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The hilarious and legendary Todd Glass came over to play (virtually) this month! We talked about how his musical tastes developed, the performers he loves to watch for their showmanship, how he discovers new bands, and his relatively new-found love of ska. We also played a musical improv guessing game and premiered the swing-ska-James-Brown-inspire…
 
Virtuosic and versatile opera singer Alize Francheska collaborated with us remotely for this episode! We had a great chat about her musical upbringing, influences, and the highlights of her career. We also created a beautiful and eclectic set of pieces together. Instead of improvising, we devised a round robin game and created our tracks one layer …
 
This month (well, it was actually pre-quarantine) we collaborated with guitarist/teacher/transcriber Evan Bradley! We talked about how he first got into music, what went into developing his skills and his sound, and how that path led him to working directly with some of his musical heroes. Evan's YouTube Page This episode includes: 00:00:00 S&DMM T…
 
New music and exciting life updates from Sean & Dave! This episode includes: 00:10 Sean & Dave Make Music Theme arranged, performed, and recorded by Dave Trum 04:18 Four Miniatures for Flute and Drum Kit by David Trum (Sean on flute, Dave on drums) 15:23 Juice by Lizzo arranged for beatbox flute by Sean Arawjo Purchase Sheet Music to this Juice arr…
 
This month we welcome NYC-based composer, music director, pianist, orchestrator, and podcaster Anthony De Angelis! We talked about what jobs we'd have in an alternate universe, what Anthony likes about doing what he does, and about juggling the silly and serious aspects of his career and personality. We also collaborated on a story for Sean's other…
 
This month we get to know Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter Jordan Gillis from Balitomore, MD! We improvised together, played one of his reggae originals, and talked about a range of topics. We learned about his influences, practice habits, background, and what he loves about making music full time. Jordan's Website Jordan's Facebook Brittany Lewis This …
 
Composer/Performer/Host of the Boghouse (among many other things!) Melissa Dunphy welcomes us into her historic Philadelphia home to create some unique and beautiful sounds this episode. We talk about her long and circuitous journey to get where she is today, her compositional process, the current state of classical music, and her plans for the fut…
 
Multi-instrumentalist songwriter Geoff Giordano stops in this month to jam and talk about his writing/producing process, his upcoming album Ultrafauna, and his compulsion to keep making music! Geoff's Fourth World Radio Site Fourth World Radio Facebook This episode includes: 00:00:00 Sean & Dave Make Music Theme feat. Geoff Giordano (Geoff on guita…
 
This month we feature guest artist/producer, Stephen Kokas of Sketch Studio! We talk about the music industry, pop production techniques and trends, and then dive into making some hip hop music, a first for this podcast! More of Stephen's music: Sketch Studio BandCamp This episode includes: 0:00 S&DMM Theme feat. Stephen Kokas (Stephen on vocals, k…
 
Pianist, Arranger, Transcriptionist, Music Director, host of Pardo's Turn, and old friend Dan Pardo joins us this month! We talk about his musical life and the projects he's involved in and improvise five very diverse sounding pieces. Dan's Website Pardo's Turn Limericks of Resistance This episode includes: 00:00:00 S&DMM Theme (Dan on piano, Dave …
 
World-renowned flutist, composer, inventor, and pedagogue Robert Dick joins us this month to improvise and talk about his recording process, his musical path, what he's been listening to lately, making a living by being creative, and lots more! Explore more of Robert's music, books, and his Glissando Head Joint at RobertDick.net This episode includ…
 
Singer, songwriter, activist, and all-around fun human Nellie McKay joins us this month in the first of our three episode run recorded in NYC! We had a blast talking about her musical process and stylistic evolution, our pets, the Poconos, David Byrne, and life in general. We also improvised and wrote some brand new music together. Check out all of…
 
We talk about how excited we are for our upcoming New York trip and announce our next three guests: Dan Pardo, Robert Dick, and Nellie McKay!! This episode also includes: 07:27 Cincinnati Scrap (excerpt) by Dave Trum 09:56 Flute and Udu Duo (Sean & Dave) 13:23 Flute and Electric Guitar Duo (Sean & Dave) Check out our other episodes, Subscribe, Rate…
 
Our guest this month, Tara Toms has been fascinated by sound her entire life and has spent the last several years exploring it in every way she can. An accomplished vocalist, songwriter, and free improviser, she releases solo music and also fronts a band called Weird Year. Find more by following the links below! This episode includes: 00:00:00 S&DM…
 
This month we bring you the second half of our concert/podcast series featuring David, Jodie, and Kaitlyn of illumine! They are an innovative and incredibly accomplished trio bringing new life to classical music all over the world. Learn more about out more about illumine here. Catch up on Part 1 here. This episode includes: 0:00 S&DMM+Illumine The…
 
Our friends illumine join us this month to chat and present new works from our Eternal/Ephemeral concert series in June. illumine is: Kaitlyn Waterson (Mezzo-Soprano), David Brown (Violin), and Jodie Levine Brown (Piano). David Brown arranged this month's theme and brilliantly incorporated themes from Sean and Dave's pieces (in addition to his own)…
 
Guitarist/Vocalist/Songwriter/Brother Justin Arawjo stops in to collaborate this month! We talk about our shared musical history, Justin's compositional process, and he gives us some music recommendations. This episode includes: 0:00 Episode 12 S&DMM Theme (Remix) 7:00 "I Collect Fire" by Justin Arawjo 16:21 "Suits and Lies" by Hammers To Fences 24…
 
This month, we are proud to present the triumphant return of Sillyheart! Sara Murray, Sean's longtime friend and bandmate stops by and talks about music, life, and that time she accidentally called John Stamos 'Jesse'. This episode includes:0:00 S&DMM Sillyheart Theme 7:31 Dog Walk 17:28 What Do You Do? 39:38 F*ckin' Hooray 45:17 Wrong Person 50:25…
 
This month we welcome Alex Bortnichak, songwriter/bandleader of Eating Club and drummer of The Sparta Philharmonic! We discussed his latest projects, his personal journey as a musician and songwriter, and the joys and challenges of recording outside a conventional studio. We also played some wonderfully varied improvisations, from the snarling and …
 
Composer Alexander Bornstein joins us via Skype this month to talk about his recent release Schematic, the ins and outs of scoring for film, and the state of the industry (current and future) in general. We also present three pieces we improvised simultaneously from opposite ends of the country and we feature two tracks from Schematic. Alex's Links…
 
This month, we spoke with Matt Wixson of Matt Wixson's Flying Circus! We talked a little about his compositional process, some favorite touring moments, and how hard it is to successfully play good ska. We present a song of Sean's that we all collaborated on, two of Matt's songs, and an improvisation that Sean and Dave did: 0:00 S&DMM Theme version…
 
We welcome Eliza Waldman this month, guitarist and singer of Eliza and the Organix! We improvised freely, played a little punk, and talked about her musical process. We also got to listen to "Trouble" from Eliza's new album Present Future Dreams: Part I and discuss how exactly the Organix accomplished the uniquely groovy-yet-etherial texture. Eliza…
 
This month we welcome our first non-classical guest: guitarist Kyle Farris. He and Sean reminisce about their punk rock high school past, we talk about the charity Kyle directs, and present a bunch of new pieces! This episode includes: 0:00 S&DMM Theme version 6 (Metal) - Guitars, Bass, Drums 4:42 The Drop D Disco by Only On Tuesdays (Sean and Kyle…
 
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