Thad Bailey-Mai on the Importance of Taking Breaks, Chronic Injury and Composing Orchestral Music


Nov 8 2023 • 1 hr 9 mins

For their last interview of the season, Alex and Karen talk to musician and composer Thad Bailey-Mai, and the topics are plentiful! They learn about Thad’s introduction to music from both his parents, and what it was like learning music at a young age with a dad who is a professional jazz trumpeter. They get into his unique style of composing orchestral pieces;  his other creative outlets; his chronic injury; and the burnout that’s led to his current self-appointed recovery period, discussing why it’s a crucial part of his (and everyone’s!) creative process and the very cool projects that await him on the other side.

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  • Edited by Alex Scott & mixed by Will Chernoff.
  • Music and artwork by Alex Scott.

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