#373 New Music detroit

Since their founding in 2007 New Music Detroit has produced an annual marathon of new music called Strange Beautiful Music, commissioned new works, presented concerts in major institutions and off-the-beaten path venues alike and generally been an all-around force in adventurous music. Seth Boustead talks with pianist and Creative Director Justin Snyder, co-founder and saxophonist … Continue reading #373 New Music detroit

#133 Composer Cosmology

As astrophysicists like Neil deGrasse Tyson learn more about the cosmos and present their often strange and wondrous findings to the public, the creative mind can’t help but be captivated and inspired, and composers are certainly no exception. From super strings to quarks, multiple dimensions to M theory, we’ll play several imaginative works by composers … Continue reading #133 Composer Cosmology

#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

#88 Wilco’s Glenn Kotche Goes Classical

Called one of the best drummers of all time by Gigwise magazine, Kotche is also a talented and multi-faceted composer who has worked with powerhouse groups like eighth blackbird, So Percussion and Kronos Quartet. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Kotche: Anomaly, II, III, IV, V, VIIKronos Quartet; Kotche, perc. Kotche: The Haunted (excerpts)Lisa Kaplan & … Continue reading #88 Wilco’s Glenn Kotche Goes Classical

#62 Thirsty Ears Festival at City Winery

What do you get when you combine Moravian ululations, Hindustani raga rhythms, and a bass clarinetist that spent a decade in Bali studying gamelan music?Find out as the new music supertrio Eviyan headlines WFMT’s 2nd annual Thirsty Ear Festival, bringing to audiences “the soundtrack to a 21st century global village.”We’ll be broadcasting Relevant Tones live from 5-7 … Continue reading #62 Thirsty Ears Festival at City Winery

#59 Eviyan Trio

This weekend we’re featuring the Eviyan Trio. The performers in the group are Iva Bittova, Gyan Riley and Evan Ziporyn. These three composers/musicians combine their influences from around the world to create a soundtrack for the 21st century global village. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Eviyan Trio – Odd MeetingIva Bittova – Dos Kelbl (The … Continue reading #59 Eviyan Trio

#23 Bang on a Can at 25 Part II

During this week’s Relevant Tones, Seth Boustead continues to share more music and interviews from the Bang on a Can Marathon 2012.Part II features composers Evan Ziporyn and David Lang, two galvanizing forces in the Bang on a Can Marathons. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Ziporyn: Tire Fire, Mvts. 1, 4, 5, Gamelan Galak TikaZiporyn: … Continue reading #23 Bang on a Can at 25 Part II