#169 In the Field: Colombia Part 1

Relevant Tones continues our popular In the Field series with a trip to Bogotá and Medillín for interviews with composers and performers busily making this South American country a mecca for new music. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Camilo Giraldo: Chucu Chucu Trip Trip Trip Guitar Trio 4:02 Gustavo Parra: El Sapo Greñudo … Continue reading #169 In the Field: Colombia Part 1

#168 Kickstarter

Kickstarter has emerged as a viable way for artists to realize their wildest ambitions, including new albums, commissions, world premiere performances and more.   We’ll sample a few Kickstarter projects that we feel deserve wider support and recognition. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Hannah Lash: C Paul Kerekes, p.; Michael Compitello, vibes :47, … Continue reading #168 Kickstarter

#167 A Decade of New Music Chicago

Formed as an unprecedented umbrella organization comprised of all of the groups in the city performing contemporary music, New Music Chicago is a model of large-scale, inter-organizational cooperation.  We’ll feature audio from their ten-year anniversary concert. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters JacobTV: Close Fight (excerpt) Stephen Burns, trumpet, Andy Baker, trombone (Fulcrum Point) … Continue reading #167 A Decade of New Music Chicago

#166 Santa Fe Opera

Known just as much for its idyllic setting as its commitment to commissioning exciting works from big name composers, the Santa Fe Opera Festival has been the scene for some landmark developments in modern opera. We’ll feature the premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain as well as three other fascinating Santa Fe opera commissions. Hosted … Continue reading #166 Santa Fe Opera

#165 Music of Marrying and Burying

Since earliest times, music has always had a ritual purpose in human society, but these ritualistic functions are often forgotten in the hustle and bustle of the modern world. We’ll play music by composers still thinking of the ceremonial importance music can play in our lives. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Ionel Petroi: … Continue reading #165 Music of Marrying and Burying