The symphonies of Gloria Coates have been hailed as "the spirit of an expressionistic-apocalyptic-mystical world view" by German musicologist Ludwig Finscher. Over sixteen symphonies, Coates has created an indelible, absolutely unique and highly personal sound world. We talk with her and feature movements from symphonies 1, 4, 7 and 14.
There are a variety of reasons that people decide to leave home for good and settle in another country. But according to the U.S. State Department there has been a veritable exodus lately with a 47% spike in expatriation in 2019 over 2014. We talk with four composers living abroad about their lives and music.