What direction will the next generation of musicians take us? with Julian Loida
Called “one of the Boston music scene's most valuable players” by The Art Fuse, percussionist, composer, and producer Julian Loida's musical curiosity and open-mindedness has propelled him towards a wide-range of sounds, genres, and artistic endeavors. He’s performed jazz, folk, and classical, collaborating with dancers, visual artists, songwriters/composers, and musicians of all stripes. The thirst to participate in and experience this range of sounds is partly a product of Loida’s synesthesia. Music is a full- body experience for him, with sounds often invoking involuntary sensations of color, texture, or even taste. Loida has toured internationally as a featured artist at Korrö, Sweden’s largest folk music festival, and played some of the most prestigious music festivals in the U.S. such as Spoleto, New World Festival, the Exit Zero jazz festival, Caramoor American Roots Festival, and Round Top Music Festival. He has performed with groups such as Alarm Will Sound, the Callithumpian Consort, and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. As an educator, Loida shares his scores and deep rhythmic knowledge with students of all ages. In 2017, he received his Master’s Degree in Classical Percussion from New England Conservatory. Julian is also the host and creator of A Millennial Musician, a podcast that speaks to young musicians about their journeys through music.
The Question of the Week is, "What direction will the next generation of musician take us?" Julian and I discuss how his past experiences inform his current outlook on life, what we can learn from young musicians, common themes amongst the young musicians he has talked to, and his advice on having a good sense of rhythm.
You can follow Julian and the podcast on Instagram @julianloida, and subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-millennial-musician/id1505891593