#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

#267 Thea Musgrave

Over 60 years of composing, Thea Musgrave is a powerful voice that demand respect around the world. We’re taking a deep-dive into her massive library and showcasing her eclectic range including chamber, orchestral, and electronic works. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Dan Goldberg Music Turbulent Landscapes BBC Symphony Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä, conductor Concerto for OrchestraGervase … Continue reading #267 Thea Musgrave

#263 Joan Tower

Grammy-winning composer, pianist and conductor, Joan Tower, has been said to be “one of the most successful women composers of all time” by The New Yorker. This year she’s celebrating her 80th birthday and we’ve chosen to talk to her about her most memorable works and stories. The Grammy-award winning Made in America made the cut … Continue reading #263 Joan Tower

#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