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  • Writer's pictureSOUNDWEAVERS


Nov. 4, 2020


Rosy, Blaire, and Adam discuss the immediate and lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements. The cast chats about how musicians are grappling with the sudden move to remote interactions, prompting the rapid embrace of livestream concerts, recording activities, online teaching and coaching, and social media projects. They also consider the many ways in which the music world must address racial inequality, investigating how artists can strive toward a more inclusive world through programming, commissioning, and improving access to educational opportunities. The team finishes the podcast with a discussion about the ongoing #MeToo movement and its impact on the music world more broadly.


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  • Additional Resources:

Resources discussed in today’s episode:

- Chamber Music Connection

- June in Buffalo

- George Lewis, “A Small Act of Curation”,

- loadbang, “George Lewis”, loadbang’s Power Chats, 29 June 2020

- Sara Ahmed, On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2012).

- Community MusicWorks

- Castle of our Skins

- fivebyfive

- Anthony Tommasini, “To Make Orchestras More Diverse, End Blind Auditions,” New York Times, 16 July 2020.

- The BIT Collective

- Anastasia Tsioulcas, “Top Music School Finds Sexual Abuse Allegations from Violinist ‘Credible’” from National Public Radio on 23 September 2020

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