Pianist Thomas Kotcheff + producer Aaron Holloway-Nahum talk about making the premiere recording of American composer Frederic Rzewski’s ‘Songs of Insurrection,’ based on protest songs from around the world. ‘Songs of Insurrection’ comes out Friday, Nov. 13 on Coviello Contemporary with a live stream release concert that evening at thomaskotcheff.com/livestream. “Dazzling” – Mark Swed, Los […]
American Composers Orchestra will present the world premiere of David Hertzberg’s Chamber Symphony at its Past Forward concert on March 24, 2017, at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. In this Composer Portrait, David talks about the piece, which he describes as “something essential, pared down…voices speak to one other across vistas, from different sides of […]
American Composers Orchestra will present the world premiere of Trevor Weston’s Flying Fish at its Past Forward concert on March 24, 2017, at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. In this Composer Portrait, Trevor talks about the piece, which honors his Barbadian heritage. The piece was commissioned by ACO and Carnegie Hall. Concert details & tickets: […]
Classical Discoveries – Host & Producer, Marvin Rosen with Guest Composer, Rain Worthington. Animated interview segment from the January 27, 2016 WPRB broadcast discussing “Fast Through Dark Winds” for orchestra. Animation by Sabrina Pena Young.
One of the greatest American composers at the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy in New York. —— Visit our official website: http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RBMA Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RedBullMusic… Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/10OyDHc —— Along with Steve Reich, Philip Glass’ minimalist compositions transformed the world of classical music and, eventually, […]
Steve Reich, called “our greatest living composer” by the New York Times, discusses his career and the current state of contemporary classical music with Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic Justin Davidson, of New York magazine. The conversation will be preceded by a performance by Reich and friends of Reich’s famous Clapping Music and Mallet Quartet. A […]
Watch Will Tocaben perform “Parting” by Dosia McKay: Composer Dosia McKay and Baroque lutenist Will Tocaben discuss their collaboration on a new piece for the period instrument; the challenges of composition, notation, interpretation, and performance. http://www.dosiamckay.com/music/parting.shtml http://www.dosiamckay.com http://musicwell.wordpress.com/ http://www.facebook.com/dosiamckay http://twitter.com/dosiamckay http://www.youtube.com/user/dosiamckay
Craig Leon, famous for his work with The Ramones and Blondie, as well as his work in the classical arena with such leading artists as Luciano Pavarotti, Joshua Bell and Sir James Galway, talks about the inspiration behind and the process of creating his latest record: “Bach to Moog.” In 1968, the album ‘Switched On […]
Composer and electric guitarist D. J. Sparr draws energy and inspiration from interacting with other musicians. “That’s why I compose,” he says, “to get to the point where I can be actively working with other musicians.” A full schedule of composition commissions, performances of his own music and that of other composers, and educational residencies […]
Nico Muhly discusses the new opera DARK SISTERS, a co-commission and co-production of Gotham Chamber Opera, Music-Theatre Group and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. Video by Jake Roper (http://vimeo.com/jakeroper)
http://www.blocweekend.com Bloc caught up with avant-garde minimalist composer Steve Reich for the second installment of the Influences series. He discusses Ghanian drumming and his upcoming project with Radiohead.