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May 18, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Music by and inspired by the late American Composer Stephen Albert Featured Works Stephen Albert – Symphony No. 1, Movement 1 Christopher Rouse – Symphony No. 2, Movement 2 Stephen Albert – To Wake the Dead Stephen Albert – Symphony No. 2 Relevant Links MAVerick Ensemble Featured Performances on May 23rd and 25th at [...]
May 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Live broadcast of Fifth House Ensemble. Edgar Meyer – Concert Duo for Violin and Double Bass Purchase Jason Charney – Ocean Body Kevin Puts – Arches Purchase Steven Snethkamp – Dances from the Luminiferous Ether John Elmquist – 112a, b, & c Fifth House Ensemble
May 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Kevin Puts has been inspired by sources as diverse as World War I and Bjork. In this episode Puts talks to Seth about these inspirations as well as some very exciting upcoming projects. Featured Works Arches for Solo Violin Bella Hristova Purchase Credo for String Quartet Miro Quartet Purchase Symphony No. 3: IV. Vespertine Elegy [...]
April 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Opera das Pedras(Opera of Stones) is a truly stunning new artistic collaboration between the visual artist Denise Milan and several important Brazilian composers. On this episode we feature some truly spectacular music from the project and sit down to discuss it. Relevant Links Opera of Stones Denise Milan Andre Mehmari Clarice Assad Purchase DVD
April 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Seth interviews John Corigliano. We will feature music from the films Altered States and Revolution as well as a piece of surprisingly stunning beauty for two pianos tuned a quarter tone apart. Altered States (Film) Christopher Keene (conductor) Movie Chiaroscuro Blair McMullen and Sachiko Kato (pianos) Purchase Revolution (Film) Harry Rabinowitz (conductor) Movie Relevant Links John Corigliano [...]
April 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm
This week we will be having our annual Membership Drive at WFMT. This is a great time to show your support for Relevant Tones and cash in on some great gifts which will be up for grabs to new and renewing members. 773-279-2000 Preview pledge gifts
March 30, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Filled with Latin rhythms and theatrical drama, Osvaldo Golijov‘s setting of the St. Mark passion is both universally appealing and intensely personal, reflecting his own influences as an Argentinean-born Jewish composer of Russian and Romanian extraction. Purchase
March 23, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Long a masterful purveyor of glissandi, harmonics, and heavenly arpeggios, the harp has leapt into the modern era with a plethora of dynamic new compositions. We’ll sample a few this week to see just how far the instrument has come since the days of Wagner and Tchaikovsky.
March 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm
The Rapido Competition is a composition contest inaugurated by the Atlantic Chamber Players in 2009. In the contest participants are given a set of guidelines under which they must compose a piece in 14 days. In this episode of Relevant Tones we look at the competition and feature music from it. Featured Composers: Mark Berger [...]
March 9, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Seth sits down to talk with composer David Little about his work Soldier Songs. The piece is a song cycle centered on the experience of soldiers at various points in their life. In creating the text for the piece Little drew on interviews he conducted with current and former soldiers. Eventually the cycle was turned [...]
March 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm
In this show we feature music performed by the Ying Quartet from their LifeMusic project. The project began in the late 1990s and seeks to create new works inspired by different facets of the American experience. In doing so the group has commissioned works of contemporary relevance and high aesthetic standards. Kevin Puts – Dark [...]
February 23, 2013 at 5:00 pm
New York-based composer Sebastian Currier visits to talk about his music and work, including recent collaborations with Anne-Sophie Mutter.
February 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm
From joint commissions to Kickstarter, the 21st century has brought new ways of hiring composers to write music. This week, we’ll look at some of the more unusual and innovative methods and the music that resulted.
February 9, 2013 at 5:00 pm
In December 2012, the entire Chicago new music community banded together for a benefit to support New Amsterdam Records, an artist-led new music label whose offices were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. We’ll feature this concert in the second of a two-part series that concludes this week.
February 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm
In December 2012, the entire Chicago new music community banded together for a benefit to support New Amsterdam Records, an artist-led new music label whose offices were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. This week, we’ll take a look at the label and some of the musicians that they support. Corey Dargel- Someone Will Take Care of [...]