53 episodes

Join hosts Anna Linvill, and Tarik Ghiradella for conversations with contemporary composers about music, life, and what’s happening in the genre defying world of classical music today. The Composer’s Studio is a place where living art is made, a place without boundaries where inspiration can come from anywhere from birdsong to heavy metal, Vivaldi to the hum of a vacuum cleaner. Classical composers today are no longer confined to the concert stage or the cathedral but contribute to film scores, television commercials, video game soundtracks and beyond. From graduate students to Grammy winners, this is a classical music show like none you have ever heard. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to join the conversation and find out about upcoming guests and performances.

Composer's Studio Composer's Studio

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    • 4.8 • 15 Ratings

Join hosts Anna Linvill, and Tarik Ghiradella for conversations with contemporary composers about music, life, and what’s happening in the genre defying world of classical music today. The Composer’s Studio is a place where living art is made, a place without boundaries where inspiration can come from anywhere from birdsong to heavy metal, Vivaldi to the hum of a vacuum cleaner. Classical composers today are no longer confined to the concert stage or the cathedral but contribute to film scores, television commercials, video game soundtracks and beyond. From graduate students to Grammy winners, this is a classical music show like none you have ever heard. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to join the conversation and find out about upcoming guests and performances.

    Sarah Kirkland Snider: Harmonies of the Soul

    Sarah Kirkland Snider: Harmonies of the Soul

    In this episode, we explore Snider's unique musical style, her inspirations, and the stories behind her compositions. From ethereal orchestrations to poignant vocal melodies, Snider's music transcends boundaries and touches the depths of the human experience. Tune in as we uncover the essence of her artistry and the intricacies of her creative process. Whether you're a seasoned music aficionado or just discovering Snider's work, this episode promises to be a journey through the harmonies of the soul.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Double Vision: Peter Askim and Jeffery Scott

    Double Vision: Peter Askim and Jeffery Scott

    Composer's Jeffery Scott and Peter Askim discuss the upcoming performances of their new works. 
    'Anatomy of an Embrace' (World Premiere) by Peter Askim and  'Pesadelos 1' and 'Songs' by Jeffery Scott will be perfomed by Mallarme Music on Friday, February 2, 2024, 7:30 p.m. at the PSI Theatre, Durham Arts Council, Durham NC.

    If you live nearby, we hope to see you there. 

    • 33 min
    Mara Keen - The Essence of Emotion

    Mara Keen - The Essence of Emotion

    Mara Keen's talents shine through in her music, particularly when it comes to capturing the essence of time and motion. Her compositions are uniquely attuned to the emotions depicted on screen, seamlessly blending with the language of film.

    Son of Saul Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qOl7HtZc1c

    • 43 min
    Thomas Little: A Complex Intuition

    Thomas Little: A Complex Intuition

    From algorithms to Youtube, Thomas Little bridges the intuition of a composer with the heart of a teacher. With a deep understanding of music and music history, Little is not only a prolific composer but also an influential educator who shares his knowledge and passion for music with others on his successful Youtube channel Classical Nerd.  

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Annie Nikunen - Embodied Music

    Annie Nikunen - Embodied Music

    Composer, flutist, choreographer, sound artist, and radio broadcaster Annie Nikunen's music is an embodiment of her humanity. Join Tarik and Anna for an exploration of the physicality of sound with this lovely, creative spirit. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Paul Moravec - From the Underground to Freedom, to the Overlook and the Tempest.

    Paul Moravec - From the Underground to Freedom, to the Overlook and the Tempest.

    From the kind-natured city of Buffalo, NY to the vibrant energy of Long Island; from being the Head Chorister in the Choir of Men and Boys at St. Pauls Cathedral to being the 2004 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Music, Music has always been at the heart of who Paul Moravec is.

    In this episode of the Composer's Studio, Moravec speaks so eloquently about the personal intention of his music, its lyricism and the connection he feels to some of his most important pieces. 

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

TRAtl ,

Good stuff

The Paul Moravec interview is top-shelf material. Great questions and great music examples. Informative and insightful. Really good show.

Judithhin ,

Inspiring podcast about living composers and their work creating on the frontier of music.

Thank you for bringing us this wonderful podcast week after week, each time bringing on a guest whose work both inspires and challenges our thinking about music in the world.

Dennis-ID ,

Thank you!

Wonderful and informative show!

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