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Reflections on Music and Nature

Sep 1, 2023

feat. Kurt Rohde (musician/composer), Dana Spiotta (writer), and Marie Lorenz (artist)

Why write a normal opera when you can write one for an outdoor performance on top of a polluted urban creek? Is it simple? No. Is it worth it? Absolutely. The creators of Newtown Odyssey, an actual floating opera, ask us to get our...

Aug 11, 2023

What's to come in Season 2 of RMN: 

Apr 17, 2023

from Oct 4, 2020: "Gabriela Lena Frank is 48, but wants to live to be 100, when we've re-imagined a better, greener society. For her, that starts with her music-making. GLF is a composer and pianist based in Northern California and founder of the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music. In our conversation and...

Mar 24, 2023

from Sep 3, 2020: Composer/pianist Carlos McMillan Fuentes and clarinetist/multi-instrumentalist Brennen Milton are a Sacramento-based duo known as "Carlos and Brennen." We talk about their February performance with soprano Robin Fischer at Sacramento's Crocker Art Museum complementing American impressionist Granville...

Sep 19, 2022

from August 6, 2020:

Humans aren't the only ones who make music. The whales were not available for this interview, but I was able to chat with the lovely humans of "Song Sessions," an ensemble that performs music inspired by the complex structures underneath the surface of whale song. We talked about the ensemble's...