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      Classical NEXT Conference celebrates the future of classical music.

      Classical: NEXT

      Though relatively new, the Classical Next conference attracts composers, performers and presenters from nearly fifty countries every year to share performances and new ideas for strengthening classical music.  Seth travels to Rotterdam to take in the sounds and share them with you.

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      Dealer’s Choice!

      Great music is a game of expertise, luck, and chance. Seth curates a list of great music and discusses why it’s a winner.

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      Image Credit: Alex Delfanne

      Image Credit: Alex Delfanne

      What is Wandelweiser?

      Originally a German musical creation, Wandelweiser is a kind of extreme minimalism that is fast becoming popular with composers around the world. We talk with two of its creators, Jürg Frey and Eva-Maria Houben, about the phenomenal growth of this movement. Jürg Frey: More or Less Normal a.pe.ri.od.ic 5:37 Frey: 60 Pieces of Sound (excerpt) […]

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      Recent Programs

      MATA Festival was founded by Philip Glass, Lisa Bielawa and Eleonor Sandresky.

      MATA Festival was founded by Philip Glass, Lisa Bielawa and Eleonor Sandresky.

      The Young Generation

      Seth explores the country and overseas identifying the hottest young talents and try to guess at emerging trends that are inspiring the next generation of composers.

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      Photo courtesy of Andrew Norman

      Photo courtesy of Andrew Norman

      Composer Spotlight: Andrew Norman

      With recent commissions and performances from the L.A. Philharmonic, Boston Modern Orchestra Project and the New York Philharmonic, in addition to his work with celebrated collective Sleeping Giant, Andrew Norman has emerged as a major figure in today’s classical music world.   Andrew Norman Boston Modern Orchestra Project Play: Level 1 [EXCERPT] Andrew Norman Switch 28:34 Andrew Norman […]

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      Soundward with Q2’s Phil Kline

      Q2’s Phil Kline sits down with Seth Boustead to passionately discuss music that’s hot off the presses. George Hurd, Carla Kihlstedt Navigation Without Numbers [EXCERPT] George Hurd: Navigation Without Numbers Nathan Davis Ghostlight [EXCERPT] On the Nature of Thingness Nathan Davis On the Nature of Thingness – An Outside with the Inside in it On the […]

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      8 A Modern Symphony

      Modern Symphony, Part I

      Much like the novel, people are always pronouncing the symphony to be a dead form.  And yet, composers continue to write symphonies at an incredible pace.  We’ll feature music by composers around the world who are adding to the symphonic canon. Erkki Sven-Tüür: Symphony 3 Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra/ Dennis Russell Davies ECM 465134 14:20, […]

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