Episode 34

Flute 360 | Episode 34: “An Interview with Christopher Caliendo” (52:42)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Christopher Caliendo who is a guitarist, composer, and a banker. He currently resides in California with his wife (Kristin) and son (Christian Paul). Christopher and Heidi talk about his background, compositional process, and advice for performers and composers alike. Check out today’s episode for more details!

Episode 34 – Main Points:

  • 1:48 – The University of Arizona’s Fred Fox School of Music
  • 2:05 – Question 1: Christopher’s Background
  • 2:35 – Italians are in-love with melody.
  • 4:50 – UCLA’s The Herb Albert School of Music
  • 7:54 – “…that’s great, how about being the first Caliendo!”
  • 10:43 – Caliendo Publishing filling a niche.
  • 11:39 – “I don’t see the orchestra surviving…”
  • 12:25 – Sheridan Stokes, flutist
  • 13:54 – 13 Flute Sonatas by Caliendo
  • 15:46 – God & Music
  • 16:16 – Wealth Management
  • 18:07 – Presentation: “how is music interwoven into man’s physical survival.”
  • 19:19 – Charles Ives
  • 19:36 – Kristin Caliendo
  • 23:35 – Keep life balanced.
  • 24:41 – Invest (time and money) all the time!
  • 25:39 – Question 2: What is your compositional process like?
  • 25:56 – Each commission and idiom is different.
  • 32:35 – Having access to the database is king.
  • 33:46 – Question 3: What are your goals when composing for the flute?
  • 34:38 – “Caliendo is an idea writer!” – Bryan Pezzone, pianist
  • 35:10 – Flutists: Carol Wincenc, Amy Porter, Viviana Guzman, Marianne Gedigian
  • 36:07 – Amy Porter’s performance of the Ghost Sonata.
  • 39:35 – Question 3: Any advice you would give to the budding new composer?
  • 39:47 – Childhood and Adulthood.
  • 45:05 – Comics, ice cream, guitar, and cooking Italian food!
  • 47:36 – Being an entrepreneur as a musician.
  • 52:46 – We are always learning – be a sponge!

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