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Holly Mathieson

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Episode 17: Conductor Holly Mathieson and remembering R Murray Schafer

Culture Monster

I speak with Holly Mathieson about her personal musical journey and endorse a Giller Prize winner.  LINKS NYTimes on subway chimes: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/08/13/arts/subway-train-sounds.html?unlocked_article_code=AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACEIPuonUyYiZ_tU1Gw5CRWySB4B991re1b-Wm_s1nGPlazOIQylL3qEJGYGB_QLWYrdla8B13yieQJUJFo4Tc8FI770VOV1xGU7vo52YlY4MKDk0t4_0Bjxu08KdBL59rTS3Pizkc-wkge3nsUjDbmbtXKbf1yd1cQwysoIlIQ_xoQEAxqjCGuBw0tZ-zK1hUsg8HWFcEXHM6_r4CBx-OMGEZwXc6GQ1XeJYWTLSmr2M-u5KMVUSWR-dEiQJsStr48hcOdgUIK_0MxckHcL7ir8SAWZtR5y7pmYAt83CIxgl0vBWC_GFfg&smid=url-share Do Not Say we have nothing, by Madeline Thien https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/259732/do-not-say-we-have-nothing-by-madeleine-thien/9780345810434 Interview with the Author in The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/oct/08/madeleine-thien-interview-do-not-say-we-have-nothing R. Murray Schafer https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/r-murray-schafer-emc 50th Anniversary of the World Soundscape Project https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/world-soundscape-project-1.4640278 Acopolypsis-2015 https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/the-end-is-nigh-apocalypsis-production-to-blow-people-s-minds-1.3129522 A CBC story about another long-running participatory project https://www.cbc.ca/music/why-people-gather-each-year-in-the-haliburton-forest-to-take-part-in-murray-schafer-s-wolf-project-1.5406731 Holly Mathieson is music director of Symphony Nova Scotia https://www.hollymathieson.com https://symphonynovascotia.ca Excerpts from R Murray Schafer’s Trio for Flute Viola and Harp-performed by Trio Verlaine https://music.apple.com/ca/album/trio-for-flute-viola-and-harp-ii-slowly-calmly/905067700?i=905067733 https://open.spotify.com/album/4rEp8TtftbHqIaK6GJNdiI?si=Nihhj1O-S960-sQiDPKH9A&dl_branch=1 Holly Mathieson recommended—— William Grant Still - Symphony No. 5 “Western Hemisphere” https://music.apple.com/ca/album/still-w-g-symphonies-nos-4-autochthonous-and-5/332767908 https://open.spotify.com/album/6H5G9x9y5suBLveGNtq3zk?si=0CmfLQ2ZSUqrAmiox9hjEA&dl_branch=1 Franz Schreker - “Der Geburtstag der Infantin” (Birthday of the Infanta) https://music.apple.com/ca/album/zemlinsky-die-seejungfrau-schreker-der-geburtstag-der/1562851792 Thea Musgrave “Phoenix Rising” https://music.apple.com/ca/album/thea-musgrave-phoenix-rising/1440067691 Franz Schreker https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Schreker William Grant Still https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Grant_Still Rebecca Thomas (Halifax Poet Laureate 2016-2018) https://www.dal.ca/about-dal/dalhousie-originals/rebecca-thomas.html Published August 2021 https://www.culturemonster.ca https://www.buymeacoffee.com/culturemonster


23 Aug 2021

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Let's Talk About The Arts, The Collectives: Women in Opera with Holly Mathieson

Let's Talk About The Arts

In the third episode of this six part series, I'm joined by the insightful conductor, Holly Mathieson. Episodes of Let's Talk About The Arts, The Collectives: Women in Opera are released every Monday for 6 weeks with each episode featuring a different artist opening up about topics, thoughts and opinions around the Arts Industry. 

1hr 3mins

16 Aug 2021

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Enough Room with Raeesa Lalani

Enough Room: A Music Learning Project

Supported by TD Bank Group Symphony Nova Scotia Music Director Holly Mathieson is joined by Prismatic Arts Festival Artistic Director Raeesa Lalani in the third episode of Enough Room: A Music Learning Project. Holly and Raeesa discuss a number of important topics in this brand-new series, including how to better connect with local arts and culture, the difference between curating and programming works, and more. Please note: Enough Room deals with mature themes, and may contain strong language which may not be suitable for younger audiences. This episode was recorded when provincial regulations allowed for an Atlantic bubble.


22 Mar 2021

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Jamie Munn, Holly Mathieson and Jon Hargreaves

Scotland's Street Orchestra

In this opening episode, Andrea Baker speaks to Nevis co-Artistic Directors Holly Mathieson and Jon Hargreaves, and Chief Executive Jamie Munn, about how Nevis Ensemble first started and what makes the orchestra a unique part of Scotland’s cultural landscape. Find out more at: www.nevisensemble.org Nevis Ensemble: www.nevisensemble.org Andrea Baker: www.singsistahsing.com For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/scotlandsstreetorchestra See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


15 Mar 2021

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Enough Room with Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser and Holly Mathieson

Enough Room: A Music Learning Project

Supported by TD Bank Group Symphony Nova Scotia Artist in Residence and Community Ambassador Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser is joined by Music Director Holly Mathieson in the first episode of Enough Room: A Music Learning Project. Daniel and Holly discuss a number of important topics in this brand-new series, including adjusting to pandemic life, the impact of women in classical music, and more.

1hr 3mins

10 Nov 2020

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Holly Mathieson (Part 1)

Singing For Your Supper

New Zealand conductor Holly Mathieson joins us in our inaugural two-part special feature episode. In Part 1, we talk about how her upbringing has shaped her career in music, and how her curiosity and willingness to navigate the road less travelled have led her to an enterprising trajectory. She discusses how music—"ritual and display", as she calls it—fulfils such a critical role in human society.

1hr 2mins

12 Sep 2020

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Holly Mathieson (Part 2)

Singing For Your Supper

In Part 2 of our conversation, guest Holly Mathieson shares her thoughts about the challenges facing women in the male-dominated world of conducting. We also discuss the future of classical music in the COVID (or post-COVID) world.


12 Sep 2020

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Ep. 95: Holly Mathieson, conductor

Let's Talk Off The Podium

Ep. 95: Holly Mathieson, conductor Let's Talk Off The Podium with Tigran Arakelyan New Zealand-born Holly Mathieson is an award-winning conductor, regularly working with opera houses, ballet companies and orchestras in Europe, Australasia and North America. She is the Music Director Designate of Symphony Nova Scotia, Co-Artistic Director of the Nevis Ensemble with Jon Hargreaves, and founder and artistic director of Rata Music Collective. She frequently records for BBC Radio, and her first major commercial recording with Decca reached #1 on the UK classical charts. Her work has seen her travel to nearly every continent on the planet, and perform for audiences spanning from the British Royal Family and Europe’s political elites, to Scotland’s homeless and refugee communities. In this podcast we talk about programming, her time as an orchestra librarian, working with young musicians and music in time of Covid-19. Fascinating conversation with lots of stories! For more information about Holly Mathieson please visit: https://www.hollymathieson.com/ © Let's Talk Off The Podium, 2020


10 May 2020

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Episode 3 - Holly Mathieson

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This week, I chatted to Holly Mathieson and found out what she wanted to be before she became a conductor, what being an Assistant Conductor entails and how conducting ballet feels like slalom skiing! A lovely chat and a very interesting path to the podium...


19 Apr 2020