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October 28, 2016 at 10:00 pm
The second part in our two-part feature of the Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music includes interviews with composers, performers and organizers of the event and more audio performances recorded live in the concert halls of Warsaw.
November 4, 2016 at 10:00 pm
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. Ted Hearne: Furtive Movements, III (excerpt) Ron Wiltrout, drums; […]
October 21, 2016 at 10:00 pm
Since its beginning in 1956 the Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music, for many years the only festival of its kind in Eastern Europe, has presented new music by leading Polish composers and composers from around the world. Today it is one of the most prestigious contemporary music festivals in the world and we […]
October 14, 2016 at 10:00 pm
Polish composer, concert pianist and educator Zygmunt Krauze is a hugely respected figure on the international contemporary music scene and the recipient of numerous honors including the French National Order of the Legion of Honour among many others. We’ll play selections from his music and talk with him about his storied career. Zygmunt Krauze Piece […]
October 7, 2016 at 10:00 pm
After discovering Sebastian Huydts’s newest album, Delicias de Blancanieves, Seth is sharing his newest ‘delights’. We’ll share selected works of Huydt, Caroline Eyck, and Johann Johannson and more with you.
September 30, 2016 at 10:00 pm
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 like Aaron Jay Kernis, Joseph Schwantner, David Lang, and more who are striving to achieve this symmetry. Scott Johnson: How […]