#69 Ilya Levinson

We sat down with composer, Ilya Levinson, to talk about his story as a composer in Chicago. The program also features live performances of Levinson’s works by cellist, Ian Maksin. Levinson’s body of work varies stylistically, while still maintaining a sound unique to the composer. You can hear his works performed in the Chicago area, … Continue reading #69 Ilya Levinson

#67 CD Grab Bag 2013

You send us CDs. Every once in a while we play those CDs on our show. This is the 2013 edition of the CD grab bag! Enjoy this eclectic variety of new music performed by the latest and greatest musicians. This program is straight from our mailbox to your ears. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by … Continue reading #67 CD Grab Bag 2013

#66 Dan Trueman and So Percussion

Brooklyn based quartet Sō Percussion (Eric Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, and Jason Treuting) collaborate with composer Dan Trueman on their newest album, neither Anvil nor Pulley. They experiment with different ways of creating sound, using a turntable, a laptop and various gadgets like a video game controller. The result is a piece in five acts, composed with, … Continue reading #66 Dan Trueman and So Percussion

#65 Stravinsky and Schoenberg: 100 Years Part III

In our final exploration of the past 100 years of musical modernism, we take a look at composers who fit in neither the uptown nor the downtown traditions of composition. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Aaron Copland – Connotations Igor Stravinsky – In memoriam Dylan Thomas Elliott Carter – Cello Sonata George Rochberg – … Continue reading #65 Stravinsky and Schoenberg: 100 Years Part III

#64 Stravinsky and Schoenberg: 100 Years Part II

This week in our exploration of the past 100 years of modernism in music we take a look at the legacy of Arnold Schoenberg. The 1912 performance of Pierrot Lunaire created a model of atonality that continues to influence modern composers in the present day. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Arnold Schoenberg – … Continue reading #64 Stravinsky and Schoenberg: 100 Years Part II