Talking Flutes!

The #1 Flute Podcast Channel ‘Talking Flutes‘ where the recipe and ingredients are very simple. Take a leading flute player, author, golfer and Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London (Clare Southworth) and mix with flute player, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Public Speaker and Managing Director of the world famous TJ flute brand (Jean-Paul Wright). Then speak with some of the world‘s leading flute players including Sir James Galway, Jasmine Choi, Denis Bouriakov, Paul Edmund-Davies, Gareth Davies (too many more beautiful flute playing guests to mention in a single paragraph), and gently mix these together with some Grammy and Emmy winning musicians. Top with mental health awareness advice from Dr Joe Stammeijer and finish with some stunning music, laughs and plenty of fun.

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181. Nature is constantly talking to us and our music can interpret this! - Dr Domenico Vicinanza

4 days ago

Do scientists at CERN get drunk and let their hair down? This week on 'Talking Flutes Extra' Jean-Paul is speaking to Scientist, physicist, composer, flute player and Cambridge based lecturer Dr Domenico Vicinanza. In a data driven world, Dr Vincinanza uses date created from scientific experimentation to create beautiful compositions to make the unheard natural world come alive. During the podcast we hear excerpts from his compositional partnership with Yellowstone National Park and also with CERN and the discovery of 'Higgs Bosun'. 'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' are podcast productions by the TJ flute Company.  for more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com 

180. ”I was so scared I had a little wee!” - Your questions answered Part 1

Monday Sep 13, 2021

"You were the 'Spice Girls' of the flute world back then!" In Episode 180, Clare and Jean-Paul answer some of the many questions that you've been sending in over the summer.  Such as "What is the best venue you've played in and why?" and tips on how to cope with struggling when being recorded! 'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' are podcast productions by the TJ flute company.  For more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com

179. How feeling a connection with a composer can open up your interpretation - Clare Southworth

Monday Sep 06, 2021

Beautiful flute recordings of 'In Ireland' by Hamilton Harty, Donizetti Sonata in C and Daniel Wood's Valse Caprice. This week, Clare looks at three of her own wonderful recordings which she feels a real connection to.  'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' are podcast productions by the TJ flute Company. For more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com

178. "Metronomes and tuning forks should be banished to outer space!" and much much more!

Monday Aug 30, 2021

"We need to reframe what a mistake actually is!" In this 4th week of 5 where we are looking back through our podcast archive, three pods were very popular with download stats.  We start with the Paul Edmund Davies a very special musician, soloist, author, teacher, educator, wine and champagne connoisseur and seriously nice guy. So here’s an excerpt from podcast #117 published in September 2020 called "Metronomes and tuning machines should be banished to outer space.." Next up is an excerpt from Podcast #131 (October 2020) when I spoke with the brilliant composer and flute player Carla Rees in a podcast titled “We need to reframe what a mistake actually is!” Now I always love visiting Dublin, the wonderful city in the beautiful emerald aisle.  During  my last visit there in late 2019, I  recorded a podcast in a Dublin café with William Dowdall Professor of Flute at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin about probably the most famous solo flute piece of them all Syrinx.  So here’s a short excerpt  of the podcast titled ‘Coffee, cake, wine and Syrinx! 'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' are podcast productions by the TJ flute company.  For more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com 

177 - It's the exploration which makes playing music so powerful!! - Clare Southworth

Monday Aug 23, 2021

Understand the composers narrative and your performance will come alive! In this 'look-back' podcast, Clare takes a look at the beautiful 'Sonate en Concert' by the prolific composer Jean-Michel Damase and two movements, the 'Rondeau' and the 'Aria' from the beautiful and haunting flute piece Suite Antique by John Rutter Of the ‘Sonate en Concert’ Clare says in her Podcast #88 recorded in 2019, "in my opinion, Damase doesn't get the credit amongst flute payers that he deserves!' Composed in 1979, 'Suite Antique' is a concertante work by John Rutter and is written for harpsichord, flute and string orchestra. Rutter composed the piece, in six movements, for a concert at which Bach's fifth Brandenburg concerto was to be performed, and so decided to write the piece for the same ensemble. In this podcast from 2019 (#68) Clare looks at two movements in particular, the 'Rondeau' and the 'Aria'  Please 'Rate - Like - Follow' Talking Flutes 'on whatever podcast provider you are listening on as it helps others to find us! 'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' are podcasts by the TJ flute company.  For more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com

176. Every performance is like building a sandcastle - Melissa Keeling

Monday Aug 16, 2021

When you break open your old mindset, you'll find anything is possible. Part 2 of the 5 week 'Summer' looking back though our podcast archives.  This week we are back to a podcast #106 recorded in March 2020 where Jean-Paul talks to NY based electric flutist and author Melissa Keeling about the unique 'Glissando' flute headjoint and the new tutor book on it that she has just written.  How it can open up so many more performance possibilities especially when paired with looping and effect pedals. We also listen during the podcast to some of Melissa's chosen works on the Glissando headjoint as well as with looping and effect pedals. 'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' and podcast productions by the Trevor James Flute Company.  For more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com    

175. 'Burnout' and coping with all the demands and pressure! - Dr Roelof Joe Stammeijer

Monday Aug 09, 2021

'Burn-out'.  The signs to look for in yourself and others, and what you can do as musicians to alleviate the effects of the downward slope. This week, and for the next 5, instead of taking the usual summer break, we are looking back over some of our favourite podcasts from a while back. This week Dr Roelof Joe Stammeijer talks with Clare about a subject we can all relate to 'Burnout' and 'coping with pressure!' 'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' are podcast productions by the TJ flute company.  For more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com 

174. The importance of taking a summer break! - Clare Southworth & Jean-Paul Wright

Monday Aug 02, 2021

"Why you and your actions define you and your flute playing" In the final part of your questions answered pt 4, Clare and Jean-Paul speak about breathing for relaxation and motivation, why taking a summer break is good for your flute playing and creating a 'Mood Board' of melodies is a positive way to utilise your warm-ups with how you are feeling. 'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' are podcast productions by the TJ flute company.  For more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com 

173. What do you call somebody who plays the flute? - Clare Southworth & Jean-Paul Wright

Monday Jul 26, 2021

"Flutist, Flautist, Flute player?" The name really does matter to some! This week on "Your flute questions answered part 3" Clare and Jean-Paul look at Clare's favourite recording of her playing 'Valse Caprice" by Daniel S. Wood and look at the pros and cons of listening to recordings of pieces you're playing. 'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' are podcast productions by the TJ flute company.  For more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com 

172. Growing your Instagram account and more! - Clare Southworth and Jean-Paul Wright

Monday Jul 19, 2021

"My parents want me to study an academic subject and I want to study music performance, what can I do?" This week on 'Talking Flutes', Clare and Jean-Paul answer more questions which you have been sending in. From growing your Instagram account to should I study a non musical subject at University? 'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' are podcast productions by the TJ flute company.  For more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com

171 - Double & Triple tonguing for the flute player - Clare & Jean-Paul

Monday Jul 12, 2021

De-Ge-De-Ge or Te-Ke-Te-Ke or Du-Gu-Du-Gu or Tu-Ku-Tu-Ku what is the right way to double tongue? Part 1 or 4 - In  'Talking Flutes' this week, Clare and Jean-Paul begin the process of answering all the flute playing questions that you've been sending in.  "How do you double and triple tongue may seem an easy question to those who can do it but to young flute players, learning to do it is completely dependent on so many factors. Clare also speaks up about her love for the Open G# mechanism and why so many principal orchestral flute players still use this system. 'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' are podcast productions by the TJ flute company.  For more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com

170. "You need to love your voice" - Frederic Sanchez

Monday Jul 05, 2021

"Circular breathing is a good warm up!" "We all look at sound in a very unique way.  To some visual people colours work, but to me, it's about vocal sounds..." This week on 'Talking Flutes Extra' Jean-Paul speaks with the brilliant Spanish flute player Frederic Sanchez about his passion for teaching and his journey to help other flute players "find their voice".  Conducted via zoom and also 'Live' on social media the podcast audio has some issues when Frederic demonstrates on the flute but that aside, sit back and listen to the wisdom of how "You need to love your voice...Your Flute Voice!" You can find Frederic Sanchez on Instagram @fredericflute 'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' are podcast productions by the TJ flute company.  For more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com   

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The 'Talking Flutes' Podcast Recipe

The ingredients are very simple.

Take  a leading flute player, author, golfer and Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London (Clare Southworth) and mix with flute player, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Public Speaker and Managing Director of the world famous TJ flute brand (Jean-Paul Wright).

Interviews with world leading flute players including Sir James Galway, Jasmine Choi, Denis Bouriakov,  Paul Edmund-Davies, Gareth Davies (too many more beautiful flute playing guests  to mention in a single paragraph), and gently mix these together with some Grammy and Emmy winning musicians.   Top with metal health awareness advice from Dr Joe Stammeijer and finish with some stunning music, laughs and plenty of fun.

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