If I only had a time machine. The crew over at SoundNotion.tv has created what I wanted to put together years ago but the technology just wasn’t there to make it quick and simple. Specifically, they have a weekly video podcast program that focuses on discussing new music and music news. The shows are produced with clear audio in a well lit room and they can even bring in remote guests via Skype…
And that’s exactly what I’ll be doing on Sunday: Skyping from the comfort of my office. Having watched several episodes, it looks like the show takes place in a recording studio. At least, that’s what I assume given the quantity of analog and digital recording gear being used. There are multiple camera angles and the four man crew certainly project a degree of second nature techno chic, with MacBooks and other laptops strewn about. The only thing missing from the scene are jumbo cappuccinos.
But I kid.
Over the past several weeks, the show’s hosts (composers Patrick Gullo, David MacDonald, Sam Merciers, and Nate Bliton) have been discussing the seemingly endless stream of events unfolding each week at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and it has been fun watching them wade through the issues.
What makes the show entertaining is since these guys are composers and amidst various pursuits of advanced degrees, there’s a certain level of innocent detachment that makes it feel perfectly comfortable for them to stomp around though some of the tender issues that can really set off some folks in the business.
And who doesn’t love that? It’s a great learning environment and I’m looking forward to doing the show. I believe we record on Sunday morning, 3/13/2011, and the program should be up at their, soundnotion.tv, later in the day.