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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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
Welcome, listeners, to our first episode of a new series: Behind the Portraits! In this series, we will be exploring portraits of composers - Who created them? What significance do they have? What was...
May 19, 2021
Since our last episode was a NinS installment, the most natural progression is to follow it with a SinN episode, and we've got a great one this week. Sometimes it takes time for art to inspire a compo...
May 12, 2021
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

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