#402 Michael Hall

Violist Michael Hall, described by the New Music Connoisseur as “utterly masterful,” and Chamber Music Today as having “superb technique" is a major champion for new music who has commissioned hundreds of composers over the years. In addition to global concertizing, he's also the Co-Artistic Director and the Director of Educational Programs with the Bandung Philharmonic. Simply … Continue reading #402 Michael Hall

#401 Relevant Tones Live: commercialism in Art

What is art worth and who determines its value? Join host Seth Boustead and special guests composer Douglas J. Cuomo (operatic adaptation of Doubt; Sex and the City theme), art curator Tod Lippy (Esopus magazine) and filmmaker Juliet Ellis (The Virtues) for a lively discussion of this pertinent topic. The music performed includes Cuomo's piece A Far Playground for cello and piano, Commercial Etudes by Will Rowe and Nivea Hair Care … Continue reading #401 Relevant Tones Live: commercialism in Art

#400 Relevant TOnes Celebrates 400 episodes

We celebrate our 400th episode by revisiting some of our favorite interviews to include new material that didn't make it into the original show. Music and conversation from Annie Gosfield, Felipe Perez Santiago, Mario Lavista, David Harrington and Nick Zoulek. Viva Relevant Tones! MUSIC Three Secular Dances by Mario Lavista (excerpt) War of the Worlds … Continue reading #400 Relevant TOnes Celebrates 400 episodes

#399 Aleksandra Vrebalov

Composer Aleksandra Vrebalov left her native Serbia for San Francisco in 1995 where she was soon commissioned by the Kronos Quartet with whom she has formed a long and fruitful collaboration. Her music ranges from concert music to opera and modern dance and music for film. She has been commissioned and performed by some of … Continue reading #399 Aleksandra Vrebalov

#398 Rain Worthington

Holding to the belief that creativity is an elemental part of human nature, composer Rain Worthington has followed her own instinctive path. Self-taught and cross-disciplinary, her creative impulses include concert music and sculptural concepts in search of new spaces for attentive reflection. Host Matthew Dosland talks with her about her fascinating musical journey. MUSIC Then … Continue reading #398 Rain Worthington