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57 EpisodesProduced by Chamber Music & Jazz ConversationsWebsite

A bi-weekly podcast, Soundweavers explores the triumphs and tribulations of the chamber music community through conversations with emerging and established performers, composers, and educators. Through dialogue with guest artists and ensembles, we delve into what it means to present contemporary and… read more

57 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

3.04 Juliani Ensemble

May 24th, 2023


This week Rosy chats with members of the Juliani Ensemble - Anita Graef, Julian Graef and Emily Seaberry. They speak about maintaining ensemble …

3.03 Derby City Music Festival

May 10th, 2023


In this episode, Rosy chats with Nicholas Finch, Artistic Director of Derby City Chamber Music Festival and Principal Cellist of the Louisville …

3.02 Arthur Keegan

May 3rd, 2023


In this episode, Rosy delves into deep conversation with British composer Arthur Keegan. They speak about his new song cycle based on the works of …

3.01 Icarus Quartet

April 26th, 2023


In this episode, Rosanna chats with the Icarus Quartet - Larry Weng, Christopher Goodpasture, Matt Keown, and Jeff Stern - about building repertoire, working with composers, maintaining a work-life balance, and the …

3.00 Season Introduction - What is a "Soundweavers"?

April 19th, 2023


Welcome to Season 3 of the Soundweavers Podcast!

In this short introductory episode, host Rosanna Moore, editor Evan Henry and producer Nikolas …

Hiatus Message

November 23rd, 2022


Soundweavers Podcast will be on hiatus until next year.

2.24 UpBeat Collaboration

August 24th, 2022


In the final Cast Chat and episode of season 2, we are joined by the hosts of UpBeat Podcast (a part of Everything Conducting), John Devlin and Enrico Lopez-Yañez, to discuss the similarities between large and small …

2.23 Playing Classical Music on Electric Guitar: DJ Sparr

July 20th, 2022


Guitarist and composer DJ Sparr joins us to chat about the central role that the relationships built in school play in securing future work. He …

2.22 Using Brass Quintet to Promote Female Voices: Calypsus Brass

July 7th, 2022


Jacquelyn Lankford and Stephanie Ycaza of Calypsus Brass join us to chat about the significance of being an all-female-identifying group in the world of brass ensembles. They speak with us about the workshops, which …

2.21 Giving All Kids a Chance to Play: Music Haven

June 22nd, 2022


Violist Annalisa Boerner of Music Haven and the Haven String Quartet joins us to discuss the organization's mission to enhance access to chamber …

2.20 Introducing Evan Henry: Cast Chat

June 8th, 2022


Our new producer, Evan Henry, joins us to discuss his life as a student and composer and how he found his way into audio engineering as a segment of his professional career.

Evan Henry is a composer and music copyist …

2.19 Making Music for Silent Films: FRAME Ensemble

May 25th, 2022


Irine Røsnes, Trevor Bartlett, and Jonny Best of FRAME Ensemble joins us to discuss their work improvising for silent films, from how they got started working within this genre to their process preparing for each film. …

2.18 Using Music To Explore Identity: Nina Shekhar

May 11th, 2022


Composer Nina Shekhar joins us to chat about her work exploring identity, vulnerability, love, and laughter in her work and her process for exploring …

2.17 Enlivening A Cappella Music: Gesualdo Six

April 27th, 2022


Owain Park of Gesualdo Six joins us to discuss the origins of the ensemble. We chat about the many traditions for a vocal consort, from the sacred elements associated with a cappella music to the members' conventional …

2.16 Managing a Modern Quartet: Attacca Quartet

April 13th, 2022


Domenic Salerni of the Attacca Quartet joins us to chat about what it means to "live in the present…without rejecting the virtues of the past" and how the ensemble approaches breathes new life into traditional projects. …

2.15 Inside Internships: Cast Chat

March 30th, 2022


Lydia Becker, former intern with Pegasus Early Music, joins us to discuss the experience of interning for a major arts organization, from the ins-and-outs of everyday business to the more memorable moments that led her …

2.14 The Evolution of an Ensemble: Eighth Blackbird

March 19th, 2022


Pianist Lisa Kaplan of eighth blackbird joins us to chat about the many evolutions of their organization, from the original ensemble to their many …

2.13 The Magic of Storytelling: Kincaid Rabb

March 2nd, 2022


Composer Kincaid Rabb joins us to discuss the consortium model for commissioning new works, how their composition approach does and doesn’t change when composing for a consortium, and the basics on how to put consortia …

2.12 When Brass Join the Party: Riot Jazz

February 16th, 2022


Steve Pycroft of Riot Jazz joins us to discuss how their ensemble approaches collaborations, from expanding their core ensemble to working with MC …

2.11 Engaging a Screen-Centric Audience: fivebyfive

February 2nd, 2022


Laura Lentz, Marc Webster, and Eric Polenik of fivebyfive join us to chat about how they tailor their work to screen-centric audiences, and how their …

2.10 Reflections on DEIA: Cast Chat

January 19th, 2022


In this cast chat, the team continues the discussion on approaches to improving diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in the small ensemble community. We share several strategies for sustaining these conversations …

2.9 Founded on Representation: Imani Winds

December 29th, 2021


Monica Ellis from Imani Winds joins the Soundweavers team to chat about their ensemble's origin and the gradual development of their mission over their first several years. She shared about Imani's really interesting …

2.8 Putting Yourself "Out There" vs. Having Patience: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

December 15th, 2021


Mike Baker and Rory Russell of the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet join the Soundweavers team to discuss their work promoting the guitar quartet through a …

2.7 Connecting to Her Roots: Reena Esmail

December 1st, 2021


Reena Esmail joins us to chat about integrating her Western and Hindustani roots in her composition and throughout her work as artistic director of Shastra. We chat about how she prepares listeners with less experience …

2.6 Recasting Old Gems in a New Light: Pacific Harp Project

November 17th, 2021


Harpist Megan Bledsoe Ward joins us to chat about how she stumbled into improvisation as a harpist and how her early experiences resulted in the …

2.5 3 Essentials of Starting a Project: Cast Chat

November 3rd, 2021


In this cast chat, the team discusses three essential components for launching a new project, from beginning by articulating a vision and a timeframe …

2.4 15 Years of Music-Making With No Real Plan: Yarn/Wire

October 20th, 2021


Laura Barger from Yarn/Wire joins the Soundweavers team to chat about what it really means to proceed without a plan, auditioning and integrating new …

2.3 Music Education & Building Community: Viet Cuong

October 6th, 2021


Composer Viet Cuong joins us to discuss the role that marching band played in his formative years and the impact it continues to have on his current …

2.2 The Genre-Jumping Saxophonist: Idit Shner

September 22nd, 2021


Saxophonist Idit Shner joins us to chat about moving between the classical and jazz worlds, her early love for baroque music as a young recorder player, and her thoughts on providing space for students to experience …

2.1 20 Years of Guiding Chamber Music America: Margaret Lioi

September 8th, 2021


Margaret Lioi, past Chief Executive Officer of Chamber Music America, joins us to discuss the process of developing and realizing her vision for the small ensemble community and supporting this vision through strategic …

2.0 What's New in Season 2?

September 1st, 2021


In our pre-season episode, the Soundweavers team discusses updates to the podcast in this upcoming season, the launch of our new Patreon, and the extra content and new opportunities that come along with it.

Soundweavers …

1.25 Cast Chat

August 4th, 2021


In the final episode of our first season, the Soundweavers team discusses some of the major themes throughout the season—relationships, adaptability, and self-reflection—and explore how these themes intersected with …

1.24 Lake George Festival

July 21st, 2021


Alexander Lombard, Roger Kalia, and Barbora Kolarova join us to discuss the founding of the Lake George Music Festival, the inner mechanics of …

1.23 Miguel del Águila

July 7th, 2021


.Composer Miguel del Águila joins us to discuss his interest in rhythm and drama and how his nostalgia for home informs his compositional language. He describes his use of transcription as a means of recasting aspects …

1.22 I Ketut Gede Asnawa

June 23rd, 2021


Balinese performer and composer I Ketut Gede Asnawa joins us to discuss his work with Balinese gamelan music in Indonesia and the United States. We explore the varieties of gamelan music throughout Indonesia and how …

1.21 Eira Lynn Jones

June 9th, 2021


Harpist Eira Lynn Jones joins us to chat about her work with the Juniper Project, a flute and harp duo that performs and records not only the most virtuosic repertoire, but also the approachable repertoire that they …

1.20 Cast Chat

May 26th, 2021


In this cast chat, the team amplifies the conversations from the Disruption. Action. Change. series hosted by the Eastman School of Music Institute …

1.19 Amatis Trio

May 12th, 2021


Violinist Lea Hausmann, cellist Samuel Shepherd, and pianist Mengjie Han of the Amatis Piano Trio join us to chat about scoping out chamber partners …

1.18 Akropolis Reed Quintet

April 28th, 2021


Clarinetist and saxophonist Kari and Matt Landry of the Akropolis Reed Quintet join the Soundweavers team to discuss their approach to growing the …

1.17 Kalia Vandever

April 14th, 2021


Jazz trombonist and composer Kalia Vandever joins us to chat about conceptualizing her album In Bloom, funding this project through touring and crowdsourcing, identifying a recording engineer and studio, and developing …

1.16 Pegasus Early Music

March 31st, 2021


Executive Director and lutenist Deborah Fox of Pegasus Early Music joins the Soundweavers team to discuss the nature of leading an organization that curates both the repertoire and personnel for each concert. She speaks …

1.15 Cast Chat

March 17th, 2021


Rosy, Blaire, and Adam chat about the origins, purposes, and impacts of the Grammy Awards on the classical music industry; the role that the Grammys …

1.14 Tony Arnold

March 3rd, 2021


Soprano Tony Arnold joins us to chat about hopping careers from orchestral conductor to international superstar vocalist, her varied interests in how …

1.13 Fifth House Ensemble

February 17th, 2021


Melissa Ngan and Herine Coetzee Koschak of Fifth House Ensemble join us to discuss their roots in the community engagement initiatives spearheaded by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and their origins on a 36-hour road …

1.12 Third Coast Percussion

February 3rd, 2021


Sean Connors and Peter Martin from Third Coast Percussion join Soundweavers to discuss the stages of entering, campaigning for, and winning a Grammy; …

1.11 Pascal Le Bœuf

January 20th, 2021


Pianist-composer Pascal le Boeuf joins the Soundweavers team to discuss how he uses composition to prioritize human connections through music and resonating with others by identifying their musical values. He chats with …

1.10 Cast Chat

January 6th, 2021


Rosy, Blaire, and Adam discuss the #MeToo movement’s impact on the music industry, community music schools, and higher education, and the practices …

1.9 The Society for Chamber Music in Rochester

December 30th, 2020


Co-Artistic Directors Juliana Athayde and Erik Behr of the Society for Chamber Music in Rochester join us to discuss strategies for effective …

1.8 Castle of Our Skins

December 16th, 2020


Ashleigh Gordon, the Artistic and Executive Director of Castle of our Skins, joins us to chat about her work leading a collective dedicated to …

1.7 Amy Williams

December 2nd, 2020


Composer Amy Williams joins us to discuss her youth surrounded by amazing composers and performers in her living room and her early professional years embarking on crazy projects like transcribing Conlon Nancarrow’s …

1.6 Twelfth Day

November 18th, 2020


The genre-bending violin and harp duo Twelfth Day joins us to discuss their work weaving the Scottish folk and Western classical traditions, …

1.5 Cast Chat

November 4th, 2020


Rosy, Blaire, and Adam discuss the immediate and lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements. The cast chats about how musicians are grappling with the sudden move to remote …

1.4 JACK Quartet

October 21st, 2020


John Pickford Richards of the JACK Quartet joins us to discuss the evolution of the ensemble from a fledgling student group to an international …

1.3 Michael Frazier

October 7th, 2020


Composer Michael Frazier joins us to discuss his compositional philosophy and methods, whether the ensemble or the idea comes first, the conflict between using specific techniques versus writing what you hear, …

1.2 WindSync

September 23rd, 2020


Anni Hochhalter and Julian Hernandez of WindSync join us to discuss their work connecting with listeners by exploring various modes of performance …

1.1 loadbang

September 9th, 2020


Andy Kozar and Jeff Gavett of loadbang join Soundweavers to discuss their role in cultivating a new sonic landscape. We explore loadbang’s promotion …

1.0 What is Soundweavers?

August 22nd, 2020


Founders Adam Cordle, Blaire Koerner, and Rosanna Moore discuss the launch of Soundweavers, a podcast exploring the triumphs and tribulations of the …

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