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Pause and Listen explores the spectrum of new classical music through the lens of musicians, composers, and art appreciators. Each episode, three panelists join in conversation with John T.K. Scherch, bringing in three pieces of new notated music available on the internet that they feel others should hear. Listeners are encouraged to engage with the music as they see fit, be it listening to the pieces uninterrupted before playing the episode or pausing and listening to the pieces on streaming platforms along with the panelists.

Pause and Listen explores the spectrum of new classical music through the lens of musicians, composers, and art appreciators. Each episode, three panelists join in conversation with John T.K. Scherch, bringing in three pieces of new notated music available on the internet that they feel others should hear. Listeners are encouraged to engage with the music as they see fit, be it listening to the pieces uninterrupted before playing the episode or pausing and listening to the pieces on streaming platforms along with the panelists.

Location:

United States

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Pause and Listen explores the spectrum of new classical music through the lens of musicians, composers, and art appreciators. Each episode, three panelists join in conversation with John T.K. Scherch, bringing in three pieces of new notated music available on the internet that they feel others should hear. Listeners are encouraged to engage with the music as they see fit, be it listening to the pieces uninterrupted before playing the episode or pausing and listening to the pieces on streaming platforms along with the panelists.

Language:

English


Episodes

Discomfort

11/18/2020
1. Mason Bates - The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs: Scene 7, That Can Also Be a Ticking Clock https://spoti.fi/3nEI1OG 2. Pamela Z - Badagada https://youtu.be/9_d6UFZZ8ck?t=243 3. Errollyn Wallen - Gun Gun Gun https://spoti.fi/3kHe4Mb 4. Judah Adashi - Rise https://youtu.be/s2NCPiX3A1M You can listen to these before or after the episode, or you can pause our podcast and go listen to each piece as we introduce them. Panelists: Bass Robert Ellsworth Feng is acclaimed for having a...

Duration:00:50:37

Home

10/14/2020
1. Jonathan Bailey Holland - Halcyon Sun https://open.spotify.com/track/0gNqRo5CX9g9lehiRN7HbX 2. Julius Eastman - Prelude to The Holy Presence of Joan D’Arc https://youtu.be/uD2X0CwLxXI 3. Jasmine Barnes - Sometimes I Cry https://www.jasminebarnescomposer.com/recordings You can listen to these before or after the episode, or you can pause our podcast and go listen to each piece as we introduce them. Panelists: A native of Columbus, OH, Tirzah Washington started singing at a very...

Duration:01:04:26

Difficulty

9/22/2020
1. Stephen Scott - Vikings Of The Sunrise: Fantasy On The Polynesian Star Navigators (Start with “Ocean Drum”) https://open.spotify.com/album/1HRPSkZaRp1uaoOoRI2NEB 2. Sarah Kirkland Snider - Penelope (Start with “Circe and the Hanged Man”) https://open.spotify.com/album/49xHTKjIfDahbCEPNVBZ3M 3. Laura Kaminsky - As One (Start with “To Know” and “Out of Nowhere”) https://open.spotify.com/album/5h6QCRWqjzpFWrTlcAoEVG Panelists: El Schoepf, M.S. (they/she) is a social science researcher...

Duration:00:54:26

Afro House

9/8/2020
1. Allison Loggins-Hull - Hammers https://youtu.be/ANZrjcAiqPU 2. Valerie Coleman - Shotgun Houses https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2ThyYRZwAsJrYeqtEan5eX Tomeka Reid - Present Awareness, Mvt. III. Radical Hope https://youtu.be/4b4CkxraLXk Panelists: Alisha Patterson is the co-founder and Managing Director of Afro House. Since the organization’s founding in 2011, Patterson has been at the forefront of producing live experiences that are in alignment with its ambitious mission. They...

Duration:00:33:15

I Care if You Listen

8/21/2020
1. Icli Zitella - Zona, for violin soloist and 10 string instruments https://soundcloud.com/iclizitella/zona-for-violin-soloist-and-10-string-instruments 2. Michael Abels - "Anthem," from the score to Jordan Peele's Us https://open.spotify.com/album/1gkLMuAnI8U5z2yhyhhRQk?si=4gDbAGb3Q2-m2eFUjGmcIw 3.Nathalie Joachim - Suite pou Dantan https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1UfE5N84rXZzd8mWWqSwhG?si=VBC5-qKrQha3CJa2htJEig Panelists: Venezuelan violinist Natalie Calma, currently based in...

Duration:00:39:01

The Informants

8/11/2020
1. Garth Baxter – From the Heart: Three American Women https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7k9n3QWkHSYQ5e5TGProGb 2. Jennifer Jolley – Prisoner of Conscience https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0kAYkFmqvLvBeFVeKL8Zx4 3. Gleb Kanasevich – your fortress https://youtu.be/V1l141q9_VA Panelists: Soprano Katie Procell has been praised throughout the Baltimore area for her “golden tone and arresting stage presence” (Peter Dayton). Her musical curiosity includes the avant-garde and she has...

Duration:00:35:11

What Music Can Be

8/4/2020
1. Mark-Anthony Turnage's Blood On The Floor https://open.spotify.com/album/4xHOUUef30vZftklRI0JRO 2. Nina C. Young's Rising Tide https://youtu.be/K42sIHsHW6o 3. Karlheinz Stockhausen's Klang 13. Stunde: Cosmic Pulses https://youtu.be/8HaqC_DuLRI Panelists: Sonya Alexandra Knussen runs Go Compose! – North America, providing online workshops encouraging kids ages 11-18 to start or continue composing during the 2020 global pandemic. Additionally, she teaches in Maryland and on online...

Duration:00:40:03

The Nice Thing About New Music

7/28/2020
1. Terence Blanchard's "What Makes a Man a Man" from The Champion: https://www.facebook.com/SmithsonianNationalPostalMuseum/videos/10154947576381054/ (at 32:50) 2. Julia Wolfe's Fire in my mouth: III. Protest https://open.spotify.com/album/6ko1tkGEWoWUx6xt3u9g9D 3. Kirsten Childs' Big Booty Tupelo Gal from Bella: An American Tall Tale https://open.spotify.com/album/3kbplywvgcmfNJsYYYyKEg 4. Laura Elise Schwendinger's The Artist's...

Duration:00:56:35

Revolution

3/3/2020
1. Danny Elfman’s Violin Concerto “Eleven Eleven”: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/02GpGlIYSLjPzANbHE9YBQ 2. Julius Eastman’s Gay Guerrilla: https://open.spotify.com/track/3cSpVzEmTjohDSWxJtt5oS 3. A reinterpretation of Mendelssohn’s Op. 44 string quartet: https://youtu.be/EZg31DhIrZo You can listen to these before or after the episode, or you can pause our podcast and go listen to each piece as we introduce them. Panelists: Rafaela Dreisin is an arts engagement and marketing...

Duration:00:51:17

STEM

2/25/2020
1. Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s In the Light of Air: https://open.spotify.com/user/yd3pvj6u9lur21sni8znarqmh/playlist/22MsIEjWfcXFJQrrESB745?si=eLm5qw_YRF6qbU_haMHawg 2. Gregory W. Brown’s Missa Charles Darwin: https://open.spotify.com/album/7fSXwqsyBjRmreve9R6dwr?si=u7xKb6KxQJaeJa2wfS4Bwg 3. Enno Poppe’s Keilschrift: https://open.spotify.com/track/7va4X4tNwmThivQeBCHKg4?si=1HY70FFgQum9oyUQzypcCg You can listen to these before or after the episode, or you can pause our podcast and go listen...

Duration:00:32:21

An Obvious Question

2/18/2020
1. Libby Larsen’s The Birth Project: https://libbylarsen.com/index.php?contentID=241&profileID=1662&startRange=0 2. Gilda Lyons’ Songs From the F Train: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uAKuoUrHGc&feature=emb_logo 3. Francesco Tristano's A Soft Shell Groove: https://open.spotify.com/track/2HmJC4u4U79EgXlI0yc73E You can listen to these before or after the episode, or you can pause our podcast and go listen to each piece as we introduce them. Panelists: The vocal pop duo Outcalls has...

Duration:00:24:54

Unexpected

2/11/2020
1. Magnus Lindberg’s Clarinet Concerto: https://open.spotify.com/track/2vXK1aHUEmxx0qKW47sI63 2. Scott Patterson’s Piano Sonata No. 3: https://soundcloud.com/afro-house-productions/piano-sonata-no-3 3. Paul Salerni’s Something Permanent: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5SJ3fKS9zHr3wUMlQyPCF2 You can listen to these before or after the episode, or you can pause our podcast and go listen to each piece as we introduce them. Panelists: Baltimore-based composer Elliott Grabill brings an...

Duration:00:30:45

Mind on Fire

2/4/2020
1. Mario Diaz de Leon’s The Soul Is the Arena: https://open.spotify.com/track/0qFOB1V4UuC5QMjar6MJyY 2. Paul Pinto’s minis: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2oPi8VUlpJ8wuIxnd2xVqj 3. Infinity Knives' In the Mouth of Sadness: https://open.spotify.com/album/4icqa2ewougaaVQ8cQqLic You can listen to these before or after the episode, or you can pause our podcast and go listen to each piece as we introduce them. Panelists: Jason Charney is a composer and performer of music for instruments,...

Duration:00:33:23

Molasses

1/28/2020
1. Mario Lavista’s Tríptico: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0SWvbyf07KDxH6lU2x3s7I 2. Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Bibo No Aozora: https://open.spotify.com/track/6E5d2cVvbKIWyH3OjcQREi 3. Holly Herndon’s Extreme Love: https://open.spotify.com/track/1wWDO0LDjrRIYSuyxU9ZxL You can listen to these before or after the episode, or you can pause our podcast and go listen to each piece as we introduce them. Panelists: Willie Santiago is a Baltimore-based flutist, educator, and arts administrator. He...

Duration:00:31:12

Spiky Bits

1/21/2020
1. Leo Brouwer’s Sonata del pensador: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1H3XzKKhXgxS8K0JlA2bZ2 2. Paul Lansky’s Textures: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/32lNiwD6k9M9hmZN2Qv9MU 3. Mazen Kerbaj’s Walls Will Fall: The 49 Trumpets of Jericho: https://open.spotify.com/track/0jSUuU0P8gE2Kd9IqmOvzN You can listen to these before or after the episode, or you can pause our podcast and go listen to each piece as we introduce them. Panelists: Andrew Oswinkle was born and raised in Baltimore and...

Duration:00:33:42

Diving Right In

1/14/2020
Pieces featured on this show: 1. Michael Alec Rose’s Il ritorno: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3UhKJQ9eWw7tpOyyyWPk0p?si=rX--sV3bQ-aItzJtcVJZbA 2. Dan Trueman’s Songs that are Hard to Sing: https://open.spotify.com/album/52UJBGxkgdgXt9VRu2KlAF?si=KjtBEhSPQg-rsbHwqn9qHQ 3. Elliot Cole’s Hanuman’s Leap: https://soundcloud.com/elliot-cooper-cole/hanumans-leap-live-in-ann-arbor-with-willo-collective You can listen to these before or after the episode, or you can pause our podcast and go...

Duration:00:30:34

Introducing Pause and Listen

12/9/2019
Pause and Listen explores the spectrum of new classical music through the lens of musicians, composers, and art appreciators. Each episode, three panelists join in conversation with John T.K. Scherch, bringing in three pieces of new notated music available on the internet that they feel others should hear. Listeners are encouraged to engage with the music as they see fit, be it listening to the pieces uninterrupted before playing the episode or pausing and listening to the pieces on...

Duration:00:02:29