Music Interviews

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

As the creators of Minecraft continue to expand deeper into the realms of mythology, composer Gareth Coker continues to add to his repertoire of exotic instruments and music of heroic times. His two recent soundtracks, for Norse and Egyptian Mythologies, gave him the opportunity to work with some incredible world instrumentalists. As he told me, it was the stories of the gods that provided much of the inspiration for his music.

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On its surface, The Gardens Between created by The Voxel Agents is a simple puzzle game. But as you follow two childhood friends, Arina and Frendt, on their explorations, you realize that you're helping them relive important memories. Composer Tim Shiel created a beautiful ambient soundtrack that perfectly fits the game's esthetic. As he told me, he wanted the music to sound as if it was part of the memory.

The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra opens their season with a concert on Saturday, September 29 that features works by Arvo Part, Jean Sibelius and Beethoven's Violin Concerto with soloist Francisco Fullana. Kate Remington talks with conductor Jonathan Yates about the thread that ties these magnificent works together. 

Chris Brubeck took some time out of his busy touring schedule to talk to Kate Remington about some of his recent projects, including the recent world premiere of Pas de Deux, a double concerto written for the husband and wife duo of violinst Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson. Chris is also busy getting ready to celebrate the centenary of his dad's birth in 2020.

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