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Brushes & Keys

31 EpisodesProduced by Austin Wintory & Angela BermudezWebsite

Join Artist Angela Bermudez and Composer Austin Wintory on this new adventure of hitting the record button during silly, fun and sometimes meaningful chats about... Everything in life! Through a creative point of view.

31 Episodes | 2022 - 2023

The power of live shows

November 30th, 2023


We asked our followers what should we talk about on this one, so here's a summary of all the shows we've been enjoying this year and also an quick …

What we leave behind

August 19th, 2023


Season 2 starts now! Have you ever thought about how your work, or even simply you, might impact people? What sort of impact, or legacy, do you hope …


June 22nd, 2023


Time flies! We reflect on our 1st year of Brushes & Keys and compare notes about the next year. Oh! and we're gifting another beautiful mic!

What makes you cry

June 8th, 2023


What is it in art, music and movies that can make us cry? We analyze ourselves to find the common threads amongst works that really got to us.

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WTF is the point of Avant Garde?

June 1st, 2023


"Pretentious" and "ridiculous," those are some of the terms typical audiences call Avant Garde art. Are these artists trying to open up our minds …

Traveling for the soul

May 11th, 2023


Angela returns from a lengthy trip in Costa Rica (for both business and pleasure), leading to a discussion about the value of both traveling the world and reconnecting with your roots. Also she got a supremely awesome …

Stray Gods: The cat is out of the bag!

April 20th, 2023


"Kept you waiting huh?" The amount of things that have been happening lately have been nuts, but one of those projects takes the title home! A …

I’m too old for this shit

March 2nd, 2023


At the risk of degenerating into 'old man yells at cloud,' we try to honestly examine how getting older is evolving our perspectives.

Album of the …

[Make it Three] Feat. Jim McKenzie

February 23rd, 2023


We welcome our first Brushes & Keys guest, kicking off the "Make it Three" series. This time sculptor and artist Jim McKenzie discusses art, …

A Valentine's Special

February 16th, 2023


Let's talk about that line that divides art about love between cheesy and painful. Why must good love stories demand so much struggling? Also! What …

We went to the Grammys!

February 9th, 2023


Let's talk about the Grammys! Questions were asked, answers were given. Austin makes a list of composers who deserve to have an award if the videogame category had existed earlier.

Album of the day: Switched-on Bach, …

Starting Over

February 2nd, 2023


Angela and Austin talk about the moment you think you didn't pick the right path in life, whether career or personal life. Is it too late to look for …

The Good, The Bad & The 2023

December 29th, 2022


We wrap up the year by reminiscing the good and bad things that 2022 brought to our lives, as we make a short list of goals for 2023.

Albums of the …


December 15th, 2022


Angela and Austin talk about science fiction portrayals of alien life, alien music, the legacy of H.R. Giger, and contemplate what cost is worth being the first human to meet alien life.

Album of the day: Forbidden …

Others Success

November 17th, 2022


Is it worth having others success present in our lives? How does that make us feel? This time we talk about others wins and how that might distort our view towards people. Also Austin got his 2nd Grammy nomination and …


November 3rd, 2022


Ch-ch-ch changes! They can be annoying and even scary but how much are we open to sacrifice in order to step forward and grow?

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It's Halloween!

October 27th, 2022


Dressing up for a Halloween photoshoot, creepy music, lots of candy and scared kids. Do you need anything else?... Oh yeah! Someone got a new B&K …

Horror Games

October 13th, 2022


What are the scariest games ever made? What even defines a HORROR game? Austin tells Angela about some of his favorite horror games from throughout the years, and tries to convince Angela to play ALIEN: ISOLATION (she's …

Horror Films

October 6th, 2022


We begin a month of horror themed episodes by discussing Horror Films, fun facts and trivia. Angela shares her 13 most favorite horror movies of all time with vague descriptions for Austin to guess!

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September 29th, 2022


“Simplistic” and “Simple” might sound the same but they are quite different. While Austin tells us a bit of his amazing trip to Thailand the conversation swings through some interesting takes on "Less is More" and how …


September 15th, 2022


Stereotypes are probably a ridiculous way to differentiate types of artists in our society, but aren't they there for a reason? We look at some of …


September 1st, 2022


Is envy a normal human instinct, or a character flaw? Are jealousy and envy the same thing? Angela and Austin trade thoughts surrounding personal and …

Artist vs Audience

August 26th, 2022


Who do we create for? Does the viewer have the power to change the artist's work? Austin and Angela discuss the difference between creating for exposure and doing it for pleasure. To spice things up a little bit, Austin …


August 18th, 2022


Is Quitting the same as Failing? Austin and Angela analyze the line in between failing and acknowledging that something isn’t destined for us. Also a happy winner gets the first exclusive Brushes & Keys microphone …


August 4th, 2022


Angela and Austin discuss the chemistry of creative relationships and inspiring partnerships. In addition to many tangents along those lines, they also do their first reader Q&A.

Album of the day: Duets, Frank …


July 28th, 2022


Do you consider yourself a workaholic? How long has it been since you took time for yourself? Austin, Angela and their inseparable companion Canvas …


July 21st, 2022


Being perfect, or good enough. Where do we draw the line? Is perfection reachable, or even a healthy goal? On Pet Peeves and Delights Austin revels in the power of the James Webb Space Telescope and the universe itself.

Portraying Hell

July 14th, 2022


Austin and Angela discuss their preferred damnation while analyzing the different types and descriptions of hell in art and music.
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July 7th, 2022


In a failed attempt at making this a cute and chill episode, Austin and Angela share stories about their pets and discuss the different depictions of animals through the History of Art. On Pet Peeves and Delights Angela …

Digital vs Traditional

June 30th, 2022


Digital or Traditional? Which one is the real deal? Austin and Angela dive into the conflict in between these two and explore how they even might define the artists today. On Pet Peeves and Delights Austin decides to …

Introducing: Brushes and Keys

June 28th, 2022


Meet Artist Angela Bermudez and Composer Austin Wintory on this little introduction and check what they're up to! 

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