Ian Power on the Importance of Music in Art Communities

Join us on 'The Truth in This Art' podcast, where your host, Rob Lee, leads the way. Our today’s guest Ian Power, a Baltimore-based composer, and performer, crafts immersive, performer-driven music recognized globally. He released albums like "Diligence" and "Maintenance Hums" in 2020, showcasing his warmth-infused compositions. As an Assistant Professor at the University of Baltimore, he's awarded for teaching and sharing insights on new music in TEMPO. Power's mentoring under figures like Chaya Czernowin, coupled with his degrees from institutions like Harvard, has shaped his captivating approach. He fervently believes in music's transformative role in society.

In this episode, we explore:

  • How music's emotive potency enriches existence, infusing it with delight and significance.
  • Dive into the methodical artistry of music composition, unveiling the role of daily dedication and structured practice.
  • Delve into the essence of an arts community, where open-mindedness, innovation, and cooperative spirit shape the creative landscape.
  • Examine the pivotal role of music education in nurturing self-esteem, facilitating personal development, and enabling self-expression.
 
Ian discusses his early musical memories and what led him to become a composer. He shares insights into his creative process and the challenges and joys of composing music. Ian emphasizes the importance of maintaining discipline and making time for creativity in our daily lives. He also highlights the hallmarks of an arts community and why music is integral to that community. Ian concludes by discussing the significance of protecting access to musical education and the transformative power of music in our lives.


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Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
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Ian Power
a composer and performer in Baltimore, USA
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