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.
Originally designed for television, Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II wrote a musical that just couldn’t be contained to the television. Theme music is by Daryl Banner Listen to this episode ad-free by supporting The Composer Chronicles on Patreon. Sign up for Amazon Music Unlimited! | Alexandrian Media Store Music used in this episode:Cinderella Ball Night by Sinfonietta CinematicaMy […]
Sometimes there are simply no words to describe exactly what you want to express. Erik Satie dug deep into the history of language to find words that would best describe his latest works, altering them just a little bit for his own purposes.
Why do we find the sounds of 8-bit music so nostalgic, even those who grew up in a time when video games no longer had 8-bit soundtracks? Then, it was used out of necessity, and today it is used to add a level of creativity and to evoke a sense of nostalgia. Composer and author Daryl Banner returns to the podcast to talk about his experience with 8-bit music as both a composer of that medium as well as someone who still enjoys his childhood video games.
The music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is some of the most iconic and recognizable music all around the world. Let’s listen to some music and discover where we may have heard some of Tchaikovsky’s most famous scores!
This was a month that truly caused me to pause and reflect on how lucky I have been. Let’s dive in to some of the great things that happened in June!