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
Hearing In Color is a Chicago-based organization dedicated to sharing music, stories, and composers, that have been historically excluded from musical spaces, with its community. Stephen Anthony Rawson talks with Artistic Director LaRob K. Payton and composer Steve Wallace.
Jonathan Hannau is a Chicago-based composer and pianist devoted to the surreal, minimal, abstract, and colorful possibilities of music. Austin Williams talks with him about his new album Pieces I Wrote on a Cold Winter Night.
Hailed as the "future of chamber music," string quartet Brooklyn Rider is a force for musical creativity. Matt Dosland talks with cellist Michael Nicolas about several recent projects.
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
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
The opening night of the Relevant Tones Tenth Anniversary Festival featured an exciting multi-media concert of music inspired by Rube Goldberg machines. We were joined by Rube's granddaughter Jennifer George who is also the director of the Rube Goldberg Institute, and an all-star roster of musicians for an unforgettable evening. MUSIC Rube G. by Frank … Continue reading #312 Useless Machines
Indian-American composer Reena Esmail works between the worlds of Indian and Western classical music, and brings communities together through the creation of equitable musical spaces.
Annie Gosfield, whom the BBC called "A one woman Hadron collider" lives in New York City and works on the boundaries between notated and improvised music, electronic and acoustic sounds, refined timbres and noise. Her music is often inspired by the inherent beauty of found sounds, such as machines, destroyed pianos, warped 78 rpm records … Continue reading #310 Annie Gosfield
In 1949 a 23-year old composer named Daphne Oram wrote a pioneering new work for two orchestras, live electronics and turntables that was subsequently lost for decades. Only vague references survived until composer and archivist James Bulley rediscovered the complete score in 2015. He enlisted composer and turntable artist Shiva Feshareki to help him realize … Continue reading #309 Daphne Oram’s Still Point