The Sounding The Chord Documentary Project Podcast
By MIlamNYC Productions LLC
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This is the podcast for the documentary project Sounding The Chord. It's a project that's seeking all people that have lived in University City, Missouri in the US and gone on to be professional musicians. Sounding The Chord is the search for and recording/reporting of individuals that have 1) lived in the city of University City for at least 1 year of their lives, 2) gone to school in at least one of the public University City schools for one year of their lives, and 3) spent at least 1 year of their lives as a paid, professional musician or music professional. The goal is to interview these people in the places where they live and work now and show them doing what they do currently or what they did in the past as it related to music.
||#2 Discussing Sounding The Chord On St. Louis Public Radio||This 2nd podcast is a posting of an interview that director Rod Milam gave on the Cityscape program on St. Louis Public Radio, 90.7 KWMU (the big NPR affiliate station in town). The interview took place on Friday, September 23, 2011 when Rod was back in the St. Louis area to work on interviews with subjects for the project. Also being interviewed by program host Steve Potter were Mike and Rob Silverman (both U. City High graduates) who created the University City Jazz Festival. The very first U. City Jazz Festival was being held the next day in Heman Park. It was a great success with more than 2000 people enjoying the great music and perfect weather. During Rod's time back in St. Louis on this trip he conducted 3 interviews on camera with 4 different subjects (Wiley Price, Gloria Attoun, Michael Bauermeister, and Sandy Weltman) and got a total of 22 different U. City musicians and educators on camera for the project that he didn't have before. The trip was highly successful (while tiring).||10/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||#1 The First Test Sounding The Chord Podcast||Well, this has been a long time coming. Here is a presentation of audio material from the months of recording, traveling, scrambling, and succeeding. The following is just a sample of some interviews and recordings that we've made as part of this project. You'll hear quite a few voices, but no introduction except my own. So here's a rundown of the voices you hear in order, but most of the interviews won't fit into any other context except that the interviewees are from U. City and participated in the band programs. Cara Reedy - Intro Christie Mitchell - Sponsor Rod Milam - Welcome Ed Wolf (from Bolivia) - On full artistic experience at U. City Leslie Stricker Hunter - On a fun/crazy memory on stage playing in the high school AA Flight Attendant - Upon landing in Seattle, where the recording began in February of 2011 Mary Riles - First interviewee about her start on cello Mary Riles - In concert in Seattle Please write us back to let us know if it was easy to subscribe to the podcast, easy to download, and easy to hear. Also PLEASE let us know if you had any issues and what sort of device you were listening to this short podcast on. It'll help so much before we really roll out the big program, OK? Thanks! Rod Milam||7/7/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
Another triumph from that crucible of genius, University City, MO. The greatest triumph for Western Civilization since Gore Vidal punched Norman Mailer in the mouth.