#141 Musical Chiaroscuro

Literally “light-dark,” chiaroscuro in art is the creation of depth through the play of light and shadow.  This artistic technique has inspired legions of composers to try and create the same contrasts in music through timbral shadings and instrumental colors. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Jacob Druckman: Chiaroscuro (excerpt) Juilliard Orchestra/Foss New World … Continue reading #141 Musical Chiaroscuro

#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

#106 Thirsty Ear Broadcast 2014

Relevant Tones’ annual live broadcast returns with a 2-hour broadcast from City Winery. Performers include Fonema Consort, Gaudete Brass, and Graham Reynolds. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Fonema Consort Pablo Chin, Artistic Director; Nina Dante, voice; Kathryn Schulmeister, voice; Emily Beisel, clarinet; Ryan Packard, percussion Mort d’Antigone by Hèctor Parra Como la leyenda … Continue reading #106 Thirsty Ear Broadcast 2014

#52 John Corigliano Altered States

Seth interviews John Corigliano.  We will feature music from the films Altered States and Revolution as well as a piece of surprisingly stunning beauty for two pianos tuned a quarter tone apart. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Altered States, Christopher Keene (conductor)Chiaroscuro, Blair McMillen and Sachiko Kato (pianos)Revolution, Harry Rabinowitz (conductor)