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November 2020

What’s the Score?: Episode #13 “Comparing Notes on Synesthesia”

Episode #13: 22 Nov 2020. Debra compares notes with pianist Lisa Hickman on what it's like to live and make music with Synesthesia, a neurological condition in which sensory pathways criss-cross, causing one to hear color or smell words. (1... Continue Reading →

What’s the Score?: Episode #12 The Impact of Titles on Listeners (Pt. 2 of 2)

Episode #12: 15 November 2020. Podcast listeners are invited to join Debra and 5 volunteer panelists in a second exploratory activity to discover what our minds conjure up about music without the imposed expectations of a specific title, and how our... Continue Reading →

Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between. When I am completely myself, entirely alone or during the night when I cannot sleep, it is on such occasions that my ideas flow... Continue Reading →

A. Copland

Aaron Copland (1900-1990) To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable. Most people use music as a couch; they want to be pillowed on it, relaxed and consoled for the stress... Continue Reading →

What’s the Score?: Episode #11 The Impact of Titles on Listeners (Pt 1 of 2)

Episode #11: 8 Nov 2020 Podcast listeners are invited to join Debra and 5 volunteer panelists in an exploratory activity to discover what our minds conjure up about music without the imposed expectations of a specific title, and how our... Continue Reading →

What’s the Score?: Episode #10 “Mechanical” for Saxophone Quartet by Debra Lynn

Episode #10: 1 November 2020 Debra celebrates the birthday of Adolphe Sax with an analysis of her saxophone quartet "Mechanical," and the compositions and arrangements of others who have delved into this unique and versatile genre. (30 mins) Recommended Listening... Continue Reading →

What’s the Score?: Episode #9 What Makes Scary Music Scary? (Special Hallowe’en Edition)

Episode #9: 25 October 2020. Debra fires up her composer cauldron to reveal the secret ingredients of scary music. (30 mins) Recommended Listening: Danse Macabre, Op 20 by Camille Saint-Saens Funeral March of a Marionette by Charles Gounod Halloween by... Continue Reading →

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