Humans have been looking up towards the sky for answers for thousands of years. To this day, humans have held on to the belief that celestial bodies can impact our daily lives, and Gustav Holst saw this as an opportunity for music.
The plays of William Shakespeare have been an inspiration to countless other pieces of art, and that includes composers and music makers. Giuseppe Verdi, one of Italy’s leading composers in the 19th Century, was thrilled at the idea of getting to set an opera to one of Shakespeare’s plays, something he would return to for […]
Let’s kick off this spooky season with a Movie Night! Today, I am happily joined by author and booktuber Cameron Chaney. The film Trick ‘r Treat is one of his favorite movies, enough for him to start a tradition of watching it every year with other activities; however, the music of this film is even more special. Besides setting the mood brilliantly, the music holds special significance to Cameron.
I didn’t have anything planned for this week due to moving, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me again. So, I decided to do a bit of a different episode featuring recently composed music by past guests! That in turn started what will now be called TCC RADIO 1! In the event I am unable to create a full episode, I will make one of these episodes or an episode of TCC RADIO 2 featuring music of historical episodes I’ve done in the past! I hope you enjoy this week’s episode!
Making his debut after the release of his first album Year of the Beard, Toska Bear has been on the rise as a singer and songwriter. His unique style marries elements of indie pop, synthwave, vaporwave, EDM, indie rock, and hip-hop, and Year of the Beard is inspired by gay culture, video games, and underground music.
Richard Fay is a composer who has absorbed the culture of his ancestors and his hometown and embedded them into his own music. With a love for klezmer, Balkan, and Irish music, he had established many various ensembles to perform these musics as well as his own. Featured music:From Hamosity: Music for Hard Times: New […]
Life can take you down interesting paths; you never know if that path will lead you directly where you want it to take you or somewhere you are pleasantly surprised to be. Kevin Graham started his career in filmmaking. With a passion for music stirred in, he turned his career into being a full-time composer.
The trumpet is an instrument that has been around for a long time, but why only within the past one hundred years has it finally started to see an uptick in virtuosic technique? Stuart Stephenson, principal trumpet of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and I discuss trumpet music and the composers that wrote for the instrument.
Silas Hite is a composer with many projects. From television to the concert stage, ambient to folk, Silas has created repertoire for himself that gives everyone a chance to hear his music!
Often when music and language are paired together, we simply get lyrics to a song, but every once and a while, a composer will use language in a much more unique way. This week, I’m joined by David Dies to tell his story, discuss the use of language in his music, and the beauty of music.