Episode 30 of Through the Gates aired via SoundCloud and iTunes Monday, Sept. 19.
This week, Through the Gates host Jim Shanahan talks with Monika Herzig, jazz recording artist and lecturer in SPEA’s Arts Management program. Herzig, an esteemed jazz educator and a longtime advocate for women in jazz, goes on tour this fall to promote her collaborative woman-led album “The Whole World In Her Hands” (Whaling City Sound, 2016). She also treats listeners to a performance of The Hill Country, an original composition dedicated to the Hoosier landscape.
In episode, she explains jazz as a “music that develops in the process.”
“You get together with the goal of doing something creative, but you don’t know exactly what it’s going to be… it’s like a game.”
Listeners will also hear a conversation between Through the Gates co-host Janae Cummings and Dale McFadden, director of the upcoming play Dancing at Lughanasa. Written by acclaimed Irish author and playwright Brian Friel, Dancing at Lughnasa frames the sorrows and joys of a Northern Irish family through Michael Evans’ narrated memories of his early boyhood.
The episode closes with MFA actor Chris J. Handley sharing a monologue as narrator Michael Evans.
Through the Gates: IU This Week is a collaboration of the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President and The Media School in the College of Arts and Sciences. All episodes are available through SoundCloud and iTunes, or on the Media School website.