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.
Update: all of Season Ten is now available for auditioning/download!

Designed with the curious classical listener in mind, this award-winning 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 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; violinist and new music visionary Johnny Gandelsman, 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 episodes. 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 or through the PRX messaging system.

Host and Producer: Brad Cresswell
Co-host and Curator: Jennifer Higdon
A Production of WGTE Public Media, Toledo, OH.
Underwriters: 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 launch) source: The WFMT Radio Network

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Designed with the curious classical listener in mind, this award-winning 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 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®... Show full description


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Caption: Nadia Sirota, Credit: Steve Pisano
We sample concert performances from Peabody-winning new music maven Nadia Sirota, recorded live at Bowling Green State University.

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  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Frederic Rzewski, Credit: Michael Wilson/Library of Congress
Pianist Robert Satterlee and iconoclast composer Frederic Rzewski join us to present two of Rzewski's works: one written for Robert; the other a po...

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  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: BGSU New Music Ensemble
The BGSU New Music ensemble takes the show on the road to New York's celebrated avant-garde performance venue, (Le) Poisson Rouge.

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Alarm Will Sound, Credit: Michal Ramus
Inspired by their residency at Bowling Green State University, we spend the hour with visionary new music ensemble Alarm Will Sound. Featuring musi...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Emily Price Dietz and Christopher Dietz
We dig beneath the surface of some high-profile musical couples: composer Samuel Adler and his wife, conductor Emily Freeman Brown; Composer Marily...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Credit: Barbara Krafft (1819)
We feature modern works inspired by Mozart, including contributions from Lowell Liebermann, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Peter Schickele. Also, Timo Andre...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: The Fidelio Trio, Credit: Hugo Glendinning
We hear works from composers and performers with connections to the United Kingdom, Ireland and Bowling Green.

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Paul Dresher and his Double Duo, Credit: Nina Roberts
We hear fascinating works from guitarist/composer Paul Dresher and his Double Duo ensemble, performed live in concert at the Bowling Green New Musi...

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Pianist Michael Mizrahi, Credit: Steven Taylor
We sample works from composers and performers who have been featured on the "Music at the Forefront" concert series, including violist Nadia Sirota...

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Evan Chambers, Credit: Myra Klarman
We visit with our northern neighbors, composers on faculty at the University of Michigan with connections to Bowling Green. Guests include composer...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Pianist/composer Andrew Shapiro, Credit: An Rong Xu
Composers and performers introduce their own recordings. Guests include violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, composers Mason Bates and Ingram Marshall.

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Jennifer Higdon receiving an Honorary Doctorate at BGSU, Credit: Bowling Green State University
Pulitzer and Grammy-winning composer Jennifer Higdon returns to her alma mater for the annual New Music Festival.

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  • Added: Nov 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Sarah Cahill, Credit: Christine Alicino
Piano maverick and West Coast radio personality Sarah Cahill co-hosts this episode, sampling her considerable discography as well as her provocativ...

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Aaron Jay Kernis, Credit: Richard Bowditch
Aaron Jay Kernis introduces us to the works that won him the Pulitzer and the Grammy. Also, composer Jennifer Higdon continues her Living Women Com...

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Jennifer Higdon, Credit: Andrew Bogard
Grammy® and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon (our series curator) co-hosts this episode, introducing recent recordings of her chambe...

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Libby Larsen, Credit: Ann Marsden
One of America’s most prolific and most performed living composers, Libby Larsen, joins us to introduce a collection of her works – including her p...

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  • Added: Jan 03, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Sarah Cahill, Credit: Christine Alicino
Contemporary music pianist Sarah Cahill returns to share some of the works that have been written for her over the past few years, and samples her ...

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  • Added: Jan 03, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Aaron Jay Kernis, Credit: Richard Bowditch
Pulitzer and recent Grammy® winner Aaron Jay Kernis returns to introduce performances of his music that were recorded live at the annual New Music ...

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  • Added: Jan 03, 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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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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