New Muse

New Muse explores the contemporary classical music of today.

Past Episodes

  • Episode 49: New Music on Old Vinyl Aired: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    We listen to mid-20th century works for percussion and orchestra on old vinyl.

  • Episode 48: Slow Six and Nancarrow Aired: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    We listen to meditative music by Slow Six (C.Tignor) and crazy player piano music by Conlon Nancarrow, presented by special guest Carl McTague.

  • Episode 47: Dreaming Awake Aired: Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    A myriad of music by John Adams, Philip Glass, and Sergei Prokofiev

  • Episode 46: SEAMUS meets Mikel Kuehn Aired: Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    We listen to new releases from New Focus Recordings and the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music.

  • Episode 45: Andrew Bird meets Marimbas Aired: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    Soothing sounds by Andrew Bird, Briano Eno, and percussion duo Escape X.

  • Episode 44: The Soldier's Tale Aired: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    We listen to Stravinsky's extraordinary narrated ballet The Soldier's Tale, in which a soldier unknowingly makes a pact with the devil.

  • Episode 43: Travel Music Aired: Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    Since many are on the road traveling to visit family today, we listen to various minimalist style music fitting for travel.

  • Episode 42: Meredith Monk Aired: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

    Selections from the Monk's latest album and a few old favorites.

  • Episode 41: The Colorado Aired: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

    We listen to the spectacular collaborative work The Colorado, sung by Grammy winning group Roomful of Teeth.

  • Episode 40: Jennifer Higdon, Part II Aired: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    We listen to Jennifer Higdon's beautiful Sky Quartet and one of the first pieces she wrote for the chamber group eighth blackbird, On a Wire.