New Conductor Reimagines the Concert Going Experience

October 8, 2014

In advance of his debut concert as Director of Wind Ensembles at BW's Conservatory of Music, Brendan Caldwell was a guest on WCLV radio this week. Caldwell told host morning host Jacqueline Gerber that he approaches music as a tool to foster both musical and personal transformation for the musicians and the listener.

Caldwell says he employs “integrated listening" and an artistic process "deeply rooted in collaboration" to form unique partnerships with ensembles, soloists, composers, and audience members-- all with the aim of "re-imagining the concert going experience."

Caldwell has released a CD, Gypsy Radio and the Rock and Roll Consecration that explores mindful listening, and he is currently in the process of finishing two books on the topic: The Conscious Conductorand The Buddha and Bruce Springsteen.

Audience members who attend his first BW concert in Gamble Auditorium this Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7 p.m. are also invited to enjoy a "Meet the Conductor" reception following the performance. Both events are free and open to the public. You can also listen to a replay of Caldwell's WCLV interview online at this link.