Notes & Strokes

Art and music travel through history as closer partners than many realize. Co-hosted by KC Beach and Izaac Morales, Notes & Strokes shines the spotlight on this oh so wonderful (and often hilarious) relationship. So grab a cup of your favorite tea or coffee, and join us on this ride across history as we explore the complementary notes between art and music!

Episodes Date

Music? Check. Art? Check. For our podcast, that's nothing special, but our series installment is! For most composers, images pop into our minds, but not often do we truly consider the pictures and how...
May 11, 2022
A big welcome to Season 5 of N&S! Thanks for joining us again as we dive into more and more connections between art and music across history!   Today's episode is all about the big thing under you...
April 27, 2022
For our final episode of Season 4, we thought we'd join in with the many others across the globe to celebrate the Moon and the Lunar New Year. One glimpse of that radiant sphere in the night sky is al...
February 23, 2022
"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." 1. Art. 2. Music. Need anything else be said? Well, if you didn't know, the arts have included many a word, picture and note on this grand subject matter. ...
February 9, 2022
English Crown, here we are again! And this time, we're in the present day celebrating the 70th anniversary of Queen Elisabeth II's reign. Queen Elisabeth has lived and ruled for decades, and this epis...
January 26, 2022
Happy New Year everybody, and welcome to N&S's first episode of 2022!  Our last episode indulged in celebrations, so we'll continue to celebrate with a thematic episode all about something frequen...
January 12, 2022
The year is coming to an end, so we thought we'd celebrate, N&S style! Join us as we dig into some art and music that celebrate various events and people across history!   Art: Franco del Russi (1...
December 29, 2021
We hope you’re Hungary for a Lisztening experience this week… Sorry. But not really. Because this week’s episode is all on the Hungarian pianist Franz Liszt! You may be asking, “How are you theming on...
December 15, 2021
During last year's autumn, we took a look at the season itself and the North American holiday, Thanksgiving. But now we glean episode content from the quintessential autumnal labor of the harvest. Sow...
December 1, 2021
Ready for a complex episode? Well then, welcome to this week's N&S episode, centered on the character of Greek antiquity, Oedipus. Who was he? Where did he originate? What interested psychoanalyst...
November 17, 2021
You might wanna visit the facilities before this one because this week's episode is all about Water! Although water may seem common, the arts was fascinated by it. Authors, composers, artists - water ...
November 3, 2021
God save our gracious Queen, Long live our noble Queen  God save the Queen.  Send her victorious, Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us  God save the Queen.    Welcome everyone to a new episode an...
October 20, 2021
Time to celebrate! Notes & Strokes has made it to episode 50, so thank you listeners for your support to get us to this point! To commemorate our reaching this milestone, we will have a little fun...
June 11, 2021
For this week's episode, we will be soaring into the heavens with yet another saint from Christian history - Saint John the Apostle! As with so many other saints, Saint John has been represented endle...
June 2, 2021
Get ready to Charleston, we're heading to a riveting decade - The Roaring 20s! Our previous N&SH installment focused on WW1, so what better way to continue the series than to progress linearly int...
May 26, 2021

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