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March 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm
This week’s Relevant Tones focuses on composers who have tried to step outside the box, redefine their definitions of music, and start over without limitations. We’ll be examining the works of Alvin Lucier, Chris Preissing, James Tenney, Lou Harrison, and more.
February 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm
The Grammy-winning Chicago ensemble eighth blackbird stops by to discuss their latest album, recent premieres, and performances across the globe. Jennifer Higdon — Zaka Thomas Albert — Thirteen Ways (excerpt) Frederic Rzewski — Les Moutons De Panurge Steve Reich — Double Sextet (excerpt) Jennifer Higdon — Concerto for Sextet and Orchestra, On a Wire Steve [...]
February 12, 2014 at 5:00 pm
Seth samples from recent new music releases sent to Relevant Tones by composers, performers and music fans across the country.
February 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm
Crossover between classical and rock musicians was common in the 1970′s but has taken a bit of a break until recently. Now instead of composers influencing rock musicians like Brian Eno, a rock band is having a huge influence on a diverse array of composers around the globe. The music of Radiohead has been arranged [...]
January 29, 2014 at 5:00 pm
Cellist extraordinaire Maya Beiser talks about her latest CD with composer and pianist Michael Harrison, Time Loops.