#232 Activist Music

We live in a charged political environment and though music is often seen as an escape, many composers have chosen to use their work to make a statement. From Ted Hearne’s The Source, based on the story of Chelsea Manning, the US Army Private who infamously leaked classified military documents to WikiLeaks in 2010 to … Continue reading #232 Activist Music

#183 Eighth Blackbird Live at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Four-time Grammy-winning ensemble eighth blackbird performs music from their recent collaboration with the Sleeping Giant collective. A concert recorded live from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, where they are currently resident artists. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Timo Andres: Checkered Shade eighth blackbird 14:23, 3:29 Ted Hearne: By-By Huey  eighth blackbird … Continue reading #183 Eighth Blackbird Live at the Museum of Contemporary Art

#140 Drum Kit: Problem Child

It’s essentially just a conveniently placed grouping of popular percussion instruments and yet, the drum kit is often cited as the dividing line between popular music and classical. We’ll examine how composers are using the drum kit today and what impact it’s having on genre boundaries. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Ted Hearne: … Continue reading #140 Drum Kit: Problem Child