Music Interviews

Conversations with the performers, the conductors, the composers and other people instrumental in creating today's live and recorded classical music. 

Anshar Online, developed by Ozwe Studios, was one of the most popular games exhibited at this year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. It combines a campaign to avenge the untimely death of a friend, with thrilling virtual reality flight. Composer Erik Desiderio told me it was fantastic to see so many players finally getting a chance to hear the music he wrote for the game.

Pianofest in the Hamptons has evolved from the first summer when founder Paul Schenly loaded up a handful of pianos in Ohio and drove them to a rented house in the Hamptons. Kate Remington talked with Paul about his inspiration to start the festival and how it's grown. 

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Villa Gorilla, the small studio that created Yoku's Island Express, describes it as a combination of pinball and a 'Metroid-vania" tribute. The game follows a tiny postman, Yoku, as he tries to free a tropical island's god from a curse, and he gets through the world as if it's a giant pinball machine. 

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The 35th season of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival begins on July 22. This season's theme is a celebration of the melting pot that is America, and features the premiere of a commission by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec, as well as a conversation led by Alan Alda about the music and relationship of brother and sister Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn. Kate Remington talked with founder and Artistic Director Marya Martin about this exciting season of concerts.

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