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A podcast that discusses classical music so you don’t have to! Each episode features an irreverent look at stuffy trends in the genre, interviews with modern composers, and recordings of their latest work.

A podcast that discusses classical music so you don’t have to! Each episode features an irreverent look at stuffy trends in the genre, interviews with modern composers, and recordings of their latest work.
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A podcast that discusses classical music so you don’t have to! Each episode features an irreverent look at stuffy trends in the genre, interviews with modern composers, and recordings of their latest work.

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@loudboxnyc

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English

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Episodes

The Orchestra's Guide To Young Persons // Greg Simon

9/10/2019
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S2E7 - Millennials. Gen Z. There is no denying that the young people of today are shaping our current culture. What are these affects on the music composition realm? Are younger composers getting the recognition they deserve? Hosts Will, Spencer, and Michael discuss this and much more. Then, Will has an in-depth discussion with composer and performer Greg Simon on his jazz inspirations, his educational philosophy, and the narrative essence within music. To learn more about Greg Simon and...

Duration:01:26:18

Clapping Music // Kate Soper

8/22/2019
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S2E6 - To clap or not to clap? That is the question. And this episode delivers on answers (sort of). Will, Spencer, and Michael debate the social expectations and etiquette often expected at classical music concerts. Then, Will queries Kate Soper about her approach to writing and her artistry as a composer. To learn more about Kate Soper and her compositions, check out www.katesoper.com. This episode's custom tailored Spotify playlist can be found here: https://spoti.fi/2ZfhQ4A. If you...

Duration:01:23:34

Clapping Music // Kate Soper

8/19/2019
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S2E6 - To clap or not to clap? That is the question. And this episode delivers on answers (sort of). Will, Spencer, and Michael debate the social expectations and etiquette often expected at classical music concerts. Then, Will queries Kate Soper about her approach to writing and her artistry as a composer. To learn more about Kate Soper and her compositions, check out www.katesoper.com. This episode's custom tailored Spotify playlist can be found here: https://spoti.fi/2ZfhQ4A. If you...

Duration:01:24:42

Fair And Balanced Counterpoints // Michael Seltenreich

7/29/2019
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S2E5 - "Why you so obsessed with me?" Mariah, embodying the spirit of classical music, was most certainly speaking to right wing institutions. On this episode, the hosts dissect the conservative establishment's love of past music, and their thoughts (or hatred?) of new music. This is in no way a blanket statement, but rather a look into several examples that have surfaced. After the discussion, Michael chats with composer Michael Seltenreich. The artist shares a story of incredible...

Duration:01:23:47

Upper Middle Classical // Susanna Hancock

7/15/2019
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S2E4 - As much as we may want to imagine that the arts are free from the affects of something as mundane as money, it is sadly not the case. This truth can be seen notably in the classical music realm. Are academic institutions making an effort to make the study of music more accessible? Are concert halls keeping different socioeconomic classes in mind when they set ticket prices? After attempting to tackle these questions, Michael chats with composer Susanna Hancock about life, her career...

Duration:01:35:16

Kristsmas In July

7/9/2019
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S2E3 - Talented. Lauded. Transcontinental. Has a jean jacket. All these describe composer Krists Auznieks, and Michael had the privilege of interviewing him for this week's episode. From orchestral pieces to solo repertoire, Krists seems to have written for it all. Press play to hear for yourself. To learn more about Krists Auznieks and his music, visit www.auznieks.com. This episode's custom tailored Spotify playlist can be found here: https://spoti.fi/2YliYmX. If you want to find out...

Duration:00:59:43

WTF Is Shen Yun?

7/1/2019
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S2E2 - If you have not watched it, you most certainly have seen the posters. What is Shen Yun? At first glance, it is a cultural celebration of Chinese dance and history. Digging deeper reveals an organization formed from religious and philosophical doctrine. All with an enigmatic leader and founder at its heart. Join us for a very special episode into the world of Shen Yun. If you want to find out more about loudBOX and the zany stuff we do, visit us at www.loudboxnyc.com. Copyright...

Duration:01:20:44

Quaalude And Fugue by Iannis Xanax // Sean Shepherd

6/17/2019
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S2E1 - Adagio For Things returns for a second season with a dive into the concept of music for relaxation. Is it only good for making you sleepy? Or is there more to it? Then, co-host Will chews the fat with composer Sean Shepherd, discussing everything from pets to the toll that artistic pressure can take. And Myspace makes a brief appearance. You read that right. To read more about Sean Shepherd and his work, visit www.seanshepherd.com. To check out the custom tailored Spotify playlist...

Duration:01:23:10

Season 2 Launch Party!

5/28/2019
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TRAILER - We are drawing closer to the launch of Season 2 of Adagio For Things, so what better what to celebrate than with booze at a bar! Come join us on June 15th at Dive 75 (101 W 75th St, New York, NY 10023). Event starts at 8:00pm EST, but you will want to get there on the early side because the first 20 people get a round on us. We will have some fun pod stuff to give out, and you also may get to meet some of the guests we have had/will have on the show. Get pumped! Facebook Event -...

Duration:00:01:56

The Moron's Guide To Classical Concerts // Sato Matsui

3/12/2019
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S1E8 - Well we did it. Season 1 of Adagio For Things wraps up with our definitive guide on how to navigate the dangerous world of classical concerts. From stealthily stealing better seats to proper napping etiquette, we’ve got you covered. Then, Will enjoys some flaming absinthe with composer, violinist, and worldly adventurer Sato Matsui (they do a little bit of chatting too). We could not ask for a better episode to end Season 1 with, so we won't. To find out more about Sato Matsui and...

Duration:01:14:55

Is It OK To Not Like Mozart? // Josh Henderson

2/11/2019
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S1E7 - "What are your thoughts on [insert name of classical composer]?" Your heart begins to race, your palms sweat. Everyone around you is unsure of why you have started to softly weep. "I think they are great," you respond. And you've just lied. Sound familiar? No? Maybe it's just us. This episode, we discuss how individual opinions of classical composers can often be influenced by pressures from the music culture. Is it OK to not like Mozart? Of course! But do we often feel comfortable...

Duration:00:57:09

An Expert Explains How To Save Classical Music

12/27/2018
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BONUS - The trio reaches out to Pete Robinson, a Public Relations Consultant, for advice on how to save classical music. Good thing the phone call was free. Pete Robinson is played by Joe Bonacci. More information about his comedy can be found at http://www.quietallaround.net/joebonacci. Spencer Snyder, Will Stackpole, and Michael J Vince appear as themselves, unfortunately. Find out more about them, and loudBOX NYC, at www.loudboxnyc.com. Disclaimer: All characters are fictitious and any...

Duration:00:07:44

Classical Music: An Autopsy // Jonathan Cziner

12/12/2018
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S1E6 - On today’s episode, Will, Spencer, and Michael dissect the claim that classical music as a genre is dying. Is it truly fading into oblivion? Or is the way we think about classical music changing? Afterwards, Will sits down with composer Jonathan Cziner to talk about his musical inspirations, his upcoming orchestral premiere, and his two lovely dogs. Give it a listen! To find out more about Jonathan Cziner’s music, visit www.jonathancziner.com. For additional information on the...

Duration:01:14:16

The loudBOX Call For Scores: A Musical Tontine // Pascal Le Boeuf

11/20/2018
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S1E5 - On this episode, we dig down into the varying views on fees for composition call for scores. This topic certainly sparked a lively debate. Following this, Michael talks with composer Pascal Le Boeuf about his jazz background, writing process, and the aspects of a good collaboration. Oh, and there is also attempts at comedy. You have been warned. The pieces used to underscore today’s episode are Pascal Le Boeuf’s Wanderlust and What Your Teacher… For more information about Pascal Le...

Duration:01:12:07

Campaign Music, Propaganda, and Donnie's Love of Andrew Lloyd Webber // Jason Eckardt

11/5/2018
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S1E4 - It’s our Halloween/Election mash-up episode! Will, Spencer, and Michael hash out the history of campaign music and their use (and misuse) throughout the years. Spencer then discusses politics with composer Jason Eckardt. The show is packed with banter, facts, and comfy onesies. Listen, enjoy, and VOTE! To learn more about Jason Eckardt and his work, visit http://www.ensemble21.com/eckardt/home.html. To listen to this episode’s Spotify playlist, visit https://goo.gl/zUFQv6. If you...

Duration:01:34:37

There's Nothing Wrong With a Skinny Gray Necktie // Simon Frisch

10/15/2018
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S1E3 - Will sits down with Simon Frisch to discuss his compositional process, especially his interest in music from many moons ago. Then, the trio deconstructs an infamous music review that has been making the rounds: Daniel Gelernter’s (of The National Review) write-up of the NY Philharmonic. Whether you agree or disagree with his opinion, the specific commentary sure leaves much to discuss. To find out more about Simon Frisch, check out his website at http://www.simonmfrisch.com. For...

Duration:01:27:08

There Will Be Milkshakes // Gemma Peacocke

10/1/2018
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S1E2 - On today’s episode, Michael chats with Gemma Peacocke, a rising composer who has a compositional voice full of authenticity and a heart of gold. The trio then discusses the phenomenon of live score performances of movies, specifically the NY Philharmonics recent production of “There Will Be Blood.” Hide your milkshakes. To find out more about Gemma Peacocke, check out her website at www.gemmapeacocke.com. For more information about Kinds of Kings and their upcoming events, please go...

Duration:01:25:10

The 80's Were a Dark, Dark Time // Ivan Rodriguez

9/13/2018
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S1E1 - In our pilot episode, Will talks with Ivan Rodriguez about his experiences as a composer, the trio discusses the merits of performing opera in the audience’s native language, and shares a recording of Ivan’s new work “Epístola No.1” that will be premiered September 20, 2018 at the Dimenna Center in NYC. For more information about Ivan Rodriguez and his music, visit his website at: http://www.ivanrodriguezmusic.com. Also, all of the pieces discussed in today’s episode can be found on...

Duration:01:17:32