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The Underwood Collection is a 5 season, 50 episode narrative detailing the supernatural happenings of and around The Usher Foundation, Washington, DC. Lurking behind the individual statements, though, are the private affairs of Head Curator Ulysses Bamba as well as the Curatorial and Archival staff, when the personal meets the horrific. The Underwood Collection is a derivative, non-canonical, fan-made project derived from The Magnus Archives, an original horror podcast which is created and d ...
 
In the Keep Classical Weird podcast, host Casey Bozell explores all manner of kooky, mysterious and outlandish oddities associated with the wide world of classical music - all from her homebase in Portland, Oregon, a city celebrated for its culture and its eccentricity. Join Casey and some entertaining friends each week for a light-hearted and joyful look at why weirdness in classical music is part of what makes this art form so special.
 
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The first international interview! (Thanks, Zoom!) Casey chats with London-based and Emmy-nominated composer Rael Jones about his process, his new album, and his favorite descriptors of the Nyckleharpa. Download Rael’s new album, “Mother Echo,” right here: http://raeljones.bandcamp.com All excerpts used with permission of the composer (Rael himself…
 
Dr. Sophia Tegart returns for a fascinating conversation about the life and times of composer John Cage. Prepared piano performance is from Richard Bunger’s performance, and can be found here: https://archive.org/details/AM_1973_05_17 Usage of this recording is through the Creative Commons license found here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by…
 
Thank you all for your podcast support! I’m thankful for the KCW community. (A global one at that!) As a token of my appreciation, here is an extended interview with mezzo soprano Aleks Romano, previously only available to Patreon subscribers. I hope you enjoy! If you’d like to hear more, or get access to my video podcast, “Casey Does Classical,” c…
 
Dr. Tegart is back to discuss the history of operatic mad scenes, as well as talk about the maddiest of all time, the finale to Lucia di Lamermoor. The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Lucia’s mad scene: https://youtu.be/92jiitUEahg Music excerpts provided by archive.org, used with the Creative Commons License found here: https://creativecommons.…
 
The Portland-based composer talks with Casey about his unique compositional process, his unapologetic inspirations, and his years at Juilliard. Find out more about Kenji at http://www.kenjibunch.net All music examples used with permission of the composer. (That would be Kenji.) Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/caseybozell)…
 
Today’s episode is the first in a series called Not Dead Composers, putting the spotlight on composers who are actively working to expand the living, breathing art of classical music. Thomas Barber is our composer of the day, as well as the composer of our podcast theme music! We discuss quick turnaround times, inevitable melodies, AND he breaks do…
 
Dr. Sophia Tegart is back to tell the story of the very odd premiere of Stravinsky’s ballet, The Rite of Spring. The Joffrey Ballet production of The Rite of Spring is available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/jo4sf2wT0wU Music clips were edited for time, and used under a Creative Commons license. A readable format of this license can be found here: h…
 
Join Casey and Javier Oviedo, director of the Classical Saxophone Project in New York City, as they discuss the classical music application of the normally jazz-oriented saxophone. A show note: you might notice that there are no examples of classical saxophone music in the episode. But please check out some youtube links below to listen to some wel…
 
Content advisory: This episode references a basic function of human sexuality. Repeatedly. Welcome to Set 4! Join Casey and Dr. Sophia Tegart as they discuss the madrigal - a fascinating art from that’s centuries old, yet whose euphemisms contained therein still make us giggle. Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/caseybozell)…
 
Our experts give their final votes, and there’s a fun conversation with a surprise guest! (Spoiler alert: he’s Casey’s dad) Many thanks to Nicholas Fox, Aleks Romano, Damien Geter, Clare Burovac, and Joe Bozell for this episode! This is the finale for Set 3 - tune in next week for a trailer for the next set of upcoming episodes! Support the show (h…
 
Today’s conversation is with University of Arkansas violin professor Er-Gene Kahng and her journey of learning more about the works of Florence Price. There are now a few recordings of Er-Gene’s performances online! Check them out on her youtube channel, or follow this link to her performance with the Arkansas Philharmonic: https://youtu.be/m2hyjUz…
 
Our four new entrants are in the running for craziest opera! Join Aleks Romano and Nicholas Fox as they put forward four more very compelling choices. Below are some links to hear the operas for yourself. Then vote! Comment on our Facebook or Instagram pages, or email us at keepclassicalweird.com. Les Mamelles des Tirésias Full production: https://…
 
Clare Burovac and Damien Geter offer some VERY compelling entrants to the unscientific and non-comprehensive Craziest Opera Tournament. VOTE NOW! Find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/keepclassicalweirdpodcast Or Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/keepclassicalweird Or Twitter: @caseybozell Or send an email: keepclassicalweird@gmail.com Her…
 
Statement of Dr Franklin Prosper, regarding an escape. Statement recorded live from subject, March 18, 2017. Find us on Twitter @PitchLibrary! The Underwood Collection is directed by U. Cornelia Bamba and produced by Bert Rotzler. This episode was edited by U. Cornelia Bamba. Today's statement was written by Maeve M. The Underwood Theme, "some spoo…
 
Case #0162703. Statement of Nestor Bell, regarding her renovation. Original statement given 27 March, 2016. Audio recording by UC Bamba, Head Curator of the Usher Foundation, Washington, D.C. Find us on Twitter @PitchLibrary! The Underwood Collection is directed by U. Cornelia Bamba and produced by Bert Rotzler. This episode was edited by Mae B and…
 
From the desk of Ulysses Bamba, unlabelled. Found by Morgan Gaiman during Ulysses’ time away from the office. Find us on Twitter @PitchLibrary! The Underwood Collection is directed by U. Cornelia Bamba and produced by Bert Rotzler. This episode was edited by U. Cornelia Bamba. Today's bonus was written by U. Cornelia Bamba. The Underwood Theme, "so…
 
Contrabassoon performer, composer, and superfan Nicole Buetti gives a great audio presentation on this crazy looking instrument. As a bonus, you’ll get to hear a couple of her compositions! Nicole’s music can be found at http://www.inaworldmusic.net, and on KidDoodle TV and Youtube. All compositional clips used with permission from the composer/pub…
 
Case #0060812. Statement of Lauren McGregor, regarding a pair of earrings. Original statement given December 8th, 2006. Morgan Gaiman, Usher Foundation Archivist, recording. Find us on Twitter @PitchLibrary! The Underwood Collection is directed by U. Cornelia Bamba and produced by Bert Rotzler. This episode was edited by Mae B and U. Cornelia Bamba…
 
Case #0121907. Statement of Darragh Kravitz, regarding an “unaired” reality show. Original statement given July 19th, 2012. Curatorial Assistant Cassian Sedgewick recording. Find us on Twitter @PitchLibrary! The Underwood Collection is directed by U. Cornelia Bamba and produced by Bert Rotzler. This episode was edited by U. Cornelia Bamba. Today's …
 
The continuation of our last week’s episode! Featuring tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, bass, and harp. Extreme thank yous to Liberty Broillet, Ryan Zwahlen, Lou DeMartino, Nicole Buetti, Leander Star, Katherine Evans, Michael Maier, JáTtik Clark, Gordon Rencher, Lucia Atkinson, Lindsay Bohl, Katherine Schultz, Jason Schooler, and Matthew Tu…
 
Case #0082112. Statement of Lenore Downing, regarding the death of her father. Original statement given 21st December 2008. Audio recording by UC Bamba, Head Curator of the Usher Foundation, Washington, D.C. Find us on Twitter @PitchLibrary! The Underwood Collection is directed by U. Cornelia Bamba and produced by Bert Rotzler. This episode was edi…
 
What makes a flute player so... flutist-like? Or a trombonist the way they are? We explore how we picture personalities as related to orchestral instruments. Part 1 this week takes us through flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, and trombone. Music clips provided by http://musopen.org Be sure to subscribe and give us a 5-star revie…
 
A personal file from the desk of Morgan Gaiman, unlabeled. Find us on Twitter @PitchLibrary! The Underwood Collection is directed by U. Cornelia Bamba and produced by Bert Rotzler. This episode was edited by U. Cornelia Bamba. Today's bonus was written by Jaime Brewer. The Underwood Theme, "some spooky sh*t is going on here,” was written by Theodor…
 
The life and uniqueness of the incredible “Mr. Showmanship.” Casey talks with Liberace expert David Saffert... and then a little bit to Liberace himself! Head on over to http://patreon.com/keepclassicalweird to support the podcast and get access to bonus content! Music clips provided by http://musopen.org Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/ca…
 
Casey and Dr. Sophia Tegart discuss Mozart’s dirty letters, and they are read by Mozart* himself! *Tylor Neist debuts on the podcast with a fantastic portrayal of Mozart. All music clips on the show courtesy of http://www.musopen.org For more music appreciation in a bite-size form, head on over to http://patreon.com/caseybozell and subscribe! Suppo…
 
Case #0160812. Statement of Kestrel Ike, regarding the tunnels beneath one of the theatres at Millikin University. Original statement given 8 December, 2016. Audio recording by UC Bamba, Head Curator of the Usher Foundation, Washington, D.C. Find us on Twitter @PitchLibrary! The Underwood Collection is produced and directed by U. Cornelia Bamba. Th…
 
In our very first collaboration episode, we head to Bierly Brewing in McMinnville, Oregon for some EXCELLENT pairings of beer and snacks with the movements of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. So much thanks to Amelia and JP for their generosity and amazing beer and food! Would you like to play along at home? Bierly Brewing will sell you a special packag…
 
Statement of Ulysses Bamba, regarding their experience living in the Alpha Chi Omega fraternity. Statement taken direct from subject, 27 January 2017. Find us on Twitter @PitchLibrary! The Underwood Collection is produced and directed by U. Cornelia Bamba. This episode was edited by Mae B, Bert Rotzler, and U. Cornelia Bamba. Today's statement was …
 
Dr. Tegart and Casey discuss Ravel, his life, and how his most popular piece ended up being his least favorite. If you’re enjoying the podcast, please consider becoming a subscriber at http://www.patreon.com/keepclassicalweird. Every pledge between now and July 5th goes directly to Campaign Zero. Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/caseybozell…
 
Case #0131211. Statement of Annalisa Durand, regarding people around her becoming fake. Original statement given 12 November, 2013. Audio recording by UC Bamba, Head Curator of the Usher Foundation, Washington, D.C. Find us on Twitter @PitchLibrary! The Underwood Collection is edited, produced and directed by U. Cornelia Bamba. Today's statement wa…
 
Humans used to castrate other humans for the sake of ART! There’s a lot to unpack, and Dr. Sophia Tegart and mezzo soprano Aleks Romano help to do it. Aleks Romano can be found on Facebook at: Aleks Romano, mezzo soprano And on Instagram at: arommezzo This is our finale for the first set! But stay tuned next week - there will be a preview of what t…
 
Statement of Renee Bowman, regarding “how she got here.” Statement given direct from subject on December 13th, 2016. Find us on Twitter @PitchLibrary! The Underwood Collection is produced and directed by U. Cornelia Bamba. This episode was edited by Mae B and U. Cornelia Bamba. Today's statement was written by Zoe Lambert. The Underwood Theme, "som…
 
Case #0150601. Statement of Victoria Hagan, regarding the death of her girlfriend, Annabel Blakeley, and the strange behavior she exhibited after the fact. Original statement given June 1st, 2015. Audio recording by Mars Barker, archival assistant. Find us on Twitter @PitchLibrary! The Underwood Collection is produced and directed by U. Cornelia Ba…
 
A phonecall, made on a Sunday morning from a hotel in downtown Washington, D.C. Find us on Twitter @PitchLibrary! The Underwood Collection is edited, produced and directed by U. Cornelia Bamba. The trailer was written by U. Cornelia Bamba. The Underwood Theme, "some spooky sh*t is going on here,” was written by Theodore Goodwin. The Underwood logo …
 
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