#305 Palimpsests

A palimpsest is a manuscript whose original text has been scraped or washed away and overwritten with a new one, often many times over. The original text is still present but visible only in fragments. This concept has inspired composers to overlay music in similar ways to fascinating effect. We feature a small sample of … Continue reading #305 Palimpsests

#291 Heavy Metal String Quartets

We feature composers writing string quartets inspired by Heavy Metal in all its incarnations from Death Metal, Black Metal, Grindcore, Mathcore to Industrial Metal and more. MUSIC Concubine by Converge - arranged by Earl Maneein - Performed by Seven Suns Yama by Earl Maneein - Performed by Seven Suns Uncomfortable Poetics by Gene Pritsker - … Continue reading #291 Heavy Metal String Quartets

#123 Payton MacDonald: Super Marimba

Percussionist Payton MacDonald calls Super Marimba the nexus point of all of his artistic activities. Featuring influences from jazz and classical to Hindustani and improvisational music, this is the marimba as you’ve never heard it before. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Ravi Shankar: Raga Bhimpalasi Shankar, sitar Sony 66919 1:41 Purchase Payton MacDonald: … Continue reading #123 Payton MacDonald: Super Marimba

#89 JACK Quartet Plays Helmut Lachenmann

This week we’ll listen to the JACK Quartet’s newest release, featuring the complete string quartets of longtime collaborator and iconic composer Helmut Lachenmann. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Lachenmann: String Quartet No. 1, Gran Torso (excerpt) Lachenmann: String Quartet, No. 2, Reigen seliger Geister (excerpt) Lachenmann: String Quartet No. 3, Grido