Interview with Arkady Shilkloper by Sarah Willis at her Horn Hangout

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Arkady Shilkloper’s New “Vogelhorn” (video)

Free January 2014 desktop calendar

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Catch up time. Or making a first start on catching up. It’s been a busy year and getting busier, which is a feature, not a bug. I’m a big fan of doing stuff. Let’s pick up some of the action since the beginning of this calendar year. Second semester has a different flavor than first semester. Both semesters have as core activities horn lessons, horn seminar, and Iowa Brass Quintet. Fall semester adds my Creativity in Music class and my freshman seminar Weird Music, both near and dear to my heart. Fall is football season, go Hawks! Spring frees up all those Saturdays. Spring is horn choir, Improvisation for Classical Musicians, IBQ touring, and visits to other universities and conferences (workshops, presentations, performances).

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The (really short) Siegfried Call [video]

Documentary of the history of the Los Angeles film studio horn players from the 1920s through the 1960s. “Featuring …interviews with LA music legends, the film follows the development of the motion picture industry…”

From the web site (1m1hollywoodhorns.com):

The roaring twenties… California’s economy was booming. Hollywood became the epicenter of filmmaking. Silent films had gained great acclaim, and musicians were hired to play in the theatre to provide a live soundtrack for the movie. As technology advanced, studios began to record sound on the set, and the musicians would record the score off camera while the actors filmed their scenes on camera. Later, the soundtrack was recorded separately and added to the film in post production.

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