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. Now featuring "Living Women Composers"—curated and hosted by Pulitzer and Grammy Award-winning composer Jennifer Higdon!

Designed with the adventurous 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—including Grammy and Pulitzer-winning composer Jennifer Higdon, who is a curator and co-host of the program.

Recent Highlights:
• Living Women Composers—Jennifer Higdon profiles her favorite female composer colleagues.
• Focus On—in-depth profiles of multi Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty; piano powerhouse Kathleen Supové; cutting edge vocal collective Roomful of Teeth, and visionary Chicago-based ensemble Spektral Quartet.
• New Music Gathering—concert performances from the 2017 New Music Gathering at Bowling Green State University, including an entire program of new commissions from the acclaimed New Music Ensemble at Grand Valley State University.

Available FREE OF CHARGE to stations via PRX. Seasons four and five now available (13 episodes each). New episodes (season six) available beginning January 2019.

Most episodes are evergreen (some come in pairs and are marked as such), so stations can create a run of either 13 weeks or 26 weeks.

Series website is at http://www.wgte.org/newmusic.

Host: Brad Cresswell
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 Hide full description

Designed with the adventurous 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—including Grammy and Pulitzer-winning composer Jennifer Higdon, who is a curator and co-host of the program.Recent Highlights:• Living Women Composers—Jennifer Higdon profiles her favorite female composer colleagues.• Focus On—in-depth profiles of multi Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty; piano powerhouse Kathleen Supové; cutting edge vocal collective Roomful of Teeth, and visionary Chicago-based ensemble Spektral Quartet.• New Music... Show full description


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Caption: NMBG Live!, Credit: BGSU College of Musical Arts
The second part of a “live in concert” version of the show hosted by Brad Cresswell at Bowling Green State University. Also, composer and BGSU grad...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Percussionist Dan Piccolo and host Brad Cresswell, Credit: YouTube/bgsumusic
The first part of a “live in concert” version of the show hosted by Brad Cresswell at Bowling Green State University. Also, composer and BGSU grad ...

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Conspirare, Credit: Scott Van Osdol
Inspired by their 2018 appearance at Bowling Green State University, we spend the hour with the Austin-based Grammy® award-winning choral ensemble ...

Bought by KMUN, WBAA, and KVNO


  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Matt Marks, Credit: Taylor Dixson/Alarm Will Sound
We pay tribute to one of the most compelling voices in new music, Matt Marks, who passed away unexpectedly in 2018 at age 38. Joining us for this e...

Bought by WBAA, KVNO, and KMUN


  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Latitude 49, Credit: Brittany Faith Photography
We continue our live concert performance from Latitude 49 at Bowling Green State University. Also, Jennifer Higdon offer her latest "Living Women C...

Bought by WBAA, KVNO, RNZ Concert, KMUN, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Latitude 49, Credit: Brittany Faith Photography
Dynamic new music ensemble Latitude 49 performs in concert at Bowling Green State University. Also, music by Roshanne Etezady, introduced by her co...

Bought by WBAA, KVNO, RNZ Concert, KMXT, and KMUN


  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Karl Larson, Credit: Jaime Boddorff
Acclaimed contemporary pianist and BGSU grad Karl Larson introduces selections from his solo discography and recordings with his trio Bearthoven. A...

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  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: HOT Album Cover, Credit: New Focus Recordings
We sample the discography of composers and performers with BGSU connections. Also, Jennifer Higdon profiles her composing colleague Stefania de Ken...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Evan Williams, Credit: SnoStudios Photography
Composer and BGSU grad Evan Williams introduces his harpsichord concerto, "Dead White Man Music," which reflects on the state of diversity in class...

Bought by RNZ Concert, KMXT, WBAA, KVNO, and KUPR low power FM


  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Bearthoven
We sample new and recent recordings from artists with Bowling Green connections. Also, Jennifer Higdon’s Living Women Composers feature profiles Ga...

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Steven Mackey
We hear live performances from both the New Music Festival and Music at the Forefront concert series at Bowling Green State University. Also, Jenni...

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Jennifer Higdon with Brad Cresswell, Credit: BGSU
Grammy® and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon co-hosts this episode, introducing her music and profiling her composing colleague Caro...

Bought by RNZ Concert, WBAA, and KCSC


  • Added: Dec 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Brad Cresswell and Jennifer Higdon
Grammy® and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon co-hosts this episode, introducing her music and profiling her composing colleague Mari...

Bought by RNZ Concert, KVNO, WBAA, and KCSC


  • Added: Dec 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble, Credit: SALT Arts Documentation
We hear a concert performance from the Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble, made up entirely of works commissioned by the group and in...

Bought by RNZ Concert, KCSC, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: New Music Gathering, Credit: SALT Arts Documentation
We hear concert performances from the contemporary music world’s premiere conference, the annual New Music Gathering, which in 2017 was held at Bow...

Bought by RNZ Concert, KCSC, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Kathleen Supové	, Credit: http://www.supove.com/
We visit with action-packed performance artist/keyboardist (and force behind The Exploding Piano) Kathleen Supové, and sample her discography – inc...

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Spektral Quartet, Credit: Dan Kullman
We spend the hour with the Chicago-based visionary ensemble Spektral Quartet and some of the works created just for them, including selections from...

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Michael Daugherty, Credit: Brad Cresswell
Multi Grammy-winning composer Michael Daugherty continues the backstage tour of his musical career, with more stories behind some of his best-known...

Bought by KMUN, RNZ Concert, KCSC, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Michael Daugherty, Credit: Brad Cresswell
Multi Grammy-winning composer Michael Daugherty takes us on a backstage tour of his musical career, providing the stories behind some of his best-k...

Bought by KMUN, RNZ Concert, KCSC, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Roomful of Teeth, Credit: Bonica Ayala Photography
We hear a program inspired by cutting-edge vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth’s 2017 residency at Bowling Green State University, introduced by RoT fo...

Bought by KCSC, RNZ Concert, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3