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Contemporary Music

South Brooklyn Network

Contemporary music and Contemporary art come together at the Look & Listen Festival.  Hear more on the 4/21 broadcast.  Learn more about the Brooklyn festival.

As the recent mass shooting at a Florida high school re-energizes the national gun violence debate, a local composer has turned to music to reflect on a tragedy that shook America to its core just over five years ago.

Eastman School of Music instructor Steve Danyew once attended Sandy Hook Elementary in  Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were killed by a mass shooter on December 14, 2012.

Danyew's piece "Into the Silent Land" blends elements of a funeral march and a lament.  Near the end, a poem is read over the music by a narrator.

  Connoisseurs of modern music, Polish culture enthusiasts, and Twin Peaks fans – take note:

Washington Post

This month, host Seth Bostead introduces listeners to keyboardist Kathleen Supové who is known for breaking boundaries. 10/21.

If you teach or study a string instrument, here's something that should delight you.

For the more than 40 years that they have been playing, the Kronos Quartet has been known for innovative, fascinating new music performances.  Recently, they have taken on a project to encourage others to learn through new and experimental music. They call it: Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire.

January 2017 Listings for Relevant Tones

Jan 1, 2017

This month, Relevant Tones brings us music written for buildings, music inspired by winter, and even some contemporary pop music!

January 2017 Listings for Center Stage from Wolf Trap

Dec 26, 2016
Lena Adasheva

This month on Center Stage from Wolf Trap, excellent chamber music from new friends and old, including celebrated woodwind quintet, Windscape!

December 2016 Listings for Relevant Tones

Nov 27, 2016

This month on Relevant Tones, Seth Boustead brings us music from the Gaudeamus festival in the Netherlands, and we consider the modern Oratorio for today's composers and audiences.

November 2016 Listings for Relevant Tones

Oct 30, 2016

This month on Relevant Tones, host Seth Bouseted brings us music inspired by the natural world, works by Louis Andriessen and Bang on a Can, and more, here on Classical 91.5.

October 2016 Listings for Relevant Tones

Oct 9, 2016

This month we travel with show host Seth Boustead to Poland to experience Polish contemporary music at the Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music, which is at the forefront of contemporary music in Eastern Europe.

10/15    In the Field: Warsaw Autumn Part I  Since its beginning in 1956 the Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music, for many years the only festival of its kind in Eastern Europe, has presented new music by leading composers from Poland and from around the world. Today it is one of the most prestigious contemporary music festivals in the world and we are honored to have the chance to travel to Warsaw to bring you music from artists like Witold Lutosławski, Lidia Zielińska, and Ināra Jakubone.  See all