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A podcast about the most fascinating time in classical music history: right now.

Hosted by composer Seth Boustead, Relevant Tones features interviews with and music by some of the most creative figures in contemporary classical music, themed shows exploring new trends in classical music and frequent live streamed shows featuring conversations and music performances.

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A podcast about the most fascinating time in classical music history: right now.

Hosted by composer Seth Boustead, Relevant Tones features interviews with and music by some of the most creative figures in contemporary classical music, themed shows exploring new trends in classical music and frequent live streamed shows featuring conversations and music performances.

    Still Life

    Still Life

    Still life paintings encourage us to see everyday objects in a new context but, as applied to music, the still life concept has taken on a life of its own.  We feature several musical interpretations of the still life.

    • 57 min
    The Rhythm Method

    The Rhythm Method

    As an ensemble of four composer-performers, The Rhythm Method strives to  reimagine the string quartet in a contemporary, feminist context.  

    They are Meaghan Burke, Marina Kifferstein, Leah Asher and Carrie Frey and their most recent album is A Few Concerns.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Songs for the End of Time Vol. 1

    Songs for the End of Time Vol. 1

    A new album by New York-based ensemble Founders presents a wildly imaginative interpretation of Olivier Messiaen’s classic chamber work Quartet for the End of Time. The result is a respectful homage to the transcendent beauty of the original work while also incorporating jazz, rock, and other non-classical styles.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Lunar New Year Celebration

    Lunar New Year Celebration

    We celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with music by composers from countries that celebrate the lunar new year.

    • 1 hr
    Tribeca New Music

    Tribeca New Music

    For more than twenty years the Tribeca New Music Festival has brought bold new classical music infused with American pop culture to audiences in New York City and, increasingly, to the world.

    We talk with composer and Artistic and Executive Director Preston Stahly about their mission, history and creative pivots during the pandemic.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Palindromes

    Palindromes

    We celebrate a string of palindromic dates - 1/20/21 to 1/29/21 - with music written in palindromic form.  Music by Martha Horst, Ben Johnston, Frank J. Oteri, Andrew Norman, Ted Hearne, Joseph Schwantner and Bela Bartok.

    • 56 min

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