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A program ACF Philadelphia

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A program of ACF Philadelphia

About New Music Philadelphia
ACF Philadelphia's New Music Philadelphia (NMP) webcast brings the music of Philadelphia-area composers to a worldwide audience via Live365 Internet radio and iTunes radio. Every month, hundreds of hours of music are streamed to listeners in the United States and throughout the entire world. NMP provides Philadelphia-area composers with a unique and exclusive opportunity to reach a wider audience, and offers listeners the chance to discover the many talented artists who live and work in the Philadelphia region.
OPUS 101 is an interview program produced by the American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter. Hosted by XPN radio personality and ACF Philadelphia board member Gene Shay, each audio episode of OPUS 101 features a different ACF Philadelphia member composer. Listeners can “meet” an accomplished composer and learn how they got into music, what life is like as a composer, what inspires them, and more. The program offers listeners from all backgrounds an opportunity to learn from and be inspired by living, working composers in all genres of music.
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Episode 101.8: Bobby Zankel
Join Gene Shay as he speaks with one of the most established composers in the area. Bobby Zankel has been living and creating in Philadelphia since 1975. If you don't know Zankel or his music, you will be surprised to learn what he has accomplished.
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Episode 101.7: Robert Maggio
In this episode of OPUS 101, Robert discusses his compositional origins and influences as well as some recent compositions, including: Songbook for Annamaria; Open Road; and Touching Heaven.
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Episode 101.6: Gene Coleman
Gene elaborates on his use of traditional Japanese and western instruments (often with electronics), his composition process, and his origins in the visual arts.
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Episode 101.5: Andrea Clearfield
Andrea discusses her recent compositions and the research and travels that inspired them, particularly the people, landscape, and music of the Lo Manthang region of Nepal.
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Episode 101.4: Dave Burrell
The conversation ranges from stories about growing up as a jazz musician to improvisation, to learning how to compose, to thoughts on several of his compositions and recording sessions.
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Episode 101.3: George Crumb
A modest and thoroughly amicable person, Mr. Crumb welcomed Gene and the recording crew into his home for a casual interview about some of his most celebrated works.
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Episode 101.2: David Bennett Thomas
Gene Shay sits down with local composer David Bennett Thomas. The conversation focuses on two of Thomas's recent pieces: "O Magnum Mysterium" and "Recalled to Life"
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Episode 101.1: Jennifer Higdon
Jennifer Higdon kicks off the ACF Philadelphia interview series with characteristic warmth. In the premiere episode of OPUS 101, Jennifer Higdon reflects on her humble beginnings in music and shares her thoughts on composing and some of her well known works.
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About Gene Shay
Radio personality Gene Shay is a lover and supporter of music who has been an integral part of the Philadelphia music scene for over forty years. Best known for his involvement with folk music, Gene has produced weekly folk radio shows since 1962 (currently on WXPN in Philadelphia; previously heard on WHAT-FM, WMMR, WIOQ and WHYY-FM). A founder of the annual Philadelphia Folk Festival and its emcee since its inception, he has been called "The Dean of American Folk DJs" by The Philadelphia Daily News and "The Grandfather of Philadelphia Folk Music" by the Philadelphia Inquirer. His radio interviews with artists such as Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, and Judy Collins are legendary among music fans. Gene's interest in all forms of music led him to become a board member of ACF Philadelphia in 2007, and this, together with his experience as an interviewer, made him the obvious choice to host OPUS 101.
Contact New Music Philadelphia

ACF Philadelphia Staff:
James Falconi
Chapter Director
tel: 267-639-2518
email: james@acfphiladelphia.org

Mailing Address
American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter
20 North 3rd Street, Unit 201
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Submit Your Music
Would you like your music to be featured on NMP? ACF Philadelphia provides this service free of charge, and we are always looking for new content. To submit your music to NMP, simply email your mp3 files or mail your CD to Program Manager James Falconi.


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