Prepared_piano_board_NeumannToday’s show featured experimental piano music by American composers.

The music aired during the program included:
Louis Moreau Gottschalk – Le Banjo, from DeGaetano plays Gottschalk
Charles Ives – Piano Sonata No. 2, “Concord. Mass., 1840-60”, performed by Gilbert Kalish
Henry Cowell – Tides of Manaunaun; Aeolian Harp; The Banshee, from New Music: Piano Compositions by Henry Cowell
John Cage – Selected Sonatas
George Crumb Makrokosmos – Volume I: Part One – Crucifixus; Proteus; Primeval Sounds (Genesis I); Capricorn; Part II. V. The Phantom Gondolier; VI Night Spell I

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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.

Read more in the biography section.