We are delighted to showcase a wide array of music, plucked over history & the current, from around the world & closer to our home in Winnipeg, MB (Treaty 1 Territory).
Sit back & enjoy a curated selection of our past broadcasts here.
PROJECT 19 (NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC): Music & overviews of featured artists associated with the New York Philharmonic’s Project 19 —the largest women-only commissioning initiative in history—conceived with the belief that an orchestra can take part in conversation around social imperatives & change the status quo. Jessie Montgomery Composer, violinist, & educator interweaves elements of social justice from a Lower East Side activist upbringing Jessie Montgomery Broadcast May 17, 2021 Joan La Barbara Composer, singer, sound artist, & actor , Joan La Barbara renowned for her unique experimental vocal techniques Broadcast April 19, 2021 Du Yun Pulitzer Prize-winner works at a plethora of intersections: Du Yun orchestral, opera, cabaret, electronics, visual arts, noise, & more Broadcast March 8, 2021 Ellen Reid & Paola Prestini Composer, sound artist, & Pulitzer Prize-winner spans opera, sound design, film scoring, ensemble, & choral writing Ellen Reid
has taken extra-musical interests into large-scale multimedia collaborations with poets & scientists Paola Prestini Broadcast November 2, 2020 Both artists actively support young female & non-binary composers, though the (Reid, co-founder) Luna Composition Lab & the (Prestini, co-founder) Hildegard Competition Nicole Lizée Prairie-born/Montréal-based composer , inspired by technological glitches, Hitchcock films, & 1960s psychedelia Nicole Lizée Broadcast April 6, 2020
CANADIAN MUSIC 101: Documentaries of featured artists associated with New Music in Canada, with credit to Centrediscs, Canadian Music Centre, & producer Eitan Cornfield. alcides lanza Argentina-born composer, conductor, pianist, & teacher alcides lanza Broadcast April 5, 2021 Norma Beecroft Electroacoustic composer, broadcaster, & avid promoter of Canadian music Norma Beecroft Broadcast February 22, 2021 R. Murray Schafer Composer, writer, & educator , R. Murray Schafer known for his soundscape & environmental works Broadcast December 21, 2020 Violet Archer Composer, teacher, pianist, percussionist, & student of Béla Bartók & Paul Hindemith Violet Archer Broadcast November 23, 2020
MUSIC ABROAD: Music & overviews of composers abroad, taking a glimpse into the wide array of sounds in New Music from around the world. Icelandic Composers 2 Featuring , Hildur Guðnadóttir , Bára Gísladóttir , & Anna Thorvaldsdottir Hlynur Aðils Vilmarsson Broadcast May 3, 2021 Featuring Icelandic Composers 1 , Atli Heimir Sveinsson , Jón Leifs & , Jórunn Viðar Jóhann Jóhannsson Broadcast March 29, 2021 Australian Composers Featuring , Brenda Gifford , Nardi Simpson , Nicole Murphy , William Barton , & Matthew Hindson Kate Moore Broadcast March 15, 2021 Welsh Composers Featuring , Eloise Nancie Gynn , Grace Williams , Charlie Barber , & Hilary Tann Guto Puw Broadcast March 1, 2021 Estonian Composers Featuring , Ester Mägi , Erkki Sven-Tüür , & Helena Tulve Arvo Pärt Broadcast December 14, 2020 Chinese American Composers Featuring & Chen Yi Tan Dun Broadcast October 12, 2020
COMPOSER FEATURES: A look & listen in to the work of selected composers. Cris Derksen & Carmen Braden Cree cellist & composer weaves her classical & Indigenous backgrounds with electronics to defy genres Cris Derksen
Composer, educator, acoustic ambassador of the Canadian Subarctic, & Western Canadian Music Award-winner
Carmen Braden Broadcast April 12, 2021 Both artists were commissioned for a co-presented with the Mill Road Community Space Open Mic & cellist Julia MacLaine, concert included in our GroundSwell—Learn series Harry Partch American composer, music theorist, & instrument maker , known for his divergence from western classical traditions Harry Partch Broadcast November 29, 2020 Kati Agócs Canadian composer & Guggenheim Fellow delivers Kati Agócs visceral power & otherworldly lyricism with soulful directness Broadcast October 19, 2020 Diana McIntosh Winnipeg-based composer, pianist, performance artist, & GroundSwell co-founder Diana McIntosh Broadcast September 28, 2020 Kaija Saariaho Multi-award-winning Finnish composer collaborates with individual artists, often combining live music & electronics Kaija Saariaho Broadcast September 21, 2020 Ruth Crawford Seeger American ultra-modernist composer Ruth Crawford Seeger forged a path outside of sentimental stereotypes of the 1920s & 30s Broadcast August 10, 2020
PERFORMER FEATURES: A stylistic mix of solo & group performers in the current scene. Bang on a Can NY-based organization , focussed on music without boundaries, founded by Bang on a Can , Julia Wolfe , & Michael Gordon David Lang Broadcast May 10, 2021 Roxton New Music Days & Brighton Festival Featuring UK composers , Deborah Pritchard , Tansy Davies , Rachel Leach , Mary Bellamy , and Oscar Bettison Alison Kay Broadcast March 22, 2021 Here in Now Residing in separate locales, , Mazz Swift , & Silvia Bolognesi perform jazz-tinged avant-classical compositions Tomeka Reid Broadcast February 1, 2021 Shawn Mativetsky Montréal-based is one of Canada’s leading tabla ambassadors, bridging Western & Indian classical music worlds Shawn Mativetsky Broadcast October 26, 2020 Kinds of Kings US-based & Shelley Washington form two-thirds of Gemma Peacocke , a collective that amplifies marginalized voices Kinds of Kings Broadcast October 5, 2020
STYLE FEATURES: A sampling of aesthetics from the mid-twentieth century forward. Minimalism Originated in America in the early 1960s, known for refinement, repetition, & slow change over time Broadcast April 26, 2021 Originated in France in the early 1970s, with compositional Spectralism techniques based on computer analysis of the sound-spectrum Broadcast November 16, 2020 This episode was inspired by the article by Jeffrey Arlo Brown The Death and Life of Spectral Music