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"michael abels" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Slavery and endured the middle passage over what he called the big sea Said escape the first slaveholder but was captured again in North Carolina While jailed there he began writing on the walls in Arabic the language of the Quran and became an object of fascination to a second owner He appears to have converted to Christianity and he wrote his autobiography at his owner's behest says composer Michael abels He co composed the opera with giddens providing its lush orchestrations On the one hand while they had respect for his abilities they certainly had no intention of ending his enslavement as a result of that They were more interested in having him perform and having him convert to Christianity to make them feel better Allah Al rais is a Professor of English at queens college the city university of New York He also translated the real Omar ibn Saad's autobiography from Arabic into English and was brought in as an adviser on the opera project He says said's work shows up the lie that enslaved Africans were ignorant and illiterate It demonstrates a cultural background and literacy that a slave wrote with him to the United States our understanding of American slavery has been American based and ignores the background that these enslaved persons brought with them from Africa Whether they were Muslim or not whether they spoke Arabic or other languages that autobiography was the inspiration for the opera explains Michael Abel's The opera tells the story of his journey but also his spiritual journey as he was confronted with the.
"michael abels" Discussed on 30 For 30 Podcasts
"No other way out for themselves but when he see somebody else have opportunity to make it out they made sure of it but don't get it twisted protections shouldn't be mistaken for immunity. You still have the living you know. You can't just sit in the house and just go play basketball. You still had the go get to you. Had to go. Sometimes that wrong turn at everyone place. You could be in a situation. You wasn't hoping for amounting goal. Every night was always to make your home. That was one day. My mom always said i don't care we'll go along as you walk in this house and night the minute. You're busy playing sports. You're less busy with the hood appearing simple. You can't take the hood away without putting something in its place you gotta put something in the vacuum. Hi i'm michael abels and i'm a composer. If you've watched jordan peels get out or us. You know michael's work in the early two. Thousands michael led an arts education program for kids including a beat making class at the watts towers and historic art's in creative space in south la. So i would. Every saturday. I had essentially a studio that in the back of my car and i would go to watch towers and we'd unpacked the studio and set it up and you know inside of learning how to setup and breakdown studio every afternoon you end up learning a lot about how. How studio gear works and signal flow and and the things that you might actually learn in school but it was all done this way of like. Hey free studio time. The four two thousand clinton was really expensive. So i could never afford to buy quit or pay studio so at that time. One of the hugest challenges for artists was access to technology. It was possible to have a studio in your home for maybe only the first time in history but that technology was still out of reach for students in poorer communities of my mom is knowing i had a passion. She found this community center at the watts towers and was like you know they offer a class. Once a week is like electronic music. I usually catch the bus to the train and go to waste hours on saturday. So the really. The nature of my program was to give people access to technology not to teach them arts. Not really the real emphasis with to give them just the access to get their hands on the stuff that people were using to make music and then just turn them loose. He taught us how to use. Npc which is the beat machine. Sixteen track recorder. Douse my first exposure to production. There was a group of about. I don't know maybe a couple of kids sometimes have a dozen and burma's was one of them. Teenage nipsy was still known the most buys given name areas. What he was was really quietly confident. They're people who are quiet who are shy but there are. People are quiet because they're just waiting and they know who they are. He wasn't there to prove he was the best he was linked to say. Here i am and this is what i'm about also saw that. He was very thoughtful about his lyrics. And what he wanted to say was well thought out. He was not speaking just to hear himself talk. He really wanted to say something meaningful. Not the is going to be like criss cross bro really out dog on black a young artist time when i was a little kid. I was writing rats. And like you know just I guess when. I was probably eight nine. My goal is that by the time twelve thirteen. I'll be signed and crack as a little kid. When i wasn't like for grab nipsy like his brother like so many of his friends like so many young kids growing up in south. La needed something to fill the vacuum and we music was taken to loan. The hood came rushing. You gotta perception that to be a member. You just got his call. Hearty calculated killer in as far farthest from the trump guy. Young people that would support prodigies in you. Had drains be chefs. I grew up in an area. That was gaming. you'll go outside. that's what's going on. And then you know as a man you want to identify with strength. You ain't got no strengthen your house you go outside. Who expected outside. And who who confidence got pride you know. Mink some powder myself out of him and that was going about thirteen fourteen. My brother got shot and then he died. That's kinda like turn me up a little bit this turmoil heart a little bit code and just turn me up in the streets. You know what i'm saying. Nips jason stone both joined the rolling sixties crips around age fourteen. I remember one time. Seeing any half black is so. I'm like man what did happen. And he wouldn't say nothing. I'm like what happened. The ever gonna fight with anybody gonna tell so. He wasn't saying anything and just hit me. I'm like put on so at that point. I was like damn sam three years old. It in nipsy at already gotten tangled up in the streets so when nipsy came home all beat up. He knew exactly what was going on for me. I really thought it was like it was like in a family. It was just it was regular. You know i was raised. I've been in. I was i was born of it. So that was me like nipsy. His friends rappers cobby supreme in pacman. The gunman understood the dangers of what they were getting involved in but they also appreciate it. What had offered them violet. There's pros and cons tulip running around crazy people. We really have out in community and it was. I'm saying even helping the old ladies with groceries is been my building taking everybody. Trash is all love just might like the movies with how to be the good part about gang culture if they if you could even say that without being attacked is that the world said we was wrong but the set embraced you will. You was in nasty allure of gang. Bang in the gang is that you might have been broke. Your momma might have been on drugs. You might not had material say says but the gang no judge you on the gang. Judge your heart few heart. We go embrace you. We love you has. The only requirement is so a lot of young people thought they had to offer. You know. I mean. I didn't have none of the qualities that made the world value but the gang was pure in the sense that we strictly off the heart. That's it and it's considered violence because we're gonna make you fight to show your heart but if you show your heart we go embrace you and you're going to rise in the hierarchy and you won't be somebody for better for worse that's the lord will young kid. The reality is gang. Life comes with multiple negative connotations pitfalls and dangers. But it's where nipsy met the friends he would trust for the rest of his life that he create music with star businesses with and it's true that as a teenager nipsy chose that over school he dropped out he operated on street cold by the time us eighteen nipsy hustle.
"michael abels" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Guy and Nikki toxin that that kind of a whisper you know you get everybody got a little dose of it with pay I mean that's got out the talks walking around here and and I you know I I got to know him quite well because we visited Ohio state Columbus down in Orange County we wanna watch practice and it's tough to get much out in there because of him but he's got a cool personality and I think he showed a little and I guess Baker ticked him off a couple years ago thank you know Baker trying to get over on him as he was thinking about it for two years but do you believe like your as a Stanford man you had some big games we like no you're cool to carry a grudge that long yeah yeah yeah you every time I played UCLA March my friend not much of a challenge now my friend Thursday they go at yeah they do and by the way I can save you some film study there's not I and I'm trying to I'm not certainly not trying to be mean to these kids who are trying hard but I don't think is any too many guys on the draft board a that's a whole other topic list I can also just kind of fun off field stuff is that Richard Sherman Baker Mayfield handshake incident and I wonder how you viewed it from GM's perspective did you view it as this is static we don't need or not rich can handle himself well I I think when you buy Richard Sherman you understand that you're buying a little bit of that a little bit of the unknown and I've always appreciated him because I think he is a class guy I think he he plays incredibly competitive brand of football and that's and any talks it is well and so you know you're getting some of that and you better be willing to live with it Kyle and I were playing we sure in the other day we honestly think that he blacks out when he goes out there for those he's been known to you know that special teams coach while we say if we don't win we want to or they differ we want to go this way and sure we'll call the other way ahead so we were telling you really do blacked out when you we may we may have to have somebody else handle that you know what you we want to receive the for or what direction so I think here and see things that the fifty yard line before games drenalin is a crazy thing right it makes you do crazy things it's extra right John Lynch okay well that was fun recapping Monday night to be now we got before that you go get into Sunday and obviously the huge negatives the injuries and then there's this is no way to draw it up you're missing your to starting tackles and in fact the way Kyle puts it you're playing your fourth and fifth tackles because Shon Coleman your third tackle got injured the preseason so you're going to meet your fourth and fifth tackles and then call you check and you said the day you signed and you said this position is W. offense of weapons and you're missing your O. W. that's all I mean John this is a tough tough situation but can you talk to us about how you guys you your roster roster depth in terms these injuries yeah I mean that's one thing we made a concerted effort and everybody is in this league not only the quality and we talked about that of our our of the of the finishers the game changing players but we knew we had it add to our death now we felt very good about Shon Coleman be into a starting caliber tackle we lost him in the preseason and its daily goes down and Mike McGlinchey goes down I think the best news is you watch the guy the way that a kid Justin school is stepped up to the occasion and really played at a high level we're extremely proud of them Danny Brunskill was a guy who you know was was a tight in at San Diego state three four years ago you know played in the A. F. and for the San Diego fleet and it is in and you know want one thing I can tell you were incredibly confident now would we love to have stately in which of course we would but you know what I watch the the Thursday night game I watch the end of that and they were the the patriots could only want run one personnel group because they had so many injuries and they could barely finish the game but they found a way that's what this week presents yet it's it's the challenge we have in and we have a big challenge now the rams are with clay Matthews so they have their own challenges but the fact of the matter of the biggest challenges the rams are very good football team and you know we've we've got a great opportunity to try to go down there and when a division games on your staff was watching the San Diego fleet game that you know watch that film you know I gotta give RG Gil and he's a scout is sometimes the scouts are the the unsung heroes in RG dealing came to us and said I really have a good feeling about this Danny brown skill and you know we we brought him in for a workout he looked good he kept looking better throughout the offseason you know when you're talking about those backup players on the office line to make a team you got to do a lot of things if he played every position on the offense of line throughout camp even center which he had never done any he kept showing his value and and here he is with a great opportunity so these are great stories and you know we're we're confident that he's going to go out and perform in a in a in a really good way and and you know what the good good news is that you know Staley McClatchy we're gonna have to buy some time but they're coming back it's not like they're gone for the year and my cat and successful surgery yesterday and you know will will will usually await his return but in in the mean termite that meantime Dani Brunskill and and and as a team we've got a we've got a weather that and I just looked up RJ Gil and that's pretty cool to get that shot at just X. got nobody else knew about no relation to the great quip ster basketball coach Pete Gillen never him I do I don't I don't know why they did away with the like that either machine kind of a baby I'm a wire kind of like that you know whose it is the no relation is there Dylan I don't know I don't know throwing that out ball at L. issue and isn't it we cool stories that you got his law degree but he's he's he loves football so he's a is a rising star and I'm looking at this he's much more handsome than Pete by Pete Gillen once said he he wants it I'm just a caraway seed in the bakery of life the killings one time I was I was taught that one away as profound whatever that Hey I'm okay so the rams game you know it's huge you guys have bought some capital I don't want to say you can afford to lose that's not something you ever want to say but you guys understand the daunting task they have two losses they they they it's sort of desperation time for them you guys are up against it with your injury situation do you guys acknowledge that this is a you're coming off a short week is there any feeling in the building that this is you know a little bit of a handicap going into this game now I mean there's there's handicaps and challenges different challenges each and every week there's a divisional game mild coach Tony Dungy used to talk about these games count double because you can impose a loss on somebody else to win on yourself or vice versa and so these games are huge it's our first crack at one this year and and we've got great respect for this team we know him well there's relationships the United you guys talking about John McVay one of the coolest things after the game the other day John McVeigh left a message on this on this phone I'm on here about congratulating us on the effort and when you get a guy like that doing that that that makes you proud but I'm sure he's got you can be sure that you're in for his grand in this this week well now that it's a great great out of great awesome opportunity so there you go yeah we're back live here and Lynch kids goes on this good stuff too later on about the about the rich it will I love what he said about Richard Sherman in the coin flip about sometimes Richard is so whacked out of there so hyped up on a trailer he forgets which way they're supposed to either accept kicker kicked like blacks out that's cool wonder if that happens to your your famous rockers on stage like they're even know what they're doing yeah I'm gonna go ahead and start using it myself that's the reason I screwed up the bart Oates number I had a blackout it's pretty good yeah how can you fault me for that don't don't hold it against a polymer causing a blackout it's been a fun Friday and then we did a forecast way back when we did much to medium impact prize dismay because he tries to like see block us if you don't I'm saying from doing the forecast on a weekly basis we won't have a we roll right over that kid we even dabbled into the Kerr China deal and and of course our picks just reviewing poly back to Seattle minus two against Cleveland Kansas city minus four against the Texans I went with Texas in the points against polymeric Sooners ten and a half and with Bob it shows Irish giving ten and a half I got spots where we're gonna go copes is losing his mind in there traffic stop okay ever does go seventy lights camera music this ever discuss seventy brings Hollywood's finest Davey seventy all conductor Michael Abel's joins the S. of somebody.
"michael abels" Discussed on KGO 810
"Symphony brings Hollywood's finest today we Symphony Hall conductor Michael Abel's joins the SF symphony for one night to perform get out in concert featuring DC six the original singers October thirtieth get your tickets now at SF symphony dot org in our weather forecast tomorrow after the morning clouds burn off temperatures will be in the mid sixties to the mid eighty hi I'm Jay Farner CEO of quicken loans America's largest mortgage lender I've got great news mortgage interest rates have dropped so if you're thinking about buying a home right now is the time to lock that low rate even before you find the home of your dreams with our exclusive rape shield approval the low rate you lack today is protected for up to ninety days while you shop for your new home with a racial approval if rates go up your low rate stays locked but if rates go down you get that new even lower rate either way you win talk to us today at eight hundred quicken or go to rocket mortgage dot com to take advantage here's another great reason to work with us for a record nine years in a row JD power his right quicken loans highest in the nation in customer satisfaction for primary mortgage origination again to a lock in today's low mortgage interest rate and get the security of our exclusive rate shield approval call us today at eight hundred quicken or go to rocket mortgage dot com produce our what information visit JD power dot com racial approval only balance certain thirty year fixed rate loans offer because information conditions equal housing lender licensed in all fifty states animal is number thirty thirty warning if you're drowning in debt you can't afford do not let the credit card companies trick you into thinking that you have to pay it all back because you don't what the credit card companies don't want you.
"michael abels" Discussed on WGN Radio
"And if you've not been there I promise you even if you're not an audio geek I'm not you will be amazed at the acoustics of this place it's marvelous to look at as well they're going to show on the big screen get out Jordan peels and academy award nominated film he did one win one for best original screenplay gonna show that on the big screen and then the Chicago Sinfonietta is going to actually perform the score lives sort of like you see it revenge era but with better seats so this is going to be Saturday night you can get tickets at auditorium theatre dot org that movie was scored by and it will be conducted Saturday night by Michael Abel's he's in our studio telling us a little bit about that process which must have been fun to it yes it was really fun because it's just a first for the film is funny the film is really funny when it's not scaring you and. I just I really you a you when you score from you have to watch it hundreds of times give especially the scenes with music and I just. we continue to be impressed and delighted by the performance of the actors and the pacing that Jordan said of the film it's really masterful so there is a scene in the movie that I alluded to a minute ago we'll play it here but we'll just go ahead and play that LF. see if you took the violence that would be hopeful listen music wouldn't it if you don't have the. at the heart that's playing the melody yeah but if you didn't have that it would be terrifying so this is an interesting mix of are you playing with me this is going to be scary or is this going to be ironic are you going to pull the rug out from underneath me we're going to have a laugh. well I think you're you're really good interpreter of of film music it's this is a scene where rose rose is taking Chris her boyfriend who happens to be black and roses white she takes him upstate to meet her parents at their nice country home and they're driving down the road in the state what they have they have driven down the road but they've now just arrived at the house and Chris sees the big house for the first time and sees the grounds keeper who is also black who kind of glares at him in a way that makes it like white what's going on.
"michael abels" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Known as the auditorium theatre downtown Saturday night the musical be performed live by the Chicago symphony sid herbs Sinfonietta that music for the movie was written by a guy named Michael Abel's who had never scored a motion picture before and at the time was the music department to a random music department at a private school in California. he's sitting in our studio right now welcome to the show welcome to WGN how are you I'm great it's great to be here John thanks well done thanks when they do they live performance the music to the movie on the screen who's going to play the tea Cup. the tea Cup will be played by Catherine herself was gonna start on up on in the film but all the music behind the pickup is gonna be a lot kind of like a dude Ridin ESO there's a version of a film like this where the music is not on the print of the film on the digital of the film and you exact one at live yeah yeah because film scores are very much at it it's a beautiful amazing art and craft and so you really get a chance to appreciate what the score contributes to the film when you see the film but you hear the music created live Sir based in LA this is the first movie that you've done but it's not like you're an unknown and you have worked here in Chicago before correct yes for for a long time actually I've had a great relationship with the Sinfonietta they've performed a lot of my concert works music written just for the pleasure of playing and listening to music I in it's starting sometime in the nineties so how did you and Jordan Peele get together he saw one of these concert works I wrote he saw one of them on YouTube and he had the producers hunt me down and call me and I got a call from some producer saying you're probably not expecting this but. and actually at the time you didn't know what hit the movie would be so it only got you know the movie hadn't even read that that's what's so what's your reaction to that pitch well if you first I thought I was being punked because you know someone because he says there are producers like right so I had to have have a friend look you know research him to make sure that the Cuban the guy had credits if okay so I called back and then and then you know Jordan I've I've heard of key and Peele and they said what he said he's going to he's going to direct a horror film for us and that's interesting just that and then he said would you want to read the script I thought of course well so if you look back on it what happened was I actually got sent what would become the Oscar winning script for Best Picture you know and that script was just it was just genius and I just thought this is amazing and so intimate Jordan and he's just as smart and funny and kind in person as he is in interviews and I just realized I just had him I just want to be a part of this I'll do anything you ask this is amazing so. but still your first movie have you done TV shows or the I you know I studied as a composer and I'd done even in in school I've done like. radio jingles actually and an end to end a little TV things tonight but they haven't get any traction doing it really and so I've had more success with my concert music so how does one's life change when they score that movie well gradually. Jordan said that my life would change and I didn't get I didn't know what to expect but I am now able to get it's a given the opportunity to score a lot of other films and work with a lot of other people both in film and in the concert world and so so it's just been a huge blessing and transform transformative to my life although it happened over a couple years. what was the process like so you and he meet and you get along then what happens well he he took the time to meet me before the film had been shot and a lot of times mostly. I'm a film has been a composer's not brought on until the film's already edited together and the reason for that is because music takes place and time and so if you can't see how long a scene is you can theoretically think about scoring it but you get really scored until it's edited by Jordan talked with me before the film had been shot because he wanted some kind of theme song or something and we had this great conversation about African American music and how it's old he said it's all got a an underlying current of hope he said but I want you to drain the hope right out of it I said I think you what you're talking about is kind of like gospel horror and he said yeah so that was kind of that move the buzz word they took home I did a couple demos for him and one of them was this some piece called secure Lisa quite what hanga which is Swahili for listen to the ancestors is that a genre that I'm aware of gospel horror yes it does I think it and it's not a thing or it wasn't until get out. and sick you is is the actually the only song in the genre although who knows what what may happen well this sure works okay let's let's do a little of that..