1. Leo Brouwer’s Sonata del pensador: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1H3XzKKhXgxS8K0JlA2bZ2
2. Paul Lansky’s Textures: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/32lNiwD6k9M9hmZN2Qv9MU
3. Mazen Kerbaj’s Walls Will Fall: The 49 Trumpets of Jericho: https://open.spotify.com/track/0jSUuU0P8gE2Kd9IqmOvzN
You can listen to these before or after the episode, or you can pause our podcast and go listen to each piece as we introduce them.
Andrew Oswinkle was born and raised in Baltimore and attends Peabody Conservatory for his masters in Classical Guitar Performance under scholarship. He has played for various events in the area such as ArtScape, the Baltimore Book Festival, the Bach in Baltimore BachFest, and has put on a number of solo recitals in the Baltimore area. Andrew is dedicated to advocacy for the classical guitar by, not only bringing his music to formal concert stages, but also by bringing high-quality music into his local community by playing for local events, schools, and informal venues. He brought Leo Brouwer’s Sonata del pensador and recommends other Brouwer works such as the Danza del Altiplano, Tres Apuntes, and the Concierto no. 2, “de Lieja.” aoguitar.com
Zoe Fried is a performer, administrator, and arts advocate with an aim to inspire audiences through genuine interaction and creative presentation, currently the Operations Manager with Shriver Hall Concert Series. Zoe performs and producing in venues all across Baltimore, including performing for Dan Deacon's 10th Anniversary release concert for Spiderman of the Rings, and in Deacon’s Baltimore Symphony Pulse collaboration at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. She also performs with and serves on the Board of Mind on Fire, a musical arts cooperative, collaboratively presenting contemporary music in Baltimore. She recommends that you check out this live performance of Paul Lansky’s Textures, which we talk about on the episode.
Samuel Burt is a composer in Baltimore, composing for orchestra, small groups, piano, and electronic music. He improvises on clarinet, bass clarinet, and daxophone. He is a professor at Towson and Johns Hopkins. He is a member of the High Zero Foundation that runs the Red Room series, focusing on improvised and experimental music. Check out The Free Jazz Collective’s article on the piece Sam brought, Mazen Kerbaj’s Walls Will Fall, Kerbaj’s festival of experimental and contemporary music in Arab countries, and an excerpt of his “duet” with an Israeli bombardment of his town. samuelburt.com
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