We celebrate the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos with music written in homage to those who are no longer with us. MUSIC Day of the Dead (excerpt) by Sandunes and Kyla-Rose Smith Conga Line in Hell by Miguel del Aguila For Madeline by Michael Gordon Remembering Aaron from Four Lauds by Elliot Carter … Continue reading #357 Día de los Muertos
Golden Hornet's String Quartet Smackdown is a unique event in which a professional string quartet performs music by sixteen finalists letting the audience decide who will advance to the next round and who will ultimately be the Champion of Smackdown. Submissions are now open for String Quartet Smackdown VIII through December 1st! More info at … Continue reading #356 String Quartet Smackdown
Andrew Trim is a guitarist and composer. He can be found regularly working with some of the most talented and unique musicians in the midwest region and creating everything from mind-altering improvised flights to tightly contained, composed melodies. His instrumental projects - a quartet called Hanami and a trio called Dim Lighting - are the primary … Continue reading #355 Andrew Trim and Retroreflector
Marc Mellits is a composer who creates short visceral works often comprised of contrasting sections. He is influenced by minimalist and rock music and often composes for amplified instruments. Mellits also directs and plays keyboards in his own ensemble, the Mellits Consort.
Since its founding in Milwaukee in 1982, the mission of Present Music has been to commission and perform new concert music with programming that introduces innovative concert formats, embraces a broad diversity of repertoire, and makes the music of our time accessible to audiences with deep expression and serious fun. Host Austin Williams talks with … Continue reading #353 Present Music