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17th Feb 2021

Ep. 1 - Will live performance ever return?

Will live performance ever return to its former glory? What does the post-COVID future of the arts look like? How do we evaluate the reopening strategies that we're seeing in cities around the world?

Join Brent Morden as we reflect on the COVID era's impact on live performance and discuss how the arts will move forward.

Further reading:

https://actorsequity.org/resources/Producers/covid19-info/

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-marshals-return-performing-arts-new-york-ny-popsup

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-14/andrew-lloyd-webber-says-lockdowns-push-london-theater-to-abyss

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/feb/09/outdoor-theatre-reopening-stages-coronavirus-arcola-london

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We are living in a volatile cultural moment. What does this mean for the present and future of arts & entertainment? Join host Brent Morden as we probe a new question each episode with fresh, provocative commentary.

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The State of Art
with Brent Morden
We are living in a volatile cultural moment. What does this mean for the present and future of arts & entertainment? Join host Brent Morden as we probe a new question each episode with fresh, provocative commentary. Featuring special guests from all corners of the arts.

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Brent Morden

Brent A. Morden is a New York-based composer, arranger, conductor, singer, actor, and educator. His work has been described as “thrilling" and “successfully pairing the comedic and the compelling.” Highlights of Morden’s career include conducting the premiere of his wind ensemble piece Fell Swoop at Carnegie Hall (Mar. 2019), composing & arranging new original rock musical INFERNAL (Jan. 2021), and assisting acclaimed music director Rob Fisher.

Currently, Morden works as Program Manager for Every Voice Choirs and teaches at From Stage to Screen in Huntington, NY. Morden graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music (magna cum laude), where he served for two years as a Resident Advisor. In his spare time, Morden enjoys weightlifting & running in the park. See more at www.brentmordenmusic.com.