SoundNotion is a weekly podcast focusing on the discussion of new music and current events in the art music world. Giving a voice to contemporary music, our panel comprises composers and performers who actively promote new compositions and approaches to performance. Join us each week as we discuss news in the professional orchestra world, art music’s influence today, recent compositions, commissions, and performances and much more. Subscribe using the links below and never miss an episode.

SoundNotion 231: Magnetized by Music

We talk to Kronos Quartet founder David Harrington about Fifty for the Future:The Kronos Learning Repertoire, commissioning 50 new works showcasing approaches to the quartet and designed expressly for the training of students and emerging professionals.

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SoundNotion 230: Be Prince

This week, we say goodbye to Sirs Peter Maxwell Davies and George Martin, Yale’s MOOC, the Florence Foster Jenkins trailer, The Shining gets an opera treatment in Minnesota, and Kronos Quartet premieres the first set of its 50 For the Future commissions.

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SoundNotion 229: Zone of Randomness

This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by sound-artist/ improviser/composer/singer/guitarist/electronic-musician/educator Dafna Naphtali. We discuss coding, Wii controllers, invisible instruments, and programming humanness through (just the right amount of) randomness.

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SoundNotion 228: MGT

This week SoundNotion, we discuss the Grammys, some steps in the right direction for women composers, how the performance by YOLA at the Super Bowl disappointed the tux and tails crowd and say goodbye to some composing greats.

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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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