Throughout the centuries composers have challenged performers to new heights of manual dexterity by writing études, pieces of music expressly designed to push the boundaries of what is technically possible. Host Stephen Anthony Rawson features a selection of 21st century études. Yannis Kyriakides, Karaoke Etudes has a graphical score element. Check out the video here https://youtu.be/F0T6DVhyedw?t=992
Month: April 2022
#334 Found Technology
Composers Kelly Sheehan and Chi Wang are finding great creativity in everyday technological objects like Wii remotes. Host Austin Williams gives us a glimpse into this fascinating musical world.
D-Composed is a Chicago-based chamber music experience that honors Black creativity and culture through the music of Black composers. Since 2017, they have created intimate, out-of-the-box experiences that celebrate a mix of genres and sounds of Black music throughout history. Seth Boustead talks with founder and Executive Director Kori Coleman and violist and Artistic Director … Continue reading #333 D-Composed
#332 Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones
New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow’s widely acclaimed memoir is the source for this extremely moving story of his traumatic youth in Louisiana. Composer Terence Blanchard, one of the most influential figures in American jazz, teamed up with librettist Kasi Lemmons, director of such remarkable films as Harriet and Eve’s Bayou to create an … Continue reading #332 Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones