Conversations & Interviews

Jörg Widmann Flûte en suite

Jörg Widmann’s Flûte en suite was commissioned by the Cleveland Orchestra for Joshua Smith. The world premiere of Flûte en suite took place in 2011 and in 2014 the Cleveland Orchestra will feature this work as part of their European tour.

AUDIO INTERVIEW with Joshua Smith and Jörg Widmann

INTERVIEW with Mike Telin of

INTERVIEW: “New music abounds on Cleveland Orchestra’s Severance season finale”, The Plain Dealer

Widmann - Most - Smith
On Teaching, Sound and Being an Artist

An interview conducted by CIM graduate Madeline Lucas

part 1: Sound Development

part 2: Technique

part 3: Teaching and Artistry

Joshua Smith
Ensemble HD: Live at the Happy Dog

In 2012 Joshua Smith and Sean Watterson successfully raised $15,000 on Kickstarter, a crowdfunding site, for a project to record Ensemble HD: Live at the Happy Dog. The album was released in May 2013.

PODCAST: The Musicalist
Performance and interview with Joshua Smith

INTERVIEW: The Vinyl District
Joshua Smith on The Happy Dog, Gotta Groove Records and Ensemble HD’s vinyl record

PBS Arts from Cleveland: Artistic Choice

MINI-DOCUMENTARY “Artistic Choice – Helping Cleveland Preserve a Legacy”

TELOS developed a short mini-documentary for a national broadcast on PBS about how the arts are funded in Cleveland. This mini-doc directed by Thomas Ball features several experts in the field of public funding of the arts, artists, performers, dancers, and musicians as well as a bite-sized history of patronage in great Cleveland Art institutions like the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Orchestra. The Happy Dog and Ensemble HD are featured as well!

Cool Cleveland / Carnegie Hall

Cool Cleveland’s Thomas Mulready speaking with Joshua on the streets of New York City outside Carnegie Hall just after a rehearsal of Debussy’s Iberia, Pintscher’s Five Orchestral Pieces, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.


AUDIO INTERVIEW Joshua Smith and Christina Dahl speak with WCLV’s Bill O’Connell about their 2015 tour program of Schubert, Bartok, Kurtag, Boulez, and more.