Episode Two: Jesse Dietschi


Meet Jesse Dietschi, a composer and bass player whose music straddles that jazz-meets-classical line. We talk about his beautiful piece ‘Canmore’ and the personal family story behind it. We also talk to Dr. Kate Einarson about how music sounds happy vs sad, and why we like those catchy chorus lines so much - at least to a point (looking at you, John Mayer).

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Watch a performance of Canmore on Jesse’s YouTube channel here

Check out Jesse’s upcoming performances with Sinfonia Toronto, Catalyst Ensemble and myriad other projects. You can also keep tabs on Jesse’s website, Twitter and Instagram.

A fun TED video on why we love repetition in music, and some further reading on how minor keys feel sad (sometimes).

Need some reading material? Jesse recommends The Inner Game of Tennis

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Sunita LeGallou