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
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!
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.
Steve Layton online resources
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
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.
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
Northern Lights II
Northern Lights IV
And from the end of May, a new Words On New Music is out! This episode we bring you original NEW music from composers, Steve Layton, Paul Mimlitsch, Chris Vaisvil, Benjamin Smith, Ken Ficara, Shane Cadman, Kavin Allenson and Bill Newbold, from the New Music Internet community, Sound In – along with reacts in-between from the east-coast-west-coast-via-Skype hosts Jim Goodin and Paul Muller.
Artists and Music in this episode…
Steve Layton, Golden Years
Paul Mimlitsch, 051917g
Chris Vaisvil, It’s a Glitch Audio
Benjamin Smith, Ben.Improv.May.18.2017
Ken Ficara, After the Heat Broke
Shane W. Cadman, Piece051917
Kavin., Danse du Desartra
Bill Newbold, Say Something More 1
For the first day of May there’s a new Words On New Music podcast out! In this episode Jim and Paul talk about the concluding night of the Second Annual NYC Electroacoustic Improvisation Summit including samples of the artists who performed as well as commentary about similar work going on the West Coast. The NYC event took place this past February. The concert series featured music by artists focused on the integration of music improvisation and real-time interactive computer systems.
Artists’ music included in this cast (info from the eis.nyc website)…
Hear Ye, Hear Ye and You, the March 2017 episode of the Words On New Music podcast is out in living aural color! The Skype embodied tag-team of Jim Goodin and Paul Muller virtually sat down recently with multi-instrumentalist musician and composer Joseph (Joe) Benzola and had a grand conversation with Mr B talking about his musical art, inspirations, opinions, happiness and anger, all right here on the March 2017 Words On New Music!
Musical works featured by the composer in this episode include…
Kurt and Jaco Are Dancing In Heaven (from the album, Portraits Of The Dead Complete: 1995-2014)
Improv In Memory Of Larry Coryell
Charles Ives – For Dan Stearns (from the album, Portraits Of The Dead Complete: 1995-2014)
Tuareg (from the album, Tuareg)
Three Short Pieces (from the album, Tuareg)