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Reflections on Music and Nature

Aug 29, 2022

from June 25, 2020:

Megan Roth and Evan Leontis, two tremendous singers and co-directors of Calliope's Call talk with Ryan. Calliope's Call is an art-song collective based in New England dedicated to diverse and inspiring programming. Topics include activism in music, curating programs, calls for scores, and the...

Aug 22, 2022

from June 18, 2020:

Sacramento-based Citywater's Tim Stanley (cello) and Cathie Apple (flute) talks with Ryan about collaborating on large-scale works by Griffin Candey and Derek Keller, not consciously seek inspiration from nature, and the intersectionality of issues artists must face. Tim also reveals a few things...

Aug 15, 2022

from June 11, 2020: 

What does it mean when musicians invoke a “natural” sound, or method of music making? This week’s guest, violist/scholar Vijay Chalasani, explores this question and other topics, discussing musical pedagogy, tuning configurations, and artists he enjoys performing from the last many centuries....

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...