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!

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It's been a while, but we're back with another installment of our Notes in Strokes (NinS) series! This time, the fantastic music of German romantic composer, Robert Schumann inspires a work of art by ...
May 5, 2021
We've got a Great episode for everyone this week - a discussion of music and art surrounding the Prussian ruler, Frederick the Great (or Friedrich der Große, in the native tongue). While not as big a ...
April 28, 2021
"Et tu, Northern Renaissance?" "I mean, you all came up with the designation. Not me..." Sorry, Shakespeare, but you have so many good lines!   After last week’s Appalachian interlude, we are rebirthi...
April 21, 2021
Mountains, art, trees, moonshine, rivers, animals, 'coonskin caps, music - where can you find these things altogether? There may be more than way these topics connect, but this episode's unifier is th...
April 14, 2021
"Renaissance, Renaissance, wherefore art thou Renaissance?" "Because some people a couple centuries down the road decided to name me thus. Got a problem?" Shakespeare appropriation aside, welcome to t...
April 7, 2021
We are excited for this week's episode because it's an opportunity to celebrate an underrepresented group of creators - Women! Female representation in the arts has existed for centuries, but as a soc...
March 31, 2021
We hope you enjoyed our Prometheus episode as a break from world war - we know we needed it.  But now we return to our N&SH installment on World War 1 to discuss art and music that happened after ...
March 24, 2021
WARNING  Episode presents risks of burning and daily liver displacement due to eagle attacks. Practice caution when listening. Well now that we've warned you... Today's episode is all about the Titan ...
March 17, 2021
Welcome to another installment of our N&SH series - Notes & Strokes in History!    This episode will center around the timeline of World War I, also known as "The Great War." This period of on...
March 10, 2021
Welcome to Season 3 of Notes & Strokes!    As we've been reflecting back on the past year and our first two seasons, we realized, why don't we do an episode on Reflections to kick off the new seas...
March 3, 2021
For our final episode both of February and of Season 2, we have a special treat! We're celebrating Black History Month with an episode devoted to the talents of artists and composers of African Americ...
February 24, 2021
Off with her head! No, not KC's - today's topic, Anne Boleyn. This 16th century queen of England has become known as the first wife of the infamous Henry VIII to be beheaded; and of course, when you h...
February 17, 2021
This week's episode is all about the mythological character, Thor (and his hammer)! He's thwacked into popular culture what with those big movie franchises, but there's so much more to him than being ...
February 10, 2021
Welcome to the first episode of a new series we're calling N&SH!(pronounced "nash") As you might be able to tell, it has to do with Notes & Strokes, but the rest is History - Notes & Strok...
February 3, 2021
Hear ye! Hear ye! ... again...  We are back with the promised Part 2 of our Medieval era saga, and of course the fun continues! One line of music? Hiding art in tombs? So last century. Let's get with ...
January 27, 2021

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