How Classical Music Listening Inspires Musician - Conrad Doucette

In Chapter 9 of 21 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, musician and Takka Takka drummer Conrad Doucette answers "What Do You Find Most Rewarding About Listening to Classical Music?"  After many years consuming and playing rock music, Doucette sets aside time for classical music listening after immersing himself in non-fiction works about the great composers.  He develops his interest by comparing and contrasting work by date, conductor, instrumental arrangements, and performance.  This provides him both emotional and intellectual satisfaction.  Doucette is the drummer for the Brooklyn-based band Takka Takka.  He also performs with The National, Okkervil River, and Alina Simone.  When not performing, Doucette works as a copywriter, blogger, and digital media producer.  He has worked at Blender, Fuse TV, and  Doucette earned his BA in History from the University of Michigan.