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Relevant Tones

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Hosted by Seth Boustead (Chicago-based composer and Director of Access Contemporary Music), Relevant Tones is a weekly exploration of a vibrant and continuing classical music tradition as it thrives in the 20th and 21st centuries. From up-and-coming firebrands to established artists, this program celebrates the dynamic, diverse, and incredibly germane output of modern-day composers.

Hosted by Seth Boustead (Chicago-based composer and Director of Access Contemporary Music), Relevant Tones is a weekly exploration of a vibrant and continuing classical music tradition as it thrives in the 20th and 21st centuries. From up-and-coming firebrands to established artists, this program celebrates the dynamic, diverse, and incredibly germane output of modern-day composers.
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Chicago, IL

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Hosted by Seth Boustead (Chicago-based composer and Director of Access Contemporary Music), Relevant Tones is a weekly exploration of a vibrant and continuing classical music tradition as it thrives in the 20th and 21st centuries. From up-and-coming firebrands to established artists, this program celebrates the dynamic, diverse, and incredibly germane output of modern-day composers.

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English

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WFMT Radio Network 5400 N St. Louis Avenue Chicago, IL 60625-4698 (773) 279-2020


Episodes

Open House

10/12/2018
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The Open House movement began in the 1980’s in London as a celebration of the city’s justifiably famous architecture but it was so successful that it soon spread to more than 40 cities around the world. The post Open House appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:58:26

Composer Cosmology

10/5/2018
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From super strings to quarks, multiple dimensions to M theory, we’ll play several imaginative works by composers captivated by our universe. The post Composer Cosmology appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:58:27

Flora and Fauna

9/28/2018
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The natural world is a never-ending source of fascination and inspiration for composers. The post Flora and Fauna appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:58:27

Green Umbrella Series

9/21/2018
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During the LA Philharmonic’s 2018/19 season, they are commissioning 50 new works from artists including Louis Andriessen, Unsuk Chin, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich, just to name a few. The post Green Umbrella Series appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:58:26

Composer Collectives

9/14/2018
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The twentieth century saw an interesting movement as composers banded together in collectives to help promote each other’s work. The post Composer Collectives appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:58:24

Foster the Music Festival — Darmstadt

9/7/2018
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One of the world’s most famous new music festival, Foster the Music, has been held in Darmstadt since 1946. The post Foster the Music Festival — Darmstadt appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:58:28

Composer Alive — Poland

8/31/2018
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Access Contemporary Music has commissioned the Warsaw based composer Agnieszka Stulgińska for their annual Composer Alive project, which tasks international composers to write a piece inspired by their homeland. The post Composer Alive — Poland appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:58:26

Jennifer Koh

8/24/2018
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Jennifer Koh tells us about some of the 60 works that have been written especially for her including a new work by Kaija Saariaho. The post Jennifer Koh appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:58:27

Synesthesia in Music and Visual Art

8/17/2018
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We're finding out how color and visual art affect composers and their music. The post Synesthesia in Music and Visual Art appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:58:28

Thirsty Ears Festival LIVE in the Levin Performance Studio

8/10/2018
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We're opening our doors to Nick Photinos, David Schrader, and other Thirsty Ears Street Festival performers for a preview concert. The post Thirsty Ears Festival LIVE in the Levin Performance Studio appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:58:26

Haitian Composers

8/3/2018
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Cellist, music educator, and concert organizer Tom Clowes stops by to talk with Seth about the music of Haitian composers. The post Haitian Composers appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:58:26

Composer Spotlight: Joan Tower

7/27/2018
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Joan Tower is an accomplished composer, conductor, pianist and educator who has reached the pinnacle of success and inspired numerous composers to follow in her footsteps. The post Composer Spotlight: Joan Tower appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:58:26

Just Intonation

7/20/2018
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In Just Intonation, we're leaving the world of equal-temperament behind and exploring various contemporary pieces written for instruments. The post Just Intonation appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:58:56

Musical Miniatures

7/13/2018
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The shorter the better! An hour dedicated to mini masterworks. The post Musical Miniatures appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:58:26

Henryk Górecki

7/6/2018
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The New Yorker critic, Alex Ross, has said no recent classical composer has had as much commercial success as Henryk Górecki. We're featuring music from Górecki's career. The post Henryk Górecki appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:58:23

Playing it Wrong

6/29/2018
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It gives technicians fits, but composers and performers are always experimenting with new “wrong” ways to play their instrument. The post Playing it Wrong appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:58:21

Contemporary Vinyl

6/22/2018
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Old is new again as composers and performers return to the LP format for their latest releases. The post Contemporary Vinyl appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:58:24

Boston Modern Orchestra Project

6/15/2018
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In Boston, we're listening to the newest recordings off BMOP/sound label and talking to Creative Director and Conductor, Gil Rose. The post Boston Modern Orchestra Project appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:58:24

New Music Gathering

6/8/2018
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New Music Gathering is an annual three-day conference dedicated to the performance, production, promotion, support and creation of new concert music held at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. The post New Music Gathering appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:58:24

Composers Among Us: Robert Kritz

6/1/2018
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Composer Robert Kritz passed away in April 2018. To honor his spirit we’re re-broadcasting this program featuring Robert’s work. Robert spent many years working in the corporate world by day and busily composing music into the wee hours of the night. A decision several years ago to show some of his pieces to professional composers was the occasion of great ... The post Composers Among Us: Robert Kritz appeared first on 98.7WFMT.

Duration:00:58:24