Composer Paul Connolly – 5 pm Saturday 8/15

15 08 2009

Paul Connolly will join us for the second half of the show to perform and talk about his compositions.

“In the eighth grade, our class was asked to listen to what sounds we heard around us. While my classmates sat writing very little, I wrote pages and pages – the sound of the air conditioner, of squeaky shoes, and coughs and wheezes, and giggles, and everything else. I heard a symphony without any ‘traditional’ instrument playing a single note. Music happening all around me. I was transformed by where sound could come from, and (importantly) learned to grasp the beauty of “the moment”…” –Paul Connolly | brightbluebeetle

Interview with composer Doug Falk – Sat 3-7

1 08 2009

We will have Doug in the studio to talk about his piano trio the “Mutant Crab vs. the Minotaur.”

My musical aesthetic is unified despite its division into three distinct fields: composition, improvisation, and songwriting. Whether composing for various ensembles, improvising on trumpet or double bass, or singing/rapping, my goals are the same. I aim to tell a story (often literally accompanying the music with a program), to explore the nebulous boundaries between emotional harmonies, and/or to create musical slapstick.