TRILLOQUY

There are many contemporary choral arts institutions that prioritize the "traditional" repertoire - the Southern California-based Choral Arts Initiative is not one of them. Artistic Director Brandon Elliott joins Garrett (55:00) to talk about their new album, the power of entrepreneurship, and his unique view of diversity. Scott and Garrett share their favorites from Beyoncé's latest album, discuss the latest misstep by the Aspen Music Festival, unpack a fundraising call from the Metropolitan Opera, and lots more.

Playlist:

David Ibbett - Black Hole Symphony (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liiB5QZycNc)
Sergei Prokofiev - Symphony No. 6 (perf. SWR Symphonieorchester, Thomas Søndergård: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G7XajHW1MI)
Young Dolph, Key Glock - Aspen
Beyoncé - CUFF IT
Beyoncé - CHURCH GIRL
Beyoncé - PLASTIC OFF THE SOFA
Beyoncé - AMERICA HAS A PROBLEM
Jeffrey Derus - "Kennedy Meadows"
Jeffrey Derus - "Journey Into Yourself"
Anthony Davis - "Audubon Ballroom"

More:

Brandon Elliott: https://www.brandon-elliott.com
Choral Arts Initiative: https://www.choralartsinitiative.org
Desus and Mero Break Up: https://www.vulture.com/2022/07/desus-and-mero-break-up-victor-lopez-manager.html
Black Hole Symphony: https://www.wgbh.org/news/arts/2022/07/22/black-hole-symphony-translates-the-sounds-of-black-holes-into-orchestral-music
Minnesota Orchestra Names Thomas Sondergard as Music Director: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/28/arts/music/minnesota-orchestra-thomas-sondergard.html
Aspen Music Festival Flies Swastika: https://slippedisc.com/2022/07/aspen-festival-flies-swastikas-in-the-sound-of-music/

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What is TRILLOQUY?

CLASSICAL MUSIC has been misappropriated as a musical genre and a culture rooted in the aesthetics of Western Europe.
TRILLOQUY is the weekly podcast built to DECOLONIZE the traditional definitions and conversations surrounding CLASSICAL MUSIC.