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 occasional co-host of the program.

Recent highlights include an ongoing feature called Living Women Composers, which is curated and hosted by Jennifer Higdon.

We also offer in-depth profiles of cutting edge groups including 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, “The Exploding Pianist” Kathleen Supové, Pulitzer winners David Lang and Kevin Puts; Bearthoven frontman Karl Larson, and the highly-acclaimed Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble among many others.

Available FREE OF CHARGE to stations via PRX.

NEW: 13 newly updated evergreen episodes are being added in September/October 2019. These are revamped episodes from our first three seasons. A new set of 13 episodes will be released beginning in January 2020.

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 occasional co-host of the program.Recent highlights include an ongoing feature called Living Women Composers, which is curated and hosted by Jennifer Higdon.We also offer in-depth profiles of cutting edge groups including Latitude 49, Conspirare, Roomful of Teeth, Alarm Will Sound, and the New Music Ensemble at Grand Valley State University.Other composers and... Show full description


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Purchases: 9