Bringing Musical Legends and Performance Artistry to the Stage, Shane W. Cadman

Happy March and welcome to a new Words On New Music audio podcast episode with Paul Muller and myself, Jim Goodin!

Last October when I was visiting Paul in Los Angeles we caught up again with friend and fellow composer/musician Shane W. Cadman who teaches and manages the Whittier College Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts in Whittier, CA.  Shane plans and books performances for the 400 seat theatrical and musical performance arts space.  We featured him two years ago on WONM and it was wonderful to meet-up again and bring this episode to be!

Among the many creative and interesting musical artists Shane has brought to the Shannon Center in his 8 years there, he has in the last two seen a dream come to fruition, bringing to the stage two celebrated, legendary musical artists who have both highly influenced his own musical life and creative work, Philip Glass and Harold Budd.

In my time visiting last fall Paul and I thought it would be great to sit down with Shane and have him speak about these performances and how they came to be of which very successful events, Glass in October 2017 and Budd in August 2018.  Our meet-up took place first at a lovely outdoor sunny southern California lunch and then concluding for a few minutes inside the Shannon Center.

Join us now for a delightful conversation with Shane!

WONM with Jim Goodin & Paul Muller – a conversation with Shane W. Cadman, bringing musical legends and performance artistry to the stage!

Music in this episode…

Mad Rush by Philip Glass, Solo Piano, 1989, Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

As Long As I Can Hold My Breath (at Night) by Harold Budd, Avalon Sutra, 2004, Samadhi Sound

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Of Reason, Composition and Remix, the musings of Steve Layton

From the Western New Music States to the Eastern New Music States this is the New Music audio podcast Words On New Music with your rocking and rolling hosts’ Jim Goodin and Paul Muller. This episode Jim and Paul welcome composer, musician, NIWO label pioneer and every present musical wordsmith of the modern alternative classical blog Sequenza 21, Steve Layton to the mic! Join us now for the words and music of Steve Layton!

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Music by Steve Layton and member musicians of Sound-In featured this episode,

Punch Back (2018)

Summer Going Out of Focus (2017) – featuring Sound-In member artists Paul Muller, James Bailey, Kavin Allenson and Roger Sandstorm.  Remix by Steve Layton.

At the Foothills (2018) – featuring Sound-In member artists Bill Newbold, Jim Goodin and Paul Mimlitsch.  Remix by Steve Layton.

Afterimages (2012)

Steve Layton online resources

www.niwo.com

stevelayton.bandcamp.com

Purity of voice, quirky creative musical wit – Jude Cowan Montague, the July Words On New Music interview!

Welcome to the July Words On New Music with Jim Goodin and Paul Muller, a show focused on New Music.  A genre not limited but encompassing electronic, modern classical and experimental among others.  This episode we talk to Jude Cowan Montague, an English musical, visual and poetic artist whose creative muse flows from heartfelt folky lyricism to bouncing retro organ ‘fun’ songs to caricature story like drawings to being outside the box, enveloping the human experience in art and song and along the way hosting the eclectic News Agents.  Join Paul and I for the words and music of Jude Cowan Montague.

LISTEN >>> Words On New Music – Jude Cowan Montague interview – July 2018

Music by Jude and her duo partner, Matthew Armstrong featured this episode….

The Ivy by Jude Cowan Montague

Cross My Heart by Jude Cowan Montague

Herstmonx by Jude Cowan Montague and Matthew Armstrong

Blue Boys by Jude Cowan Montague and Matthew Armstrong

Available on Linear Obsessional Recordings

Richard Sanderson, Of Melodeon and Keeper of the Linear

With spring arriving so does a new episode of Words On New Music with the cross-country tag team of Paul Muller and myself, Jim Goodin.  This episode Paul and I connect our Skype thread across the Atlantic pond and talk to the eloquent and amazing Richard Sanderson, experimental melodeonist, composer, improvising musician and founder/owner/curator of Linear Obsessional Recordings.

Click and listen with us now – Words On New Music with Jim Goodin & Paul Muller in conversation with Richard Sanderson


Music featured in this episode…

Memory Committee by Richard Sanderson, from A Thousand Concrete Perils on Linear Obsessional Recordings

De-escalated by Richard Sanderson, from A Thousand Concrete Perils on Linear Obsessional Recordings

Lichen Wall by Steve Moyes, from Gardening on Linear Obsessional Recordings

Hobby Horse by Jude Cowan Montague, from Winter Hill Sings on Linear Obsessional Recordings

Richard Sanderson photo by Mark Pringle

 

From Experimental Rock and Roll Youth to an On-the-Rise composer of orchestral and chamber works, Julian Bennett Holmes

Welcome to the first Words On New Music for 2018!  Join Paul Muller and I, Jim Goodin, for a live Skype interview of inspired conversation and music with NYC based composer, Julian Bennett Holmes.

Julian was born in New York City, in 1991.  After studying with Lowell Liebermann and Richard Danielpour, he currently studies with Marjorie Merryman at the Manhattan School of Music.  As a teenager, he toured internationally, playing drums in experimental rock bands.

He has won prizes including the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Composers Award, the Mannes College Bohuslav Martinů Prize, and the Second Prize at the Seventh International Antonín Dvorák Composition Competition.  In 2016, his first symphony was premiered by the Mannes Orchestra, and his first opera, a one-act, will be premiered in early 2018.

In this episode Paul and I talk with Julian about the life cycle of his symphony for 80 piece orchestra, from creation to the live performance and about his composition Fantasy for Violin and Electronics.

Click the link below to listen now to the words and music of Julian Bennett Holmes.

WONM with Jim Goodin & Paul Muller in conversation with Julian Bennett Holmes


Musical works by Julian Bennett Holmes featured in this Words On New Music
  • Duet for Violin and Violincello, the First Movement (2016)
  • Finale Presto, the Fourth Movement from his first Symphony (2016)
  • Fantasy for Violin and Electronics
  • Piano Sonata #2, the Third Movement

artist photograph by Marisha Falkovich

 

Crossing time, the voice and work of Anna Homler

Transportive and mesmerizing!  Come along with Jim and Paul’s November Words On New Music audio podcast and listen to the music of performance artist, singer, sound maker and creator of Breadwoman, Anna Homler!

LISTEN – Crossing time, the voice and work of Anna Homler

Music featuring Anna Homler in this episode

Plutonian Lullaby by Anna Homler & Sylvia Hallett

Ee Ché by Anna Homler & Steve Moshier

Yesh Té by Anna Homler & Steve Moshier

Tinselgruntz by Steve Beresford, Anna Homler and Richard Sanderson.  From the Berlin Toy Bizaar at the Berlin Jazz Festival.

Probate Codes by the London Improvisatory Orchestra featuring Anna Homler and other voices, Adam Bohman and Sue Lynch.  Conducted by Steve Beresford.  Live voice processing Andrian Northover.  Recording by Jeff Ardone.

Looking North – WONM talks with J.C. Combs

And it’s July and a new episode of Words On New Music is out!  This episode Paul and I talk with the wise beyond his years, composer, sound artist and social media founder of Sound In (formerly ImprovFriday) Mr. J.C. Combs.  Much in this episode from his beginnings, piano work in New Complexity, some history about Sound In and his new forthcoming work tipping hat to Brian Eno, Northern Lights. JCCombs

Listen Looking North – WONM talks with J.C. Combs – July 2017 60:00

And I’m excited to announce that Words On New Music has established with Patreon so that if you feel so moved you can consider supporting our work with a couple of bucks a month which will help us grow the cast and widen our audience.  If you donate we’ll add your name to our supporting donors on our show closing.  Sincere thanks and here’s the link to our support page. Support Words On New Music, become a Patreon Donor!

Music by J.C. Combs featured in this episode…

Phase Study for Paul Muller

The De Evolution of Adam and Eve

Blonde Dick

Passi

Northern Lights II

Northern Lights IV