Legendary composer George Crumb created a unique, haunting sound world that leaves an indelible impression upon anyone who hears it. The master turns 85 in October and we’ll celebrate with an entire show dedicated to his music. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters George Crumb: Vox Balanae, I (excerpt) & finale eighth blackbird Cedille … Continue reading #119 Haunted Landscapes: Music of George Crumb
It takes fine craftsmanship to achieve a perfect partnership between text and music in which neither element overshadows the other. This week, we’ll listen to a fascinating array of spoken word and music by composers striving to achieve this symmetry. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Scott Johnson: How it Happens (The Voice of … Continue reading #118 Art of the Spoken Word
Originally a German musical creation, Wandelweiser is a kind of extreme minimalism that is fast becoming popular with composers around the world. We talk with two of its creators, Jürg Frey and Eva-Maria Houben, about the phenomenal growth of this movement. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Jürg Frey: More or Less Normal a.pe.ri.od.ic … Continue reading #117 What is Wandelweiser?
Mystical Minimalist Arvo Pärt is one of the most significant composers in the 20th and 21st centuries, and in this program we’ll travel across the Baltic to Estonia to visit his musical homeland and talk with those curating his music. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel (rehearsal excerpt + … Continue reading #116 Estonia: Arvo Pärt Center