Episodes

Episode 1: How to find joy in your own soul

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Episode 1: How to find joy in your own soul
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In this episode, Wioleta talks to professor Margaret Noodin about using language to communicate what we know and to connect with other parts of the world and put pieces together. Professor Noodin also shares her writings, singing and thoughts on language, land and culture.

Margaret Noodin. Photo by Jens Zorn

You can learn more about professor Noodin’s work at https://ojibwe.net and on Instagram @ojibwe_net

Gijigijigaaneshiinh Art by Shannon Noori. Art for the book cover What the Chickadee Knows (Gijigijigaaneshiinh Gikendaan) written by Margaret Noodin.

The song, Giiwenamaw (To Exchange Gifts), was composed by professor Noodin in 2021 as a Land and Water acknowledgement for the City of Milwaukee.

Season 3 begins!

Happy New Year 2022 to all CrazyBirds out there:) We wish you a healthy, creative and filled with love and laughter New Year! We are also very excited to report to you in 2022 with new episodes. Make sure to tune in to CrazyBird Podcast Season 3 to listen to exquisite artists and educators and to learn about their work and creative process.

Episode 8: On music, composing and the experience of listening.

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Episode 8: On music, composing and the experience of listening.
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In this episode, Wioleta talks to composer Valerio Sannicandro about music, deconstructing the experience of listening and multiplying possibilities and paths of listening. Valerio also shares his thoughts on using image to help the listener to connect and access a musical composition.

Valerio Sannicandro

You can find Valerio’s work at www.valeriosannicandro.eu, https://soundcloud.com/valeriosannicandro, http://sofa.aarome.org/2012-2013/valerio-sannicandro, http://brahms.ircam.fr/valerio-sannicandro and Instagram @valerio_sannicandro.

VS A Book of Clouds ex by Valerio Sannicandro
SEA FORMS (2021),  Composition by Valerio Sannicandro for 9 instruments Performed by Ensemble l’instant donné (Recording at Radio France Paris, Festival Présences 2021) Edited by Edizioni Suvini-Zerboni (Milano) Visuals by Wioleta Kaminska
Music: Valerio Sannicandro
Anteterrae (2005), performed by: Chœur de chambre Accentus
The text contains fragments from MADRIGALI by Tommaso Campanella (1568-1639). Visuals: Wioleta Kaminska

1) Composition Mentorship Program

It is meant to address young or advanced composers who want to work actively on specific scores to enhance their technical skills. In particular, some aspect of the score notation that concern both the performer and conductor’s point of view will be deeply analyzed and discussed in a rather workshop-like way of working.
This is an experience to either prepare or be integrated with your academic studies.

Program Details
Application by email (vsannicandro@hotmail.com):
1. Project or work proposal in 200-500 words
2. Short bio
3. Portfolio (2 scores and list of works)
If selected, Valerio Sannicandro will contact for an interview. Max number of 6 students will be accepted, at a time.

Timetable: The duration is 6 months, and this can start at any time, preferably in September or March. It typically consists of a series of 6 meetings in person or via Skype/Zoom. More meetings can be arranged, if needed.

2) The JUNIOR Composition Mentorship Program is designed for young composers and composition students who are at the beginning stage of their career/studies.

Be in touch to schedule a preliminary call to discuss your goals and/or projects. I look forward to having an interesting and beautiful musical exchange!

Timetable:

The duration is 2-3 months, and this can start at any time. It typically consists of a series of 6 meetings of 45 minutes in person or via Skype/Zoom.

More meetings can be arranged, if needed in order to have a continuous feedback.

Languages: English, French, German, Italian

Application (by email):

1. Short bio

2. 1-2 scores for any instrumentation

Episode 7: On interaction design and digital experiences that go beyond screen-based interfaces.

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Episode 7: On interaction design and digital experiences that go beyond screen-based interfaces.
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In this episode, Wioleta talks to award-winning experience designer, artist and educator Graham Plumb about his passion for digital experiences that go beyond screen-based interfaces, “happy accidents” in the process of making art and designed objects, and humor as a gateway into art.

Graham Plumb

You can find Graham’s work at graham plumb.uk.

Fiberglass Tom Vac Chairs with Ron Arad
Mad Dogs and Englishmen 
Mad Dogs and Englishmen 
Reactive Cube 
Video link: https://vimeo.com/11085174
Magnetic Letterpress
Video Link: https://vimeo.com/171554325
Video Link: https://vimeo.com/515869541

Episode 6: On organic approach to painting, focusing in and building on ideas.

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Episode 6: On organic approach to painting, focusing in and building on ideas.
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In this episode, Wioleta talks to painter, maker and educator Todd Schroeder about his creative process, organic approach to painting, focusing in and building on ideas.

Todd Schroeder

You can find Todd’s work at toddschroederartist.com and laneycomtemporary.com on Instagram toddschroder0.

Todd Schroeder Process Video
PGSP8, Todd Schroeder
oil and spray paint on 1/4″ plexiglass, 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), 2012.
PGSP18, Todd Schroeder
oil and spray paint on 1/4″ plexiglass, 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), 2013.
A+Love+Supreme,+Yellow+Stack, Todd Schroeder
65×21 inches, oil on canvas, 2020
NYT X 1.7.18_A, Todd Schroeder
acrylic on newsprint, 22 x 23 in (55.9 x 58.4 cm), 2018.
2020XL, Todd Schroeder
oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches, 2020

Episode 5: On filmmaking and animating, collaborating and the importance of nurturing a positive workplace culture.

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Episode 5: On filmmaking and animating, collaborating and the importance of nurturing a positive workplace culture.
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In this episode, Wioleta talks to supervising animator at Dreamworks Animation and filmmaker, Rani Naamani about his passion for both film and animation. Wioleta and Rani chat about what it takes to create captivating and award-winning animated films. Rani also reminds us of how team sprit, collaboration and supportive and nurturing environment are crucial to unifying an idea and bringing a masterpiece to life.

Rani Naamani
Boss Baby and Rani Naamani

You can find Rani’s work on his website at raninaamani.com, on Instagram @rani.naamani and Twitter @RaniNaamani.

Phil Betterman by Rani Naamani

Sketches of Phil Betterman by Rani Naamani

Episode 4: On adjusting our perspective, relying on memory and finding forgiveness from one’s own judgement.

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Episode 4: On adjusting our perspective, relying on memory and finding forgiveness from one's own judgement.
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In this episode, Wioleta talks to painter, designer and educator Mimi Sheiner about adjusting our perspective, relying on memory and finding forgiveness from one’s own judgement.

Mimi Sheiner

You can find Mimi’s work on Instagram @mimisheiner.

The Graphic representation of an event in time. Collage by Mimi Sheiner
Controlled Burn along Hwy80. Oil painting by Mimi Sheiner
Tenants Harbor Maine. Oil painting by Mimi Sheiner
Pink Bush at the End of the Road. Oil painting by Mimi Sheiner

Episode 3: On staying observant, challenging yourself, experimenting and dipping into a new territory.

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Episode 3: On staying observant, challenging yourself, experimenting and dipping into a new territory.
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In this episode, Wioleta talks to designer, artist and educator Martin Venezky about the importance of staying observant, challenging yourself, experimenting and dipping into a new territory. Martin shares his thoughts on creative process and developing one’s own unique methods and techniques of making and designing and how slowing down can enhance that process.

Martin Venezky / Photo by Lawrence Lander 

You can find Martin’s work at martinvenezky.com and appetiteengineers.com on Instagram @martinvenezky and Twitter @MartinVenezky.

Machinery 2019, Martin Venezky
Too Bright To See, Martin Venezky
Snapshot Post, Martin Venezky

Episode 2: On Shakespeare, finding inspiration on Edgelands and relying on intuition.

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Episode 2: On Shakespeare, finding inspiration on Edgelands and relying on intuition.
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In this episode, Wioleta talks to painter and educator Craig Drennen about his latest show at Laney Contemporary Gallery in Savannah, GA and how Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens has served as a source of inspiration since 2008 and led to a distinct body of work. Craig explains how the concept of “edgeland” as articulated by the Lettrist and Situationist groups relates to his work and why it is important to rely on intuition.

Craig Drennen

You can find Craig’s work at craigdrennen.com and laneycontemporary.com and on Instagram @craigdrennen. “Merchants, Bandits, and Certain Senators”. “Depiction, Again” group exhibition at the Kunstverein Langenhagen.

Craig Drennen, Miss You Jocko Homo
Craig Drennen, Delta Dawn O Superman

Episode 1: There is no right or wrong way to do this

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Episode 1: There is no right or wrong way to do this
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In this episode, Wioleta talks to writer and editorial director Herbert Lui about getting lost to find your way, dealing with creative blocks and no right or wrong way to do this.

Herbert Lui

Herbert’s book, “There Is No Right Way To Do This”, can be purchased on his website herbertlui.net/reps. His work can also be found on herbertlui.medium.com and he is also on Twitter at @HerbertLui