Shawn E. Okpebholo is a critically-acclaimed and award-winning composer whose music has been described as “devastatingly beautiful” and “fresh and new and fearless” (The Washington Post), “affecting” (The New York Times), “searing” (The Chicago Tribune), “staggering” (The New Yorker), “lyrical, complex, singular” (The Guardian), and “powerful” (BBC Music Magazine). Host Stephen Rawson talks with him … Continue reading #350 Shawn E. Okpebholo
Hearing In Color is a Chicago-based organization dedicated to sharing music, stories, and composers, that have been historically excluded from musical spaces, with its community. Stephen Anthony Rawson talks with Artistic Director LaRob K. Payton and composer Steve Wallace.
Chicago is rapidly becoming known as one of the country’s premiere cities for contemporary music and the Ear Taxi festival aims to showcase as much of this exciting activity as possible. Seth talks with festival founder and producer Augusta Read Thomas and chooses the highlights from the festival’s ambitious lineup of 300 musicians, 75 composers, 25 ensembles, … Continue reading #196 Ear Taxi Festival Preview