8/30 Composer Talk at 2 pm KTRU

30 08 2014

Tune is this Saturday, August 30, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m CT to “Composer Talk,” with your hosts Chris Becker and Hsin-Jung Tsai. We’ll be featuring music by Susie Ibarra, Samantha Boshnack, Rebecca Oswald , Hilary Tann, and Jennifer Fowler.   

Rebecca Oswald composed the music and wrote the narration for Aesop’s Fables in 1999.  This spirited suite for woodwind quintet with narrator recounts 5 of Aesop’s well-loved tales.  In this unique recording, the 5 fables come to life through vivid music and expressive narration; and each concludes with its timeless and well-known lesson. 

Also, we are going to feature two pieces (Three Cellos and Threaded Stars) by Jennifer Fowler, who was born in Australia and is living in London, and two pieces (On Ear and Ear … and Nothing Forgotten) by Hilary Tann. 

“Composer Talk” streams LIVE at ktru.org.

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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.

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