Shows

#320 Douglas Cuomo’s Seven Limbs

Composer Douglas J. Cuomo’s Seven Limbs, written for and featuring Nels Cline and the Aizuri Quartet on Sunnyside Records is a ritual in seven movements, based on the Seven Limbs – a fundamental Tibetan Buddhist practice of purification. The spiritual grounding of the music is in the tradition of John Coltrane, Arvo Pärt, and John Tavener. Doug … Continue reading #320 Douglas Cuomo’s Seven Limbs

#319 Carla Kihlstedt’s Necessary Monsters

Taped live as part of the third night of the 2021 Relevant Tones Festival, this is the album release party for Carla Kihlstedt and Rafael Oses' stunning collaborative project Necessary Monsters.  Necessary Monsters is a collaboration between composer/musician Carla  Kihlstedt and poet Rafael Osés. It is a contemporary song cycle based on  Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges’ Book … Continue reading #319 Carla Kihlstedt’s Necessary Monsters

#318 Martín Quiroga

A cowboy from Texas, Martín Quiroga's music makes use of traditional compositional techniques and a unique harmonic language in order to honor the musical forms of the past while capturing the harmonic language of the present. Stephen Anthony Rawson talks with him about his music and the Space City New Music Festival which he directs. … Continue reading #318 Martín Quiroga

#314 Elijah Daniel Smith

Described by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as a “rising star”, composer Elijah Daniel Smith is quickly establishing himself as one of today’s leading young composers. Longtime friend and fellow composer Austin Williams chats with him about a big new commission from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and his approach to music-making. MUSIC Submergences for String Quartet … Continue reading #314 Elijah Daniel Smith

#313 ‘Songs About Buildings and Moods’ Live

For the second night of the Relevant Tones Tenth Anniversary Festival we were honored to welcome architect Daniel Libeskind and Open House New York's Dorothy Dunn to the stage. We screened a special preview of several videos from Access Contemporary Music's upcoming Songs About Buildings and Moods video series exploring the intersection between music and … Continue reading #313 ‘Songs About Buildings and Moods’ Live