#304 Texu Kim

Texu Kim writes music that's fun, often humorous yet sophisticated, detailed and connected to his South Korean heritage in fascinating ways. He's also the only composer we know to offer "major-league cuteness” (Broadway World) while also demonstrating “surprising scope.” (San Diego Story) MUSIC Bounce!! - performed by Alarm Will Sound Sonata Amabile - performed by … Continue reading #304 Texu Kim

Tribute to Louis Andriessen (repeat)

Trailblazing composer Louis Andriessen was one of the most influential composers of his generation. Sadly Andriessen passed away on July 1st of this year. We talked to him in 2014 about his life in music and featured some of his best-known pieces. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Louis Andriessen: Life, Part I- Wind … Continue reading Tribute to Louis Andriessen (repeat)

Laura Schwendinger (repeat)

Our popular series profiling emerging composers continues with Laura Elise Schwendinger, an artist whose strongly personal style of music is filled with kinetic energy and slow-burning intensity. Originally aired December 27, 2014. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Laura Elise Schwendinger: High Wire Act, V & IV Brightmusic Centaur 3098 1:03, 2:11 Laura Elise … Continue reading Laura Schwendinger (repeat)

#297 M Lamar

M Lamar is a composer, artist, operatic countertenor and consummate performer who blends elements of horror, opera, African-American spirituals and B-movie camp to create spectacular, compellingly original music. We talk to him and feature music from two albums: Funeral Doom Spiritual and Surveillance Punishment and the Black Psyche. MUSIC Overseer (Part 2) Carrying Overseer (Part … Continue reading #297 M Lamar

#293 Alex Shapiro

Alex Shapiro is an accomplished composer who has created an impressive body of works in a wide arrange of styles while always staying true to her own personal vision. She is also a mentor to other composers and a tireless champion of new music. We talk with her and feature a small sample of her … Continue reading #293 Alex Shapiro

#289 The Rhythm Method

As an ensemble of four composer-performers, The Rhythm Method strives to reimagine the string quartet in a contemporary, feminist context. They are Meaghan Burke, Marina Kifferstein, Leah Asher and Carrie Frey and their most recent album is A Few Concerns. PROGRAM Under the Guise by Leah Asher Hysteria by Meaghan Burke String Quartet No. 2 … Continue reading #289 The Rhythm Method

#288 Songs for the End of Time Vol. 1

A new album by New York-based ensemble Founders presents a wildly imaginative interpretation of Olivier Messiaen's classic chamber work Quartet for the End of Time. The result is a respectful homage to the transcendent beauty of the original work while also incorporating jazz, rock, and other non-classical styles. Performed by: Ben Russell, violin / voiceBrandon … Continue reading #288 Songs for the End of Time Vol. 1

#280 Clarice Assad

Clarice Assad is a highly acclaimed composer, pianist, singer and arranger renowned for her musical scope and versatility.  A prolific Grammy nominated composer, Clarice Assad’s numerous commissions include works for Carnegie Hall, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Orquestra Sinfônica de São Paulo, Chicago Sinfonietta, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Youth Orchestra, the … Continue reading #280 Clarice Assad

#269 Nels Cline

Rolling Stone declared Nels Cline as one of the 20 “new guitar gods” and one of the top 100 guitarists of all time. He may be best known as the guitarist of rock band Wilco, but he’s also a talented composer. Seth sits down with Cline to discuss his compositional and improvisational style, making the … Continue reading #269 Nels Cline