SIMM-podcast

Lukas Pairon

Lukas Pairon is in this podcast interviewing researchers and practitioners (musicians as well as social and community workers) who are active in social music projects, as well as telling about his personal experiences, ideas and involvement in applied ethnomusicological research on the possible social impacts of music-making. The SIMM-podcast is launched during the February-March 2021 fifth international SIMM-posium (see: www.simm-platform.eu/planning/simm-posium-5) and is during that period broadcast on a weekly basis. From March 2021 on the SIMM-podcast will be broadcast once or twice every month. Lukas Pairon is founding director of the international research platform SIMM (on Social Impacts of Music-Making). Info: www.simm-platform.eu.

SIMM-podcast #3
Jan 17 2021
SIMM-podcast #3
In this 3rd SIMM-podcast episode we hear Lukas Pairon interview John Speyer (00:47->12:32) of the UK-based Music in Detention (soon to change its name into Here Me Out) and Mary Cohen (15:30->33:53) from Iowa University.  John Speyer is practitioner and Mary Cohen practitioner-researcher. They will during the 5th annual SIMM-posium both chair sessions in which research will be presented on music in detention contexts (John Speyer on 26th January, and Mary Cohen on 2nd February 2021). During this podcast episode we reflect with them on questions which they hope to be able to discuss with the researchers and practitioners during the SIMM-posium. Lukas Pairon also interviews musician André de Quadros (12:35->15:29) about his experience working in prisons in the US.  The 5th SIMM-posium is presenting research in the field of music in social and community work by scholars from all over the world. It was planned to take place in December 2020 at the Brussels based centre for the arts BOZAR, but because of the covid19-pandemic it was reformatted as a series of 9 weekly online sessions on Tuesdays, from January 12th on until March 9th 2021. Info: www.simm-platform.eu. Referenced during this podcast-episode: Gregory Bateson, Augusto Boal, Common Ground Voices, André de Quadros, Incarceration Nations Network, ISME 2020 Helsinki, Ashley Lucas, Music In Detention (new name: Here Me Out, UK), Oakdale Community Choir (US), Mariusz Radwanski,  Christopher Small and Bryan Stevenson.  Contact: info@simm-platform.eu
SIMM-podcast #9
Apr 21 2021
SIMM-podcast #9
In this 9th SIMM-podcast episode we hear Lukas Pairon interview musicians Inês Lamela (01:05-30:23), Dirk Proost (30:25-38:24), Filip Verneert (38:25-48:27) and Sarah Thery (48:30-74:58) about what motivates them to want to engage themselves in social and community music projects, and also about how they prepare themselves for this type of work. These musicians are 4 very different personalities, from different countries and musical worlds. But listening to them during this somewhat longer episode of the SIMM-podcast, you will find that they are not that different in terms of what concerns them most.  -----Two previous episodes of the SIMM-podcast already treated questions in relation to this topic: In the 2nd and 5th episode we interviewed An De Bisschop (scholar, University College Ghent), Mattias Laga (musician, De Ledebirds, Ghent) and André de Quadros (musician, USA), and in the 5th episode we interviewed Graça Mota (scholar, CIPEM, Porto), Khamis Abu Shaaban (musician, Edward Said Music Conservatory, Gaza), Cathy Milliken (composer, Australia) and Bart Maris (musician, Ghent). The subject was also discussed during two sessions of the 5th SIMM-posium we organised with the Brussels-based Bozar (sessions of 19.01.21 and  23.02.21 - recordings can be found here).  And this year’s 3rd SIMM-seminar at the Royaumont Foundation (30.10-01.11.21) as well as the 6th SIMM-posium at the Philharmonie de Paris (3-4.11.21) will also very much focus on this topic. Referenced during this podcast-episode are: Aix-en-Provence Festival training for outreach skills, Casa da Musica Porto, Ethno Flanders, Equinox, Laurent Gaudé, IN/OUT Escape through Art, Jazz&mo', Bart Maris, Collectif La Meute, Musicae Scientiae special SIMM issue, The Ostend Street Orchestra, Claire Pasquier, Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, Mariusz Radwanski, Université Lille (Master Art & Social Responsibility), Mark Witherscontact: info@simm-platform.eu / www.simm-platform.eu
SIMM-podcast #11
Jul 21 2021
SIMM-podcast #11
This 11th SIMM-podcast episode is presenting the French social music programme DEMOS, an initiative launched by the Philharmonie de Paris in 2010. We hear Lukas Pairon interview co-founder and director Gilles Delebarre (03:11->18:38) as well as research coordinator Indiana Wollman (18:40->31:06). The Philharmonie de Paris and its social music programme DEMOS will be hosting the 6th international SIMM-posium on 2nd and 3rd November 2021.  The programme of this year’s SIMM-posium will soon be published on the websites of SIMM, the Philharmonie de Paris and our partner the Fondation Royaumont.DEMOS is in its 11th year. It offers young children instruments and music lessons for free. Launched by the Philharmonie de Paris in 2010, DEMOS has spread all over France and French territories, now involving more than 6000 kids. More and more fine musicians are interested to involve themselves in educational and social work. Also at the Philharmonie de Paris. At first the aim of DEMOS was to make classical music accessible to children who would not otherwise have come in touch with it. DEMOS is aimed at children from 8 to 12 years old. They get about 4 hours music training a week. During their 3 years of training, the kids are always experiencing music in group situations. These music programmes are proposed to kids who live in lower income neighbourhoods. But these neighbourhoods are socially mixed. For DEMOS the composition of the groups is of great importance: they make sure the groups are socially mixed. Some kids may have social and financial challenges, while others have fewer difficulties. The aim is to enhance the ability to look at others positively. The short music extracts you will hear during this episode were recorded of different DEMOS-orchestras during their end of season concerts last month at the Philharmonie de Paris.Referenced during this podcast-episode: DEMOS, DEMOS publications, Fondation Royaumont, Philharmonie de Paris, Mariusz Radwanskicontact: info@simm-platform.eu / www.simm-platform.eu
SIMM-podcast #14
Oct 30 2021
SIMM-podcast #14
This 14th SIMM-podcast episode is presenting interviews with British musician-scholar-trainer Jonathan Vaughan (00:22->19:35), American musician-trainer Louise Zeitlin (20:10->33:05), Belgian  organist, composer, conductor and opera director Bernard Foccroulle (33:34->45:53) and conductor, ethnomusicologist, music educator, writer, and human rights activist André de Quadros (45:56->60:44).We hear Lukas Pairon interview them about training and accompanying programmes proposed to musicians and social and community workers engaged or wanting to engage themselves as facilitators in social and community music projects.The short music extracts you will hear are recordings of some of the programmes being discussed and presented during this and previous episodes of the podcast.Referenced during this podcast-episode: Moneim Adwan, Aix-en-Provence Opera Festival, Aix Academy, Aix Passerelles, James S. Bowman, Julia Bullock, Conducting 21C (Musical Leadership for a New Century), Emilie Delorme (Conservatory of Paris), John Dewey, Jonathan Dove ('The Monster in the Maze'), Elliott & Silverman & Bowman ('Artistic Citizenship'), Eric Ericson International Choral Centre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Emily Levy, LSO Discovery, Monnaie Opera, Oberlin Community Music School, Frances Stonor Saunders ('Who Paid The Piper?'), Sibelius Academy, Sarah Thery, Thierry Thieû Niang, Ana Vujanoviz ('Art as a Bad Public Good'), Roddy Williams, Paul Woodfordcontact: info@simm-platform.eu / www.simm-platform.eu
SIMM-podcast #15
Feb 23 2022
SIMM-podcast #15
This 15th episode of the SIMM-podcast is a reflective one.  The main guest in this episode is sociologist Hartmut Rosa (16'30->45'54).  Lukas Pairon interviews him on his book ‘Resonance – A Sociology of Our Relationship to the World’, but we also hear interviews with musicians Tom Pauwels (2'33->6'50), Chrissy Dimitriou (6'56->8'40), Michael Schmidt (8'46->14'40 + 23'20->24'35 + 28'56->31'10) and Filip Verneert (14'48->16'13).Hartmut Rosa is Professor of Sociology and Social Theory at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, and director of the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies in Erfurt, both in Germany.Following his now classical ‘Social Acceleration’, Hartmut Rosa invites us in his book ‘Resonance’ to reflect on and consider the alternative relationship of being in resonance with the world.  It was first published in German in 2016 and later translated in different languages. The French translation appeared in 2018, and the English version was released in 2019.  Hartmut Rosa will be the keynote speaker at the 7th international SIMM-posium organized from 12 to 14th December 2022 at the London based Guildhall School of Music and Drama, in collaboration with the Copenhagen Rhythmic Music Conservatory and the research network SIMM.Referenced during this podcast-episode: anechoic chamber, 'Breathcore' by Michael Schmidt, Luciano Berio's 'Sequenze', Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, 'En Atendant' by Rosas, Morton Feldman's 'Crippled Symmetry', Stephen Greenblatt's 'The Swerve', Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Ictus, Ircam, Emmanuel Levinas, Emmanuelle Lizère, George Herbert Mead, Mozarteum, participatory sense-making, SIMM-research-seminar London (September 2022)contact: info@simm-platform.eu / www.simm-platform.eu