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In a dense and overstimulated world, slowing down and actively listening to music can bring unexpected richness into your life.

In a dense and overstimulated world, slowing down and actively listening to music can bring unexpected richness into your life.

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United States

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In a dense and overstimulated world, slowing down and actively listening to music can bring unexpected richness into your life.

Twitter:

@GustavHoyer

Language:

English

Contact:

8189399518


Episodes

Phi - The Golden Proportion

9/10/2021
We are back with some active listening. In this episode, I share a recent release, Phi. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/1djFGNxniWf98LWVO1w5Wk Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/album/phi-feat-peter-pejtsik-the-budapest-film-orchestra/1563857077?i=1563857078 This orchestral work derives its name from its structural reliance upon a special mathematical relationship known by the greek letter that denotes it. This musical ratio has a long history of influence in the arts, and its...

Duration:00:22:26

Gazing into the heavens with Gustav Holst

3/13/2021
On this episode, I share insight into my latest release Terra, the Bringer of Life. It was written for a special series of concerts commemorating the 100th anniversary of Gustav Holst's The Planets. I share snippets of the arrangement and line them up with Terra. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/6CY1MNTjfMqpMWydSthnya?si=16b5984ec28241ad Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/terra-the-bringer-of-life-single/1552408114

Duration:00:35:04

Cultural Transformation through Music - An Interview with Filmmaker and Composer Stephen Ashley Blake, Part 2

3/6/2021
In part two of my conversation with Steve, we turn out attention to his work as a composer and how it was that 'classical' music entered his life. I had the pleasure of co-producing concerts in LA with Steve in 2009-2010. Here's a link to our performance of his work, With You Always Composer Richard Wagner

Duration:00:36:58

Cultural Transformation through Music - An Interview with Filmmaker and Composer Stephen Ashley Blake, Part 1

2/20/2021
This is the first of a two-part conversation with filmmaker and composer, Stephen Ashley Blake. In this episode, we discuss his current film project, Steal Away. https://stealawaymovie.com/ It is the story of how the Fisk Jubilee Singers brought the music of the Spiritual to the world. The influence of their legacy has touched almost every form of modern music making around the world. We talk about the film and the singers' legacy. Here are links to some of what we touch on: The book that...

Duration:00:43:38

Learning to play a masterpiece - An Interview with Pianist Benjamin Harding, Part2

2/6/2021
It was a year ago that Benjamin and I spoke about his fine piano artistry on my album, The Gilded Age. In this second half of our conversation, he plays a bit of music for us and gives us a look inside Liszt's monumental Piano Sonata in b-minor. You can connect with Benjamin on Instagram (@bhardingmusic), facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/benjamin.harding) and his website www.benjaminhardingmusic.com/blog

Duration:00:35:34

Learning to play a masterpiece - An Interview with Pianist Benjamin Harding, Part 1

1/26/2021
It was a year ago that Benjamin and I spoke about his fine piano artistry on my album, The Gilded Age. With a strange year for so many of us, I wanted to reach back to him to catch up. In this episode he shares an up-close look at the challenge of learning a really challenging piano masterpiece (Franz Liszt's b-minor Piano Sonata), and shares his thoughts about it. We get a glimpse of the technical and emotional challenges such a works presents. I divided our discussion into two parts. In...

Duration:00:33:38

Classical Music Entrepreneurship in the time of COVID -Touching Base with Jeffrey Nytch

11/21/2020
In this episode, I welcome back composer, author, and educator Jeffrey Nytch. Jeff and I spoke last year about his music, how he discovered the orchestral tradition, and we listened to some of his symphonic music. In this episode, I touch base with Jeff to hear about the bi-aural audio project he was presenting in Boulder, CO, and then we turn to the impacts of our society's response to the COIVD pandemic on the art and livelihood of classical performers. It is a conversation filled with...

Duration:00:48:50

Expanding the Orchestral Palette - An Interview with composer Leanna Primiani

10/31/2020
We're back after a harrowing escape from a potential lifetime of imprisonment in a mysterious musical prison (h/t The Golden Sparrow). I had the opportunity in September to have a discussion with an outstanding composer and musician, Leanna Primiani, and that conversation is in this episode. Like all my guests, Leanna shares a bit of how she encountered 'classical' music and how it seized her imagination for a lifetime of music creation. She composes music for media (film/tv/video games) as...

Duration:00:43:05

Part 8: The Golden Sparrow-A journey into a musical escape room

8/29/2020
"In fevered dreams, my subconscious replayed fragments of my current imprisonment like a stained-glass window assembled by a madman. In my dream I saw glimpses of machines without controls, photos of long-deceased dignitaries, instruments that remained silent, and poetry that I could not read. In short, they were involuntary ruminations of an imagination that had been overwhelmed by an unveiling of truths for which it was unprepared. " Welcome to season two of Anachronism with seven-part...

Duration:00:37:44

Part 7: The Golden Sparrow-A journey into a musical escape room

8/22/2020
"Flush with the excitement of serendipity, I had a renewed hope of working through the maze set out by Elias Franklin. Having exhausted the desk of its contents, I now turned my attention to other nooks and crannies in his office." Welcome to season two of Anachronism with seven-part adventure through The Golden Sparrow. Part 7 - Puzzling sounds. Background: In March 2019, I opened a musical escape room in my hometown of Fort Collins. It ran for a few months and featured live musicians...

Duration:00:23:18

Part 6: The Golden Sparrow-A journey into a musical escape room

8/15/2020
"I stood motionless before the wardrobe for a moment while I waited for something else to happen. I had turned a key in a long dormant lock, and I had no idea what I had opened, or perhaps freed. " Welcome to season two of Anachronism with seven-part adventure through The Golden Sparrow. Part 6 of our story moves into a mysterious chamber. Background: In March 2019, I opened a musical escape room in my hometown of Fort Collins. It ran for a few months and featured live musicians and...

Duration:00:30:56

Part 5: The Golden Sparrow-A journey into a musical escape room

8/8/2020
"“There’s a desk in one of the rooms at 25 Franklin Ln. that has a symbol…” I stopped as I realized that this discussion was starting to descend into farce. If he knew about the symbol, he wasn’t going to admit it. " Welcome to season two of Anachronism with seven-part adventure through The Golden Sparrow. Part 5 deepens the mystery of 25 Franklin Ln. and its peculiar history. Background: In March 2019, I opened a musical escape room in my hometown of Fort Collins. It ran for a few months...

Duration:00:23:42

Parts 3 & 4: The Golden Sparrow-A journey into a musical escape room

8/1/2020
"It’s difficult to convey how quickly my sense of pride and hope at becoming the owner of this storied property would turn to a deep sense of unease. This unease did not descend upon me clothed in the robes of routine buyer’s remorse. I was triggered by a specific discovery that, at the time, deeply shook me. " Welcome to season two of Anachronism with seven-part adventure through The Golden Sparrow. Part 3 of our story continues our journey deeper into the life and times of Elias...

Duration:00:29:35

Part 2: The Golden Sparrow-A journey into a musical escape room

7/25/2020
"The office was breathtaking, and in its day would have effectively communicated the wealth and influence of which Mr. Franklin had been possessed. Everything in there was a legitimate antique that had been delicately mummified in the same dust that covered the first floor. " Welcome to season two of Anachronism and a new seven-part adventure through The Golden Sparrow. Part 2 of our story continues our journey in the mysterious history of Old Town, Fort Collins, CO. and the legacy of one...

Duration:00:39:00

Part 1: The Golden Sparrow-A Journey into a musical escape room

7/18/2020
"There are some things about Fort Collins, CO that you should understand at the outset. I won’t go into the whole history of the city as that is not directly relevant to our story. However, there are some peculiar features of this small prairie town that made it the kind of place where the following events would happen." Welcome to season two of Anachronism and a new seven-part adventure through The Golden Sparrow. This episode inaugurates a new series for the Anachronism Podcast. In March...

Duration:00:31:21

Candy for Your Ears

5/25/2020
As we learned in our previous episode, one of the reasons that people want music in their lives is its ability to help inform our mood. In this episode, I dive into two pieces that are filled with straightforward joy. Both Mozart's Piano Sonata in G, K. 283 and my own 'Bubblegum' are three-movement sonatas with similar structures, but different styles. It's two takes on the joy of life and this episode will give you a preview of my upcoming EP release of music drawn with the materials of...

Duration:00:38:27

Why We Listen to Music, according to science.

5/12/2020
In this episode, Gustav Hoyer discusses research led by Dr. Tomas Schäfer as published through his research into the psychology of music listening (1). Music is a mirror for our own personal inward journeys, a tool to help define our moods, and a glue that connects us to others. We explore these three reasons that his research identified and Gustav shares some of his own compositions as well as excerpts of other works that have served these functions for him. In this episode we hear: Hoyer,...

Duration:00:42:56

Creating a sound world

3/6/2020
Have you ever wondered how a composer creates a sound world? Gustav takes you through his music from Acts, the 3-Man Show, to showcase the thoughts and the process. http://acts3manshow.com/ Background: Bryce Lenon was the author and co-producer of this live stage drama. Pedro Eustache ( http://www.pedroflute.com/ ) plays the Duduk, John Hester plays the Double Bass Initial production was in 2011. Gustav takes you through how to create a story through music: Hope in the face of resistance...

Duration:00:51:32

The Business of Classical Music as a Composer

2/7/2020
Gustav takes you through a very recent story relating the challenges of distributing his music for streaming services. Currently, there is a struggle with genre: What is ‘Classical Music’? When a composer uploads music into the world of streaming, it is quite confusing where the composer fits in this process. As you will hear, some classical music has words, some do not. Some is more focused on the harmonies rather than the rhythms. Is this why it is challenging? Maybe "classical music"...

Duration:00:31:45

Buried Treasure

1/19/2020
Let's go on a special treasure hunt together through The Gilded Age! We'll zoom in on some favorite moments from the album, but it's up to you to match the "buried treasure" with the right track. The first person to match the buried treasure with the nine tracks wins a free download of the Gilded Age. Good luck! To play: 1. Visit The Gilded Age album page & scroll down to the Buried Treasure Contest. 2. Listen to this Podcast episode, "Buried Treasure" & compare with the full tracks on...

Duration:00:26:25