Making Conversation, Episode 13: David John Lang interviews Dan Thorpe

In this episode you’ll hear

Composer: Dan Thorpe

interviewed by: David John Lang

This conversation was recorded on the 20th of October, 2016, in the basement of “Format” on Hindley Street, Adelaide SA.

Show Notes

“… I kind of came to this realisation that what was interesting about my work was the fact that I made it – it wasn’t this thing of, like, ‘oh, his harmonies are so…’ because no one actually thinks about music that way, I’m sorry, they just don’t. What’s interesting about people’s work is that they’ve made it… because they’re a person, and you want to hear what they have to say, and that’s cool.”

Making Conversation with Dan Thorpe is not hard! In this episode he speaks with great enthusiasm about his background, his reasons for writing music, his activities as a performer, and the vulnerability of being a queer composer. This conversation is a mental road-trip across Dan’s far-reaching thoughts and experiences, interspersed with piano sounds from Dan’s musical-highway-meditation, A20.

Music in this Episode

Composed and performed by Dan Thorpe
For Piano, projection, electronics and (optional and flexible) ensemble.

The music you heard in the opening and closing credits is:
I/O (2014), by Eli Simic-Prosic
For diskclavier, recorded by the composer.
Used with permission.

Production Credits

The Making Conversation: Australian Composers’ Podcast is brought to you by Making Waves.
This episode was recorded and produced by: Dan Thorpe
Audio consultant: Dan Thorpe
Mixing and Mastering: Thomas Green
Executive Producers: Lisa Cheney & Peggy Polias Making Waves

With Thanks

The Making Conversation Podcast has been made possible with the generous support of:

Project Patron: Cameron Lam of Kammerklang

Production Donors: Kieren Paynter, Nigel Poole, PLEXUS, Callum Moncrieff, Constance Barberakis, David John Lang, Christopher Gordon, Anne Gill, Brian Howard, Caroline Thompson, Leah Barclay and Jocelyn Wolfe and all who contributed to the successful crowdfunding campaign

Making Conversation is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH.

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