October Wind on June Composer Talk

28 06 2014

On this edition of “Composer Talk” Hsin-Jung and Chris Becker we’ll be featuring the music of Erik Satie, piano pieces by composer/pianist Rebecca Oswald, and Continuum for solo piano by Gyorgy Ligeti.

Chris will be bringing his vinyl copy of “Socrate” to the studio, and will try to find some other deep cuts from the man (E. Satie) who did a lot more than write “Gymnopedies No. 1.”  I (Hsin-Jung) will be introducing female composer/pianist Rebecca Oswald’s two CDs, “October Wind” (2005)and “Whereas” (2011).

Composer/pianist Rebecca Oswald has explored many different styles of music.  Her orchestra album Light and Shadow (2011, PARMA recordings) is one of Scordatura Show’s favorites.   Her music is full of surprises and images, with her subtle and unique sense of sounds and forms.  From 1981 to 1995 she worked as a solo pianist, accompanist, band keyboardist, and studio musician in Houston.  She is currently living in Eugene, Oregon.


Tune in on Saturday, June 28th, 2:00 ~ 4:00 (CT).  http://www.ktru.org

Composer Talk Returns on March 30th

29 03 2013

Composer Talk returns SATURDAY, March 30th, 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM CT streaming live on ktru.org with your chatty but not too chatty hosts Hsin-Jung Tsai and Chris Becker.

Expect music by Tania Leon, Bernadette Speach, Hilary Tann, Mary Ellen Childs, Kris Becker (that’s “Kris” with a “K”) and a whole lot of other good stuff.

Tania                                                                                                Tania Leon

Composer Talk on Thursday, April 19th

18 04 2012
Scordatura presents “Composer Talk”
with hosts Hsin-Jung Tsai and Chris Becker

Thursday, April 19, 2012
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM ET 

Hsin-Jung Tsai and Chris Becker play and discuss a variety of 20th and 21st century works.  It’s a casual, informal, yet serious evening of music and talk.

This Thursday, we’ll be playing selections from pianist Natalie Hinderas’ CD “Piano Music by African American Composers,” as well as Bruce Saylor’s Songs from Water Street, and music by guitarist and composer Stan Smith.

We hope you can tune in. The show streams live on the web, beginning 5pm ET at www.ktru.org

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Composer Talk on New Year Eve

29 12 2011

The coming Saturday, 4:30 to 7:30 pm CT on www.ktru.org,  Hsin-Jung and Chris Becker present a special “Composer Talk” for New Year’s Eve, this time featuring works by Hsin-Jung Tsai, a new wild piece for trumpet, bass trombone, and tuba by John Zorn, something from Icelandic composer Anna Thorvadsdottir’s new CD Rhizoma, and who knows what else?  Just music, talk, you know, no big whoop.

Please tune in!