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Engaging with an Audience with Conductor & Harpsichordist Steven Devine
Episode 1027th October 2020 • ALSO in PINK with Alexandria Lawrence • Alexandria Lawrence
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Steven Devine is a conductor, harpsichordist and pianist who works with some of the finest musicians across the world. He has many recordings to his name: solo, as a member of an ensemble and as a director. Steven loves to explore new sound worlds, from early keyboards to 21st century Bach on synthesizers. He has a gift for engaging with audiences and delighting one and all with his comedic charm & musical sparkle. ✨ In Alexandria’s alternate life as a musician, she’s played with Steven many times over the years throughout the UK and further afield.

🎧 Listen to the full episode to hear stories of Steven’s most embarrassing moments on stage. And, yes, laughter guaranteed.

Steven’s Links

Inspiration

  • Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck. This has special sentimental value for Steven as it was his grandma’s favourite book, the beautifully named Grace Devine.“It’s an astonishing book. For me it was life-changing and still is – I still go back to it. It’s a go-to book for me”.

Steven’s Sound World

From early keyboards to 21st century Bach on synthesizers and satirical COVID sketches, Steven Devine has a diverse portfolio.

This episode features Art of Moog, the brainchild of harpsichordist Robin Bigwood. Art of Moog is an ensemble of classically-trained musicians that…

…swap old instruments for an array of Moogs, Nords, Rolands, vocoders, guitar pedals and an Akai wind-synth, to create scintillating soundscapes and atmospheres undreamt of 300 years ago.

Whatever content you create, storytelling is bound to be at the heart of it. Always take your audience with you on a journey. Engage with your audience and, like Steven, you can diffuse even the most awkward moments with a twinkle and a few well-chosen words.

And yes… you can always develop new skills! Many performers and people who have had their livelihood transformed by the pandemic have needed to innovate.

Whether you want to develop video & audio editing skills, like Steven, to create content for fun… or maybe you’re looking to develop an entirely new career path, there are so many possibilities!

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