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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: David Lang, Credit: Peter Sterling
Pulitzer Prize winner and Academy Award nominee David Lang presents a program of his own music, inspired by his residency at Bowling Green State Un...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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 ...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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

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  • 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...

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