An in-depth look at the historical foundations and the compositional development of the étude, and why musicians still use them today!
Read our interview with composer and arranger, Erik Ian Walker, which explores his data-driven environmental composition, “Climate.”
A personal reflection on the power of composer Joe Hisaishi’s music, combined with Studio Ghibli’s stories, to enchant and touch the viewer.
Ep. 31 of Themes and Variation covers some hardcore guilty pleasures with Soundfly Mentor, composer, and educator, Lavender Looi.
Ep. 30 of Themes and Variation features Peter Martin, jazz pianist and composer, educator, and founder of the e-learning site, Open Studio.
In Ep. 29 of Themes and Variation, we tackle that age-old combination between nostalgia and familiarity. Enjoy our chat with Brian Funk!
Ep. 28 of Themes and Variation features our conversation with composer and songwriter Lora-Faye Åshuvud (of Arthur Moon) on “incorrect” music.
We recorded Ep. 27 of “Themes and Variation” in a livestream featuring NYU’s music-technologist, Ethan Hein. Enjoy the conversation!
For this special Episode 26 of “Themes and Variation,” we sit down with songwriter Max Swan about his favorite wildly emotional songs.
We invited master French ondist Christine Ott to talk about her beloved instrument through 7 of her favorite pieces written for it.