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Imagination Radio investigates the ways we search for meaning through music and life, and why people are compelled to create. Hosted by Contemporaneous co-artistic directors David Bloom and Dylan Mattingly, this podcast ventures into walks of life as diverse as rock climbing, neuroscience, cartography, and music with a curiosity about the forces that drive people to do things that have never been done. The first season of Imagination Radio features three episodes that pursue monumental questions and three episodes that dive deep into works that Contemporaneous has commissioned. The first episode will be released December 5, 2018.

Imagination Radio investigates the ways we search for meaning through music and life, and why people are compelled to create. Hosted by Contemporaneous co-artistic directors David Bloom and Dylan Mattingly, this podcast ventures into walks of life as diverse as rock climbing, neuroscience, cartography, and music with a curiosity about the forces that drive people to do things that have never been done. The first season of Imagination Radio features three episodes that pursue monumental questions and three episodes that dive deep into works that Contemporaneous has commissioned. The first episode will be released December 5, 2018.
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Imagination Radio investigates the ways we search for meaning through music and life, and why people are compelled to create. Hosted by Contemporaneous co-artistic directors David Bloom and Dylan Mattingly, this podcast ventures into walks of life as diverse as rock climbing, neuroscience, cartography, and music with a curiosity about the forces that drive people to do things that have never been done. The first season of Imagination Radio features three episodes that pursue monumental questions and three episodes that dive deep into works that Contemporaneous has commissioned. The first episode will be released December 5, 2018.

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@econtemp

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English


Episodes

Bonus: Katherine Balch's New Geometry

12/21/2018
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This bonus episode features a complete live performance of New Geometry, Katherine Balch’s captivating work for instrumental ensemble. This is the world premiere of the revised version of the piece, performed by Contemporaneous live at Roulette in Brooklyn, New York in April of 2017. Imagination Radio Episode 2 takes a deep dive into the story and inspirations of Balch’s piece, and even gives a physicist’s perspective on the music. Check it out in the previous episode.

Duration:00:09:00

2: The joy of creation — Katherine Balch on "New Geometry"

12/19/2018
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Drawing influences from sources as diverse as Virginia Woolf, fractal geometry, and the theater, discovery is the catalyst for composer Katherine Balch's creativity, and her music is a deeply personal expression of the wonderment she feels in experiencing the new. Thomasina Coverly, a precocious 13-year-old character in Tom Stoppard’s play Arcadia, breezes through her geometry exercises, but she is disappointed by the limitations of traditional geometry to map an equation for an apple leaf,...

Duration:00:43:36

1: What does it mean to work without limits?

12/5/2018
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What possibilities emerge when we begin to question the tacitly accepted — and easily overlooked — limits that govern who we can be and what we can do? Composer Samuel Adams, rock climber/BASE jumper Steph Davis, and arts leader Ed Yim all push past traditional limitations in their everyday lives by writing music that reaches new emotional depths, scaling cliffs and flying off of them, or making a platform for artists to create without compromise. Each of them offers a unique and insightful...

Duration:00:57:47

Introducing Imagination Radio

11/11/2018
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Imagination Radio investigates the ways we search for meaning through music and life, and why people are compelled to create. Produced by Contemporaneous and hosted by co-artistic directors David Bloom and Dylan Mattingly, Imagination Radio explores the boundless imagination in every walk of life — from BASE-jumping to neuroscience, and cartography to music — in search of what drives each of us to venture into the unknown. The first season of Imagination Radio features three episodes that...

Duration:00:02:15