#392 Berio Inspires two new albums

We met violist Nathan Sherman at the New Music Dublin festival in April and were excited to learn that he had not one but two albums featuring commissioned music written as companion pieces to works by Luciano Berio. Host Seth Boustead talks with Sherman and features music from the albums Folk Songs featuring Michelle O'Rourke … Continue reading #392 Berio Inspires two new albums

#268 Antecedents

There’s a subsection of contemporary music called ‘Musical Historicism;’ a genre of music that uses historical elements and revives them in modern works. From Minimalism to Totalism, Modernism to Post-Modernism to Neomodernism; we’re taking a look at pieces that influence contemporary compositions, either to mimic the past or to be the antithesis. Hosted by Seth … Continue reading #268 Antecedents

#181 Shanghai New Music Week Part 3

The Relevant Tones team travels to Shanghai for New Music Week, a relatively new but impressive festival held by the prestigious conservatory of music. This third in a four-part series features premiere performances of music by the guest composers. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Karlheinz Stockhausen: Stimmung (excerpts) Ensemble Vocal Sequence :47, 3:48 … Continue reading #181 Shanghai New Music Week Part 3

#109 Foster the Music: Darmstadt

One of the world’s most famous new music festivals has been held in Darmstadt since 1946. We’ll trace the festival from its beginnings through modern times and feature some of the seminal works that were premiered there. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Stockhausen: Kreuzspiel (excerpt) Alfred Schweinfurter, oboe; Wolfgang Marx, bass clarinet; David … Continue reading #109 Foster the Music: Darmstadt

#50 Modern Harp

Long a masterful purveyor of glissandi, harmonics, and heavenly arpeggios, the harp has leapt into the modern era with a plethora of dynamic new compositions. We’ll sample a few this week to see just how far the instrument has come since the days of Wagner and Tchaikovsky. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Claude … Continue reading #50 Modern Harp

#17 Remixes

This week, we’ll listen to how composers are using samples and remixes of recordings to generate an entirely new sound palette. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Luciano Berio: Sinfonia for Eight Voices and Orchestra – excerptRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra/ChaillyLuciano BerioJohn Matthias/Nick Ryan: Cortical SongsJohn Matthias and Nick RyanThom Yorke: Neuron Trigger RemixThom YorkeJem Finer: … Continue reading #17 Remixes