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Creative Process Conversation Videos

Pianist Aaron Diehl

Aaron Diehl talks with Meany Center Executive and Artistic Director Michelle Witt about improvisation and exploring different genres.

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Grant Gershon and Peter Sellars on Lagrime di San Pietro

UW Provost Mark Richards in conversation with LA Master Chorale artistic director Grant Gershon and American theater director Peter Sellars.

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C. Brians Williams of Step Afrika!

The founder and executive producer of Step Afrika! discusses Drumfolk with UW Dean of Undergraduate and Academic Affairs Ed Taylor.

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Jade Solomon Curtis

Seattle-based choreographer and dancer Jade Solomon Curtis discusses her creative process and how The Motherboard Suite influenced her practice.

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A Farewell to Old Friends

Eugene Drucker, Phil Setzer, Lawrence Dutton and Paul Watkins discuss their history, their future and their decades-long relationship with Meany.

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Catherine Cole on Robyn Orlin and Albert Ibokwe Khoza

Professor of English and Dance Catherine Cole shares her perspective about South African choreographer Robyn Orlin’s work

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Jeremy Denk on Unmute the Voices

Pianist Jeremy Denk discusses race, repertoire, and uncomfortable conversations in classical music with Dr. Quinton Morris, Dr. Quinton Morris, host of Unmute the Voices for Classical KING FM 98.1.

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Jeremy Denk: From Keyboard to Keyboard

Jeremy Denk discusses his latest book and shares his experience of the creative process with Meany Center Artistic and Executive Director Michelle Witt.

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Simone Dinnerstein: An American Mosaic

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein discusses her Grammy-nominated album with Joseph C. Phillips Jr., Taylor Freeman and Dr. Quinton Morris, host of Unmute the Voices for Classical KING FM 98.1.

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Conrad Tao: Keyed Up

The pianist and composer discusses touring, performing, composing and the elusive search for sound with Dr. Quinton Morris, Classical KING FM’s Artist-Scholar in Residence and host of Unmute the Voices

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Ahamefule J. Oluo: The Things Around Us

This new video composition by Ahamefule J. Oluo is a piece of solo music and storytelling made from the objects, thoughts and people — and lack of people — around him during the isolation of the pandemic. 

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Imani Winds & Catalyst Quartet: Music of Change

Members of the two ensembles discuss their approach to collaboration, commissioning music and more, with Seattle Symphony cellist Joy Payton-Stevens.

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Joyce Yang: Diving Deeper

Joyce Yang takes audiences inside some of the greatest music ever written for the piano with a set of “Deep Dives” curated especially for Meany Center.

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Strings for Peace: Weaving Traditions

Amjad Ali Khan, Ayaan Ali Bangash and Sharon Isbin discuss the musical meeting of the sarod and the guitar in a collaboration that preserves the essence of both traditions while creating something new.

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Angela Hewitt & Mark Morris: On Mozart, Movement and Music

Pianist Angela Hewitt and choreographer Mark Morris engage in a wide-ranging conversation about Mozart, Bach, research, rehearsal, movement and more.

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Martha Graham Dance Company: Collaboration Springs Eternal

Enjoy a discussion about the collaboration between Martha Graham and Aaron Copland — one of the greatest artistic relationships of all time. 

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Cuarteto Latinoamericano: A Search for Musical Language

Take a deeper look at the composers presented by Cuarteto Latinoamericano and the history that shaped their unique musical languages.

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Meklit: How Music Connects Us

In this recorded talk, presented by the Office of Public Lectures, Meklit Hadero explores how music knits people and communities together, bringing together creativity, wellness, and the power of collective narratives.

 
 

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Ragamala: The Fires of Creativity

Ranee Ramaswamy, the Artistic Director of Ragamala Dance Company, and Aparna Ramaswamy, co-director of Ragamala Dance Company, explores the creative foundations of their new work-in-progress, Fires of Varanasi.

 

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Yaron Lifschitz and the Shape of Being

Circa's Artistic Director, Yaron Lifschitz discusses the creative process, interdependence and art in a time of uncertainty.

 

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