THE COMPOSER CHRONICLES

Music in the eyes of the creators.

Stephen Trygar tells the stories of composers throughout the ages. Historical episodes focus on a particular work by the featured composer and examines their life during the time the piece was written and performed. Additionally, living composers, musicians, industry professionals, and general enthusiasts are featured regularly to share their own stories about the music that we all love. Through these tales, you’re invited to explore each composers’ legacy and their impact in keeping the world entertained.

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S1E80: ICEBERG New Music The Composer Chronicles

What do you get when you gather ten composers, all with different musical styles, talents, backgrounds, and areas of expertise? You get ICEBERG. Featured pieces (in alphabetical order by composer last name): Unfolding for strings and live electronics by Drake Andersen Coatlicue barría la escalera del templo (Coatlicue was Sweeping the Temple Steps) by Victor Baéz pOwer trIo for alto sax, piano, and percussion by Alex Burtzos Decomposition by Yu-Chun Chien RISE by Derek Cooper Steep for strings, percussion, and celesta by Jack Frerer Clarinet Quintet by Max Grafe Source Code by Harry Stafylakis Learn more about ICEBERG and follow them on social media: Website | YouTube Facebook | Instagram | Twitter The Etudes Project album featuring Jenny Lin and ICEBERG. Lisa Pegher at Timucua Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Alexandrian Media podcast music by Andrew Gavin. Voiced by Michael Bolton. Listen to this episode early and ad-free by supporting The Composer Chronicles on Patreon. Sign up for Amazon Music Unlimited! | Alexandrian Media Store — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecomposerchronicles/message
  1. S1E80: ICEBERG New Music
  2. Game Play (Disk 4): Celeste (w/ Brian Edwards)
  3. S1E79: Dakota Sauvé/Koda Suave
  4. S1E78: Adam Kennaugh
  5. S1E77: Derek Cooper

Stephen Trygar

Creator | Host | Writer

Stephen Trygar began his podcast in April, 2020 after almost a year of running his own blog. He realized that his mission was better fulfilled via a podcast, and thus was the birth of The Composer Chronicles! With an M.M. in Music History from Temple University, Stephen felt his historical knowledge better used to revitalize classical music and make it more accessible and approachable by proving that it’s not all black-tie affairs and high-society living.

Daryl Banner

Theme Music Composer

Daryl Banner is a full-time author and composer who graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston Honors College with a degree in Theatre and Psychology. During his time in college, he wrote, composed, and produced a musical under Tony Award-winning musical and Theatre producer Stuart Ostrow, as well as two original plays produced under the mentorship of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson. He toured briefly with an original musical Country Gravy & Other Obsessions to which he also contributed songs and performed. He composes companion soundtracks for the book series he writes, and also has written the music for video games and short films. He composed the score to several audio dramas by New York City-based visionary Jordan Cobb, including “Here Be Dragons” and “Primordial Deep”, as well as the award-winning “Janus Descending”, for which his score and main theme won an Audioverse award.


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