MIKE CHURCH SHOW PODCAST NOTES
Special Guest Composer Michael Kurek
Website – https://michaelkurek.com/
Author of the Sound of Music
- Are you a music lover?
- There are only 2 kinds of music, good & bad. We’ve moved from good music to music that is vulgar, all similar sounding & have an angry feel to them.
- Members get to vote on the record of the year.
- Performance, song writer of the year and record of the year.
- Record of the year is the BIG one.
- All 5 that they gave me to vote on were all pornographic.
- And this is what they offer to us each and every year.
- These people are selling in the billions.
- Billboard #1 Classical CD and I made $36.
- But WAP – won’t say what that stands for made MILLIONS.
- Tales from the Realm of Fairies – CS Lewis and Tolkein inspired.
- Contemporary Classical Music is now like abstract art.
- I wanted to invoke that feeling of early childhood of wonder that we lose as we get older.
- A Fairytale is not designed to make you think, it is designed to awaken things within you.
- My goal was clarity and functionality – sometimes they are just too high and it takes away from the beauty of the music.
- It is a spiritual responsibility it isn’t just writing fun music at that point.
- I prayed so much for the inspiration and reflection and help to do what you call text setting.
- Sad or glorious in an instant, let the text dictate the notes to you!
- I don’t know where this music comes from b/c I couldn’t write anything this beautiful.
- I hear it play in my head and then I have to write it down immediately or I go crazy!
- For a composer it is a crucial skill but that isn’t what matters b/c that is a skill that can be taught and learned.
- Classical music is best heard when you give it your full attention.
- If you think of Tolkein it is a sanctified imagination.
- We take the stuff HE has made and we make our own art in response to His Divine inspiration.
- I am the official composer lariat of the state of Tennessee.
- There are 4 states w/ that position but they are all currently empty.
- I had to interview w/ a committee and it is a law not a proclamation!
- It is quite an honor in that sense but it is all a mystery to me how it all happened.
- It is a blessing to have you part of our family here at the Crusade Channel.