#251 Nicole Lizée

JUNO-nominated composer Nicole Lizée creates new music from an eclectic mix of influences including the earliest MTV videos, turntablism, rave culture, Hitchcock, Kubrick, 1960s psychedelia and 1960s modernism. She is fascinated by the glitches made by outmoded and well-worn technology and captures these glitches, notates them and integrates them into live performance. Nicole’s compositions range … Continue reading #251 Nicole Lizée

#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

#151 Terry Riley at 80

One of the key pioneers in the incredibly influential minimalist movement, Terry Riley is a restless artist who has constantly sought to reinvent himself over his long career.  We’ll start with the landmark piece In C and work our way through the numerous highlights of his musical output. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters … Continue reading #151 Terry Riley at 80

#143 Playing it Wrong

It gives technicians fits, but composers and performers are always experimenting with new “wrong” ways to play their instrument.   From Bartok pizz to prepared piano, multiphonics to slap tongue, many of these techniques have made it into the standard repertoire.  What new extended techniques are being pioneered today? Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse … Continue reading #143 Playing it Wrong

#119 Haunted Landscapes: Music of George Crumb

Legendary composer George Crumb created a unique, haunting sound world that leaves an indelible impression upon anyone who hears it. The master turns 85 in October and we’ll celebrate with an entire show dedicated to his music. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters George Crumb: Vox Balanae, I (excerpt) & finale eighth blackbird Cedille … Continue reading #119 Haunted Landscapes: Music of George Crumb

#118 Art of the Spoken Word

It takes fine craftsmanship to achieve a perfect partnership between text and music in which neither element overshadows the other. This week, we’ll listen to a fascinating array of spoken word and music by composers striving to achieve this symmetry. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Scott Johnson: How it Happens (The Voice of … Continue reading #118 Art of the Spoken Word

#96 String Quartet Plus

Ever since its creation by Haydn in the 18th century, the string quartet has been one of the preeminent vehicles for more musical innovation. This show features new directions for the string quartet, pairing the quartet with unusual other instruments like frame drum, alto flute and more. William Kraft: Music for String Quartet and Percussion, … Continue reading #96 String Quartet Plus

#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