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.
Ep. 68: Richard Fay
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 […]
Ep. 67: Kevin Graham
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.
Ep. 66: The Trumpet (w/ Stuart Stephenson)
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.
11 – Fantasy
We’re huge nerds, but today Stephen nerds out over his favorite genre of pretty much everything, fantasy [insert sparkle noise here]!
Ep. 65: Silas Hite
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!
Ep. 64: David Dies
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.
10 – SCP Foundation
There are things out there in this world that are simply unexplainable. Luckily for us, the strange anomalies secured by the SCP foundation are NOT REAL, but they are real stories created by creative people all around the world.
Ep. 63: It’s Possible – Rodgers and Cinderella
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 […]
Ep. 62: Movie Night (Reel 4): Dark (w/ Adal Rifai)
Sometimes the score for a film or a television series is just so perfectly crafted for the show that the music is what you remember the most. In this episode of “Movie Night” I chat with Adal Rifai about the perfection that is the score to the Netflix Original series Dark.