Zero Crossings on WPRK

For over two years, I hosted a radio program on WPRK (91.5FM in Winter Park, FL) called Zero Crossings. (Wikipedia defines a zero crossing as “a point where the sign of a mathematical function changes (e.g. from positive to negative), represented by a intercept of the axis (zero value) in the graph of the function. It is a commonly used term in electronics, mathematics, acoustics, and image processing.” I tried to accomplish a few different things with the show. Its twin main goals were to feature the music of living composers, with a focus on local composers, and to promote and support local arts events (primarily with living composers, but also the Orlando Phil and other arts groups), through live interviews. When there wasn’t something to promote, I sometimes explored themes related to instrumentation, race, gender, location, Grammy or Pulitzer award winners, etc. The show was 2 hours long. Everything was live and unedited.

I have preserved many of the interviews or personally important shows here.

Additionally, a handful of interviews were condensed and published for my First Contact column for ArtBorne Magazine.

November 3, 2014, an early show, featuring a memorial for local composer John Alvarez.

November 24, 2014, featuring an interview with Mauricio Cespedes, violist for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

December 1, 2014, featuring an interview with composer Tim Stulman.

December 8, 2014, featuring an interview with tuba player Robert Carpenter of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

December 15, 2014, featuring an interview with cellist and conductor of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Eric Jacobsen.

December 22, 2014, featuring an interview with composer and percussionist Thad Anderson.

January 05, 2015, featuring interviews with Eric Jacobsen and pipa player Wu
Man.

January 12, 2015, featuring an interview with film composer David Nielsen.

January 19, 2015, interview with local composers Carl MaultsBy, Benjamin Lane, Stan Cording and Keith Lay about the Sacred Sounds concert at St. Luke’s.

January 26, 2015, featuring an interview with jazz composer, singer and trumpeter Scott Dickinson.

February 02, 2015, featuring an interview with composer and pianist Dan Crozier.

February 16, 2015, featuring interviews with Athalia Cope, Steven Jarvi and Adam Schoenberg.

February 23, 2015, featuring an interview with composer and guitarist Troy Gifford.

March 2, 2015, featuring an interview with Andrea Cox, Stephen Cox, and Danny McIntyre about Art31.

March 9, 2015, featuring an interview about the Young Composers Challenge.

March 16, 2015, featuring an interview with conductor Leslie Dunner.

March 23, 2015, featuring an interview with Jeff Moore, director of UCF’s School of Performing Arts.

April 13, 2015, featuring an interview with composer Joseph DiPonio.

May 18, 2015, featuring an interview with composer and author Robert Raines about his book, Composition in the Digital World.

May 25, 2015, Miles Griffin as co-host and guinea pig, testing out Experiments
in Musical Intelligence.

July 27, 2015, featuring an interview with composer Dosia McKay.

August 3, 2015, featuring an interview with dulcimer player Stephen Sieffert.

October 19, 2015, featuring interviews with Full Sail students & composers Gabriel Kahane and Mark Piszczek.