Music Interviews

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

The pandemic put many things on hold last year including the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival. The BCMF returns this year with a season titled Homecoming. Highlights include the opening performance with Alan Alda on August 4, and the world-premier of a commissioned work by Eric Ewazen. Kate Remington talks with the festival's founder and music director, Marya Martin, about this year's joyous return.

Game Rant

In a universe where Wielders paint their worlds to keep them colorful, Picnic Province has suddenly become black and white and Chicory, its Wielder, has vanished! Her housekeeper picks up Chicory's world-painting brush and decides to go on a quest to find her. That's how the adventure, Chicory: A Colorful Tale begins.

Soundtrack composer Lena Raine says she was all in as soon as the devleoper, Greg Lobenov, showed her the very earliest ideas for a game which was not more than a dog who paints.

After a year's pause, the Charles Ives Music Festival returns this summer with a season inspired by The Promise of Living from Aaron Copland's The Tender Land.  Kate Remington talks with Artistic Director and composer Paul Frucht about the Festival, which opens with a concert titled Joy on Saturday, July 31, at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut. 

Bungie, Game Pressure

In Destiny 2: Beyond Light, Guardians must leave their powers of light behind as they discover there's a dark side that can work to defeat humanity's newest enemy, Eremis. She and her champions are on a mission to use the power of the Darkness to save her people and take revenge on The Traveller on Earth.  Composers Mike Salvatori, Skye Lewin, Josh Mosser and Michael Sechrist say the shift in tone for the music from light to dark was a fascinating creative challenge.