Kai Talim wants to talk about curiosity. Douglas Detrick and this pianist turned podcaster and entrepreneur had a thoughtful conversation about how following our curiosity can lead to new directions in our lives.
Vol. V | Ep. 5 – Leila Haile & Joaquin Lopez
In the time COVID-19, Leila Haile and Joaquin Lopez, Portland, Oregon’s newest Creative Laureates, are focused on healing, especially for […]
Vol. V | Ep. 4 – William Seiji Marsh
William Seiji Marsh was inspired by a moment of personal realization to launch a new business during the pandemic. Douglas Detrick and Marsh talk about goal setting in music, and how it can relieve anxiety and improve outcomes when done with a more honest mindset.
Vol. V | Ep. 3 – Tanya Kalmanovitch
“Why do I continue to devote myself to music?” was a starting point for violist, ethnomusicologist, author and educator Tanya Kalmanovitch to launch her newsletter The Rest. Hear her talk with Douglas Detrick about how capitalism and music interact, how she talks about money with her conservatory students, and how we can stop setting ourselves up for failure in our personal musical practice.
Vol. V | Prologue
Melting down the broken bits of Volume IV and forging a new narrative about a willful yet adaptive material. An introduction to the theme, the music, and the guests of Volume V, inspired by glass.
Vol. IV | Ep. 7 – Sarah Tiedemann
Sarah Tiedemann, is Artistic Director of Third Angle New Music and a flute and piccolo player with the Oregon Ballet Theatre Orchestra. We talked about how she and other artists are getting through the pandemic; what non-Portlanders should know about our hometown; and how predominantly white arts organizations can help tell the stories of marginalized communities in an ethical way.
Vol. IV | Ep. 5 – Joy Harjo on Repatriation
Directors and the Poet Laureate of the United States about the repatriation of the Yale Union building in Portland, Oregon to her organization, about her role as Poet Laureate in a toxic time in American politics, and how she found her voice through poetry and music.
Vol. IV | Ep. 4 – Onry and Livin’ in the Light
Amidst the struggles of the pandemic and racial justice protests in Portland, Onry has taken the opportunity to clarify his priorities, taking his creative future in his own hands. Onry is a singer, dancer, actor, and pianist based in Portland, Oregon. He’s one of very few Black professional classical singers here. When the pandemic hit, Onry went outside to find places to sing, to keep his voice strong, and that led to some experiences that inspired his new project, a documentary and studio recording project called Livin’ in the Light. You can see a beautiful music video that’s part of the project at moredevotedly.com, as well as a link to a fundraiser that’s still in progress. We talk about how the experiences he’s had during this time showed Onry that it was time to step into his own light, and to show how others can do the same in their own way.
Vol. IV | Ep. 2 – Andre Middleton and Friends of Noise
Andre Middleton is Executive Director of Friends of Noise, a nonprofit seeking to foster healing and growth for the creative […]
Vol. III | Ep. 6 – Stone Work
A sound-rich essay with original music about how building with stone is like building a society where all Americans have the opportunity to create resilient communities.