#339 Classical:Next 2022 Part I

Classical:NEXT is the global networking and exchange hub dedicated exclusively to classical and art music, for all professionals – artists, managers, presenters, orchestras, labels, educators, press, media, publishers and more. Back in person after two years, host Seth Boustead traveled to Hannover to cover this extraordinary festival for Relevant Tones. MUSIC Chanson Ruée - arranged … Continue reading #339 Classical:Next 2022 Part I

#337 Annika Socolofsky

Annika Socolofsky is a composer and avant folk vocalist who explores corners and colors of the voice frequently deemed to be "untrained" and not "classical." Described as “unbearably moving” (Gramophone) and “just the right balance between edgy precision and freewheeling exuberance” (The Guardian), her music erupts from the embodied power of the human voice and … Continue reading #337 Annika Socolofsky

#336 Barry Paul CLark’s Tontine Ensemble

Barry Paul Clark is an active composer, bassist and improvising musician and he's a frequent collaborator with artists of all disciplines nationally and internationally. Host Austin Williams talks with him and features tracks from Tontine Ensemble's latest release Dogma Protocols. MUSIC Dogma Protocol - Regeneration Dogma Protocol - Call Signal Dogma Protocol - Analysis Paralysis … Continue reading #336 Barry Paul CLark’s Tontine Ensemble

#335 Étude 21

Throughout the centuries composers have challenged performers to new heights of manual dexterity by writing études, pieces of music expressly designed to push the boundaries of what is technically possible. Host Stephen Anthony Rawson features a selection of 21st century études. Yannis Kyriakides, Karaoke Etudes has a graphical score element. Check out the video here https://youtu.be/F0T6DVhyedw?t=992

#333 D-Composed

D-Composed is a Chicago-based chamber music experience that honors Black creativity and culture through the music of Black composers. Since 2017, they have created intimate, out-of-the-box experiences that celebrate a mix of genres and sounds of Black music throughout history. Seth Boustead talks with founder and Executive Director Kori Coleman and violist and Artistic Director … Continue reading #333 D-Composed

#332 Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones

New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow’s widely acclaimed memoir is the source for this extremely moving story of his traumatic youth in Louisiana. Composer Terence Blanchard, one of the most influential figures in American jazz, teamed up with librettist Kasi Lemmons, director of such remarkable films as Harriet and Eve’s Bayou to create an … Continue reading #332 Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones

#331 Nick Zoulek

Versatile saxophonist, composer and improviser Nick Zoulek specializes in an innovative technique that allows him to play multiple notes at the same time or use multiple techniques at the same time. Fluent in a wide range of idioms, Zoulek creates highly charged, often beautifully kinetic music that hits hard. Hosted by Austin Williams.  MUSIC These … Continue reading #331 Nick Zoulek

#330 Ensemble Dal Niente Object/Animal

Dal Niente's latest release on SIDEBAND RECORDS features works by three composers using elements of pop, musique concrète and film music transformed into a contemporary classical music idiom. Austin Williams talks with ensemble members Ben Melsky and Emma Hospelhorn about this remarkable recording. MUSIC We Don’t Eat Dead Things by LJ White Water on Glass … Continue reading #330 Ensemble Dal Niente Object/Animal