#310 Annie Gosfield

Annie Gosfield, whom the BBC called "A one woman Hadron collider" lives in New York City and works on the boundaries between notated and improvised music, electronic and acoustic sounds, refined timbres and noise. Her music is often inspired by the inherent beauty of found sounds, such as machines, destroyed pianos, warped 78 rpm records … Continue reading #310 Annie Gosfield

#309 Daphne Oram’s Still Point

In 1949 a 23-year old composer named Daphne Oram wrote a pioneering new work for two orchestras, live electronics and turntables that was subsequently lost for decades. Only vague references survived until composer and archivist James Bulley rediscovered the complete score in 2015. He enlisted composer and turntable artist Shiva Feshareki to help him realize … Continue reading #309 Daphne Oram’s Still Point

#307 inti figgis-vizueta

Composer inti figgis-vizueta writes "magically real musics through the lens of personal identities, braiding a childhood of overlapping immigrant communities and Black-founded Freedom schools—in Chocolate City (DC)—with direct Andean & Irish heritage and a deep connection to the land." Stephen Rawson talks with her about music, poetry, magical realism and more. MUSIC Openwork/Knotted Object/Trellis in … Continue reading #307 inti figgis-vizueta

#306 Feminist Retellings of Myth

We feature three works that recast age-old myths from a woman's perspective. Milica Paranosic's Penelope and the Geese reimagines the Odyssey from Penelope's point of view. We talk with her about the opera and feature three key scenes. And Marisa Michelson's Naama's Ark tells the flood myth from the perspective of Noah's wife and Salvatore … Continue reading #306 Feminist Retellings of Myth

#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