#268 Antecedents

There’s a subsection of contemporary music called ‘Musical Historicism;’ a genre of music that uses historical elements and revives them in modern works. From Minimalism to Totalism, Modernism to Post-Modernism to Neomodernism; we’re taking a look at pieces that influence contemporary compositions, either to mimic the past or to be the antithesis. Hosted by Seth … Continue reading #268 Antecedents

#262 Musical Miniatures

Chopin, Kreisler, Bach and more have written compositions less than three minutes in length. This trend is no stranger to contemporary pieces. We’ll pack as many of these tiny gems as possible as we uncover why composers enjoy creating these mini masterworks. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Sarah Zwinklis Music3 Miniatures  for Violin and Piano … Continue reading #262 Musical Miniatures

#254 Dealer’s Choice

Great music is a game of expertise, luck, and chance. Seth deals out a playlist of great music including David Maslanka and discusses why it’s a winner in this year’s Dealer’s Choice. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Sarah Zwinklis Music A Child’s Garden of Dreams by David Maslanka Illinois State University Wind Symphony; Stephen K. … Continue reading #254 Dealer’s Choice

#250 Listening Party 2018

We invite some of our favorite musical friends to bring a new recording into the studio for listening, lively discussion and the joy of new discoveries. Seth sits down with violinist Doyle Armbrust and composers Kyong Mee Choi, Nomi Epstein, and Jeff Kowalkowski. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Sarah Zwinklis Music In the Light of … Continue reading #250 Listening Party 2018

#240 Gender Identity in Music

One of the most important new developments in contemporary classical music is part of a wider societal trend of gender fluidity. We talk with three composers who have transitioned about their music before and after, and their personal experiences. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Sarah Zwinklis Music Forces Part 1 by Devin Fanslow Ball State … Continue reading #240 Gender Identity in Music

#239 Discovery Series

Produced by Access Contemporary Music, the Discovery Series is a process-based exploration of musical creativity. Three pieces are chosen for each program from a pool of more than seven hundred submissions. These pieces were workshopped at National Sawdust in Brooklyn and the sessions were led by composer/pianist Jeremy Gill. The Discovery Series is an exciting … Continue reading #239 Discovery Series

#237 Sonata Form Redux

Sonata form is one of the oldest composition structures in classical music but it’s being rediscovered, and in many cases re-purposed, by contemporary composers. What is the lasting appeal? We’ll play music by four composers looking to the past for formal inspiration. This episode also features a tribute to David Maslanka who passed away shortly … Continue reading #237 Sonata Form Redux