Zero Crossings – April 27, 2015 – contemporary mix

CompDigiToday’s show featured a playlist that partially prepares listeners for my upcoming interview with composer and author Robert Raines. On May 18th I will talk with Rob about his music and his newly released book Composition in the Digital World, published by Oxford University Press.

The music aired during the program included:
Anna Clyne – The Violin: No. 1, Blue Hour, from The Violin
Arvo Pärt – Fratres, from Maya Beiser: World to Come
Sigur Ros – Flugufrelsarinn, from Kronos Quartet plays Sigur Ros
Stephen Paulus – Meditations on Li Po: And even my soul remains quiet; I Lift my eyes to watch the Mountain Moon; And Now the Last Cloud Drains Away, from Mandala
Steve Reich – Tehillim, performed by Alarm Will Sound
George Crumb – Ancient Voices of Children, performed by Contemporary Chamber Ensemble
Meira Warshauer – In Memoriam, September 11, 2001, from Quiet Strength

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CBG2_WPRKOriginally from New York, Charles Griffin returned to the U.S. in 2010 to take a position at Florida's Full Sail University as course director of Advanced Music Composition in their MPBS program, after spending 5 years living and working in Latvia. His compositions and arrangements have been performed at festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

He is also a radio show host on 91.5 WPRK FM. His show Zero Crossings incorporates live interviews with composers, conductors and performers with a focus on the local contemporary art music scene.

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