#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

#329 Caroline Shaw

She's the youngest person to win the Pulitzer Prize for music, she toured with Kanye, and the Met Museum's Limor Tomer called her the "future of music." Caroline Shaw is a wildly successful composer, performer and producer who has created an impressive body of distinctly eclectic work. Matt Dosland talks with her about life, music, … Continue reading #329 Caroline Shaw

#328 Sarah Cahill -The Future is Female

Sarah Cahill's The Future is Female is a three volume series, which celebrates and highlights women composers from the 17th century to the present day. These recordings feature more than 70 compositions by women around the globe and includes many première recordings. Austin Williams chats with Sarah ahead of the release of this extraordinary three-volume … Continue reading #328 Sarah Cahill -The Future is Female

#326 Sounds From Ukraine

In 2015 we corresponded with several composers from Ukraine, at that time openly at war, about the challenges they faced. With Ukraine in the news again and the future again uncertain, we feature another small sample of the incredibly vibrant music being created by Ukranian composers today. MUSIC Five Pieces for Violin and Piano (mvmt … Continue reading #326 Sounds From Ukraine

#325 Elizabeth A. Baker

Eschewing the collection of traditional titles that describe single elements of her body of work, The Honourable Elizabeth A. Baker refers to herself as a “New Renaissance Artist” that embraces a constant stream of change and rebirth in practice, which expands into a variety of media, chiefly an exploration of how sonic and spatial worlds … Continue reading #325 Elizabeth A. Baker

#324 Jimmy López Bellido

Award-winning composer Jimmy López Bellido has been performed by leading orchestras and his music has been heard in some of the world's most prestigious venues. His opera based on the bestselling novel "Bel Canto" was premiered by Chicago Lyric Opera to great acclaim and he served as the Houston Symphony's Composer-in-Residence from 2017 until 2020. … Continue reading #324 Jimmy López Bellido