Every month we talk with cellist and Lake Effect contributor Robert Cohen about music and life in a segment we call On That Note. This month, we reached Robert at his home in England to learn about an improvised musical experience he recently had:
Cellist Robert Cohen talks with Lake Effect's Bonnie North.
Every month we talk with cellist Robert Cohen about the life of a touring classical musician. It’s a segment we call On That Note. This month finds Robert recently moved to the Suffolk countryside in England. And between unpacking boxes and hooking up utilities, he’s thinking about creativity. He's especially focused on the kind of creativity that is found outside of performance — like practicing.
Matt Wild is one of the co-founders of Milwaukee Record, which he and the other co-founder, Tyler Maas, describe as an online source for music, culture, and gentle sarcasm. Among the many cultural things Milwaukee Record keeps track of is a nearly exhaustive list of new music from local musicians.
Here's a selection from Matt's Milwaukee Music Roundup for November 2019:
Every month, cellist Robert Cohen joins us to talk about the life of a working, touring, professional musician. Cohen joins us this month to talk about the exhaustion he faces from traveling, balancing opposing demands, and being in the middle of things as a traveling musician and teacher.
From greeting new students in London to performing at a music festival in Slovakia, Cohen has a multitude of things pulling him in many different directions.
During World War I, soldiers coined the term "shell shock" to describe their post-traumatic reactions to war. "Battle fatigue" came along during World War II and Korea, and by Vietnam it was called "combat stress reaction." It was all post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).