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?
We live in a charged political environment and though music is often seen as an escape, many composers have chosen to use their work to make a statement. From Ted Hearne’s The Source, based on the story of Chelsea Manning, the US Army Private who infamously leaked classified military documents to WikiLeaks in 2010 to … Continue reading #232 Activist Music
Seth brings back his findings and experiences from the Bang on a Can Marathon in New York City. The Bang on a Can Marathon is a yearly celebration of new musical styles and ideas, designed to bring diverse performances to a wide public audience. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Louis Andriessen: De Staat (excerpt), Bang on … Continue reading #22 Bang on Can at 25 Part I