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Breaking Through False Barriers (w/Trevor Bowen)
Episode 181st November 2021 • The Score • Minnesota Opera
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Oh my goodness, we're back for episode 18 of THE SCORE! Can you believe it? We're all grown up and after a month apart, all of three of us are reunited in the Pod Closet and it feels so good. This week, after a quick catch-up (0:00:59), we dive into Professor George E. Lewis' essay "New Music Decolonization in Eight Difficult Steps" (0:17:43). We chat about how some of his ideas could be used to bring a new generation of people into the concert hall and might - just maybe - pull opera and classical music kicking and screaming into the future. Next, we're joined by exquisite human, costume designer and recent McKnight Artist Fellow, Trevor Bowen (0:57:18). He shares his process when designing for opera, gives us his insight into what activism can look like in the costume shop, and gives us a sneak peek at the upcoming projects he's most excited about. And finally, what else? A moment of Pure Black Joy and a warm welcome to the newest member of our team (1:38:14)! Let's do it to it, y'all!

Hosts: Lee Bynum, Rocky Jones, Paige Reynolds

Guest: Trevor Bowen

Producer: Rocky Jones



"New Music Decolonization in Eight Difficult Steps" by George E. Lewis (Outer National)

Trevor Bowen Design (Website)


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