#164 Kronos Quartet

Ground breakers, virtuosos, and commissioners of many of the world’s twentieth and twenty-first century string quartet masterpieces, the influence of the Kronos Quartet cannot be underestimated.  We’ll feature a sampling of their luminous output over the years. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Alan Dorsey: Whatever Happened to the Hoodoo Meat Bucket? Kronos Quartet … Continue reading #164 Kronos Quartet

#70 Invented Instruments

This week we explore modern music performed on recycled materials. From Harry Partch’s “Quadrangularis Reversum,” to Dean Drummonds’ “Zoomoozophone,” many recent composers have forsaken traditional instruments in favor of their own invented apparatuses. Enjoy an hour of new and unique sounds, reiterating the proverb that one man’s trash is indeed another man’s treasure. Hosted by … Continue reading #70 Invented Instruments

#25 Starting From Scratch

This week’s Relevant Tones focuses on composers who have tried to step outside the box, redefine their definitions of music, and start over without limitations. We’ll be examining the works of Alvin Lucier, Chris Preissing, James Tenney, Lou Harrison, and more. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Alvin Lucier: I am sitting in a … Continue reading #25 Starting From Scratch