#140 Drum Kit: Problem Child

It’s essentially just a conveniently placed grouping of popular percussion instruments and yet, the drum kit is often cited as the dividing line between popular music and classical. We’ll examine how composers are using the drum kit today and what impact it’s having on genre boundaries. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Ted Hearne: … Continue reading #140 Drum Kit: Problem Child

#126 In The Field: Mizzou Part 2

More music from the vibrant inferno of creative energy that is the Mizzou International Composers Festival, featuring Alarm Will Sound, exciting works by faculty composers and a bundle of premieres, concerts and workshops. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Stephanie Berg: Ravish and Mayhem Alarm Will Sound 6:25 Michael Lee Schachter: Five – Six … Continue reading #126 In The Field: Mizzou Part 2

#125 In the Field: Mizzou Part 1

Fast becoming the go-to summer music festival in the Midwest, the concerts and workshops at the University of Missouri’s International Composers Festival are a sure-fire place to hear imaginative new music from emerging composers. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters José Guillermo Martínez: Danzas Tórridas Alarm Will Sound/Alan Pierson 9:00 Charlie Piper: zoetrope Alarm … Continue reading #125 In the Field: Mizzou Part 1

#114 Crossing Barriers

A big trend in the 2000’s saw contemporary music ensembles commissioning composers not to write new pieces for them but to arrange music by pop artists. We’ll listen to music from two such collaborations: Alarm Will Sound performing arrangements of electronic musician Aphex Twin and Osso Quartet’s arrangements of indie pop superstar Sufjan Stevens. Hosted … Continue reading #114 Crossing Barriers