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The Contemplative Podcast

The Contemplative Podcast hosted by Matt Emery is a conversation with top composers, artists, record labels and DJ's about the creative process and techniques of making and releasing music (including records, tv, film and game soundtracks). Artists offer insights of touring and live performances, inspirational records and figures and wherever else the chat take us. There will be music from each artist along the way threaded throughout the conversation.

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AVA (Anna Phoebe & Aisling Brouwer)

Matt Emery meets music virtuosos Anna Phoebe and Aisling Brouwer of AVA to chat about their debut album 'Waves', the recording process, working with One Little Indian Records, favourite recent albums and podcasts and what they get up to when not doing music.


13 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Nico Casal

Matt Emery Meets Nico Casal to chat about his debut album 'Alone', dream collaborations, albums that have inspired him, his approach to performing live, writing for the Oscar winning short film 'The Stutterer' and much more.


13 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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Joep Beving

Matt Emery meets composer Joep Beving to chat about his new album Henosis, collaborations, composing for The Drone Ballet, the story behind his beloved Schimmel upright piano and much more.


13 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Michael Price & Katy Jackson

Matt Emery meets Michael Price & Katy Jackson to chat about carving a career in the music industry, studying, working with Erased Tapes, Michael's latest album Tender Symmetry, Contemplative Classical, Inspirational and Current favourite albums and much more.


13 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Carly Paradis

Matt Emery meets composer extraordinaire Carly Paradis in her studio to chat about her new album Nothing Is Something and collaborations with the likes of Douglas Dare, London Contemporary Orchestra, EERA, Jonas Bjerre and Polar Bear. We also discuss performing at The Royal Albert Hall, working with Michael Stein and Clint Mansell, her soundtrack work for Line Of Duty, The Innocents and Much More.  


15 Mar 2020

Rank #5