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On Creating with Talking Ear

Apr 21, 2019

On the final episode of the On Creating podcast's first season, Travis and Estar interview Becca Stevens. Becca is a highly accomplished composer, vocalist, and arranger who has worked with the likes of David Crosby, Brad Mehldau, Snarky Puppy, Jacob Collier and Ambrose Akinmusire; all while continuing to release her own...


Jan 28, 2019

On the eleventh episode of the On Creating series, Travis dives into conversation with saxophonist, composer, and educator Patrick Booth. The two discuss Patrick's new album "Stillness," which reflects his experience living in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, along with the impact mentorship by artists including Wadada Leo...


Dec 7, 2018

Estar and Travis are joined by Troy Rogers, a roboticist, composer, and educator who stopped by the studio with his rickshaw of improvising musical robots on his tour of the United States. This episode includes the first-ever live in-studio performance with Robot Rickshaw himself!

Talking Ear also debuts their tenth...


Nov 13, 2018

On Episode 9 of the On Creating podcast, Travis talks with Talking Ear's pianist, Ben Maloney. The two discuss how Ben was drawn to the (at times) chaotic life of a full-time musician from an early age, and how that path led him to find a strong sense of identity. The two also discuss the inspiration behind Ben's...


Sep 28, 2018

On Episode 8 of the On Creating podcast, Estar and Travis talk with guitarist/composer/bandleader Kirsten Carey of avant-rock phenomenon Throwaway. Kirsten discusses her recent experience at the Banff Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music, her experience as a Detroit to L.A. transplant, and the unique way she...