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The Silent Pianist | Apollo 11 – We Have Landed On The Moon (EP009)

October 10th, 2018 by Assignment Universe  Astronomy  Inspirational  Podcast  Space

We enter a time when humanity remembers the Apollo 11 expedition. The Silent Pianist podcast presents a digital version of the 1969 release by Capital Records “Apollo 11 – We Have Landed On the Moon” LP. Narration by Paul Haney and this 50 minute program features original NASA archive recordings that were available in 1969.

The Silent Pianist | Guest Pranvera Hyseni (EP008)

November 29th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Astronomy  Carl Sagan  Inspirational  Podcast  Roar Electra  Space

Today’s guest is Pranvera Hyseni. She is the founder and director of the Astronomy Outreach of Kosovo. Many space journalists from her home country of Kosovo have called her the next Carl Sagan.

The Silent Pianist | Guest: Dan Haerle (EP007)

November 27th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Inspirational  Jazz Education  Jazz Music  Podcast

Jazz pianist/composer educator Dan Haerle was inducted into the International Association of Jazz Education Hall of Fame in 2003. He was awarded the Jazz Educators Network “Legend of Jazz Education” distinction in 2012 along with co-recepients Jamey Aebersold, Jerry Coker, and David Baker.

The Silent Pianist | Guest: Wouter Kellerman (EP006)

November 27th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Inspirational  Music  Podcast  World Music

Kellerman has just released his latest recording “Symphonic Soweto – A Tribute to Nelson Mandela.” The album is a lifelong dream of Kellerman’s and features the Soweto Gospel Choir, KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic and Angelique Kudjo.

The Silent Pianist Podcast | Guest: Jamie Glaser – Guitarist with Jean-Luc Ponty / Jon Anderson (EP005)

November 27th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Inspirational  Jazz Music  Music  Podcast

Jamie Glaser is best known as the guitarist with violinist and jazz pioneer Jean-Luc Ponty. Jamie is one the great guitarists of our time. He’s also recorded and performed with Chick Corea, Manhattan Transfer, Lenny White and Bryan Adams. Jamie is also one of world’s best commercial and film/tv composers with credits ranging from Seinfeld (Jonathan Wolff) to networks like ABC and CBS. And he has written the powerful and personal book about his life “Hear the Silence.”

The Silent Pianist | Guest: Kyle Sullivan EP004 – Trekspertise

November 27th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Film  Inspirational  Podcast  Star Trek

The Silent Pianist Podcast Interview Show Hosted and Produced by Mike Dawson Kyle Sullivan is a filmmaker-scientist and co-producer of the Youtube hit Trekspertise. Kyle is the Grand Prize Winner of the Oceanwide Expedition 2017 Antarctic Contest.

The Silent Pianist | Guest: Paul D’Adamo EP003

November 27th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Music  Podcast

Paul’s third album “Rawfully Organic” features members of Peter Gabriel’s Band, King Crimson, and YES.

The Silent Pianist Podcast | Guest: Sean Chen – Third Prize Winner 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (EP002)

November 27th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Classical Music  Music  Podcast  Van Cliburn

The NEW YORK TIMES says that Mr. Chen has piano artistry that is “alluring and colorfully shaded ” and the LA TIMES goes on to say that this Van Cliburn medalist is “genuinely sensitive.”

The Silent Pianist Podcast | Guest: Lisa Markley (EP001)

November 26th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Music  Podcast

“Lisa Markley has more depth control and beauty to her voice in a live concert setting than most vocalists get in a studio. Driving that voice is a soul of wit and intelligence and a heart of gold.” – PAUL SLAVENS, KERA DALLAS

Assignment Universe Donates GalileoScopes to Texas Students

July 1st, 2015 by Assignment Universe  Inspirational  Music  Space

My education advocacy organization Assignment Universe​ recently received six GalileoScopes. These cool telescopes are now in the hands of my aspiring scientists that study music at Dawson Music Education​!