#99 Contact! Live at MOMA

Matthias Pintscher leads a concert of US premieres with members of the New York Philharmonic at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. All of works were commissions and were based on public sculptures from Salzburg. Relevant Tones was on the scene to broadcast the event live. Musicians of the NY Philharmonic/Matthias Pintscher … Continue reading #99 Contact! Live at MOMA

#98 Ambient Environments

Composers like Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Bartók and have sought to musically depict their environs for centuries. How are landscapes, both urban and pastoral, being represented musically today? Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters David Sampson: Grant Park from Chicago Moves Gaudete Brass Cedille 136 3:24 Toshio Hosokawa: Landscape V (excerpt) Munich Chamber Orchestra/Alexander Liebreich; … Continue reading #98 Ambient Environments

#97 Errolyn Wallen

Versatile singer, pianist and composer Errollyn Wallen is creating a unique body of work and making an international name for herself along the way. We talk with her and play as much of her music as we possibly can. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Wallen: Dervish Dominic Harlan, p.; Matthew Sharp, vc. Avie … Continue reading #97 Errolyn Wallen

#96 String Quartet Plus

Ever since its creation by Haydn in the 18th century, the string quartet has been one of the preeminent vehicles for more musical innovation. This show features new directions for the string quartet, pairing the quartet with unusual other instruments like frame drum, alto flute and more. William Kraft: Music for String Quartet and Percussion, … Continue reading #96 String Quartet Plus

#95 Synesthesia

Scriabin so linked color to his music that he created a “light organ” to display colors that corresponded to different notes in his pieces. How does color and visual art affect composers and their music today? Michael Torke: Bright Blue Music for Orchestra Baltimore Symphony Orchestra/Zinman Ecstatic 092201 1:56, 9:09 Morton Feldman: Rothko Chapel California … Continue reading #95 Synesthesia