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The Movers and Makers Podcast

Nov 4, 2019

Portrait Interview of the American composer Alex Temple, currently based in Tempe, Arizona. We talked about her childhood, her beginnings in composition, discovering her gender, and her amazing music, including a tribute to Frank Zappa titled The Man Who Hated Everything.

Visit Alex’s website to hear her work and see...


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,...