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Crushing Classical

Crushing Classical is a series of interviews with classical musicians who are forging unique paths with their talent, creating their own artistic fulfillment and financial comfort, and finding ways to thrive. I celebrate these brave people who are taking routes outside of traditional orchestral or academic employment! As always, I invite you to listen for your own sparks and breadcrumbs, and use these interviews to find the possibilities that exist in your own life.
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Now displaying: September, 2022

The Happiest Musician: Creating A Career you Love With All The Things You Love Doing

Sep 29, 2022

Today you’ll hear my interview with Deb Stevenson: Oboist, teacher, musician contractor, and founding member of Rendezvous Arts.  The organization she created hosts events that offer  something for EVERYONE and is a triumph of win win for musicians, visual artists, and audiences alike. 


Deb has had a career in music for 35 years. She has  seen all sides of the music profession - from orchestra to Broadway shows and even playing with rock bands!  She teaches  at the high school and college level and contracts musicians for concerts. “I love to play the oboe, but even more than that - I love to create work for music and visual artists - and to make connections between these people and their audiences.” 

It is not EASY to start up a new organization that has legs, that quickly gains support from everywhere. Deb makes it seem easy. Enjoy this episode, enjoy hearing the backstory - and listen for the GEMS of advice and magic that she shares! 

Follow Rendezvous Arts at their gorgeous website, or email them at info@rendezvousarts.org.

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I'm your host, Jennet Ingle. I love you all. Stay safe out there!

Sep 15, 2022

Daisy Press was raised on the buses, planes, hotels, and stages of a large-scale international rock ’n’ roll tour, on which both her parents performed for over 40 years. Since then, she has become a ferocious and ardent interpreter and creator of experimental classical (and non-classical) music in the United States and Europe. 

In the modern classical genre, Daisy regularly performs as a soloist with Vienna-based ensembles Klangforum Wien and Phace, and with them has sung the work of composers Bernard Lang, Martin Smolka, Rebecca Saunders, and Fausto Romitelli at the Wiener Konzerthaus and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.

In the world of nightlife and pop music, for several years Daisy served as the lead backing singer/dancer for the band Chromeo. On Broadway, she originated the Horned Goddess role in The Devouring, where she sang her feminine-vibes arrangement of Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” every night. At Brooklyn’s noted and notorious House of Yes, Daisy has served as singer-in-residence, and regularly collaborates with its truly astounding in-house aerialists, dancers, and circus performers, composing, improvising, and performing works which embody virtuosity, ecstasy, holiness, humor, and necessary stings of irreverence.

On her own, over the last 20 years, Daisy has become a specialist in the music of 12th-century mystic and polymath Hildegard of Bingen. Not a  traditionalist, Press incorporates elements of North Indian (Hindustani) ragas into her unusual and extraordinary interpretations of the original Medieval chants.

 

In our conversation, we looked at the path of Daisy's creativity - from discovering Hildegard to releasing this stunning new album of her works.  The non-linearity of the path stands out, as does Daisy's insistence on leaning into what feels good, what she WANTS to work on in the moment. What would it be like for YOU to make your creative and artistic choices in this way? 

You can visit Daisy's website or follow her on Instagram

The album is You Are the Flower - Music from Hildegard von Bingen - Vol. 1; from StorySound Records. 

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Sep 1, 2022

Reach out to me to schedule a quick deep dive conversation so I can keep this podcast relevant! 

Ellen is a Professional Certified Coach, who has coached everyone from CEOs of multimillion dollar companies, to world renowned singers, to healthcare workers, to aspiring business owners — but what unites them all is their thought leadership and creative entrepreneurship. She works with people who seek to write their own story of success and to shake up their industry along the way. Having sung on such famed stages as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, as well as with opera companies in America and Europe, Ellen found fulfillment after becoming a coach because she realized how many “shoulds” she was living — instead of aligning with what she deeply desired. Having founded two multi-six-figure businesses, delved into original songwriting, created a bicoastal lifestyle in New York and Phoenix, and now begun a family with her husband Matt, Ellen models the courageous and unpredictable path of pursuing her dreams, while supporting her clients in doing the same.

Find out more at Ellen's website, follow her instagram at @ellen_broen and check out her new YouTube channel.

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I'm your host, Jennet Ingle. I love you all. Stay safe out there

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