Following up on his book Sonic Mosaics: Conversations with Composers (UA Press, 2009), composer Paul STEENHUISEN began producing the SOUNDLAB New Music Podcast to further explore the work of international contemporary music artists. Each episode includes a comprehensive interview, and musical examples related to the discussion. Hear composers and performers in their own words, discussing their creative work, ideas and influences, musical background, collaborations, and whatever else is on their mind.
SOUNDLAB interviews are intended to be listened to and shared freely by inquisitive listeners.
Episode 55: Interview with James O’CALLAGHAN
Episode 54: Interview with Yotam HABER
Episode 53: Interview with Keiko DEVAUX
Episode 52: Interview with Yitzhak YEDID
TRUE STORIES 3
Episode 51: TRUE STORIES 3: with Mari KIMURA, Kathinka PASVEER, John KORSRUD, and Marilyn NONKEN.
TRUE STORIES 2
Episode 50: TRUE STORIES: with Kate MOORE, Michael SPENCER, Kurt GOTTSCHALK, Anna PIDGORNA, Bob PRITCHARD, Lynn KUO, Allison BALCETIS, Scott SMALLWOOD, Jen MESCH.
Paul Steenhuisen’s podcasts are such gems for new music lovers - I am not a musician myself yet I enjoy these podcasts tremendously as they reveal the creative process of composers and the context within which their music emerges. Each interview is unique, fun and insightful and leaves me feeling like I have met one of today’s music creators. For example the interview with the wonderful Ana Sokolovic. Paul does a great job framing her musical history while letting her express her creative world in her own voice. It’s a treat to listen to these two talk shop, music and creation, and it reminded me why I love new music so much. So thank you!
Something a little different
If you want a little more depth, authority, seriousness and some recherché composers (and topics) covered intelligently and sensitively by someone who really knows his modern music, Paul Steenhuisen’s Soundlab is a very good place to start. There aren’t many such podcast series, unfortunately; long may this one continue!
Just discovered this podcast and I am impressed. The interviews are insightful, researched and not superficial like most online new music content. Plus the "audio footnotes" are great. The Wuorinen interview, the Carter interview - really well done.