This week, I FINALLY respond to the many requests I got to share my thoughts on the movie “Tár,” starring Cate Blanchett. So, consider this my review of the movie. I talk about the tension in the film between the stereotypes of the “conductor” as a male, power abusing, egomaniac alongside the movie’s portrayal of this character as a woman and as a Lesbian. In addition to an analysis of Marin Alsop’s take on the movie, I discuss the value of these types of inversions in social commentary as well as the interesting dynamic created by a highly competent musician and thinker interacting in the world as kind of a crappy human being. And yes, of course I also break down the “White, male, cis composers just aren’t my thing” scene as well. So tune in and let me know what you think as well!
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Marin Alsop interview
- Car Thoughts
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- Choralosophy Book Club
- Covid Conversations
- Educational Philosophy
- Human Diversity
- Instruction and Assessment
- Lori Sonnenberg
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- Episode 149: “Tár” Movie Review
- Episode 148: The Arts and the Exceptional Child with Dr. Matthew Zakreski
- Episode 147: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence in Music Education with ChatGPT
- Episode 146: The Vibrato Question with Dr. Jennaya Robison
- Episode 145: Teaching Skills, Not Facts with Melanie Trecek-King
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