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#295 New Focus Recordings Part II

Since 2004 New Focus Recordings has put out dozens of wildly creative albums by some of the most interesting figures in contemporary classical music every year. Part 2 features conversation with label founder Daniel Lippel and music by Taylor Brooks, Colin Hinton, Robert Honstein, Dmitri Tymoczyko and Ryan Streber. MUSIC El Jardin de Senderos que … Continue reading #295 New Focus Recordings Part II

#294 New Focus Recordings Part I

Since 2004 New Focus Recordings has put out dozens of wildly creative albums by some of the most interesting figures in contemporary classical music every year. We talk with founder Daniel Lippel and feature a small sample of their incredible catalog in the first of a two-part series. MUSIC Shard by Elliot Carter - Performed … Continue reading #294 New Focus Recordings Part I

#293 Alex Shapiro

Alex Shapiro is an accomplished composer who has created an impressive body of works in a wide arrange of styles while always staying true to her own personal vision. She is also a mentor to other composers and a tireless champion of new music. We talk with her and feature a small sample of her … Continue reading #293 Alex Shapiro

#292 Adam Marks

Adam Marks is a gifted, sensitive pianist with far-ranging interests and an insatiable appetite for new music. We talk with him about several recent projects including One Page Pieces, a new album of piano music by Alex Shapiro and a virtual program for the Omaha Under the Radar festival. MUSIC Drift Motes by Jamie Evans … Continue reading #292 Adam Marks

#291 Heavy Metal String Quartets

We feature composers writing string quartets inspired by Heavy Metal in all its incarnations from Death Metal, Black Metal, Grindcore, Mathcore to Industrial Metal and more. MUSIC Concubine by Converge - arranged by Earl Maneein - Performed by Seven Suns Yama by Earl Maneein - Performed by Seven Suns Uncomfortable Poetics by Gene Pritsker - … Continue reading #291 Heavy Metal String Quartets

#290 Still Life

Still life paintings encourage us to see everyday objects in a new context but, as applied to music, the still life concept has taken on a life of its own. We feature several musical interpretations of the still life. MUSIC Still Life (mvmt 3) by Elena Kats-Chernin - Performed by Stephen Emmerson, piano and Patricia … Continue reading #290 Still Life

#289 The Rhythm Method

As an ensemble of four composer-performers, The Rhythm Method strives to reimagine the string quartet in a contemporary, feminist context. They are Meaghan Burke, Marina Kifferstein, Leah Asher and Carrie Frey and their most recent album is A Few Concerns. PROGRAM Under the Guise by Leah Asher Hysteria by Meaghan Burke String Quartet No. 2 … Continue reading #289 The Rhythm Method

#288 Songs for the End of Time Vol. 1

A new album by New York-based ensemble Founders presents a wildly imaginative interpretation of Olivier Messiaen's classic chamber work Quartet for the End of Time. The result is a respectful homage to the transcendent beauty of the original work while also incorporating jazz, rock, and other non-classical styles. Performed by: Ben Russell, violin / voiceBrandon … Continue reading #288 Songs for the End of Time Vol. 1

#287 Lunar New Year Celebration

We celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with music by composers from countries that celebrate the lunar new year. Program:Year of the Ox by Sufjan Stevens, arranged by Matthew AtkinsonElectric Aroma by Viet CuongKhse Buon by Chinary UngShades of Raindrops by Sungji HongWisdom of the Land by Narong PrangcharoenAncient Chinese Dances - … Continue reading #287 Lunar New Year Celebration

#286 Tribeca New Music

For more than twenty years the Tribeca New Music Festival has brought bold new classical music infused with American pop culture to audiences in New York City and, after March 2020, to the world. We talk with composer and Artistic and Executive Director Preston Stahly about their mission, history and creative pivots during the pandemic. … Continue reading #286 Tribeca New Music