Episode 17: Conductor Holly Mathieson and remembering R Murray Schafer
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...