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Singer Grace Newcombe and bassoonist Andrew Burn talk weekly about the challenges of living as a musician in classical music. Some episodes include interviews with special guests working in the industry.

Singer Grace Newcombe and bassoonist Andrew Burn talk weekly about the challenges of living as a musician in classical music. Some episodes include interviews with special guests working in the industry.
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Switzerland

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Singer Grace Newcombe and bassoonist Andrew Burn talk weekly about the challenges of living as a musician in classical music. Some episodes include interviews with special guests working in the industry.

Language:

English

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+410767070789


Episodes

Olivier Picon

10/8/2019
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Andrew talks with Horn player Olivier Picon about the changing of the industry and the challenges we face. Olivier is a veteran natural horn player who tours all over the world playing with early music ensembles. He now works at Egger Instruments (https://www.eggerinstruments.ch) and teaches at the Bern University of the Arts (https://www.hkb.bfh.ch/en/). Our Social Media...

Duration:00:35:56

Eat My Shorts - A Recording is not a Performance

10/4/2019
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A Recording is not a Performance. Whenever we are asked about whether classical music performances are relevant in the digital age, let's fight the underlying assumption. Historical Recordings from the Beginning of the 20th Century by Elam Rotem at EarlyMusicSources.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFPW9ENtNKA Guillaume de Machaut's Messe de Nostre Dame Oxford camerata, 1996 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvIEA2dBKGA&t= Ensemble Organum,...

Duration:00:12:06

Drowning in Paper

10/1/2019
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Grace talks about how administrative work can pile up if you're not on top of it while Andrew talks about thinking rationally about what motivates us to perform. Our Social Media Pages: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/surviving.classicalmusic/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/survivingclassicalmusic/

Duration:00:25:29

Eat My Shorts - Michael Vincent

9/27/2019
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Andrew talks to Michael Vincent, Canadian composer, journalist, and Editor-In-Chief of the online music magazine Ludwig van (https://www.ludwig-van.com), about the changing dynamic of the music scene in Canada. Our Social Media Pages: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/surviving.classicalmusic/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/survivingclassicalmusic/

Duration:00:22:21

School is Back, Starting a Group

9/24/2019
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Grace and Andrew talk about what you need to know if you are thinking about starting an ensemble for the first time. Doodle - This is useful! https://doodle.com/ Our Social Media Pages: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/surviving.classicalmusic/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/survivingclassicalmusic/

Duration:00:21:56

The T-Shirt Episode

9/17/2019
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Grace and Andrew wear their branded T-Shirts today. Grace is looking for a microphone to help her record at home - Do you have any ideas for her? Andrew talks about an article in the most recent edition of the Double Reed, the journal of the International Double Reed Society (https://www.idrs.org/), which opens up about how some teachers have to grow and maintain their studio in order to keep their jobs. The Cartoon Slang: https://www.google.com/search?q=solid+dick+captain+america Our...

Duration:00:28:55

Scrying - Scrolling While Crying

9/10/2019
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Grace is considering returning to the digital world. She's activated her Facebook account (though so far only to help manage the Podcast's FB page!) and is thinking about getting a fancy phone! Are there missed opportunities if you don't have a digital footprint? Andrew did a cheeky business deal this week when bartering for an industrial reed-making machine. It was the first time he felt he was in the power position during a negotiation since musicians are so often negotiating from a weak...

Duration:00:30:04

Eat My Shorts - Social Media

9/6/2019
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Andrew talks about the perils of social media for musicians today. Do you feel anxiety over your career when you see your friends posting media about their own performing activities? Extra Bits: Bill Maher New Rule: Armed and Lonely, August 16, 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGp-omDD3V0&t=202s Our Social Media Pages: Instragram https://www.instagram.com/surviving.classicalmusic/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/survivingclassicalmusic

Duration:00:09:13

Introductions

9/3/2019
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Links worth sharing: Both Grace and Andrew went to the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis: https://www.musik-akademie.ch/schola-cantorum-basiliensis/de/home.html Grace's ensemble, Rumorum, has a facebook page. Take a look! https://www.facebook.com/rumorum/ Andrew's bassoon reed business: https://bassoons.ch/

Duration:00:37:51

*Preview* - 1

8/28/2019
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A bit about living in Switzerland as a musician. The full episode will be publish on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2018

Duration:00:00:37