Meagan and J.J. sit down to chat about Indiana University’s decision to program Wagner’s Parsifal this school year, while simultaneously reducing the number of operas being performed from 6 to 4. This has already received criticism from the student body, so be sure to check out their letter as we respond to this… choice.
Hey y’all! Today’s episode is short and sweet. Here’s a little news brief to keep you updated on what’s coming up this week in the KC Scene. Check the DiaKCalendar for more info. We’ll be back next week with our regularly scheduled programming. Miss you already!
This time apparently it was experimental music that did it. Or wait, did it kill contemporary classical music? We're not too sure, because this article has a difficult time defining why. John and JJ dive into the latest clickbait article proclaiming the culprit in the death of classical music, and - oh! Here's 4'33" with a huge shitty drop at the end of it.
In a state…[BOOM] covered in syrupy musty rain…[BOOM BOOM] three people gather in a small bedroom studio to talk about movie music [WHRRRRRRR BOOM] DiaKCritical is-CANCELLED? This week we cover both movie music and cancel culture. It’s an episode about love, life, terror, research, and accountability. Fair warning: there’s a lot of cussin’, and this episode is not intended for minor audiences.
It’s a Zelda podcast! A ZELDA PODCAST!! For those of you Hylians out there, this is for you. For those of you dipping your feet into the world of Zelda for the first time, this is for you, too! In this episode we cover some Hyrule history, compare characters and the music’s style, genre, and formats. Grab a coffee, tea, potion, or Hearty Radish and settle in.
Here’s the “Link” to the Hyrule Harmony Youtube Playlist, where you’ll find the audio for this show.
Meagan and JJ are in the studio bringing you a ton of upcoming local events around KC. Tune in to find out where you can go and what can you see coming up in Kansas City, aka Satan’s Oven
Over the Fourth of July we had a storm, an AIRSHOW, and a million and one “pop up” fireworks displays. JJ and I decided to mark the occasion with an episode about marches! JJ takes us through funeral marches, processionals, weddings (only a little bit), Sousa, the circus, some weirdos you may not have heard, and of course, the marching band. ratta-tat-tap on the play button
We have our very first guest!! In this episode, musicologist Michelle Jurkiewicz and I sit down and talk about anime, music, tanks, evil notebooks, culture, and style. Okay, It’s time to blow this scene…
JJ and Tony take a trip down memory lane to talk about what the world was like before this defining platform hit the market, how we interacted with it, and where we see music listening going forward. Get Info, hit play.
In this episode, we talk about rehearsing, the types of groups we like to play in, some of our best (and worst) experiences in rehearsal. We also talk about putting together a concert, programming through venue scoping. Subscribe and shoot us your listener letters!!
In this episode, Tony and Meagan discuss giving yourself time and space, the binary of teaching and performing (whether or not that’s a good thing…), and the need to have more interests, and more than one job.