From the Maslanka Archive – No. 36, Anthony Joseph Lanman’s Interview of Matthew

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It’s time for another edition of From the Maslanka Archive. We are actively building the Archive, but it won’t be ready for public viewing for a while. In the meantime, we wanted to show off some great items we’ve already collected.

We also wanted to inspire YOU to help grow the collection. We would love to feature you in an upcoming edition! Simply provide us with photos, video, audio, or stories of your time together and you may find them on the front page. 

This week, we are excited to feature Anthony Joseph Lanman’s interview with Matthew on his podcast, 1 Track from Matthew’s home in New York, NY earlier this year. In the interview, Matthew discusses David’s composition O Earth, O Stars, and David’s mature compositional style.

“This piece touches every aspect of his mature style…the chorale aspect…the furious, almost vicious element, and the true heartfelt spiritual center…” – Matthew Maslanka

Listen below to Anthony Joseph Lanman’s Interview with Matthew.

From Anthony Joseph Lanman’s Official Website:

I love podcasts. I’ve been an avid podcast listener for many years, and eventually became a podcaster with my first podcast All the Cool Parts in 2010. Lately, I’ve noticed many great classical music podcasts out there that focus on marketing, business skills and career. Podcasts like The Portfolio Composer have focused on giving composers the essential skills they need to survive and be successful. However, I noticed a gap. People were now becoming more aware of composer’s careers than they were of their music.

So, I decided to start 1 Track to promote awareness of the music that these artists are creating, and to create awareness on the art of listening. I wanted to be able to have conversations with composers and performers about their most important works, and that’s what this podcast is all about!

1 Track will be released in seasons of 12 episodes each (12 weeks), with 4-8 weeks in between seasons. I hope you join us every week, and I hope you discover some great new music!

A very special thanks to Anthony for sharing this special interview with the David Maslanka Foundation.

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