By Pete Johnston
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Conversations with Canadian Composers
||CleanEp. 05 - Martin Arnold||Episode 5 of Northern Static is a discussion and …||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 04 - Christine Bougie||Episode 4 of Northern Static is a discussion and …||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 03 - Mike Smith||A conversation with composer and multi-instrument…||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 02 - Lina Allemano||Episode 2 of Northern Static is a discussion and …||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 01 - Ken Aldcroft in Memoriam||This inaugural episode of Northern Static explore…||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Friendly and passionate
Lovely to listen to. Pete and his guests are really friendly and share their passion for music beautifully.
A gem of reporting on an important music niche.
Pete's interviews with his friends also happen to fill a crucial hole in music scholarship: the Toronto contemporary music scene. Keenly curious about people, Pete creates conditions for composers to speak astutely about their own practice. I particularly enjoy the troubling of conventional process tropes: do they like to notate their work, or do it on the computer? Straight to 2-track? In most cases, it's more complicated and interesting than that! All subjects have nifty ways of combining different modalities to get their music where they want it to go.