SoundNotion 227: Talk It Into Being

This week on SoundNotion, violinist, writer, singer, performer, and songwriter Ellen McSweeney joins the panel to discuss her new project, Artist’s Huddle. Also, Brooklyn Rider’s new cellist and the New York Phil says it’s pronounced “Yahp van ZVAY-den.”

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Patch In 27: Black Book

In this episode, Ben and Nate talk with Per Bloland about composing an opera, virtual 8-stringed guitars, magnets (and how they make pianos work!), modernism, and your Norwegian grandmother’s spellbook. Plus news, and Ben explains Control Voltage.

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SoundNotion 226: Baller Tradition

This week on SoundNotion, Nadia Sirota joins the panel. We discuss her upcoming residency at Symphony Space, hosting Meet the Composer at WQXR, and baller traditions in the days of amplified viola.

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SoundNotion 225: Star Wars Holiday Special

Nerd Alert! We sit down with film music experts Bill Withem and Kevin Wilt to talk about the John Williams Star Wars music and how we as non-film composers relate.

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Patch In 26: Metaphor of a Journey

In this very special episode, Ben and Nate talk with Curtis Roads about his music, granular synthesis, Ferraris, and his new book “Composing Electronic Music: A New Aesthetic.” Plus, Max 7.1, SPLICE, and the 2 Minute Challenge.

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