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Chatting with musicians, composers and producers across all genres, from jazz to classical, from folk to rock and everything in between.

Chatting with musicians, composers and producers across all genres, from jazz to classical, from folk to rock and everything in between.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Chatting with musicians, composers and producers across all genres, from jazz to classical, from folk to rock and everything in between.

Language:

English

Contact:

07710597970


Episodes

Inbal Segev

7/12/2022
After two years, it was great to interview cellist Inbal Segev about the third volume of her 20 for 2020 project that delightfully expands the repertoire with a set of brand new compositions. In our conversation, we discuss 20 for 2020 Volume 3 and the new work that Inbal is doing, including a planned trip to London in October. Thanks to Inbal for allowing me to use clips from 20 for 2020 Volume 3 alongside our conversation. Follow me on instagram.com/hilaryrwriter Follow me on...

Duration:00:13:19

Emma Smith

7/1/2022
Singer Emma Smith has a lot to say - both musically and in the fascinating interview you can hear here. Meshuga Baby is an extraordinary album, featuring several beautifully arranged standards and four tracks penned by Smith and pianist Jamie Safir. This conversation was a total delight and a great way to launch season 9 of Harmonious World. Thanks to Emma for allowing me to use clips from Meshuga Baby alongside our conversation. Follow me on instagram.com/hilaryrwriter Follow me on...

Duration:00:36:52

Nick Finzer

6/27/2022
In a change of focus, the latest episode of Harmonious World is not about a new musical release, but rather a book on the topic of the music business. It's a second conversation with trombonist and Outside In Music founder and CEO Nick Finzer. Create, Connect, Repeat is a fascinating book that provides a career strategy of building a live in a creative industry - any creative industry. In our conversation, Nick and I discuss the ways in which connect with your audience have changed and can...

Duration:00:20:12

John Bullard

6/20/2022
This episode of Harmonious World features a conversation with banjo virtuoso John Bullard, in which we discuss his 24 Preludes for Solo Banjo by Adam Larrabee. The Preludes were commissioned by John and each one has a very different character. In our conversation, we discuss the order, which runs musically through Volume 1 and we have to wait for it to come full circle at the end of Volume 2, when that is released. In this work, John is aiming to expand the banjo's classical reach. Thanks...

Duration:00:21:09

Bonus episode June 2022

6/8/2022
While walking the streets of Paris at the end of May and beginning of June, I recorded a couple of brief excerpts. Nothing to do with music, but a little bonus. I may do more of these, but I won't be posting them on social media - well done if you found it and I hope you enjoy listening to these few minutes. Don't forget the Quincy Jones quote that sums up why I do this: "Imagine what a harmonious world it would be if every single person, both young and old, shared a little of what he is...

Duration:00:06:51

Simone Gubbiotti

6/7/2022
I was joined by Italian guitarist and composer Simone Gubbiotti for the latest episode of Harmonious World. Underdogs is both the name of the new album and the trio that includes bassist Davide Liberti and drummer Paolo Franciscone. The album includes soulful and frenetic jazz - something for everyone. Thanks to Simone for allowing me to use clips from Underdogs alongside our conversation. Follow me on instagram.com/hilaryrwriter Follow me on...

Duration:00:17:48

Alex Webb

5/30/2022
British pianist, songwriter and arranger Alex Webb joined me in this latest episode of Harmonious World after I had heard the launch of the rather marvellous British Standard Time. There's lots to love about this album, not least the collection of fine UK musicians playing Alex's arrangements of some fine tunes by a wide variety of British songwriters. Thanks to Alex for allowing me to use clips from British Standard Time alongside our conversation. Follow me on...

Duration:00:15:21

Jasmin Lacasse Roy

5/24/2022
Classical guitar has always felt a little strange to me, but I've now been introduced to the work of Jasmin Lacasse Roy and the chance to chat with him has completely changed my view. Jasmin's latest album - Meteores - pays homage to Montreal's Mile End district and each of the ten tracks tells a different story and adds a little more perspective and colour. Thanks to Jasmin for allowing me to use clips from Meteores alongside our conversation. Follow me on...

Duration:00:15:40

Simeon Davis

5/18/2022
The latest episode of Harmonious World features Simeon Davis. Simeon has a new album coming out soon, but for now, you can listen to the first single - Eden - as a teaser. We discussed the album and Simeon's path from growing up in South Africa to returning to his original homeland of America to study and work in music. Thanks to Simon for allowing me to use clips from Eden alongside our conversation. Follow me on instagram.com/hilaryrwriter Follow me on...

Duration:00:30:08

Jennifer Kloetzel

5/10/2022
I was joined for the latest episode by cellist Jennifer Kloetzel. Jennifer's latest album - Beethoven : The Conquering Hero - is already one of my favourites of 2022. A stunning collecting of the great composers 'complete' works for cello, this three-album set includes five sonatas for Cello and Piano, three sets of variations and the Horn sonata for which the composer wrote a cello part. We had a lovely discussion about how Beethoven experimented with the instrument and the stunning...

Duration:00:21:48

Sean Friar and Michael Mizrahi

5/3/2022
Composer Sean Friar and Michael Mizrahi from NOW Ensemble joined me to talk about their new collaboration on Before and After. This latest album is about enormous ideas and our own small place in the larger rhythm of the world, yet it is musically intimate. NOW Ensemble features flute, clarinet, double bass, piano and electric guitar and our conversation includes interesting debate about the genre of this music - and whether genre matters anyway. Thanks to Sean, Michael and NOW Ensemble...

Duration:00:26:32

Sheila Simmenes

4/18/2022
Singer songwriter Sheila Simmenes joins me for this latest episode of Harmonious World, sharing her experience of writing an album, recording in Brazil and Norway, and then finding the right producer to polish it ready for release. Love Was Easy blends a multitude of musical sounds from Sheila, who is well-known as a songwriter for international artists. Thanks to Sheila for allowing me to use clips from the album alongside our conversation. Follow me on...

Duration:00:18:53

Gisele Ben-Dor

4/7/2022
I was pleased to be joined by conductor Gisele Ben-Dor for a chat about her latest album Cien Anos, which features the music of Piazzolla and Bandoneon player, arranger and composer Juanjo Mosalini. Cien Anos is a wonderful album and it was fascinating talking to Gisele about the lack of exposure for Latin American music and how this album was recorded. Thanks to Gisele for allowing me to use clips from the album alongside our conversation. Follow me on instagram.com/hilaryrwriter Follow...

Duration:00:22:29

Viktor Haraszti

3/28/2022
After an unintentional hiatus, Harmonious World is back with saxist Viktor Haraszti. Viktor has just released his first album - Equanimity - and it's well worth a listen. I hope you enjoy our conversation as well. Thanks to Viktor for allowing me to use clips from the album alongside our conversation. Follow me on instagram.com/hilaryrwriter Follow me on facebook.com/HilaryRobertsonFreelanceWriter Follow me on twitter.com/hilaryrwriter Don't forget the Quincy Jones quote that sums up...

Duration:00:24:17

Malcolm Singer

3/6/2022
It is with great pleasure that I present this, the 100th episode of Harmonious World. I joined composer, conductor and educator Malcolm Singer in his studio to interview him in real life. I'm so grateful to Malcolm for giving me that opportunity and to our mutual friend Michael Shapiro for effecting the introduction. Malcolm and I sat in his studio chatting and listening to some of his music and I hope you enjoy listening to his insights. Thanks to Malcolm for allowing me to use clips from...

Duration:00:34:50

Craig Urquhart

2/21/2022
Pianist Craig Urquhart joined me virtually for the latest episode of Harmonious World. His composition Lamentation for flute and strings began episode 91, when I interviewed Garrett Keast. This time, Craig and I discuss his latest album of solo piano works - Dreams Remembered. Thanks to Craig for allowing me to use clips from the album alongside our conversation. Follow me on instagram.com/hilaryrwriter Follow me on facebook.com/HilaryRobertsonFreelanceWriter Follow me on...

Duration:00:21:31

Donna De Lory

2/18/2022
My conversation for this episode of Harmonious World is with singer songwriter Donna De Lory. Donna's latest solo album - Gone Beyond - is described as a meditative masterpiece and it was very interesting to discuss it with her. Thanks to Donna for allowing me to use clips from the album alongside our conversation. Follow me on instagram.com/hilaryrwriter Follow me on facebook.com/HilaryRobertsonFreelanceWriter Follow me on twitter.com/hilaryrwriter Don't forget the Quincy Jones quote...

Duration:00:22:21

Pete Malinverni

2/14/2022
This Valentine's Day features a very special conversation with pianist Pete Malinverni. On The Town - Pete Malinverni Plays Leonard Bernstein is a wonderful album, featuring a stunning jazz trio and some of the world's most beautiful tunes. We discuss the making of the album, when Pete met Leonard and all things pandemic and music. It's a long episode, but for a very good reason, and I hope you enjoy listening to this fascinating conversation. Thanks to Pete for allowing me to use clips...

Duration:00:44:58

William Terwilliger and Andrew Copperstock

1/31/2022
The violin and piano duo Opus Two brings sparkling music and they joined me for some sparkling conversation - albeit across the miles. Opus Two's latest album is an arrangement of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music: Suite for Violin and Piano from the pen of veteran Broadway composer Eric Stern. This is a lovely release and it was a pleasure to discuss it with violinist William Terwilliger and pianist Andrew Copperstock. Thanks to William and Andrew for allowing me to use clips from...

Duration:00:36:52

Tara Minton

1/24/2022
The stunning harp of Tara Minton begins this episode, as the harpist and I discuss her latest album and the joy of working with musicians such as here duo partner bassist Ed Babar and producer, bassist and arranger Geoff Gascoyne. On Two For the Road, we hear Tara and Ed in their own contribution to the the Great American Songbook and the modern British jazz canon. Gascoyne and Babar's contributions are evident and this is a wonderful album that is definitely on my 2022 favourites list,...

Duration:00:20:15