Last Sunday, I had the pleasure of being a guest on Silence of the Tacets, when trombone players have time on their hands, a video podcast hosted by Vancouver Symphony Principal Trombone, Brian Wendel, and Vancouver Symphony Principal Bass Trombone, Ilan Morgenstern.
It was a great conversation with a solid stretch of time to cover a wide range of topics.
It’s always engaging to chat with professional musicians who are interested in and/or involved with administration or musician governance. There’s quite different vibe when talking arts admin shop in that context as compared to sitting around with other admins. In a lot of ways, it’s easier to be more straightforward thanks to removing some of the political landmines that accompany the other environment.
Both hosts deserve huge props for coming up with one of the absolute best lists of questions I’ve seen for a podcast. If you’re looking for a conversation that isn’t afraid to take a big bite into some of the more meaty topics right now, this is it.
What’s more, the entire show was recorded live and took several viewer questions. You can watch the streaming version at Facebook or with the player below.