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Sounds of the World

Every week we will take off and travel to a new destination where we will discover some fascinating things about our musical world. Whether it is the classical world of London, the theater music of Japan, or the drums of Ghana, we will discuss pieces, important musical topics, and interview composers and song writers. Our world is a buffet of music and it is time to eat!


We're an indie podcast, which means the two of us do all the work that goes into producing the show - that includes researching, recording, editing, and publishing episodes, working with advertisers, creating Patreon content and rewards, designing, sourcing and shipping merchandise, fixing tech snafus, maintaining the website and blog, social media, responding to listener emails...you name it! Sounds of the world has truly become a full-time job for us and we couldn't do it without your support!


If you like the show and want to make sure your musical passport stays up to date and TSA approved, and your plates full of fascinating mental "food" please set up a recurring donation. We'd be eternally grateful! You can do this at this link: https://app.redcircle.com/shows/b1eba219-2869-4000-a36d-a5873d9fb5d1/donations. Now get ready for some delicious servings!

Episodes

Episode 023 - Alan Theisen - THEisen Journal
Show Details1hr 4min
Episode 022 - Paul Novak - Feathery Complexity
Show Details55min 49s
Episode 021 - Catherine Likhuta - Composing for the Wind World
Show Details1hr 8min
Episode 020 - Matthew Lau - Contemporary Percussion
Show Details1hr 23min
Episode 019 - Joshua Trentadue - Composing in a New Millennium
Show Details1hr 11min
Episode 018 - Joel Thompson - Fighting for Community One Note at a Time
Show Details1hr 5min
Episode 017 - Bryan McAllister - Politics in Music
Show Details1hr 12min
Episode 016 - Dad Bodi - Life, Music, and Image
Show Details45min 26s
Episode 015 - Quinn Mason - Composing from Youth
Show Details51min 50s
Episode 014 - Tyson Davis - Musical Depictions of Life
Show Details1hr 5min
Episode 013 - Eero Saunamaki - Reconsidering the Recorder
Show Details50min 49s
Episode 012 - Rob Deemer and the Institute of Composers Diversity
Show Details1hr 16min
Episode 011 - The Delta Waves
Show Details51min 2s
Episode 010 - Anahita Abbasi and Niloufar Iravani - Iranian Composers in America
Hide Details1hr 10min

Today we have a wonderful double guest episode. We have the honor to speak two quickly rising stars in the contemporary classical music world, Anahita Abbasi and Niloufar Iravani. We talk about their music, their lives in Iran as well as in America/Europe, and the Iranian Female Composers Association (IFCA). In our discussions we destroy myths Americans might have of Iran and bridge the distance between our two countries.


Guests:

Anahita Abbasi - http://www.anahitaabbasi.com/

Niloufar Iravani - http://www.niloufariravani.com/


Hosts:

William F. Montgomery - http://www.williammontgomerycomposer.com/

Hillary Lester - http://thehealthymusiciansite.com/


Music Excerpts:

Why The Trees Were Murmuring - Anahita Abbasi. Performed by La Jolla Symphony. Conducted by Steven Schick. February 8th & 9th, 2020 ©2019


Seven, Fixed Media - Niloufar Iravani © 2017


Distorted Attitudes I (for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello, and contrabass) - Anahita Abbasi. ©2013


Energetic: Movement I of the Maze (for string quartet) - Niloufar Iravani © 2017


Disturbed Attitudes III: Scattered (for voice and tam-tam) - Anahita Abbasi ©2014


Links:

http://schallfeldensemble.com/

If you want to find out more about the Iranian Female Composer Association, contact here: connect.ifca@gmail.com



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Published Nov 23, 2020 at 6:00am
Episode 009 - Brandon Jenkins and The Sonic Boom!
Show Details1hr 16min
Episode 008 - Casidy Reed - HERstory
Show Details59min 23s
Episode 007 - Veronika Vitazkova - The Fujara
Show Details55min 6s
Episode 006 - Chatori Shimizu - The Sho
Show Details49min 59s
Episode 005 - Benjamin Staern - Seeing the Colors of Sound
Show Details48min 48s
Episode 004 - Hannah Selin and Hannah Nicholas - Wild Echo
Show Details49min
Episode 003 - Nicole Casino - Making Her Own Beat
Show Details58min 29s
Episode 001 - Bounce Music and Big Freedia
Show Details36min 10s
Episode 002 - Elizabeth Knox: Nevertheless, She Composed
Show Details1hr 12min
Episode 000 - Welcome and Introduction!
Show Details20min 31s