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Reflections on Music and Nature

Aug 8, 2022

from May 28, 2020: 

San Francisco Bay Area-based Left Coast Chamber Ensemble's Anna Presler (violin/artistic director), Tanya Tomkins (cello), and Stacey Pelinka (flute) discuss their collaboration with composer Clarice Assad on “Lemuria,” about ancient mythical people and their work on George Crumb’s timeless Vox...

Aug 1, 2022

from May 21, 2020:

Composer Juhi Bansal talks with Ryan about her work and shares excerpts from two of her compositions, including "Sirens," a collaboration with the Los Angeles Opera on a multimedia work performed outdoors on a historic dock. Topics include composing music that integrates ambient sounds (which...

Jul 26, 2022

released May 14, 2020:

PREMIERE EPISODE: Ryan talks with composer Marti Epstein about the role of nature in her work and we listen excerpts from two of her compositions. Topics include Nebraska, Boston during quarantine, the meaning of sounds, climate change, and one of our mutual heroes, Toru Takemitsu.

Marti Epstein:

Jul 21, 2022

Reflections on Music and Nature. What is this thing about? Why is it important?