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John Luther Adams, composer of "Become Desert." (source: YouTube)

CD/DVD Review: John Luther Adams’ “Become Desert”

Melinda Bargreen | 9 JUL 2019 First there was Become River, a 16-minute John Luther Adams chamber work commissioned by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Then there was Become Ocean, Adams’ soundscape of swirling waves and surging seas, premiered […]

Composer Elizabeth Vercoe (source: elizabethvercoe.com)

CD Review: “Butterfly Effects” reveals composer’s imaginative voice

Melinda Bargreen | 17 Jun 2019 In chaos theory, the “butterfly effect” is a condition in which a small change in one state can result in large differences later on. A distant butterfly flapping its wings could cause perturbations […]

Third Coast Percussion: David Skidmore, Peter Martin, Robert Dillon and Sean Connors. (credit: Saverio Truglia)

CD review: Third Coast Percussion’s “Perpetulum” showcases percussionists with extraordinary abilities

Olivia Kieffer | 30 May 2019 On March 29, 2019, Chicago-based quartet Third Coast Percussion released their newest album, Perpetulum. This is a powerhouse of a recording, with virtuosic performances by the ensemble throughout. It is certainly a “percussionist’s […]

Frank J. Oteri interviews composer George Walker For NewMusicBox, with Molly Sheridan behind the camera. (Photyo: Frank Schramm)

How to exist: 20 years of NewMusicBox [NMBx]

EarRelevant Staff | 28 MAY 2019 Web-based publications may be the norm today, but when NewMusicBox went live on May 1, 1999, it was a relative rarity. It is one example of longevity for a form of music journal […]