#350 Shawn E. Okpebholo

Shawn E. Okpebholo is a critically-acclaimed and award-winning composer whose music has been described as “devastatingly beautiful” and “fresh and new and fearless” (The Washington Post), “affecting” (The New York Times), “searing” (The Chicago Tribune), “staggering” (The New Yorker), “lyrical, complex, singular” (The Guardian), and “powerful” (BBC Music Magazine).  Host Stephen Rawson talks with him … Continue reading #350 Shawn E. Okpebholo

#349 Michael Oliva

Join Host Austin Williams as he interviews world-class composer Michael Oliva about his upcoming project for various interments playing with Tampura and fixed media. Michael has been creating various collaborations with a variety of instruments for this project to create a diverse sound world for listeners to experience. In the interview you will hear about … Continue reading #349 Michael Oliva

#346 Charles Mingus Centennial

Join us as we celebrate and honor the centennial of Charles Mingus! This episode will take a deep dive into his album Mingus Plays the Piano. Charles Mingus was a pioneer of the modern jazz movement and this album speaks to that. Amongst his vast discography, this album takes a slight departure from his typical … Continue reading #346 Charles Mingus Centennial

#343 Music By Tyondai Braxton

The former front man of experimental rock band Battles, Tyondai Braxton has since ventured out into composing a wide array of wildly inventive original music. He has been commissioned to write pieces for ensembles such as The Bang on a Can All Stars, Kronos Quartet, Alarm Will Sound, and Brooklyn Rider. Host Austin Williams plays … Continue reading #343 Music By Tyondai Braxton

#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

#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

#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

#320 Douglas Cuomo’s Seven Limbs

Composer Douglas J. Cuomo’s Seven Limbs, written for and featuring Nels Cline and the Aizuri Quartet on Sunnyside Records is a ritual in seven movements, based on the Seven Limbs – a fundamental Tibetan Buddhist practice of purification. The spiritual grounding of the music is in the tradition of John Coltrane, Arvo Pärt, and John Tavener. Doug … Continue reading #320 Douglas Cuomo’s Seven Limbs