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The Movers and Makers Podcast

Aug 30, 2020

Portrait Interview of the Palestinian-Lebanese percussionist Johnny Farraj, currently based in New York City. We talked about his life, the Arabic music scene in the US, his new book Inside Arabic Music, published through Oxford University Press, and more. Visit Johnny's website www.maqamworld.com and check out his book...


Nov 18, 2019

First debate episode, featuring three previous guests of the show: Luis Fernando Amaya (episode 1), Maria Kaoutzani (episode 2), Alex Temple (episode 15).

Click here to access the articles by Nebal Maysaud, published in New Music Box, that we discuss during the conversation.

Music played in the episode:  

1. Dialecto de...


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...