Jerod Tate

Jerod Tate

  Musical shakers like the one featured here are more than just a kid’s toy, you know. Shakers have played a huge role in not only musical composition, in general, but also serve as a part of the foundation of an entire Native American culture! Greetings...
Julius Eastman

Julius Eastman

  What do you think about the idea of “less is more?” In the world of music, less is usually…less, but for a few composers, utilizing minimal material was the key to expanding the way audiences thought about the complexities of western classical...
Adolphus Hailstork

Adolphus Hailstork

  What are some of the most universal songs you can think of? You know – songs that most people know the lyrics to, or have at least heard sung somewhere before? There are a few that I can think of, personally, but there’s one in particular...
Ludovic Lamothe

Ludovic Lamothe

  I’m sure you’ve heard that it takes a village to raise a child. You may even have first hand knowledge of this reality. I don’t have any kids of my own, but I can still imagine that this must be the case for young musicians as well,...
Julia Wolfe

Julia Wolfe

  When was the last time you saw something wild? Not just a squirrel or any other city creature, but something really unaffected by contemporary society? I have to say that it’s been a while for me, but every now and again there’s a piece of music...