#262 Musical Miniatures

Chopin, Kreisler, Bach and more have written compositions less than three minutes in length. This trend is no stranger to contemporary pieces. We’ll pack as many of these tiny gems as possible as we uncover why composers enjoy creating these mini masterworks. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Sarah Zwinklis Music3 Miniatures  for Violin and Piano … Continue reading #262 Musical Miniatures

#260 Boston Modern Orchestra Project

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project is widely known as the leading orchestra in the United States dedicated exclusively to performing the 20th and 21st century music and its signature record label BMOP/sound reflects those standards. In Boston, we’re listening to the newest recordings off BMOP/sound label and talking to Creative Director and Conductor, Gil Rose.  … Continue reading #260 Boston Modern Orchestra Project

#259 New Music Gathering

Composers and musicians meet in a "speed dating" style at the New Music Gathering at Boston Conservatory at Berklee in Boston, Massachusetts New Music Gathering is an annual three-day conference dedicated to the performance, production, promotion, support and creation of new concert music held at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. This year’s keynote speaker is … Continue reading #259 New Music Gathering

#257 Live at LPR: Modern Mexico

(Le) Poisson Rouge (LPR) is a multimedia art cabaret founded by musicians on the site of the historic Village Gate in New York City. We’re here live for an exciting musical program dedicated to Mexican composers. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Sarah Zwinklis Music Neuroma de Morton by Felipe Peréz Santiago Coleman Itzkoff, cello; Beomjae … Continue reading #257 Live at LPR: Modern Mexico

#256 Big Ears Festival

We're traveling to Knoxville, Tennessee for the Big Ears Festival! Regarded as one of the most unique, boundary-defying and eagerly anticipated cultural gatherings in the world – “a music festival with a rare vision” (The New York Times) Big Ears Festival returns in 2018 with perhaps its most multi-faceted and diverse line up to date. … Continue reading #256 Big Ears Festival

#255 Look and Listen Festival

Relevant Tones is proud to partner with The Look + Listen Festival, an annual event dedicated to presenting contemporary music in contemporary art galleries like Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Brooklyn’s BRIC House and The Studio Museum in Harlem. The festival seeks to expand and engage audiences of 20th and 21st music by providing a unique opportunity … Continue reading #255 Look and Listen Festival

#254 Dealer’s Choice

Great music is a game of expertise, luck, and chance. Seth deals out a playlist of great music including David Maslanka and discusses why it’s a winner in this year’s Dealer’s Choice. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Sarah Zwinklis Music A Child’s Garden of Dreams by David Maslanka Illinois State University Wind Symphony; Stephen K. … Continue reading #254 Dealer’s Choice

#253 Javier Álvarez

Mexican composer Javier Alvarez uses his travels to create eclectic electroacoustic works using influences from Mexico to Cuba, the Caribbean to Korea.  Composer John Adams said the music of Alvarez “reveals influences of popular cultures that go beyond the borders of our own time and place.” Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Sarah Zwinklis Music Jardines con … Continue reading #253 Javier Álvarez

#252 Azul

The ever-busy New York-based chamber orchestra The Knights has worked with some of the top composers and musicians in the world including Osvaldo Golijov on a stunning new release of his large scale symphonic work, Azul.   The piece draws on several world music traditions as do the other pieces on the album. We talked … Continue reading #252 Azul

#251 Nicole Lizée

JUNO-nominated composer Nicole Lizée creates new music from an eclectic mix of influences including the earliest MTV videos, turntablism, rave culture, Hitchcock, Kubrick, 1960s psychedelia and 1960s modernism. She is fascinated by the glitches made by outmoded and well-worn technology and captures these glitches, notates them and integrates them into live performance. Nicole’s compositions range … Continue reading #251 Nicole Lizée