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Couch Wisdom

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Couch Wisdom is a weekly podcast presenting the best of Red Bull Music Academy’s lecture archive. Questlove has called these in-depth interviews ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ for music, and who are we to disagree with Questlove? With personal stories and creative insights from Björk to The Black Madonna, Young Thug engineer Alex Tumay to Moodymann, there’s something for every music fan. Red Bull Music Academy is a world-traveling series of festivals and workshops est. in 1998.

Couch Wisdom is a weekly podcast presenting the best of Red Bull Music Academy’s lecture archive. Questlove has called these in-depth interviews ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ for music, and who are we to disagree with Questlove? With personal stories and creative insights from Björk to The Black Madonna, Young Thug engineer Alex Tumay to Moodymann, there’s something for every music fan. Red Bull Music Academy is a world-traveling series of festivals and workshops est. in 1998.
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Couch Wisdom is a weekly podcast presenting the best of Red Bull Music Academy’s lecture archive. Questlove has called these in-depth interviews ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ for music, and who are we to disagree with Questlove? With personal stories and creative insights from Björk to The Black Madonna, Young Thug engineer Alex Tumay to Moodymann, there’s something for every music fan. Red Bull Music Academy is a world-traveling series of festivals and workshops est. in 1998.

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Episodes

The Black Madonna

12/4/2017
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One of the most respected DJs working today, The Black Madonna has never shied away from speaking up for women, people of color and the LGBTQ community, both on and off the dancefloor. In her lecture from the 2016 Red Bull Music Academy in Montreal, the former Midwest raver tells us what it takes to challenge the status quo.

Duration: 00:49:31


Kaytranada

11/28/2017
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An unofficial Janet Jackson remix put Kaytranada on the map, but the Haitian-born beatmaker has emerged as the next in a long line of talents from Montreal. His debut album for XL Recordings netted him a Polaris Prize while putting his passion for Dilla beats, disco oddities and ’90s R&B on full display. At the 2016 Red Bull Music Academy, Kaytranada traces his early rise to fame.

Duration: 00:39:09


Pauline Oliveros

11/23/2017
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One of electronic music’s most important early figures, Pauline Oliveros dedicated her life to sound. An original member of the pioneering San Francisco Tape Music Center, she also founded the Deep Listening Institute. In this episode, recorded at the 2016 Red Bull Music Academy in Montréal and released in rememberance of her passing, Oliveros talks about building her own instruments and transformative potential of listening with more than the ear.

Duration: 00:34:39


Che Pope

11/10/2017
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As the chief operating officer of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label, Che Pope is one of the most influential figures in US rap and hip-hop culture. In his lecture from the 2015 Red Bull Music Academy in Paris, the Grammy-winning producer breaks down the labor of love that was working with Lauryn Hill and the ruthlessness of the hip-hop industry.

Duration: 00:39:23


Suzanne Ciani

11/4/2017
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Created in the early 1960s, the Buchla synthesizer revolutionized electronic music, but few have pursued its emotional and sonic possibilities as comprehensively as Suzanne Ciani. In her lecture at the 2016 Red Bull Music Academy, the Grammy-nominated artist and electronic-music pioneer recounts her lifelong relationship with the synthesizer and its inventor.

Duration: 00:43:35


Mtume

10/30/2017
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James Mtume may have crafted iconic LPs with Miles Davis, but it was his transition to R&B master that really set him apart. His duo with Reggie Lucas was an unstoppable force through the ’80s, and after decades of serving hit after hit, most notably the sampled-to-death “Juicy Fruit,” Mtume opens up at the Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014. Subscribe on [iTunes](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/couch-wisdom/id1279717987?mt=2) or...

Duration: 00:55:02


Iggy Pop

10/30/2017
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Iggy Pop was punk before punk even existed. His band The Stooges created some of the most potent rock music the world had ever heard, and his high-wire collaborations with David Bowie are the stuff of legend. In 2016, he affirmed his position in the pantheon of rock music with his Post Pop Depression LP. Red Bull Music Academy was honored to host him to Montreal in 2016.

Duration: 00:42:21


Moodymann

10/16/2017
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Moodymann is one of the most enigmatic figures house music ever bred. Despite his refusal to play the press-and-promo game, his voice has been among the loudest when it comes to preserving the rich heritage of Afro-American music while fighting the industry powers that be. In a rare public lecture at the 2010 Red Bull Music Academy, Kenny Dixon Jr. reveals all. Subscribe on "iTunes":https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/couch-wisdom/id1279717987?mt=2 or...

Duration: 00:46:13


Tanya Tagaq

10/11/2017
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A powerful voice from Canada’s north, Tanya Tagaq’s take on Inuk throat singing is a fiercely innovative fusion of old and new. In this episode of Couch Wisdom, recorded at the 2016 Red Bull Music Academy in Montreal and released in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, Tagaq discusses how the country’s untold history of human rights abuses have influenced her music and beliefs. Subscribe on "iTunes":https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/couch-wisdom/id1279717987?mt=2 or...

Duration: 00:47:59


Alex Tumay

10/5/2017
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In this lecture from the 2016 Red Bull Music Academy in Montreal, Tumay discusses working with one of the brightest and weirdest talents in rap and how Atlanta’s new generation struck gold with a unique new sound. Subscribe on "iTunes":https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/couch-wisdom/id1279717987?mt=2 or "Stitcher":https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/red-bull-music-academy/couch-wisdom9

Duration: 01:00:01


Björk

10/5/2017
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Over the last three decades, few musicians have matched the electrifying output and restless reinvention of Björk. On albums like _Post_, _Vespertine_, _Medúlla_ and 2015’s _Vulnicura_, the Icelandic icon has used the transformative power of her voice to construct unforgettable sonic worlds, prizing collaboration as an essential tool for creation and linking ideas from across disparate generations and cultures. After a childhood education in classical flute and piano, Björk released her...

Duration: 01:12:41