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The Listening Podcast features conversations with fascinating people in the world of music, film & art. We talk about how they got started, obstacles they faced, their personal creative process, and what inspires them.
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Listening with Bird York

Listening with Bird York

2019-10-1500:50:36

Kathleen “Bird” York is a study in creative versatility: an Oscar nominated songwriter and recording artist, (IN THE DEEP from Oscar winning film CRASH), a screenwriter who has developed pilots for Warner Bros, Sony, Paramount and Fox, and an accomplished actor having starred or costarred in dozens of films, miniseries and Emmy award-winning television series.A musician since fifteen, Bird’s songwriting ability got the attention of Warner Chappell which then lead to her critically acclaimed record with EMI. Her love for writing to picture found her composing and producing songs for several projects including Oscar winning film maker Paul Haggis’ CBS drama FAMILY LAW, Sony’s SEVEN POUNDS, Magnolia Pictures DUMBSTRUCK, and Warner Bros’ SUBLIME, as well as for television series CSI:NY, HOUSE, AMERICAN IDOL, ARMY WIVES, STAND OFF, NIP TUCK and WAREHOUSE 13. As an actor, she is best known for her work as Congresswoman Andie Wyatt on the West Wing, and can currently be seen as a series regular on the CBS/CW series IN THE DARK.
Listening with Jay Weigel

Listening with Jay Weigel

2019-10-0800:42:23

Jay Weigel is a distinguished composer, producer, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, and contractor for film, television, recordings, and concerts. Based in New Orleans, he has worked in the film and television industry for over 35 years. His recent scores and soundtrack recordings can be heard in the Warner Brothers films including, The Campaign, Green Lantern, Grudge Match, Get Hard, and Midnight Special; over 19 of Tyler Perry’s films including Nobody’s Fool, Acrimony, For Colored Girls, Meet the Browns, Madea Witness Protection, and Madea Goes to Jail; Universal’s Girl Trip; HBO’s Little Britain; I Love You Phillip Morris, Bullet to the Head; Netfilx’s The Last Laugh, The Highwaymen; and numerous documentaries and independent films. Upcoming projects include Tyler Perry’s A Fall from Grace I and The Oval, Paramount’s Paradise Lost, and Jason Berry’s City of a Million Dreams.  He has for the past 10 years taught Film Scoring and Midi Orchestration at Loyola University in New Orleans.
Listening with Alex Kelman

Listening with Alex Kelman

2019-10-0100:55:15

"I get to work with the most creative and intelligent people alive. I’m dedicated to discovering new music throughout the world while continuing to educate myself on the cultural context in which those ideas stem."Alex Kelman is a fixture in the music industry, both as a DJ and musician as well as a publisher responsible for finding new talent. As an executive for many years with Warp Publishing and ZYNC Music, he signed some amazing artists including The Glitch Mob, Danny Brown, and Khruangbin. He is now co-EVP of Creative/ A&R at Third Side Music (the company who represents such artists as Flying Lotus and Sofi Tukker). Join us as we talk negotiating deals, collaborating with artists, and what he's learned along the way. 
Listening with Lili Haydn

Listening with Lili Haydn

2019-09-2400:41:59

GRAMMY winner Lili Haydn has played with, sung with, and opened for everyone from Roger Waters, Herbie Hancock, Sting, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and George Clinton's P-Funk All Stars, to name a few.In addition to Lili's extensive touring career and critically acclaimed recordings, her music has been licensed for TV, film, and commercials, and she is the featured voice and violin on several films with Hans Zimmer, Marco Beltrami, and other illustrious composers.  She's also a composer herself, with 15 feature films/documentaries to her credit including Netflix’s hit Feminists: What Were They Thinking?(2018) with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin and Oscar winner Freida Lee Mock’s forthcoming documentary RUTH: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words. A social activist in her spare time, Lili performs for humanitarian organizations like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
The award-winning production duo of Brian Trifon and Brian White, also known as Finishing Move, created the music behind such iconic video game franchises as Halo, Halo Wars 2, Crackdown, and new hit game Borderlands 3. The incredible fusion of their passion for music technology and innovation in sound design along with their deep musical vocabulary has led them to be two of the most in-demand composers and sound designers not only for video games, but for so many successful films and TV shows such as Us, Dark Phoenix, and Mission Impossible: Fallout. Join us as we talk with Brian and Brian about taking risks in their careers and art, and how it’s paid off. 
Amanda Krieg Thomas is one of the most in-demand music supervisors around, with projects including the ground-breaking anthology series American Horror Story (FX), ballroom drama Pose, and the critically acclaimed show The Americans. Amanda began her career in the music department at Lionsgate before moving to Format Entertainment, where she worked on projects such as Pitch Perfect 1 and 2 (Gold Circle Films/Universal), The Other Woman (Fox) and ABC comedy, Trophy Wife. She is currently working on feminist horror series, Ratched (Netflix), the film adaptation of Tony Award-winning play, The Boys In The Band (Netflix), and the new season of hit procedural, 9-1-1 (FOX).Amanda is on the Board of Directors for the Guild of Music Supervisors and a proud member of the Television Academy. She also recently published her first e-book, Thinking In Sync: A Primer on the Mind of a Music Supervisor. 
Listening with Cold Blue

Listening with Cold Blue

2019-09-0300:32:03

Cold Blue’s ascension into a Trance superstar over the last two years has been nothing short of extraordinary. He has consistently delivered release after release for the world’s top Trance labels including Subculture, Kearnage, WAO138, Pure Trance and FSOE. It is momentum like this that has now put Cold Blue in the Top 10 Trance artists on Beatport achieving three #1’s and countless Top Ten hits.As a DJ he has performed at some of the biggest Trance festivals - EDC Las Vegas, Dreamstate, So Cal, Tomorrowland, and Airbeat One, alongside arena shows in Australia, the United States and the UK. This year he has big releases on Subculture and an upcoming debut artist album. It’s these artistic capabilities that have cemented Cold Blue as a premier artist who has a massive part to play in shaping the future of Trance Music.
Jeff Rona interviews Chris Douridas - one of the most influential and ardent supporters of new independent music. As music director and DJ for KCRW Chris has discovered some of today’s most important artists. Listen to Chris talk about how he discovers and helps the best new artists find a place in the music world."Can we talk about categories for a second? They're my biggest pet peeve. Genres are the creation of journalists."LINKS:For more on Chris Douridas, go to KCRW.For more on Liquid Cinema, visit www.liquidcinema.comFor more on Blue Microphones, visit www.bluedesigns.com
On the inaugural episode of Listening, Jeff Rona interviews Chris Douridas - one of the most influential and ardent supporters of new independent music. As music director and DJ for KCRW Chris has discovered some of today’s most important artists. Listen to Chris talk about how he discovers and helps the best new artists find a place in the music world.KEY MOMENTS:How Chris describes what he does: "I see myself as a music cheerleader. I wake up every day looking for great music...I push new musicians out into the world."How he got started: "Between [acting] gigs, I volunteered at a radio station...I played whatever I wanted...I became passionate about sharing music that nobody knew about."  Some of the artists Chris got on the air: Billie Eilish, Beck, Portishead, Massive Attack, The Eels, Fiona Apple, and Gillian Welch.    Check out more about Chris on KCRW.  LINKS:For more on Liquid Cinema, visit www.liquidcinema.comFor more on Blue Microphones, visit www.bluedesigns.com
Legendary music tastemaker Chris Douridas in conversation with Jeff Rona about his work with KCRW and discovering some of the most important artists today. Full episode drops August 27th! 
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