ANAM PODCAST: The Up-Bow Down-Low (episode 3)

Episode 3: Keepers of the Sacred Temple
by Luke Carbon (QLD clarinet) and Kenny Keppel (NZ clarinet)

We jump into the way-too-big topic of tradition this week, and ask if it can cause more problems than it solves. We talk about audiences and the classical music industry, the tropes of the orchestra, Kenny’s high school rock band, and the stuff we Australians left behind in Europe. We’re joined by the Scottish musicological giant Roy Howat whose virtuosic pianism is matched only by his passion for the study and revival of the French piano music of Debussy and Gabriel Faure. He gives us his take on tradition and what has gone wrong. Closer to home, ANAM’s very non-traditional flautist, Eliza Shephard, drops in to show us what a glissando headjoint sounds like in a slightly elongated Minute of Mimicry. Hilarity ensues.

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