for-beethovens-african-violinist/ The Isley Brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire’s Verzuz: https://www.revolt.tv/2021/4/5/22367429/the-isley-brothers-earth-wind-fire-verzuz-best-moments WKRP Format Change: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzgLeC54cqs
110 minutes | 2 months ago
Opus 94 - "Scandalize My Name"
Should all-white choirs sing Negro Spirituals? What does the contemporary discourse of race look like to arts leaders who have been in the game for decades? Is Hip Hop part of the classical tradition? Dr. Louise Toppin joins Garrett to unpack these topics while showcasing her lifelong dedication to the music born from Afro-American culture. Garrett and Scott wrap up their celebration of Women's History Month by honoring the music of Julia Kent, Zoë Keating, Beyoncé, and others. For the weekly TRILLOQUY, the guys speak to the newly legislated violence against women and trans people, and honor some of the women who have stood up against voter suppression and sexual assault. Playlist: LIl Nas X - "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" Guiseppe Tartini - "Devil's Trill" Sonata Niccolò Paganini - Caprice No. 24 Igor Stravinsky - "A Soldier's Tale (L'Histoire du soldat)" Sinead O'Connor - "Success Has Made a Failure of Our Home" perf. Denyce Graves - "Scandalize My Name" Erik Koskinen - "Devil's Blues" Tracy Chapman - "Baby Can I Hold You" Beyoncé - "I Care" Julia Kent - "Through the Window" Zoë Keating - "Sun Will Set" William Grant Still - "Ennanga" perf. Louise Toppin - "Guide My Feet" More: Downbeat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Fz6GqjMC8&t=7s American Composers Forum Job Opportunity: https://composersforum.org/about/job-opening/ Dr. Louise Toppin: http://africandiasporamusicproject.org/dr-louise-toppin Lil Nas X Claps Back at Critics of ‘Montero’ Video: https://variety.com/2021/music/news/lil-nas-x-montero-video-twitter-1234939496/ SNL Owes Sinéad O’Connor an Apology: https://blog.usejournal.com/snl-owes-sinéad-oconnor-an-apology-a79174a45fdd Did the Tulsa Opera Dismiss a Black Composer Over One Line?: https://www.vulture.com/2021/03/tulsa-opera-fires-composer-one-line.html CDC Director Warns of ‘Impending Doom’ as Cases Rise: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20210329/cdc-directdor-warns-of-impending-doom-as-cases-rise When can the arts reopen? Dr. Fauci says, ‘If we are careful … sometime in the fall’: https://www.minnpost.com/artscape/2021/03/when-can-the-arts-reopen-dr-fauci-says-if-we-are-careful-sometime-in-the-fall/ Georgia Republicans’ ban on giving voters water epitomizes the GOP’s disturbing priorities: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/georgia-republicans-petty-crusade-against-giving-voters-water/2021/03/26/bf30d98e-8e5e-11eb-a6bd-0eb91c03305a_story.html Arkansas and South Dakota pass bans targeting transgender minors: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/29/arkansas-transgender-healthcare-ban-minors A Minnesota man can’t be charged with felony rape because the woman chose to drink beforehand, court rules: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2021/03/26/minnesota-rape-alcohol/
102 minutes | 2 months ago
Opus 93 - "Color Me Country"
People don't typically think of the "classical" American tradition of country music as being rooted in Blackness - Rissi Palmer is working to change that by spreading the truth of country music's Black origins through her show, "Color Me Country". She joins Scott and Garrett to explore the intersection of race, gender, "classical" and country while highlighting some of the Black women whose names often go unheard in the genre. Scott honors the story of Vivian Strong while helping Garrett unpack Tulsa Opera's latest scandal, and the guys say good riddance to a sexual predator. Playlist: perf. Kelli O'Hara - "They Don't Let You in the Opera" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2PBOAbdIcU) Duke Ellington (perf. Ella Fitzgerald) - "Satin Doll" Nina Simone - "Mississippi Goddam" Conni Ellisor - "Blackberry Winter" Adia Victoria - "South Gotta Change" Ebony Hillbillies - "Another Man Done Gone (Hands Up Don't Shoot)" Pras, Ol' Dirty Bastard and Mya - "Ghetto Supastar (This is What You Are)" Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton - "Islands in the Stream" Rissi Palmer - "Seeds" More: Downbeat (Grace Lee Boggs): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV1YBgANZY8 Disruption. Action. Change.: https://iml.esm.rochester.edu/prjc/disruption-action-change/ Rissi Palmer: https://rissipalmermusic.com Linda Martell: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/linda-martell-black-country-grand-ole-opry-pioneer-1050432/ Color Me Country on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/curator/color-me-country/1500977601 MET Musicians Accept Deal: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/17/arts/music/met-opera-musicians-deal.html Vivian's Music, 1969 by Monica Bauer: https://www.originalworksonline.com/viviansmusic1969 Tulsa Opera Removes Composer Daniel Roumain From Concert: https://operawire.com/tulsa-opera-removes-black-composer-from-concert-commemorating-race-massacre-over-one-word/ Darius Rucker on Racism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBzubP1mTBw The Era of Genius Worship...: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/03/18/arts/era-genius-worship-must-end-with-james-levine/ "How Convenient is That?": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbbyxlX4ZEk&t=7s
101 minutes | 2 months ago
Opus 92 - "TRILLOQUY Stimmily"
After studying the feminist anthology, "This Bridge Called My Back", flutist Lorin Green found a new calling: producing an anthology of Black classical music experiences. She joins Garrett to talk about the anthology, WOC-feminism, and current events "through the eyes of 'classical' music professionals". Garrett and Scott cover the Grammys, its broad unappeal, and the Women's History therein, and return to the conversation of content creation and ownership as it applies to the future of broadcast networks and independent producers. ***Coined by the queer Black feminist Moya Bailey in 2010, the term misogynoir is a blending of concepts that combines “misogyny” and the French word for black, “noir.” According to Ms. Bailey, misogynoir is the anti-Black racist misogyny that Black women experience. Playlist: Black Pumas - "Colors" Silk Sonic - "Leave The Door Open" Molly Maher - "Reconsider Me" Beyoncé - "Black Parade" Cardi B - "Up" Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow" Khruangbin Hip Hop Medley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0CB1q8CKoU Lauryn Hill (and family) "Doo Wop": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGJGiVQBAwE Kristen Anderson Lopez - "WandaVision!" Boots Randolph - "Benny Hill" Theme Nick Ingman - "Keeping Up Appearances" Theme perf. Leontyne Price - "Lord, I Just Can't Keep From Crying" Nicki Minaj - "Pills N Potions" Joanna Connor - "I Feel So Good" Flutronix - "Brown Squares" perf. Mehrdad Gholami - "Danza de la Mariposa" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRvF3605Qzc) More: Relative Pitch Podcast: https://www.relativepitchpodcast.com Downbeat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG00h0OASmw Grammy Nominations/Wins: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/grammy-winners-nominees-2021/ Cardi B Becomes First Woman Rapper To Go Diamond: https://www.blackenterprise.com/cardi-b-becomes-first-female-rapper-to-go-diamond-for-bodak-yellow/ What is the "Creator Economy"?: https://influencermarketinghub.com/creator-economy/ George Floyd Settlement Clouds Jury Selection in Chauvin Case: https://www.startribune.com/record-setting-27-million-minneapolis-settlement-clouds-jury-selection-in-chauvin-case/600035106/ Joanna Connor Walkin' Blues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTHMXiTbssQ
108 minutes | 2 months ago
Opus 91 - Independent Together
After spending years away from her native Louisiana, composer Courtney Bryan returned to New Orleans to work as the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra's first-ever Creative Partner - a post that includes engaging community outreach initiatives, writing music, and being a part of the change that many other orchestras desperately need. She talks with Garrett about her planned approach to this new position, the music she's bringing with her, and the home-grown experiences that fuel her perspective. Scott and Garrett continue their celebration of Women's History Month with music by Psalm One, Alice Coltrane, Rebecca Sugar, and others while responding to this week's Royal bombshell. This opus is made possible, in part, by unClassified: https://unclassified.com Playlist: Timbaland/OneRepublic - "Apologize" Libby Larsen - Jazz Variations for Solo Bassoon Sir Edward Elgar - "Nursery Suite: Aubade" Hannah Kendall - "A Winged Spirit" Psalm One - "Beat The Drum" Grant “Stemage” Henry/Stemage/Rebecca Sugar/Ted Leo - "Independent Together" Rebecca Sugar - "Giant Woman" Molly Maher - "Blinded By Love" Alice Coltrane - "Galaxy In Satchidananda" Courtney Bryan - "Generation Y" Rihanna - "Diamonds" More: Courtney Bryan: https://www.courtneybryan.com Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra: https://lpomusic.com Downbeat: https://www.elle.com/culture/celebrities/a35765236/piers-morgan-meghan-markle-dr-shola-mos-shogbamimu/ "Tour de Force " Book Launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlUVPYlTKUE TMEA Apology: https://teachingbassoon.com/tmea-statement/?fbclid=IwAR31ZXRm3Htd1LFid-eLfEX8N0IRnehHDAOe95dKX8rFQwC6pMt2CPx7_PU Royal Tea: https://www.revolt.tv/2021/3/8/22319452/meghan-markle-oprah-interview-prince-harry-archie Ain’t No Human Resources in Hip Hop: https://psalmonelovesyou.medium.com/aint-no-human-resources-in-hip-hop-32ecb66ae3f9
94 minutes | 2 months ago
Opus 90 - Uncovered
The Grammy Award-winning Catalyst Quartet is on a journey to create more recordings of music by women and composers of color, with the project, "Uncovered" being the latest installment. Abi Fayette joins Garrett to talk about the unique role that summer music festivals played in her development, her life as the newest member of the Catalyst Quartet, and how "Uncovered" has played a pivotal role in her own understanding of the importance of showcasing music by marginalized composers. Garrett and Scott continue their year-round celebration of women in music with performances by Monica Ellis, the Women's Philharmonic, Nina Simone, and others, and the guys address the recent misstep by the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. This opus of TRILLOQUY is made possible, in part, by unClassified.com. Playlist: Cardi B - "Money Bag" Florence Price - Symphony No. 3, "Juba" Jennifer Higdon - "Dark Wood" Bobby Shmurda - "Hot N*gga" Valerie Coleman - "Portraits of Josephine Baker - Paris": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM14alJoqq8 Antonio Vivaldi - Bassoon Concert in e minor, mov. II perf. Monica Ellis/Jed Moss - "Elegy for Innocence" perf. Armenta Hummings Dumisani - "The Cuckoo": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqEMimeTOz0 Errollyn Wallen - Concerto Grosso arr. Nina Simone - "My Way" Nina Simone - "Don't Smoke in Bed" Arvo Pärt - "Spiegel im spiegel" Jessie Montgomery - "Smoke" More: Catalyst String Quartet: https://catalystquartet.com Uncovered: https://catalystquartet.com/uncovered Armenta Adams (Hummings) Dumisani: https://gatewaysmusicfestival.org/founder/ Downbeat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99V0mMNf5fo Vienna Philharmonic Releases Statement Regarding Metropolitan Opera Orchestra: https://operawire.com/vienna-philharmonic-releases-statement-regarding-metropolitan-opera-orchestra/ In wake of Tiger Woods’ accident come host of new questions about his future: https://golf.com/news/tiger-woods-accident-new-questions-about-future/ Bobby Shmurda is Free: https://www.revolt.tv/news/2021/2/23/22296356/bobby-shmurda-released-prison Josephine Baker’s Banana Skirt: https://www.vogue.com/article/josephine-baker-90th-anniversary-banana-skirt Oberlin issues apology after Black History Month performance flier highlighted only white performers: https://www.cleveland.com/news/2021/03/oberlin-issues-apology-after-black-history-month-performance-flier-highlighted-only-white-performers.html
105 minutes | 3 months ago
Opus 89 - Natural Wonder
Racial equity in "classical" music culture extends far beyond the world of performance! James Bennett II does his part as a staff writer at New York City's WQXR-FM, and joins the guys to talk about his job, the power of the pen, and how he reacts to today's social ecosystem as a content creator. Scott reacts to Regina King's "One Night in Miami" and celebrates composer Stevie Wonder, while Garrett engages the "trill" nature of the Black content of decades past. Playlist: Toshio Mashima - "The Snowy River" Sam Cooke - "(What A) Wonderful World" perf. Leslie Odom Jr. - "A Change Is Gonna Come" TLC - "Baby-Baby-Baby" Babyface - "Don't Take It So Personal" Smokey Robinson - "Being With You" Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - "The Tears Of A Clown" Stevie Wonder - "Sir Duke" perf. Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Higher Ground" Stevie Wonder - "Higher Ground" Terence Blanchard - "Going to Mecca" Charles Mingus - "Moanin'" More: Downbeat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47KGqsAexO0&t=3780s Works by James Bennett II: https://www.wqxr.org/story/all-things-you-can-c-sharp-charles-mingus-bohemia-1955/ A more recent walk through Alice Coltrane's Eternity https://www.wqxr.org/story/tripping-alice-coltrane-eternity/ Notes for the Margaret Bonds hour from a few weeks back: https://www.wqxr.org/story/margaret-bonds-heard-music-word/ The dive into Morehouse and Atlanta Symphony's production of Treemonisha https://www.wqxr.org/story/what-scott-joplins-treemonisha-teaches-us-about-politics-concert-programming/ One Night in Miami: https://www.vulture.com/2021/01/true-events-that-inspired-regina-kings-one-night-in-miami.html 'White art audience' job listing prompts resignation of Indianapolis museum head: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/white-art-audience-job-listing-prompts-resignation-indianapolis-museum-head-n1258322 Nikki Giovanni and James Baldwin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZmBy7C9gHQ&t=47s Texas Mayor Resigns Amid Winter Weather: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/texas-mayor-resigns-after-telling-freezing-residents-stop-complaining-about-n1258106 Ted Cruz Goes to Mexico: https://apnews.com/article/ted-cruz-mexico-vacation-amid-storm-b0cdc326db95bf25d93de9e877e05862 "Building Better Bassoons": https://teachingartistsguild.org/dear-tmea/
109 minutes | 3 months ago
Opus 88 - "Aspiring Race Traitor"
The celebration of Black History wouldn't be possible without the tireless work of Black historians, and in the field of "classical" music Mr. Bill Doggett is leading the way. Bill joins Garrett to take a look back at the Watts uprisings, his work with composer Adolphus Hailstork, and more. Scott honors the lives of Mary Wilson and Chick Corea, and the guys address the latest viral misstep in Music Education. ***Barnor Hesse defines a "race traitor" as someone who actively refuses complicity with the intention of subverting whiteness and telling the truth at whatever cost. The National Museum of African American History and Culture defines whiteness as the way that white people, their customs, culture, and beliefs operate as the standard by which all other groups are compared. This opus of TRILLOQUY is made possible, in part, by unClassified and Opera Philadelphia. Playlist: Maxwell - "This Woman's Work" The Supremes - "Where Did Our Love Go" Chick Corea, Return To Forever - "Spain" Al Jarreau - "Spain" Edvard Grieg - Violin Sonata in c minor (perf. Nargiz Aliyarova and Melissa White: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCCGJH2JP-o) Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Jed Levy - "The Inflated Tear" Mark Isham, Craig Harris - "Bill Is Recognized" Mark Isham, Craig Harris - "We Got a Rat" George Strait - "All My Ex's Live in Texas" Robert Johnson - "Cross Road Blues" Yasmin Williams - "Through the Woods" Yasmin Williams - "Guitka" The Cranberries - "Zombie" (arr. for solo guitar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gg1VPno3R0) Nina Simone - "To Be Young, Gifted and Black" H.E.R. - "Fight For You" Adolphus Hailstork - "Earthrise" (https://soundcloud.com/bill-doggett/adolphus-hailstork-earthrise-for-double-choir-and-orchestra) More: Bill Doggett: https://www.billdoggettproductions.com/Bill-Doggett-Organist-Pianist.html Watch the Black Music Experience: https://blackmusicexperience.uscreen.io "Black Content Creators On The Ground": https://www.isblackmusicians.com/events Downbeat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNSvGMj1Jgs&t=145s Mary Wilson Dies at 76: https://variety.com/2021/music/news/mary-wilson-dead-supremes-singer-original-member-1234903764/ Chick Corea Dead at 79: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/chick-corea-obit-1127283/ Making More Black History in Classical Music: https://lasentinel.net/celebrating-black-history-making-more-black-history-in-classical-music.html "Judas and the Black Messiah": https://time.com/5936563/judas-and-the-black-messiah-review/ Boston Pops Invite John Oliver: https://twitter.com/TheBostonPops/status/1359989977833177094?s=20
103 minutes | 3 months ago
Opus 87 - "Ever Since I Switched Insurance, You"
As names like Florence Price and William Grant Still become more familiar to the masses, it's important to also celebrate Black musicians who embrace "classical" music's contemporary aesthetics. Composer Clifton Joey Guidry III joins Garrett to talk about mental health as a young creator, their experiences as a Black, trans bassoonist in contemporary music spaces, and the situation that inspired their composition, "Shut the Fuck Up and Listen". Scott honors John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" and connects it to modern equity initiatives, and Garrett addresses his frustrations with the instrumental choreography performed at Super Bowl LV. Playlist: Drake feat. Static Major & Ty Dolla $ign - "After Dark" Whitney Houston - "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" Drake - "I'm Upset" Drake - "God's Plan" (perf. Gemini Strings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LXXQ7lKa3U) Errollyn Wallen - "Mighty River" B.B. King - "The Thrill is Gone" John Coltrane - "My Favorite Things" John Coltrane - "Love Supreme - Pursuance" Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Inflated Tear" (Live in Prague 1967: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIqLJmlQQNM) Clifton Joey Guidry III - "Shut the Fuck Up and Listen" Clifton Joey Guidry III - "Voices of the Ancestors" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxGOq0IklTE&feature=emb_title) Julius Eastman - "Evil Nigger" More: Downbeat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka0446tibig Drake from State Farm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvpq2OjmJvg Michael B. Jordan as Alexa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAmIyrF4r-o Josephine Baker Documentary: https://www.tpt.org/josephine-baker-the-story-of-an-awakening/ Joe Budden Joins Patreon: https://www.complex.com/music/joe-budden-announces-podcast-business-deal-with-patreon Nashville's Black Music Museum: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/05/arts/music/national-museum-of-african-american-music.html Black Insurrectionist Denied Bail: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/emanuel-jackson-allegedly-beat-officers-bat-us-capitol-riot-not-here-for-trump/
86 minutes | 3 months ago
Opus 86 - "I Wanna Keep My Job"
Public Media continues to be one of the principle vehicles for "classical" music, and the coalition, Public Media For All, is here to push its institutions toward radical and equitable change. Ernesto Aguilar and Consuela "Sway" Steward join Garrett to talk about the coalition, holding institutions accountable, and the mutual benefit of DEI. Scott inspires a "trill" explanation of equality vs. equity, and the guys connect contemporary greats with Black History Month. Huge shout out and THANK YOU to James Bennett II for all of his work. Learn more: https://www.wqxr.org/people/james-bennett-ii/ Thank you to The Family Crest for your support - check out their Tiny Desk concert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OTnUlUox-U Playlist: SOPHIE - "LEMONADE" Mark Northam - "Roots Theme" Birdman, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne - "Y.U. MAD" Barrett Strong - "Money" (That's What I Want) Dua Saleh - "Sugar Mama" Dua Saleh - "angel rock" Drake, Michael Jackson - "Don't Matter To Me" Drake feat. Static Major & Ty Dolla $ign - "After Dark" Abdel Halim Hafez - "Khosara" Paul Anka - "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" Master KG, Nomcebo Zikode - "Jerusalema" More: R.I.P. Cicely Tyson: https://www.revolt.tv/news/2021/1/28/22255348/cicely-tyson-passes-away R.I.P. SOPHIE: https://www.nme.com/news/music/dj-and-producer-sophie-has-died-2868461 Downbeat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O-BInYNEyo Breathing Conversations: https://www.modestbrewing.com/breathingconversations Public Media for All: https://www.publicmediaforall.com The Metropolitan Opera Hires Its First Chief Diversity Officer: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/25/arts/music/met-opera-chief-diversity-officer.html?fbclid=IwAR2dBNgVCbU79eTtNeh-2vibbklet3Fr42EUTAtykJF0b4Qw1o2SzofPSlI Dua Saleh on Bandcamp: https://duasaleh.bandcamp.com Michael Jackson/Paul Anka/Drake Collab: https://genius.com/14878508
95 minutes | 4 months ago
Opus 85 - Bach and Beyoncé
After deciding that she needed a change in her life, Maria Ellis quit her job and returned to school to earn a degree in Music Education. Today, she's leads choirs and hosts a genre-bending radio show called "Bach and Beyoncé". She talks with Garrett about this, what she believes makes a piece of music "classical", and her hopes for the radio industry. Scott reacts to a newly released recording of early 20th century Afro-American musicians, and Garrett addresses issues with the Sphinx Organization and the group, International Double Reed Discussions. Playlist: John Philip Sousa - "Stars and Stripes Forever" Scott Lindroth - "Spin Cycle" Kronos Quartet/Meklit - "The President Sang Amazing Grace" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Horn Concerto No. 1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sull'aria (from "The Marriage of Figaro") Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Singt dem großen Bassa Lieder (from "The Abduction from the Seraglio" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Traditional - "Cradle Song" Traditional - "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" Keyshia Cole - "Love" The Wiz - "Brand New Day" Beyoncé - Countdown Beyoncé - Flaws and All Clifton Joey Guidry III - Voices of the Ancestors (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxGOq0IklTE&feature=emb_title) More: Downbeat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqrBK9wmHl8 Maria Ellis: https://girlconductor.com/about-me LISTEN to Bach and Beyoncé: https://classic1073.org/bach-beyonce/ Amanda Gorman: https://www.theamandagorman.com History of Amazing Grace: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/how-sweet-the-sound-amazing-grace-writer-overcame-a-racist-past Michelle Obama at the Inauguration: https://people.com/style/michelle-obama-wears-monochrome-outfit-by-black-designer-sergio-hudson-biden-inauguration/ Mozart on the Yard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Hfe_1Fny-Q Sphinx Competition Finalists 2021: https://www.violinist.com/blog/laurie/20211/28614/ Statement from Clifton Joey Guidry III: https://www.facebook.com/colorsofclassicalmusic/posts/375569870461885
93 minutes | 4 months ago
Opus 84 - "White Moderate"
Arts institutions must be held accountable for the promises that they make in conjunction with DEI initiatives, and in the world of opera, the Black Opera Alliance has answered the call. World-renowned mezzo-soprano, Raehann Bryce-Davis joins Garrett to talk about the goals of BOA, the backstage life of a Black opera singer, and more! Scott highlights a national equity initiative in public radio, and the guys honor the dynamic lives of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Nichelle Nichols, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This opus of TRILLOQUY is made possible, in part, by Opera Philadelphia. Playlist: Adolphus Hailstork - "3 Spirituals for Orchestra" Adolphus Hailstork - "Fanfare on Amazing Grace" perf. Jean Noel Rohe - "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_QYM_Ci8rM) Nichelle Nichols - "Dark Side of the Moon" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsERcThiIgM) Rick and Morty, Kotomi, Ryan Elder - "Don't Look Back" Ryuichi Sakamoto - "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence" Paul Moravec - "Sanctuary Road" More: Raehann Bryce-Davis: http://www.raehann.com Black Opera Alliance: https://blackoperaalliance.org Hailstork at Inauguration/Africlassical: https://africlassical.blogspot.com/2021/01/the-presidents-own-united-states-marine.html Sanctuary Road: https://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2020/01/20/793966514/underground-railroad-a-conductor-and-passengers-documented-in-music Don’t Ask What Martin Luther King Jr. Would Do Today and Then Ignore His Real Message: https://www.vox.com/2021/1/18/22233296/martin-luther-king-jr-whitewashed-legacy-and-message A Vision and Plan for the Transformation of Public Media: https://celesteheadlee.medium.com/an-anti-racist-future-a-vision-and-plan-for-the-transformation-of-public-media-224149ab37e6 Downbeat, Nichelle Nichols "Truck Turner: Sluts for Sale": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_QYM_Ci8rM
88 minutes | 4 months ago
Opus 83 - Cult of Personality
Is your New Year's Resolution fat-phobic? It may be! Laura Krider from the American Composers Forum joins Garrett to explore "the last 'acceptable' form of discrimination", and the impacts that it can have on the developing musician. Scott celebrates the music and the legacy of Living Colour, while Garrett honors a soothing piano composition written in honor of Black Lives Matter. The hosts also unpack the art of sampling, and the attack on the United States Capitol. Playlist: Anderson .Paak - "6 Summers" Isaac Hayes - "Walk On By" Carlton Williams - "Prison Song" Elizabeth Cotten - "Freight Train" Living Colour - "Cult of Personality" Alexis Ffrench - "Walk With Us - For Black Lives Matter" Brian Stokes Mitchell - "Through Heaven's Eyes" Ted Hearne - "Privilege" Joni Mitchell - "California" More: Laura Krider: firstname.lastname@example.org American Composers Forum Job Opportunity: https://composersforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ACF-Executive-Assistant-2020.pdf Maryland Court Allows Rap Lyrics To Be Used As Evidence In Murder Trial: https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/maryland-court-allows-rap-lyrics-to-be-used-as-evidence-in-murder-trial-news.124285.html Tracy Chapman Wins $450K Copyright Suit Against Nicki Minaj: https://www.vulture.com/2021/01/tracy-chapman-wins-copyright-lawsuit-nicki-minaj.html Miya Ponsetto Tells Gayle King She "Wants a Real Interview With Real Questions": https://www.oprahmag.com/entertainment/tv-movies/a35162920/gayle-king-miya-ponsetto-interview/
90 minutes | 4 months ago
Opus 82 - "Show Me Your Papers"
The women from the Classically Black podcast return to talk about their new organization, the International Society for Black Musicians, as well as Katie Brown's fellowship with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and Dalanie Harris' use of a new social media app to network with even more Black musicians. Scott honors the personality and the playing of pianist Andre Watts, and Garrett addresses the public defamation and physical assault of Keyon Harrold Jr. Playlist: MF Doom - "Coffin Nails" Duke Ellington - "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1VrCDp-JO8) Mortimer Wilson - "Waltz of the Negro Dolls" Walter Hawkins - "Going Up Yonder" Queen (arr. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) - "Bohemian Rhapsody" Cornelius - "If You're Here" Domenico Scarlatti - Sonata in A Maurice Ravel - "Miroirs" More: International Society for Black Musicians: https://www.isblackmusicians.com Classically Black Podcast: https://www.classicallyblackpodcast.com The Illharmonic Orchestra: http://www.theephantomhiphop.com Illinois Expunges Cannabis Convictions: https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/illinois-officials-say-theyve-expunged-500000-cannabis-convictions England and the Remix to COVID: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-uk-update-latest-lockdown-news-live-b1781872.html MF Doom Dies at Age 49: https://www.revolt.tv/news/2020/12/31/22208574/mf-doom-passes-away Nazi Origins of Vienna Philharmonic's New Years Day Concert: https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-nazi-origins-of-the-vienna-phil-s-new-year-s-day-concert Police Identify Maya Ponsetto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETSKeQ2ojKY
98 minutes | 5 months ago
Opus 81 - The Accomplice
For the final opus of 2020, Garrett and Scott go back and talk about some of their most memorable TRILLOQUY moments, including their discussion of "cancel culture", the Louis Farrakhan opus, and the compositions that moved them most. Scott honors pianist and bandleader, Matthew Whitaker, and Garrett chats with Quanice Floyd about her op-ed that shook the world of arts administration this year. Playlist: Adam Schoenberg - "Finding Rothko" Felix Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in e minor Antonin Dvorak - Piano Quintet No. 2 Gerry Mulligan - "Bernie's Tune" Christian Justilien - "San Salvador" Megan Thee Stallion - "B.I.T.C.H." AAESPO - "Nine" Kronos Quartet/Meklit - "The President Sang Amazing Grace" Glen Miller - "In The Mood" arr. James Cockerham - "Lift Ev'ry Voice" Sean O'Laughlin - "Imani" Mongo Santamaria - "Afro Blue" More: Quanice Floyd Op-Ed: https://hyperallergic.com/600640/the-failure-of-arts-organizations-to-move-toward-racial-equity/ New Stimulus Bill Makes Illegal Streaming a Felony: https://techcrunch.com/2020/12/22/stimulus-bill-streaming/ Job Opening, American Composers Forum: https://composersforum.org/about/job-opening/ Job Opening, Reed College: https://www.reed.edu/dean_of_faculty/facsearch/positions/visiting-assistant-professor-of-music.html Job Opening (virtual teacher), Make Music NOLA: https://www.makemusicnola.org/work Rachel Barton Pine: https://www.musicbyblackcomposers.org/about-us/rachel-barton-pine/
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