The Catholic Tradition Podcast: Ep. 68

The Catholic Tradition Podcast: Ep. 68

Feb 28, 2020 Thomas just lately had the privilege of enjoying piano on the most recent album by Catholic composer Mark Christopher Brandt. The Butterfly consists of a collection for string quartet and piano, plus two solo piano items. The suite, which makes use of the butterfly’s transformation as an allegory of conversion, was described

Feb 28, 2020

Thomas just lately had the privilege of enjoying piano on the most recent
album by Catholic composer Mark Christopher Brandt. The
Butterfly
consists of a collection for string quartet and piano,
plus two solo piano items. The suite, which makes use of the butterfly’s
transformation as an allegory of conversion, was described by the
Catholic poet Dana Gioia as “recent, creative and alive”.

On this episode you’ll hear the attractive Butterfly suite in
full, adopted by a no much less stunning dialog wherein Thomas
shares what he discovered from Mark throughout this undertaking, and Mark (as
all the time) shares a lot knowledge about music and the Christian life,
peppered with examples from his journey in each.

Central to the dialog about music is the continuum of
artists all through historical past, and the deeper continuum for Christian
artists: that our work transcends historical past as a result of our first
viewers is the heavenly court docket, no matter what welcome our artwork
finds on this world.

Contents

[2:51] Accompanying textual content to The Butterfly

[4:38] The Butterfly suite

[21:09] Why Mark needed one other pianist (Thomas) to play on this
undertaking

[23:22] Granting the string gamers extra room for particular person
creativity than is common within the classical world

[28:06] What Mark taught Thomas within the studio: making a mistake
shouldn’t be a sin

[36:54] Advantages of documenting the outcomes of 1’s apply in
order to maneuver ahead

[41:59] The timeline of the album, spanning many years of Mark’s
journey as a composer

[47:09] The historic ‘continuum’ of music and being part of
its progress

[52:38] Mark’s counsel for these starting to review
composition

[1:02:41] Up to date pop has misplaced its connection to what got here
earlier than it

[1:07:17] Christians who’re joyful are misunderstood as being
naive

[1:12:52] When Mark first turned conscious of how following Jesus
was reworking him

Hyperlinks

Buy The Butterfly:

Bodily copies https://markchristopherbrandt.com/the-butterfly—store.html

iTunes https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-butterfly/1488059624

Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Butterfly-Mark-Christopher-Brandt/dp/B081K8Y1C7

Buy the rating and/or elements
https://markchristopherbrandt.com/the-butterfly-scores-and-parts.html

 

Earlier interviews with Mark:

Episode 33: Construction and Freedom in Music and in
Christ
https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/episode-33-structure-and-freedom-in-music-and-in-christ-mark-christopher-brandt/

The Nightingale
https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/episode-0-nightingale-mark-christopher-brandt/ 

Different Sources

Mark’s web site https://www.markchristopherbrandt.com/

Manassas String Quartet https://www.manassasquartet.com/

 

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