The Choral Contrarians
By Eric Barnum and Richard Robbins
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A couple of friendly conductors bantering about complex issues affecting the choral world.
||CleanSaturation: Secondhand Music and the Primary Experience||Richard and Eric discuss the positive and potential negative ramifications of music saturation, which is becoming increasingly evident in modern society. Does this saturation impact how we make ideological choices when it comes to music making...||2/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeaning(full)||Using two recent articles by David Brooks (New York Times opinion columnist and cultural commentator) as a jumping off point, Richard and Eric begin discussing the intersection and entanglement of ‘meaning’ and ‘emotion.’ How do these two concep||2/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe "Antifragile" Choir||In this first discussion, Richard and Eric examine "antifragility" (a concept developed by essayist and scholar, Nassim Taleb), and its relevance within a choral context. Can the metaphors and terms used by Taleb regarding antifragility's usef...||1/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Introduction||In their first podcast, Richard and Eric introduce themselves, detail how they met, and delve into some general concepts that the Choral Contrarians podcast will pursue. Readings and Writings cover two short letters sent between Elgar ...||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
The IDW meets the Choral world.
What a Time to be alive. I love it.
I am already loving the podcast. I will refer to it every time Dr. Richard Robbins says he has a story to tell the class and then proceeds to not tell the story. The topics are great and it is a really fun listen.
I was half expecting you to both make introductions, fill out the rest of the time with a sustained guitar podcast jingle, then say “goodbye”
- A guy on a buffalo