Living American Composers: New Music from Bowling Green

Series produced by WGTE Public Media

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"Living American Composers: New Music from Bowling Green" is a radio series devoted to living American composers and their works.

New for 2021 - Season Eight (13 episodes) now available!

Designed with the curious classical listener in mind, this 13-part, 1-hour radio series offers an invaluable look at what's new in American music.

"New Music from Bowling Green" features exclusive concert material from one of the premiere modern music festivals in the country, alongside in-depth profiles of some of our most important composers—often including Grammy® and Pulitzer-winning composer Jennifer Higdon, who is a curator and occasional co-host of the program.

We also offer in-depth profiles of cutting edge groups including New Music Detroit, HUB New Music, Kinds of Kings collective, Latitude 49, Conspirare, Roomful of Teeth, Alarm Will Sound, and the New Music Ensemble at Grand Valley State University.

Other composers and performers featured include multi Grammy® Award-winner Michael Daugherty, Grawemeyer Awardee Andrew Norman, Bang on a Can All Stars founder Evan Ziporyn, “The Exploding Pianist” Kathleen Supové, Pulitzer winners David Lang and Kevin Puts; Bearthoven front man Karl Larson, and the highly-acclaimed Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble.

Available FREE OF CHARGE to stations via PRX. Also available via FTP upon request (newmusic@wgte.org).

Each season contains 13 new episodes (published from January - March). Stations are encouraged to run episodes of their choosing to fit a 13-week schedule, 26-week schedule, or more. Questions? Contact us at newmusic@wgte.org

Host: Brad Cresswell
Co-host: Jennifer Higdon
Producer: WGTE Public Media
Underwriter: MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University (OH); National Endowment for the Arts

• Length: 59 minutes
• Breaks: one floating 60-second break with music bed towards bottom of the hour
• Audio: MP2 (44.1 kHz stereo 256 kbps), available in three segments or as one single file
• Media assets, custom promos and tags on request: newmusic@wgte.org
• Average CUME per episode: 150,000 (more than two million total listeners since 2013) source: The WFMT Radio Network

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Designed with the curious classical listener in mind, this 13-part, 1-hour radio series offers an invaluable look at what's new in American music."New Music from Bowling Green" features exclusive concert material from one of the premiere modern music festivals in the country, alongside in-depth profiles of some of our most important composers—often including Grammy® and Pulitzer-winning composer Jennifer Higdon, who is a curator and occasional co-host of the program.We also offer in-depth profiles of cutting edge groups including New Music Detroit, HUB New Music, Kinds of Kings collective, Latitude 49, Conspirare, Roomful of Teeth, Alarm Will Sound, and the New Music Ensemble at Grand Valley State University.Other composers and performers featured include multi Grammy® Award-winner... Show full description


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Caption: Interstate Logo
We examine the chamber music drama "Interstate" with music by Kamala Sankaram and a libretto by Jennifer Cresswell and Kathleen Kelly (inspired in ...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Samuel Adler and his wife Emily Freeman Brown, Credit: WGTE
Legendary composer Samuel Adler, now in his ninth decade, shares some of the music he's written for various performers during the global pandemic.

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Showpony (Laura Nygren)
Producer Mickey Emch shares performances from some of her favorite musicians, including double-bassist/singer/electronic musician Laura Nygren and ...

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Anna Meredith, Credit: Gem Harris
We hear works that fuse genres, including Evan Zyporyn's pop/primal "War Chant" and his Gamelan-influenced "Kekambangan." Also, Inti Figgis-Vizuet...

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Composer Andrew Norman, Credit: Jessa Anderson
We hear a sampling of performances from recent New Music Festivals at Bowling Green State University, including Andrew Norman's high-octane octet G...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Kinds of Kings, Credit: KoK
We spend the hour with Kinds of Kings, a collective of US-based composers focused on amplifying and advocating for under-heard voices. Also, series...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Evan Williams, Credit: SnoStudios
Composer and conductor Evan Williams joins us to introduce his own music, plus music from other living composers of color.

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: New Music Detroit, Credit: newmusicdetroit.com
We hear more of a concert from New Music Detroit, recorded live at the 40th annual New Music Festival at Bowling Green State University.

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: New Music Detroit, Credit: newmusicdetroit.com
We hear the first part of a concert from New Music Detroit, from the 40th annual New Music Festival at BGSU. Also, Jennifer Higdon introduces music...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Matthew Evan Taylor, Credit: Michelle Leftheris
We sample composer/saxophonist Matthew Evan Taylor's album "Say Their Names," a musical response to the 2020 protests against police brutality. Als...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Quince Ensemble, Credit: Karjaka Studios
We sample a new release from the Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble of David Lang's meditation on the Tristan and Isolde story, "love fail." Also, ...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Composer Jennifer Higdon, Credit: J.D. Scott
Series curator and BGSU alumna Jennifer Higdon joins us to introduce her latest recordings.

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Sarah Kirkland Snider, Credit: Anja Schutz
Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider introduces us to her "Mass for the Endangered" - a modern re-imagining of the traditional Catholic Mass as a prayer ...

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: New Music from Bowling Green Live, Credit: WGTE
We take the show to the source with an in-concert edition of our program, recorded live in front of a studio audience at Bowling Green State Univer...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: New Music from Bowling Green Live, Credit: WGTE
We take the show to the source with an in-concert edition of our program, recorded live in front of a studio audience at Bowling Green State Univer...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: New Music Festival, Credit: Bowling Green State University
We hear more live-in-concert performances from the 39th annual New Music Festival at Bowling Green State University. Also, Jennifer Higdon wraps up...

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: HUB New Music, Credit: Robert Torres
Boston-based ensemble HUB New Music performs works by Anna Clyne, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Robert Honstein live in concert. Also, composer Jennifer Hi...

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: New Music Festival, Credit: BGSU
We hear live-in-concert performances from the 39th annual New Music Festival at Bowling Green State University. Also, Jennifer Higdon introduces us...

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  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Donnacha Dennehy, Credit: Britt Olsen-Ecker
We sample the discography of composers whose music has been featured on the BGSU New Music Festival, including Donnacha Dennehy and his Irish famin...

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  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Jennifer Higdon, Credit: J.D. Scott
Composer and BGSU alumna Jennifer Higdon co-hosts this episode, introducing recent recordings of her music, including the piece she wrote for piani...

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  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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