#144 Listening Party 2015

We invite some of our favorite musical friends to bring a new recording into the studio for listening, lively discussion and the joy of new discoveries. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Max Grafe: “Bantams in Pine-wood” fr. Three Madrigals Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble 1:53 Michael Gordon: Industry Maya Beiser, amplified cello 10:23 Peter … Continue reading #144 Listening Party 2015

#143 Playing it Wrong

It gives technicians fits, but composers and performers are always experimenting with new “wrong” ways to play their instrument.   From Bartok pizz to prepared piano, multiphonics to slap tongue, many of these techniques have made it into the standard repertoire.  What new extended techniques are being pioneered today? Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse … Continue reading #143 Playing it Wrong

#142 Augusta Read Thomas

One of the leading composers of our time and an ardent promoter of new music throughout the world, Augusta Read Thomas is an artistic force to be reckoned with.   Championed by Pierre Boulez in her early years and later named composer-in-residence with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Thomas rose early to the top of her … Continue reading #142 Augusta Read Thomas

#141 Musical Chiaroscuro

Literally “light-dark,” chiaroscuro in art is the creation of depth through the play of light and shadow.  This artistic technique has inspired legions of composers to try and create the same contrasts in music through timbral shadings and instrumental colors. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Jacob Druckman: Chiaroscuro (excerpt) Juilliard Orchestra/Foss New World … Continue reading #141 Musical Chiaroscuro