Shows

#360 Japanese Mandolin music

For over a century, Japanese mandolin orchestras and clubs have been performing and commissioning music, broadening the instrument’s repertoire and genres with diverse artistic voices. Join host Stephen Anthony Rawson as we listen to a sample of music by Yasuo Kuwahara, Takashi Yoshimatsu, Yoshinao Kobayashi, and more!

#359 Regina Harris Baiocchi

Regina Harris Baiocchi is a prolific and highly accomplished composer, poet, author and educator. At home in seemingly any musical genre, her music has been performed by classical ensembles like the Chicago and Detroit Symphonies, on jazz festivals, sacred music festivals and everywhere in between. PLAYLIST Sketches for Piano Trio, mvmt 1 Sketches for the … Continue reading #359 Regina Harris Baiocchi

#358 Matt Mcbane’s Bathymetry with sandbox percussion

Sandbox percussion partners up with Composer/Performer Matt McBane on an 8-movement virtuosic underwater adventure. Drawing on classical minimalism, electronic production, ASMR Youtube videos, and the diverse landscape of ambient modular synth music, Bathymetry features McBane’s Moog synth with Sandbox Percussion on a mix of found instruments (mixing bowls, ping pong balls, glass bottles, etc.), orchestral percussion (vibraphone, tam tam, etc.), and … Continue reading #358 Matt Mcbane’s Bathymetry with sandbox percussion

#357 Día de los Muertos

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

#356 String Quartet Smackdown

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

#355 Andrew Trim and Retroreflector

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

#353 Present Music

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

#352 Composer Alive Album Release

Access Contemporary Music's latest album features music commissioned as part of their innovative project Composer Alive. Each piece was composed in short installments and rehearsed and recorded in real time as they were received. Host Seth Boustead features a sample of this fascinating music. MUSIC Sunshowers by Jane O'Leary (mvmts 1 and 2) De Ánimos … Continue reading #352 Composer Alive Album Release

#351 Qubit’s Whitney Biennial Audio Guide

Qubit presents an audio(guide) companion to the 2022 Whitney Biennial, "Quiet as It's Kept." Curated by Alec Hall, Loud as It Plays is a listening landscape of contemporary American music arranged around the themes and forces shaping our world over the past two years: breath, time, hope, test, and war. For a biennial survey of American art … Continue reading #351 Qubit’s Whitney Biennial Audio Guide