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      Late Night at National Sawdust III

      Relevant Tones teams up for the third concert series with Open G Records and Access Contemporary Music to present new music broadcasting from Brooklyn. 

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      Dealer’s Choice 2017

      About this show: Great music is a game of expertise, luck, and chance. As an avid poker player himself, Seth will deal out the a deck of great selections. Every track is bound to be a winner and not just the luck of the draw.   Playlist:

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      On the left: an image of Casa Milà designed by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona in the Catalonia region On the right: An image of the Chrysler Building designed by William Van Alen in New York City

      On the left: Casa Milà designed by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona in the Catalonia region On the right: The Chrysler Building designed by William Van Alen in New York City

      Balearic and Catalonia in New York

      About this show: Ramon Llull was a leading philosopher, logician and writer in medieval Catalonia and the foundation that today bears his name works to export Catalonian culture and music throughout the world. Their most recent project in the U.S. is an exciting weekend of concerts and workshops in New York and a window into […]

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      Street Musicians Improvising

      Street Musicians Improvising

      Improvisation

      About this show: Something of a lost art, improvisation in classical music is making a comeback in a big way thanks to composers like Steven Snowden, Don Malone, and Aaron Johnson. Teaming up with fantastic performers, they prove that improvisation very much has a place in the modern concert hall. Playlist: Bach/arranged by Gabriela Montero […]

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      A Memory Palace is a technique developed in ancient times to remember long lists of names or places by associating them with a space you are familiar with.

      A Memory Palace is a technique developed in ancient times to remember long lists of names or places by associating them with a space you are familiar with.

      Memory Palaces

      About this show: A Memory Palace is a technique for memorizing long lists of names or places by associating each list item with an object in your imaginary “memory palace”. This is derived from the method of loci developed in ancient Greece and Rome. Many composers have been inspired by this technique and have written […]

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      Composers Among Us: Errollyn Wallen

      About this show The next in our series spotlighting talented up and comers features versatile singer, pianist and composer Errollyn Wallen, who is creating a unique body of work and making an international name for herself along the way. Playlist: All pieces composed by Errollyn Wallen Dervish Dominic Harlan, piano; Matthew Sharp, cello Avie Records […]

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      Extra Tones Podcast: When Virtual Reality Meets Classical Music

        Virtual reality’s potential The advancement of virtual reality technology has sparked creativity for classical music enthusiasts who are creating new worlds for audience members to enjoy. Saurab Bhargava is the Vice President of Isobar, a digital marketing agency, along with being a classical pianist and supporting initiatives for classical music in the city of […]

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      Soundward is a collaboration between Q2 Music and Relevant Tones

      Soundward is a collaboration between Q2 Music and Relevant Tones

      Soundward: Rediscovery

      About this show: It’s a format as old as time: two guys sit down to play music and talk about it. Soundward, a continuing collaboration between Relevant Tones and Q2 Music, features lively conversation, new releases from composers around the globe and interesting new discoveries.   Playlist: John Luther Adams Canticles of the Holy Wind […]

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      The Double Bass is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra.

      Deep Resonances: Modern Music for Bass

      Thanks to virtuoso performers like Gary Karr, François Rabbath and Edgar Meyer, the double bass is leaping to the front of the concert stage and composers are taking note. This week we’ll listen to some of the music written in the last few decades for this sonorous and incredibly versatile instrument. Adam Ben Ezra: Can’t […]

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      A photo of Glenn Kotche, an American drummer, percussionist, and composer.

      A photo of Glenn Kotche, an American drummer, percussionist , and composer.

      Wilco’s Glenn Kotche Goes Classical

      Called one of the best drummers of all time by Gigwise magazine, Kotche is also a talented and multi-faceted composer who has worked with powerhouse groups like eighth blackbird, So Percussion and Kronos Quartet. Kotche: Anomaly, II, III, IV, V, VII Kronos Quartet; Kotche, perc. Cantaloupe 21098 2:32, 4:34, 9:24 Kotche: The Haunted (excerpts) Lisa […]

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      Pianist/Composers

      About this Show: Since the Mozarts and the Chopins, to Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland the composer-pianist is easy to trace through time. Now, in the 21st century, there is a resurgence in the tradition. Relevant Tones is examining the diverse composer-performer community from Philip Glass to Yiruma. Music Featured in this Show: Jed Distler […]

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      Music of Math

      About this show: Though it’s definitely not true of all composers, many have a facility and fascination with math. We’ll talk to several composers who use math in their compositions and find out how this affects the resulting music. Is it all cerebral? What is the balance between emotional expression and mathematical precision? Music featured […]

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      Boulez Notations

      In his Notations, Pierre Boulez composed twelve short piano miniatures that contain a cosmos of sound and potentiality. After decades at the helm of the avant-garde, Boulez has set to work unlocking those inner possibilities through thoughtful orchestration and elaboration. Click here for more information on Pierre Boulez   Music Featured in this show: Olivier […]

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      Soundward- New Hits (3)

      Soundward: New Hits

      About this show: Q2 Music’s Phil Kline joins us to chat about music that hits a chord. The newest recordings that are certain to become a classic. Music Featured on this program: Christopher Cerrone Double Happiness [EXCERPT] Dance Music 3:20 Meredith Monk Duet with Shifting Ground On Behalf of Nature 5:17 Meredith Monk Pavement Steps […]

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      Late Night at National Sawdust -Chaos Theory- Friday, April 21

      Late Night at National Sawdust

        About the Show: Podcast and live radio collide in an evening of music inspired by fractals, dynamic systems, feedback loops and nature. Open G Records and Access Contemporary Music present:  Caroline Mallonee‘s Butterfly Effect, a string quartet inspired by the idea that a butterfly flapping its wings in Australia could cause a tornado in […]

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