#273 What’s the Narrative?

Narrative is an important aspect of both music and storytelling. Seth will talk with composers Nathalie Joachim and David T. Little and writer J. Robert Lennon about how they structure their music and stories. We'll hear music performed by cellist Nicholas Photinos and pianist Yasuko Oura and chat with them about their perspectives on narrative … Continue reading #273 What’s the Narrative?

#272 Stargazing

Full Episode https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKKOqw6qRyqeUtYpFr8yw4N29I5gNtx5m According to the New Yorker "astrology is currently enjoying a broad cultural acceptance that hasn’t been seen since the nineteen-seventies. The shift began with the advent of the personal computer, accelerated with the Internet, and has reached new speeds through social media." Seth chats with expert astrologers Rebecca Gordon and Sam Reynolds … Continue reading #272 Stargazing

#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