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Band Nerd Cast

Aug 31, 2018

In Episode 13, I sit down with Onsby Rose and discuss his relationship with David Maslanka and how he began the process of commissioning his Symphony 11 (which would later get consolidated with Symphony 10 upon David's passing). We also discuss Rose's own career as a composer and delve deep into the process...


Aug 24, 2018

In the second of a two-parter, I chat with Richard Bobo who is building the world's newest instrument - the Subcontrabassoon - an instrument one full octave below the Contrabassoon. In this part, we talk about composing for the instrument, manufacturing it, and some really bad puns.

www.subcontrabassoon.com


Aug 17, 2018

In the first of a two-parter, I chat with Richard Bobo who is building the world's newest instrument - the Subcontrabassoon - an instrument one full octave below the Contrabassoon. In this part, we talk mostly about the history and misconceptions of the instrument.

www.subcontrabassoon.com


Aug 10, 2018

In this episode, I have the great pleasure to talk with the composer Johan de Meij who is completing his Fifth Symphony for wind orchestra "Return to Middle Earth" where he revisits Tolkien's legendarium once again.

http://www.johandemeij.com/

https://www.gofundme.com/return-to-myddle-erde-symphony


Aug 3, 2018

In episode 9, I go and visit the studio of saxophonist, composer, and arranger David Lovrien where we discuss his playing with the Dallas Winds, arranging music, and the job of running a publishing company from his home among many other topics.

https://lovebirdmusic.com/