A podcast about the most fascinating time in classical music history: right now.
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.
Hosted and produced by Seth Boustead, Austin Williams, Stephen Anthony Rawson and Matt Dotson.
Mandolin Music From Japan
For over a century, Japanese mandolin orchestras and clubs have been performing and commissioning music, broadening the instrument’s repertoire and genres with diverse artistic voices.
Join host Stephen Anthony Rawson as we listen to a sample of music by Yasuo Kuwahara, Takashi Yoshimatsu, Yoshinao Kobayashi, and more!
Regina Harris Baiocchi
Regina Harris Baiocchi is a prolific and highly accomplished composer, poet, author and educator. At home in seemingly any musical genre, her music has been performed by classical ensembles like the Chicago and Detroit Symphonies, on jazz festivals, sacred music festivals and everywhere in between.
Matt Mcbane's Bathymetry with Sandbox Percussion
Sandbox percussion partners up with Composer/Performer Matt McBane on an 8-movement virtuosic underwater adventure. Drawing on classical minimalism, electronic production, ASMR Youtube videos, and the diverse landscape of ambient modular synth music, Bathymetry features McBane’s Moog synth with Sandbox Percussion on a mix of found instruments (mixing bowls, ping pong balls, glass bottles, etc.), orchestral percussion (vibraphone, tam tam, etc.), and drum sets.
‘Bathymetry’ is the study of the “beds” or “floors” of water bodies, including the ocean, rivers, streams, and lakes.. McBane began studying bathymetry as an ocean-obsessed teenage surfer. The bathymetry of the ocean floor is a key factor on how waves break. On the album, the bass synthesizer interacts with the treble percussion in ways reminiscent of how the ocean floor shapes the waves passing above.
Día de los Muertos
We celebrate the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos with music written in homage to those who are no longer with us. Music by Miguel del Aguila, Sandunes and Kyla-Rose Smith, Elliot Carter, Michael Gordon and Gabriela Ortiz.
String Quartet Smackdown
Golden Hornet's String Quartet Smackdown is a unique event in which a professional string quartet performs music by sixteen finalists letting the audience decide who will advance to the next round and who will ultimately be the Champion of Smackdown.
Submissions are now open for String Quartet Smackdown VIII through December 1st! More info at www.goldenhornet.org.
Music by Feona Lee Jones, Chidi Obijiaku, Renato Marsiglia, Kennedy Taylor Dixon, Pertti Jalava, Cecilia Muylaert, Melika M. Fitzhugh, Minzuo LU, Juan Sebastian VarMon, Francis Kayali, James Ogburn.
Andrew Trim and Retroreflector
Andrew Trim is a guitarist and composer. He can be found regularly working with some of the most talented and unique musicians in the midwest region and creating everything from mind-altering improvised flights to tightly contained, composed melodies. His instrumental projects - a quartet called Hanami and a trio called Dim Lighting - are the primary vehicles for his expressions. In Retroreflector Andrew Trim's soaring melodies and psychedelic jazz flurries guide a sonically charged quartet grounded firmly in the Chicago sound. Together their swirling group improvisations explore haunting, timeless musical landscapes with peak immediacy.