New Muse

New Muse explores the contemporary classical music of today.

Past Episodes

  • Episode 66: Dark Holler Aired: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    We listen to newly released music by David Kirkland Garner on his album Dark Holler, Stockhausen, and more.

  • Episode 65: Cartography Aired: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    We listen to newly composed works for cello performed by Mariel Roberts on her second solo album.

  • Episode 64: Vanishing Pavilions Aired: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    We listen to music by Charles Dodge and Michael Hersch, including Hersch's esteemed Vanishing Pavilions.

  • Episode 63: David Cope and Charles Wuorinen Aired: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    We listen to music by composers David Cope and Charles Wuorinen as part of our new music on old vinyl series.

  • Episode 61: Menagerie! Aired: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    We listen to quite the menagerie of new music from composers including Roy Harris, Erich Stem, and Chen Yi.

  • Episode 60: Peter Ferry Aired: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    We listen to percussion music performed by Eastman alum Peter Ferry.

  • Episode 59: Alternative Violin Aired: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    We listen to atypical works for violin, including phase by Steve Reich, Alban Berg's Violin Concerto, and Arvo Part's Fratres.

  • Episode 58: Female Composers FTW Aired: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    We listen to works by living female composers, including a magical soprano saxophone concerto by Jennifer Higdon.

  • Episode 57: Atterberg, Schimmel, and Ives Aired: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    We listen to playful music by Charles Ives and Carl Schimmel, and a symphony by Kurt Atterberg.

  • Episode 56: The Harp of New Albion, Part II Aired: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    We listen to the second half of Terry Riley's masterpiece The Harp of New Albion on vinyl.