Brian Krock: Advocating for True Value in Humanity

Leo Sidran BY

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Musician, bandleader-arranger-composer, and YouTuber Brian Krock on the role of critical analysis in music, the "unintended consequences of the capitalist nature of music education," what it means to improvise as a composer, how reading James Joyce influenced his relationship to listening to and writing music and led him to "create artwork that invites people to put forth some effort," why he loves "to be actively involved in things that you're a beginner at," his concerns about his "own memory and the world's ability to focus," and what happened to him after playing over 1000 performances of Dirty Dancing The Musical.

Plus a discussion of the work of Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, Michael Leonhart, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, among others.

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