#374 Viet Cuong

Called “alluring” and “wildly inventive” by The New York Times, the “irresistible” (San Francisco Chronicle) music of Vietnamese-American composer Viet Cuong (b. 1990) has been commissioned and performed on six continents. In his music Cuong enjoys exploring the unexpected and whimsical, and he is often drawn to projects where he can make peculiar combinations and sounds … Continue reading #374 Viet Cuong

#263 Joan Tower

Grammy-winning composer, pianist and conductor, Joan Tower, has been said to be “one of the most successful women composers of all time” by The New Yorker. This year she’s celebrating her 80th birthday and we’ve chosen to talk to her about her most memorable works and stories. The Grammy-award winning Made in America made the cut … Continue reading #263 Joan Tower

#245 Eighth Blackbird Creative Lab

Four-time Grammy winning super group Eighth Blackbird unveils their newest creative project: “to inspire the next generation of performers and composers to share in the ensemble’s vision: to champion a distinctive, dynamic and engaging performance aesthetic.” We’ll talk to the birds and this year’s participants and bring you into the creative process as the lab … Continue reading #245 Eighth Blackbird Creative Lab

#183 Eighth Blackbird Live at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Four-time Grammy-winning ensemble eighth blackbird performs music from their recent collaboration with the Sleeping Giant collective. A concert recorded live from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, where they are currently resident artists. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Timo Andres: Checkered Shade eighth blackbird 14:23, 3:29 Ted Hearne: By-By Huey  eighth blackbird … Continue reading #183 Eighth Blackbird Live at the Museum of Contemporary Art

#119 Haunted Landscapes: Music of George Crumb

Legendary composer George Crumb created a unique, haunting sound world that leaves an indelible impression upon anyone who hears it. The master turns 85 in October and we’ll celebrate with an entire show dedicated to his music. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters George Crumb: Vox Balanae, I (excerpt) & finale eighth blackbird Cedille … Continue reading #119 Haunted Landscapes: Music of George Crumb

#9 Eighth Blackbird

Fresh off their 2012 Grammy win, the Chicago ensemble eighth blackbird stops by to discuss their latest album, recent premieres and performances across the globe. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Jennifer Higdon: ZakaThomas Albert: Thirteen Ways (excerpt)Frederic Rzewski: Les Moutons De PanurgeSteve Reich: Double Sextet (excerpt)Jennifer Higdon: Concerto for Sextet and Orchestra, On a WireSteven Mackey: Lonely … Continue reading #9 Eighth Blackbird