#271 Live at LPR: Jenny Lin Plays ICEBERG

Pianist Jenny Lin likes to test her limits. In 2006 she challenged composers to write virtuosic works for her in which they imagined that she had an eleventh finger. Not surprisingly, these pieces are now some of the hardest in the piano repertoire but she hasn’t rested on her laurels since then. Her latest labor … Continue reading #271 Live at LPR: Jenny Lin Plays ICEBERG

#270 Live at Lincoln Center: Vanishing City

Jeremiah Moss’ book, Vanishing New York inspired this live program featuring the music of New York City composers who were an important staple of the ’70’s and ’80’s scene but were taken too soon. We’re honoring Julius Eastman, Arthur Russell, Ben Weber, and Tui St. German Tucker by representing their works and stories. This program … Continue reading #270 Live at Lincoln Center: Vanishing City

#264 Thirsty Ears Festival Preview

We’re opening our doors to Nick Photinos, David Schrader, and other Thirsty Ears Street Festival performers for a preview concert. The third annual festival kicks off on Saturday, August 11 and ends on Sunday, August 12. You can visit the festival at Wilson street between Hermitage and Ravenswood; the two day event will feature fifteen stellar … Continue reading #264 Thirsty Ears Festival Preview

#257 Live at LPR: Modern Mexico

(Le) Poisson Rouge (LPR) is a multimedia art cabaret founded by musicians on the site of the historic Village Gate in New York City. We’re here live for an exciting musical program dedicated to Mexican composers. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Sarah Zwinklis Music Neuroma de Morton by Felipe Peréz Santiago Coleman Itzkoff, cello; Beomjae … Continue reading #257 Live at LPR: Modern Mexico

#241 Kontras Quartet Live in Studio

A special broadcast with Chicago's Kontras Quartet, a group that has been blending the line between classical and folk music since 2009. On this program we’ll hear folk-inspired repertoire from South Africa to Japan back home to the Midwest. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Sarah Zwinklis Music Strum by Jessie Montgomery String Quartet No. 1 … Continue reading #241 Kontras Quartet Live in Studio

#231 Thirsty Ears Festival 2017 Preview

Relevant Tones is highlighting the performers and works featured in the second annual Thirsty Ears Festival: Chicago’s only classical music street festival!   This LIVE broadcast is coming straight our broadcast studio on Friday August 11th featuring several of the exciting ensembles and soloists taking the stage at the fest. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Sarah … Continue reading #231 Thirsty Ears Festival 2017 Preview

#218 Late Night at National Sawdust: Chaos Theory

Podcast and live radio collide in an evening of music inspired by fractals, dynamic systems, feedback loops and nature. Open G Records and Access Contemporary Music present: Caroline Mallonee‘s Butterfly Effect, a string quartet inspired by the idea that a butterfly flapping its wings in Australia could cause a tornado in Texas, Chin Ting Chan’s gorgeously … Continue reading #218 Late Night at National Sawdust: Chaos Theory

#212 Late Night at National Sawdust Volume 1

For this exciting new series Relevant Tones is teaming up with Open G Records and Access Contemporary Music to present a quarterly live broadcast at Brooklyn’s hottest new venue National Sawdust. Much of the music for this series will be programmed from an international ‘call for scores.’ Music Squaring the Circle, by J Mark Scearce Veil, … Continue reading #212 Late Night at National Sawdust Volume 1

#183 Eighth Blackbird Live at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Four-time Grammy-winning ensemble eighth blackbird performs music from their recent collaboration with the Sleeping Giant collective. A concert recorded live from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, where they are currently resident artists. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Timo Andres: Checkered Shade eighth blackbird 14:23, 3:29 Ted Hearne: By-By Huey  eighth blackbird … Continue reading #183 Eighth Blackbird Live at the Museum of Contemporary Art