Relevant Tones | Contemporary Classical Music
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Relevant Tones is a weekly exploration of the most fascinating time in classical music: right now. From up-and-coming firebrands to established artists, this program celebrates the dynamic and diverse musical creations of modern-day composers from around the world. Host: Seth Boustead.
||CleanWinter Music||Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams, who until very recently made his home in Alaska, is far from the only composer to be inspired by winter landscapes. We’ll celebrate the season with music from around the world by composers inspired by||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOuttakes||We do a lot of research here at Relevant Tones and we find a lot of great music. Sometimes we find so much great music we can’t possibly fit it all into a one-hour program. Outtakes is a sample of fantastic music that we weren’t originally able to a||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSoundward: Digital Formats||Another installment in our popular new series in which Relevant Tones host Seth Boustead and Q2 Music’s Phil Kline listen to and passionately discuss new releases. With each host bringing wildly different musical sensibilities to the table,||12/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModern Oratorio||Large-scale sacred works might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of contemporary music, but a number of important composers are creating expansive works inspired by their concept of a higher power.||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn the Field: Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Part II||Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, the Gaudeamus Festival festival, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, is a powerhouse contemporary music festival showcasing young talent from around the world. The second of our two-part series will feature interviews and ...||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn the Field: Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Part I||Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, the festival, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, in the Netherlands is a powerhouse contemporary music festival showcasing young talent from around the world. Every year the Gaudeamus Award is granted to a new music pione...||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Andriessen Effect||For more than thirty years, young composers have traveled to Holland to worship at the altar of Louis Andriessen, perhaps most notably the three composers from the storied collective Bang on a Can. As a result Andriessen,||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCo-Composed||It’s quite common in academia, journalism and literature for two authors to team up to write an article or book but significantly less so in music. Still, it does happen and the results are often fascinating.||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlora & Fauna||Not surprisingly, the natural world is a never-ending source of fascination and inspiration for composers. From the datura plant in southern China to a rare bird in the wilds of Australia to strange animals that exist only in the composer’s imagination.||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|