We listen to a lot of music here at Relevant Tones. Here are a few new pieces currently on the radar for Matt Dotson and Austin Williams. MUSIC Land - CARM StringQuartet No. 1 - Sophia Jani For Ennio - Wøunds I Know I'll Never Know - Masaya Ozaki Arctic Horizon - Wøunds
Throughout the centuries composers have challenged performers to new heights of manual dexterity by writing études, pieces of music expressly designed to push the boundaries of what is technically possible. Host Stephen Anthony Rawson features a selection of 21st century études. Yannis Kyriakides, Karaoke Etudes has a graphical score element. Check out the video here https://youtu.be/F0T6DVhyedw?t=992
Composers Kelly Sheehan and Chi Wang are finding great creativity in everyday technological objects like Wii remotes. Host Austin Williams gives us a glimpse into this fascinating musical world.
We celebrate Twosday (2/22/22) with antiphonal pieces selected by host Austin Williams.
In 2015 we corresponded with several composers from Ukraine, at that time openly at war, about the challenges they faced. With Ukraine in the news again and the future again uncertain, we feature another small sample of the incredibly vibrant music being created by Ukranian composers today. MUSIC Five Pieces for Violin and Piano (mvmt … Continue reading #326 Sounds From Ukraine
Angel Island – Oratorio for Voices and Strings by Huang Ruo is inspired by the poems carved into the walls at the detention center at Angel Island Immigration Station during the Chinese Exclusion Act years. This new work, commissioned by the Del Sol Quartet, takes an unflinching look at discrimination and immigration issues in our nation, … Continue reading #323 Angel Island Oratorio
Based on the rap song of the same title by Nas, Undying Love is a tragic love story set in 1960’s Queens, New York. Stephen Anthony Rawson talks with composer/librettist Steve Wallace and Artistic Director of Hearing in Color LaRob K. Payton about this collaborative project.
2021 is a wrap! Matt, Austin, Seth and Stephen choose some of our favorite album releases of the year including music by Pamela Z, Danielle Eva Schwob, Third Coast Percussion, Sergio and Clarice Assad and more!
For the second night of the Relevant Tones Tenth Anniversary Festival we were honored to welcome architect Daniel Libeskind and Open House New York's Dorothy Dunn to the stage. We screened a special preview of several videos from Access Contemporary Music's upcoming Songs About Buildings and Moods video series exploring the intersection between music and … Continue reading #313 ‘Songs About Buildings and Moods’ Live
The opening night of the Relevant Tones Tenth Anniversary Festival featured an exciting multi-media concert of music inspired by Rube Goldberg machines. We were joined by Rube's granddaughter Jennifer George who is also the director of the Rube Goldberg Institute, and an all-star roster of musicians for an unforgettable evening. MUSIC Rube G. by Frank … Continue reading #312 Useless Machines