New Muse

New Muse explores the contemporary classical music of today.

Past Episodes

  • Episode 9: Dreamfall and Daniel Wohl Aired: Wednesday, March 23, 2016

    A selection of acoustic and electronic music by Daniel Wohl and newly composed works performed by NOW Ensemble from their new album, Dreamfall.

  • Episode 8: Fiery Friedman and eighth blackbird Aired: Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    Eclectic string music performed by Chiara Quartet and eighth blackbird, including Jefferson Friedman's Grammy nominated String Quartet No. 3.

  • Episode 7: Christopher LaRosa Aired: Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    A sampling of music by composer Christopher LaRosa, including chamber and orchestral works.

  • Episode 6: More Minimalism Aired: Wednesday, March 2, 2016

    We explore more music by American composer Steve Reich and listen to Philip Glass' String Quartet No. 5.

  • Episode 5: Music from Alaska, Africa, and Argentina Aired: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    String music inspired by the natural beauty of Alaska, dances from Africa, and an almost tango from Argentina. Kronos Quartet, Spektral Quartet, and JACK Quartet perform.

  • Episode 4: Roomful of Teeth Aired: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    Cutting edge sounds from New York acapella group Roomful of Teeth.

  • Episode 3: eighth blackbird Aired: Friday, February 12, 2016

    Innovative sounds from Chicago Grammy-winning group eighth blackbird.

  • Episode 2: Steve Reich Aired: Wednesday, February 3, 2016

    Listen to a new album by Third Coast Percussion featuring the music of Steve Reich, and his iconic "Different Trains."

  • New Muse Premiere! Julia Wolfe Aired: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    Selections from Julia Wolfe's works Steel Hammer, Anthracite Fields, and a song called "Reeling."