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September 7, 2013 at 5:00 pm
This week we explore modern music performed on recycled materials. From Harry Partch’s “Quadrangularis Reversum,” to Dean Drummonds’ “Zoomoozophone,” many recent composers have forsaken traditional instruments in favor of their own invented apparatuses.
August 31, 2013 at 5:00 pm
We sat down with composer, Ilya Levinson, to talk about his story as a composer in Chicago. The program also features live performances of Levinson’s works by cellist, Ian Maksin.
August 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Enjoy this eclectic variety of new music performed by the latest and greatest musicians. This program is straight from our mailbox to your ears.
August 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm
In our final exploration of the past 100 years of musical modernism, we take a look at composers who fit in neither the uptown nor the downtown traditions of composition.
August 3, 2013 at 5:00 pm
This week we take a look at the legacy of Arnold Schoenberg, who created a model of atonality that continues to influence modern composers in the present day.
July 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm
In part one of this three part series, we start with the first performance on the Le Sacre du Printemps, 100 years ago in 1913, and uncover the path that lead all the way to late 20th and 21st century minimalism.
July 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm
The American Composers Orchestra, under the new direction of Derek Bermel, is the only orchestra in the world dedicated solely to commissioning and performing music written by American composers.