The Catholic Tradition Podcast: Episode 33 – Construction and Freedom in Music and in Christ

Mar 27, 2019

The hunt for freedom in construction is key to Catholic
religious life (significantly throughout this season of Lent). It’s additionally
basic to musical improvisation. How are you going to be free and
spontaneous with out giving strategy to anarchy and sin, which result in
loss of life?  How are you going to be organized and disciplined with out
succumbing to the dwelling loss of life of rigidity? How are you going to make new
music within the second, with no predetermined composition, that
nonetheless has order and wonder? And how are you going to do all this
with out taking your self too critically? Solely the Holy Spirit makes
these items potential.

My good friend Mark Christopher Brandt—improvising pianist, composer
and religious author—has spent his life pursuing these paradoxes in
the confluence of life as a musician and life in Christ. We talk about
his ongoing sequence of totally improvised albums, most just lately the
DVD Construction and Freedom, in addition to his books of
meditations for the Stations of the Cross and the Rosary.


Mark’s web site

Construction and Freedom DVD

Sunflowers and Roses (soundtrack album to Construction
and Freedom

Mark’s religious books

2017 interview about Mark’s album The Nightingale


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