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Corps340 Podcast #46: Laurie Mizrahi

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Our guest on this episode of the Corps340 Podcast is designer/strategist/truth-teller Laurie Mizrahi. A born contrarian, Laurie comes from a family of accountants and naturally went into creative design. We talk calligraphy, Israel, and get Laurie’s unique take on the #MeToo moment.

Listen on LibsyniTunes, and Soundcloud.

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Corps340 Podcast #48: Rob Pfaffmann

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Our guest is Rob Pfaffmann, Architect & Planner with Pfaffman + Associates. Rob Pfaffmann is someone who challenges your assumptions, your thought processes, and certainly the status quo. He displays a passion for his craft and his community that is infectious explaining that while architecture can define a city, it can also choke off the social spaces that connect a community. We discuss the immense value that comes from preserving our architectural failures. For two guys who always wanted to pretend to be an architect, it was a treat to actually interview one as fascinating as Rob.

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Look what we did: LaRosa’s branding music

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Brunner recently engaged us to create new branding music for their new campaign for LaRosa’s Family Pizzeria. Keeping one foot in the past with traditional elements but with a modern approach and sonic branding elements was our given direction. We had good fun creating this featuring mandolin and accordion!  Click it!

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Corps340 Special Edition Podcast: Dave Vissat

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The author Dorothy Parker once said, “Creativity is a wild mind, and a disciplined eye.” On today’s show, we pay tribute to our friend Dave Vissat who had the wildest mind, the most disciplined eye and all the other elusive tools to become arguably the finest art director in Pittsburgh advertising history. Dave died late last year, but his work — and more importantly his contagious creative spirit — will be felt for years to come.  See for yourself at DaveVissat.com while you listen to some of the people who knew him best: Michael Brunner, Scott Morgan, Tom Cwenar, Maria Tarquinio, Dan Magdich and Meade Johnson.  Don’t worry, it’s not sad; it’s Dave.

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Stranger Things, a new single by Rob Deaner

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We are pleased announce a preview of the new release “Stranger Things” by Rob Deaner. It has been described as “haunting, brooding, sexy”. You can preview it at Bandcamp before the general release later in the month.

Of course it was created and mixed at here at Contagious Music. The song features some awesome accompanying vocals by our very own Sam Fairchild as well as lead guitar work by Mike Palone of the band Skell. The cover art was created by Jeff Myers of This is Red.

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Corps340 Podcast #44: Christiane Dolores (aka Madame Dolores)

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Our guest today is Christiane Dolores. I first met Christiane when I was on a discussion panel for Fair Play Music Pittsburgh, an initiative to aid a sustainable local music community, that she is involved with. (https://fairplaypittsburghmusic.tumblr.com/)

By day Ms. Dolores is the Artist Relations Manager for the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. As an artist, Christiane (aka Madame Dolores) prefers to ask the questions rather than give the answers. Today, we pose the questions and Madame D does not disappoint. She’s an award-winning, genre-bending artist. A poet who sings. A songwriter who makes films. And a podcast guest we’ll never forget.

Listen on LibsyniTunes, and Soundcloud.

We’d also like to share Madame D’s link to her indiegogo fundraiser:https://www.indiegogo.com/…/the-pantry-of-salt-and-sugar-a-… please check it out and support the Madame Delores Movement.

Corps340 Podcast #42: John Hinderliter

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“People in advertising should never answer the phone on a Friday afternoon. It can only lead to bad things.” Just one of the many life lessons imparted by podcast guest John Hinderliter.

Illustrators aren’t usually known for their conversational skills but John fills a podcast as colorfully as he fills a canvas. John is a broadly drawn character with a razor-edge sense of humor painting a vivid picture of growing up in Atlantic City, the satisfaction of being an art mercenary, and the inspirational power of Tom Waits.

So turn off the phone, download the episode, and have a real happy hour, people.

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Corps340 Podcast #43: Nina Chase

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If you’re going over the river and through the woods, here’s something for the ride. Speaking of rivers, today’s guest is Nina Chase, sr. project manager at Riverlife. She’s a gem, incredibly insightful on how we could better use our public spaces. Nina obsesses about connecting people with public spaces. First in Boston, and now on the aggregate walkways of Pittsburgh, Nina sees possibility to improve the quality of life in small and grand ways. On today’s podcast, we discuss the 446 bridges, 700 steps and 3 rivers we navigate every day, but rarely give the consideration they deserve.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

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Corps340 Podcast #40: James McNeel

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The podcast returns from our fall hiatus and welcomes James McNeel to the studio. In a city bursting with live theater options, Pittsburgh’s City Theatre takes on the challenge of championing new and original plays. We explore the cultural importance of showcasing these new works with James, as well as his personal journey from his Marlinton, West Virginia roots. It feels good to be back.

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UPMC Depend On It Campaign

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We’ve just completed a new campaign for UPMC by Smith Brothers Agency. It features real doctors and staff and required complete creation of ambient and feature SFX on a total of 12 spots. Here’s the first. Click it!

 

 

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