THE SAINT PAUL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA’S LIQUID MUSIC SERIES PARTNERS WITH McNALLY SMITH COLLEGE OF MUSIC TO CREATE LIQUID MUSIC PLAYLIST WITH VISIONARY ARTISTS AND COMPOSERS
Liquid Music perpetually seeks to connect increasingly intrepid audiences with innovative new projects and iconoclastic artists through any means within reach. Now, through a new partnership with McNally Smith College of Music, Liquid Music has found a new platform to reach the masses via the fertile realm of audio podcasting with Liquid Music Playlist.
Over the course of the 15.16 Liquid Music season host Steve Seel from Classical Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) will speak with some of the most adventurous and genre-defying composers, musicians and performers in New Music today. Each conversation will have two parts: first, artists talk about their music and career; then, in the spirit of discovery that defines Liquid Music, artists will recommend music of another artist that inspires them. It’s all part of the mission of Liquid Music, where the exploration of new ideas and the celebration of new sounds never stops.
The series begins with NYC-based composer William Brittelle who recently visited the Twin Cities for the premiere of Spiritual America. He explores “Noise as an emotional tool” with the music of London-based producer/electronic musician Arca. Upcoming episodes include Poliça’s Channy Leaneagh investigating the grinding analogue sounds of Hamburg-based DJ/electronic artist Helena Hauff, violinist/violist Miranda Cuckson recommending work of jazz pianist/composer/Harvard professor Vijay Iyer, and Berlin-based conductor, arranger and musician André de Ridder talking about his life-long love of the music of lo-fi rocker Lou Barlow, with additional 15.16 Liquid Music artists to be announced throughout the season. Each episode manifests the breaking down of barriers between artist and audience and will provide deep rabbit holes for audiophiles to unearth and explore – both accomplishments integral to the mission of Liquid Music.
Students from McNally Smith will have the opportunity to observe and assist throughout the production of the podcast, working with Liquid Music Playlist creator and producer Don Lee at McNally’s state-of-the-art recording studios. This partnership between a contemporary music school and forward thinking performance series underscores the Teaching For Tomorrow career-readiness curriculum at McNally.
A guest blog post by Steve Seel about Liquid Music Playlist can be found here on the Liquid Music Series website.
ABOUT LIQUID MUSIC
Liquid Music is a concert series presented by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra that creates a space for innovative new projects, iconoclastic artists, and unique presentation formats. Liquid Music performances invite adventurous audiences to discover the new and the fascinating within the flourishing landscape of contemporary classical music. Visit liquidmusicseries.org to learn more.