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The Movers and Makers Podcast

Jul 9, 2019

Portrait Interview of the Chicago-based saxophone quartet ~Nois, through one of its members, Brandon Quarles. 

Visit ~Nois's website to view videos of the group's performances and to hear the full pieces excerpted in the episode. 

The music played during this episode is: 

1. Josquin Microludes – David Ludwig,...


Jun 29, 2019

Portrait Interview of Tam Wimolvan Vidulich, a rug designer and interior architect currently based in Chicago. 

Visit this page to view numbered artworks discussed during the episode.

The music played during this episode is: 

1. Pin Thai Esan Song [พิณ] by [KK No Copyright Music]

2. Symphonie Fantastique by...


Jun 5, 2019

Portrait Interview of Sharif Sehnaoui, a Lebanese guitarist, composer, and improviser, currently based in Beirut.  

Here are links to Sharif's website, and to his soundcloud

Music used in this episode: 

1. Et Pourtant, Elle Tourne – Sharif Sehnaoui.

2. Reductionism – Mazen Kerbaj & Sharif Sehnaoui.

3. The...


May 23, 2019

Portrait Interview of Layale Chaker, a French-Lebanese violinist and composer, currently based in Paris. We discuss Arabic music, improvisation, labels, borders, politics, harmony, maqams, refugee camps, film-scoring, and much, much more. 

Here's a link to Layale's website

Music played during the episode: 

1. Ushaq,...


May 13, 2019

Portrait Interview of Nadir Souirgi, a visual artist, bird watcher, and teacher, currently based in New York City. 

Visit this page to view numbered artworks discussed during the episode.

All sounds used during the episode are of field recordings of birds obtained from public domain websites. Many of them were made in...