A podcast for people who see the arts as a force for positive, progressive change.
More Devotedly is a gathering point for a community of people who recognize the power of the arts to create change, and who understand how to use that power. The title of the show is inspired by conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein’s reaction to the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 when he said “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”
The artists who will share their ideas and experience on this podcast are following that advice, but in many cases, they’re doing much more. Going beyond the traditional confines of artistic practice, they’re using new tools and tactics to realize a future that is more inclusive, more just, and more peaceful. More Devotedly seeks to help its community to recognize its power as messengers, warriors, and healers, and use that power in the cultural and political realms.
About Douglas Detrick
Douglas Detrick is a composer, songwriter, trumpeter, banjoist, podcast producer and arts leader whose work in these diverse areas is distinguished by its quiet thoughtfulness and its embrace of good ideas from unconventional sources.
He was awarded a 2017 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship, and leads the chamber-folk quartet Little One, chamber-jazz quintet AnyWhen Ensemble, and is the Executive and Artistic Director of the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble. He has performed throughout the United States at venues including the Stone, the Phillips Collection and many universities.
Douglas Detrick was the producer of Hard Refresh, a podcast about “when things on the internet break,” sponsored by Rocket Lift. He also produces Beyond Category, a story-telling and interview show about the programs of Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble.
Photo by Chad Lanning