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Stephen Trygar recounts the stories of composers past and present through the music they write. Historical episodes focus on a particular work by the featured composer and examines their life during the time the piece was written and performed. Additionally, living composers, musicians, industry professionals, and general enthusiasts are featured every other week to share their own stories and geek out over the music that we all love. Through these tales, you're invited to explore each composers' legacy and their impact in keeping the world entertained.

The Composer Chronicles Alexandrian Media

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Stephen Trygar recounts the stories of composers past and present through the music they write. Historical episodes focus on a particular work by the featured composer and examines their life during the time the piece was written and performed. Additionally, living composers, musicians, industry professionals, and general enthusiasts are featured every other week to share their own stories and geek out over the music that we all love. Through these tales, you're invited to explore each composers' legacy and their impact in keeping the world entertained.

    S1E80: ICEBERG New Music

    S1E80: ICEBERG New Music

    What do you get when you gather ten composers, all with different musical styles, talents, backgrounds, and areas of expertise? You get ICEBERG.

    Featured pieces (in alphabetical order by composer last name):
    Unfolding for strings and live electronics by Drake Andersen
    Coatlicue barría la escalera del templo (Coatlicue was Sweeping the Temple Steps) by Victor Baéz
    pOwer trIo for alto sax, piano, and percussion by Alex Burtzos
    Decomposition by Yu-Chun Chien
    RISE by Derek Cooper
    Steep for strings, percussion, and celesta by Jack Frerer
    Clarinet Quintet by Max Grafe
    Source Code by Harry Stafylakis

    Learn more about ICEBERG and follow them on social media:
    Website | YouTube
    Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

    The Etudes Project album featuring Jenny Lin and ICEBERG.
    Lisa Pegher at Timucua

    Theme music is by Daryl Banner.
    Alexandrian Media podcast music by Andrew Gavin. Voiced by Michael Bolton.

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Game Play (Disk 4): Celeste (w/ Brian Edwards)

    Game Play (Disk 4): Celeste (w/ Brian Edwards)

    When Stephen invited Brian for another episode of Game Play, he didn't expect to be faced with one of the most difficult, heart-wrenching, and beautiful games he has ever played. Lena Raine's music in Celeste is not only some of the best to listen to on its own, but it expertly aids in the game play.

    Watch Stephen's Twitch streams on YouTube!

    Theme music is by Daryl Banner.
    Alexandrian Media podcast music by Andrew Gavin. Voiced by Michael Bolton.

    Listen to this episode early and ad-free by supporting The Composer Chronicles on Patreon.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    S1E79: Dakota Sauvé/Koda Suave

    S1E79: Dakota Sauvé/Koda Suave

    There are two sides of a coin. Dakota Sauvé has spent so much of his musical career helping develop video games, but there's a different side to his career that prefers to explore the world of experimental pop.

    Featured pieces:
    "Mecha Mt. Fuji" from Celestial Blossoms (releasing soon)
    "Dream Boom" from untitled 3D platformer game
    "Phasmius" from Venture of Dark
    "Moon of Etheria" from untitled VGM EP
    "The Spirit" from Venture of Light

    Where to find Dakota Sauvé/Koda Suave and his music:
    Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
    BandCamp | SoundCloud
    Spotify: Dakota Sauvé | Koda Suave
    Apple Music: Dakota Sauvé | Koda Suave

    Theme music is by Daryl Banner.
    Alexandrian Media podcast music by Andrew Gavin. Voiced by Michael Bolton.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    S1E78: Adam Kennaugh

    S1E78: Adam Kennaugh

    Adam Kennaugh believes that genuine communication between the composer and performer(s) is what creates honest and powerful music.

    Featured pieces:
    Crepuscular Light | Watch this piece: https://youtu.be/0R0IfOUhi70
    Confronting Distance | Departure Duo
    Approaching Cyyrhus | Natalie Magane - In All but Name... (YouTube flute performance)

    Where to find Adam Kennaugh and his music:
    Website | Facebook | Instagram
    YouTube 

    Theme music is by Daryl Banner.
    Alexandrian Media podcast music by Andrew Gavin. Voiced by Michael Bolton.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    S1E77: Derek Cooper

    S1E77: Derek Cooper

    Derek Cooper is a composer with a deep passion for engaging with his audience. To Derek, the relationship between the composer, the ensemble, and the audience is one of the most important aspects of music making.

    Featured pieces:
    Puzzles: https://youtu.be/PWAG8XZ4fno | How he created this piece: https://youtu.be/c_8FhFXFn3c
    Starry Night: https://youtu.be/fVfiv1hzYUM | How he created this piece: https://youtu.be/vj8n2zT3m10

    Where to find Derek Cooper and his music:
    Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
    YouTube | SoundCloud

    Watch Star Wars Music Analysis: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuCty0Ik_7PJZYxYxQjYZpA

    Theme music is by Daryl Banner.
    Alexandrian Media podcast music by Andrew Gavin. Voiced by Michael Bolton.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Movie Night (Reel 6): Spitfire and Rogue (w/ Brooks Leibee)

    Movie Night (Reel 6): Spitfire and Rogue (w/ Brooks Leibee)

    On this episode of Movie Night, Brooks Leibee joins me once again to chat about Chris Roe's score for the 2018 documentary Spitfire and François Tetaz's score for  the 2007 horror/thriller film Rogue. Grab some popcorn, dim the lights, and get comfy!

    Watch Spitfire and Rogue (click on the titles to watch the films).

    Where to find Brooks and his projects:
    Instagram | Twitter
    SoundCloud | IMDb

    Theme music is by Daryl Banner.
    Alexandrian Media podcast music by Andrew Gavin. Voiced by Michael Bolton.

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    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Nick_em88 ,

Thank you!

Wonderful podcast! Been looking for something like this for a while. Really enjoyed the episode with my friend and fellow composer Juan Pablo Contreras.

Potato Lady Bex ,

Music to My Ears

This podcast is perfect for those who love music, are interested in the art of composing, and enjoy guest interviews. The production is high-quality, and Stephen is an engaging and knowledgeable host. The vast and eclectic genre known as classical music is well-represented here, and it’s a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

YayHistory ,

Fantastic quality!

As both of History nerd and a dance nerd, I loved learning more about Tchaikovsky from this podcast!

I was incredibly impressed with the sound quality, the sound effects, be the overall experience!