Making Conversation, Episode 25: Lisa Cheney interviews Samantha Wolf

In this episode you’ll hear

Composer: Samantha Wolf
Website: https://soundcloud.com/samanthawolf

interviewed by: Lisa Cheney
Website: www.lisacheney.com.au

This conversation was recorded on 23/10/2016, in Melbourne, Victoria, over tea and cookies on a particularly overcast Spring day.

Show Notes

“Try to tap in to what interested you in music in the first place. For me, that’s an element of play, it’s an element of intuition as well, and an element of physicality. Try to nail down what it is that gets you excited and build it in to your music as much as you can.”

Interviewer Lisa Cheney settled in for a conversation with her good friend and talented Melbourne based composer, Samantha Wolf. They chatted on a wide range of topics covering the composer’s beginnings in a regional Queensland, study, music, feminist sound art, the label ‘female composer’ and mental health. The conversation finishes with Samantha offering her younger self some sage advice for the future.

Music in this Episode

The More I Think About It The Bigger It Gets
Samantha Wolf
Performed by Tamara Kohler (Flute), Kyla Matsuura-Miller (Violin), and Gemma Tomlinson (Cello) and Electronics

Scintillation
Samantha Wolf
Performed by Cochlea Duo: Chelsea Czuchra (Alto Flute), Lindsay Buffington (Prepared Harp)

Paresthesia
Samantha Wolf
Performed by Blackwood Quartet: Tom D’Ath, Mahalia Stamford, Tim Barker and Naomi Lennox

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.
https://soundcloud.com/eli-simic-prosic

Production Credits

The Making Conversation: Australian Composers’ Podcast is brought to you by Making Waves.
This episode was recorded and produced by: Lisa Cheney
Audio consultant: Daniel 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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