The Contemplative Podcast
Carly Paradis

Carly Paradis

March 15, 2020

Matt Emery meets composer extraordinaire Carly Paradis in her studio to chat about her new album Nothing Is Something and collaborations with the likes of Douglas Dare, London Contemporary Orchestra, EERA, Jonas Bjerre and Polar Bear. We also discuss performing at The Royal Albert Hall, working with Michael Stein and Clint Mansell, her soundtrack work for Line Of Duty, The Innocents and Much More.  

Ed Carlsen

Ed Carlsen

March 1, 2020

This week Matt Emery shares a coffee and chat with composer and producer Ed Carlsen at a windy Barbican Centre. The conversation entails the recording process to his latest album Morning Hour, working with Moderna Records, favourite records of 2019, well being, selecting artwork and much more.

Nainita Desai

Nainita Desai

January 12, 2020

Matt Emery meets the brilliant Nainita Desai in her studio to chat about her journey into writing music for film and TV, experimenting with sounds and instruments, her recent scores for the game Telling Lies and award winning documentary film For Sama and lots more.   

AVA (Anna Phoebe & Aisling Brouwer)

AVA (Anna Phoebe & Aisling Brouwer)

November 13, 2019

Matt Emery meets music virtuosos Anna Phoebe and Aisling Brouwer of AVA to chat about their debut album 'Waves', the recording process, working with One Little Indian Records, favourite recent albums and podcasts and what they get up to when not doing music.

Nico Casal

Nico Casal

November 13, 2019

Matt Emery Meets Nico Casal to chat about his debut album 'Alone', dream collaborations, albums that have inspired him, his approach to performing live, writing for the Oscar winning short film 'The Stutterer' and much more.

Joep Beving

Joep Beving

November 13, 2019

Matt Emery meets composer Joep Beving to chat about his new album Henosis, collaborations, composing for The Drone Ballet, the story behind his beloved Schimmel upright piano and much more.

Michael Price & Katy Jackson

Michael Price & Katy Jackson

November 13, 2019

Matt Emery meets Michael Price & Katy Jackson to chat about carving a career in the music industry, studying, working with Erased Tapes, Michael's latest album Tender Symmetry, Contemplative Classical, Inspirational and Current favourite albums and much more.

Simeon Walker

Simeon Walker

October 30, 2019

Matt Emery meets the talented Simeon Walker to chat about finding your own sound and recording techniques, touring, The Brudenell Piano Sessions (a piano concert series he curates in Leeds), dream festival lineups and the artwork for his debut album Mono created by Gregory Euclide.

James Heather

James Heather

October 30, 2019

Matt Emery heads to Ninja Tune HQ to meet pianist and composer James Heather to chat about growing up in a family of piano players, composing and improvising, collaborations, streaming services, inspirational records and his new reworks album.

Luke Howard

Luke Howard

October 30, 2019

Matt Emery pops into Mercury KX to chat to Luke Howard about the recording process of his latest release 'Open Heart Story' and upcoming release 'More Heart Stories', his studio setup in Melbourne, scoring for virtual reality, scoring for strings, what he's currently listening to, the Australian music scene and what else he has coming up.

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