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This classical music podcast explores the history and lives of some of western classical music's most famous composers and musicians. Classical music is filled with very colorful personalities and riddled with drama of all kinds, from political intrigue to failed romances and everything in between. Through the course of the show, we will discuss composers and musicians from the distant past all the way to the present, beginning with the greatest, JS Bach. -Please rate, review, and subscribe ...
 
Writing the Wrong Way is the perfect podcast for serious writers who want to stand out in a crowded industry by becoming more productive while taking more artistic risks. Jonathan Ball is an award-winning author of dark, experimental artworks. He holds a PhD in creative writing and uses an analytical approach to show serious writers new ways to write, edit, and work so they can create innovative art that stands taller than the crowd. https://www.jonathanball.com/podcast/
 
Enjoy sessions from past events like Code Media and the renowned Code Conference, along with other interviews hosted by Recode journalists. Featured episodes include candid conversations with comedian Chelsea Handler, entrepreneur and "Shark Tank" star Mark Cuban, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
 
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Over the years, Jonathan has been asked many questions about agents, and so today he welcomes Emmy Nordstrom Higdon, a literary agent with Westwood Creative Artists. They talk about what Emmy looks for in new clients/submissions, the current state of the publishing industry, and Emmy's completely rational fear of zombies. Check out Emmy's manuscrip…
 
Jonathan welcomes his friend and collaborator GMB Chomichuk to the podcast to discuss their new comic miniseries called The Eye Collector, published by Virus Comics, which is an imprint of Heavy Metal. Part 2 of this conversation will be posted October 21, 2021 on Gregory's podcast Super Pulp Science. The Eye Collector is available now from Heavy M…
 
Jonathan welcomes rapper Bazooka Joe 204 to talk about his writing process, the challenge of rhyming, and the history of Manitoba's hip-hop scene. Check out Bazooka Joe 204's work at http://www.peanutsandcorn.com/ Jonathan's new comic series The Eye Collector is available now from Heavy Metal magazine's Virus Comics: https://shop.heavymetal.com/pro…
 
It is summer 1876. Brahms is vacationing with his friend George Henschel on the Baltic island or Rügen and finishing work on his first symphony in C minor... Works heard in this episode (all by Brahms): Symphony no. 1 in C minor op. 68 Excerpts: performed by Chang Ji, Mrs. the GCP - mvt. 1 mm. 1-2, mm. 41, mm. 42-46 - mvt. 4 mm. 1-3, mm. 12-14 ...b…
 
It is December 1871 and Johannes Brahms has finally established permanent residence in the music loving city of Vienna. Still, his thoughts remain in Hamburg for a time as his family slowly start to drift away from him... He himself then drifted for a time, compositionally at least. He would begin his new position as Artistic Director of the Gesell…
 
I am pleased to be joined during this episode by Alan Walker, celebrated author of biographies of Franz Liszt, Frederick Chopin and others, and acclaimed concert pianist Daniel Vnukowski. We discuss Liszt, Chopin, and Schumann, taking a look at their lives and music from the perspectives of biographer and performer. Vnukowski and Dr. Walker present…
 
Ep. 43 – It is Good Friday, April 10, 1868 in Bremen and Brahms has just finished giving the premiere of his German Requiem. It is a complete triumph but one not celebrated with wild applause, the work is too grave for that. Instead, attendees of the premiere listened with glad hearts and in reverence, awe really of the work’s creator. Thus, Johann…
 
Ep 42(b) - It is early 1865. Brahms's mother has just passed away. Filled with emotion he grudgingly moves from winter to spring, entering a long period of deep and private mourning during which he would retreat into himself for a time in order to gather his thoughts and energies, and orient them toward a grand act of artistic creation in which he …
 
Ep. 42(a) - It is late November 1862. We find Johannes Brahms in Vienna making a great success of himself for once but reeling from a devastating blow given him by the musical establishment of Hamburg. He will try to pick himself up and carry on with his work, compartmentalizing the tenderness he felt for one place from the bitterness for the other…
 
Poet, actor, and comedian kevin mcpherson eckhoff joins me to talk about writing, humour, and experimental poetry. More at www.writingthewrongway.com. More info on Jonathan’s new book at www.possiblestorms.com.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/messageBy Martian Embassy Media
 
Ryan Fitzpatrick was kind enough to do an interview on his poem "Join the Wrinkle Resistance" and on writing flarf and experimental poetry, for the benefit of my class... and now you! More at www.writingthewrongway.com. More info on Jonathan’s new book at www.possiblestorms.com.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/message…
 
Concrete Poet and Conceptual Writer Derek Beaulieu joins me to talk about why you should try experimental writing. More at www.writingthewrongway.com. More info on Jonathan’s new book at www.possiblestorms.com.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/messageBy Martian Embassy Media
 
In Ep. 41 Johannes Brahms continues his toil, conducing the ladies' choir, playing concerts, and composing; working to build a life and career brick by brick with the sweat of his brow and the help of his friends. He hoped for a permanent position in Hamburg that would lead to a settled, traditional life and some financial security. Brahms's effort…
 
Writer and comics letterer Lyndon Radchecka (https://www.infinitestudio.ca) talks with host Jonathan Ball about what one must do and consider when starting a creative business. This is part 2 of a 2-part episode. More at www.writingthewrongway.com. More info on Jonathan’s new book at www.possiblestorms.com.--- Send in a voice message: https://ancho…
 
Writer and comics letterer Lyndon Radchecka (https://www.infinitestudio.ca) talks with host Jonathan Ball about what one must do and consider when starting a creative business. This is part 1 of a 2-part episode. More at www.writingthewrongway.com. More info on Jonathan’s new book at www.possiblestorms.com.--- Send in a voice message: https://ancho…
 
A long backyard hangout produces an in-depth discussion of the philosophy, business, and life of making comics and collaborating on art and writing. Featuring your host, Jonathan Ball, alongside Steven Kaul, GMB Chomichuk, and Lyndon Radchenka. More at www.writingthewrongway.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/message…
 
On September 30, I launched my book The Lightning of Possible Storms (Book*hug Press) in a virtual event hosted by McNally Robinson Booksellers and MC'd by my editor for the book, the outstanding author Stuart Ross. You can find out more about the book at www.possiblestorms.com and also listen to the audio here!--- Send in a voice message: https://…
 
Author Saleema Nawaz joins Jonathan Ball to talk about SONGS FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, her accidental pandemic novel, and her roots as a student writer. More info at www.writingthewrongway.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/messageBy Martian Embassy Media
 
In ep. 40 we find Johannes Brahms struggling to recover and learn from the defeat of his D minor Piano Concerto at Leipzig's Gewandhaus in January 1859. Despite nearing mastery in his craft and the untiring support of his friends he was yet unable to find a consistently appreciative audience. Success and failure, ridicule and praise, applause and h…
 
Lyndon Radchenka hosts me in his garage for a discussion of how to not annoy your girlfriend while living the creative life. Topics: lawyering, spreadsheets, working, procrastination, happiness, creativity, hard work, talent, and bad coolers. More at www.writingthewrongway.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/message…
 
I'm pleased to welcome to the show Rebecca Smithorn, cover conductor and lecturer with the National Philharmonic. Rebecca is host of the NatPhil's YouTube series "Composers in Crisis" which takes a look at composers whose lives and art were transformed by times of global crisis. In our interview we talk about several composers in crisis: Beethoven,…
 
Comics writer Jordan Patrick Finn on the Kickstarter for his upcoming graphic novel Death Kanji, the influence of Lovecraft, and his love for Kurosawa’s samurai. More info at www.writingthewrongway.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/messageBy Martian Embassy Media
 
Science fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer talks about his latest novel, The Oppenheimer Alternative, his place in Canadian literature, and how authors should think deeply about their rights and publishing options in the digital age. More info at www.writingthewrongway.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/message…
 
In Ep. 38 we pick up with Johannes Brahms and Clara Schumann in the weeks following Robert Schumann's death in July 1856, trying to make sense of their relationship and love. They have a crucial, incredibly difficult decision to make and its consequences will color the rest of their lives. All the while, Brahms struggles to complete his first piano…
 
Francine Cunningham (www.francinecunningham.ca) joins me to talk about her book ON/ME, developing and running writing workshops, and what it takes to become and remain a writer. More at www.writingthewrongway.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/messageBy Martian Embassy Media
 
Dave Bidini of Rheostatics and Bidiniband, writer of numerous books, and publisher of the West End Phoenix, talks about writing song lyrics, writing nonfiction, writing about hockey, and writing in troubled times. Visit www.writingthewrongway.com for show notes and more.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/message…
 
Ian Kinney fell seven stories and survived. Kinney examines his trauma and recovery in AIR SALT, a poetry collection that blends collage and memoir and experimental methods in an attempt to rewrite trauma. Visit www.writingthewrongway.com for more information.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/message…
 
Stay healthy and well! Ep. 37 – In late 1853, having impressed important musicians across Germany, especially Robert and Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms planned for the publication of his first opuses. His star was rising in the musical world and he had much to be proud of, but a terrible tragedy loomed on the horizon which threatened to derail his…
 
M. C. Joudrey, author of FANONYMOUS and publisher of At Bay Press, joins me to discuss writing, publishing, being part of a literary community, and paying your dues. Part 2 of a two-part interview. First part and notes available at www.jonathanball.com/atbay and www.writingthewrongway.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfictio…
 
M. C. Joudrey, author of FANONYMOUS and publisher of At Bay Press, joins me to discuss writing, publishing, being part of a literary community, and paying your dues. Part 1 of a two-part interview. Show notes available at www.jonathanball.com/atbay and www.writingthewrongway.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/strangerfiction/message…
 
Jamie Raintree (https://jamieraintree.com) joins host Jonathan Ball (www.jonathanball.com) to talk about tracking progress, why spreadsheets free you to be more creative, and how to have a sustainable career as a writer. Visit www.writingthewrongway.com for more and get a free book at jonathanball.com/freebook--- Send in a voice message: https://an…
 
Justin Currie aka Chasing Artwork (www.chasingartwork.com) joins host Jonathan Ball (www.jonathanball.com) to talk visual storytelling, career paths for art, business models for creators, and cool robots. Visit www.writingthewrongway.com for more and get a free book at jonathanball.com/freebook--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stranger…
 
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