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.

Saturday Nov.15, 6-7 p.m. – Interview with flutist Catherine Ramirez

10 11 2008

This coming Saturday Catherine Ramirez will make her Scordatura debut from 6-7 p.m. A phenomenal flutist, well versed in many styles, she made a name for herself inside the Chicago new music scene before heading south for her doctoral studies at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. Continuing her dedication to new music, she has agreed to allow us to prod her about her time in Chicago and her thought on the flute and new music in general. So perk up your ears and tune in this weekend!