excuse the mess
By Ben Corrigan
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excuse the mess is a new music podcast hosted by Ben Corrigan. It’s all about getting to know some of today's most exciting composers. We’ll chat about them and their music, of which you’ll hear excerpts throughout the episode. Then we’ll take on a music challenge; to co-compose a new piece of music in a day using only one instrument that the guest chooses to bring. You’ll be invited behind the scenes to discover how we made the track, step-by-step.
||Explicitextra mess • Mandy Parnell||Mandy Parnell, the mastering engineer legend, is the next guest for this very special 'extra mess' episode. She is one of the most respected and in demand mastering engineers in the world. Many of you working in music have probably heard of her, for th||24 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanextra mess • Hannah Peel||I’m extra excited to bring you the first of a bunch of bonus episodes, some ‘extra mess’. The first features one of today’s leading composers and songwriters, Hannah Peel. Her musical explorations will transport you into the far corners of the u||18 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#9B Matt Calvert [MUSIC MAKING]||Welcome to the music making part of the podcast. In only a few hours Matt and I make a new track from scratch using nothing but his shiny new resonator guitar and Ableton manipulations. Listen to it unfold. If you’re an Ableton user this is a good one||30 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#9A Matt Calvert [CHAT]||Here it is - the final episode of Series 1!! What an incredible bunch of months it has been and I'm excited to bring you this jam packed, final episode featuring none other than guitarist, composer and electronic music wizard, Matt Calvert. Three Trapp||30 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#8B Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch [MUSIC MAKING]||Follow Emilie and I as we co-compose a new piece together. Like in every etm episode we only use one instrument; for this episode we're using piano, getting into it's inards and playing with lots of extended techniques and layering. As part of the rul||12 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8A Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch [CHAT]||Episode #8 is the penultimate episode of Series One. I was overjoyed to speak to and write music with the amazing composer, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch. Emilie's practice focuses mainly around a central piano sound (being a pianist) that acts as a spri||12 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#7 Mira Calix||MIRA CALIX is up next on excuse the mess. Mira is a multidimensional artist that first gained prominence for her experimental electronic music released on Warp Records. However, her projects go beyond the electronic world. She has worked with many prest||17 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#6 Douglas Dare||This episode delves into the mind of a much loved singer songwriter, Douglas Dare. A key artist on the Erased Tapes label. If you’re a songwriter or interested in learning how one of these song driven creatures think then hit the play thingy, don’t||11 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#5 Mark Lockheart||Mark Lockheart is up next on excuse the mess. A composer and saxophonist primarily working in jazz but always finding himself in very different worlds due to his adventurous tastes and versatility as a musician and collaborator. He has been at the for||24 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#4 Robert Ames||Hello there! Episode #4 features one of the most important voices to emerge in contemporary music culture in recent years. Robert Ames is the co-artistic director, co-principal conductor and violist of the London Contemporary Orchestra. Since the LCO's||30 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3b Emily Hall (Gender Inequality in Music)||An important subject, which is rightly getting a lot of discussion at the moment, is that of inequality for women working in music and beyond. I spent a day with composer Emily Hall as part of episode 3 of excuse the mess. We got quite in depth on this||5 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#3 Emily Hall||Welcome all to episode #3 of excuse the mess. In this episode I take a trip to Stroud to meet Emily Hall, a really brilliant contemporary classical composer. We potter about the local countryside and discuss her music including her upcoming release, 'Li||28 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 Laura Jurd||excuse the mess has returned, fuelled by funding from the art enablers, Arts Council England and PRS Foundation - big thank you’s go to them. I’m very excited to bring you episode #2 featuring Laura Jurd, the jazz composer, trumpeter and improv||13 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#1 Manu Delago||Welcome to the pilot episode of 'excuse the mess' featuring Manu Delago.Manu is a brilliant composer, percussionist and hang drum pioneer. He writes for various things including his band Manu Delago Handmade. He also works with the likes of Anoushka Sha||3 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Informative and entertaining podcast. Takes you inside the creative process. Very original idea.
Captivating and honest, interwoven with incredible music/ musicians
A must listen!
Great concept presented in a very entertaining and hugely insightful format. Makes for a thrilling and educative listen!