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Sessions from Studio A - Backwoods Bunny Fight

Sep 29, 2016
Carl Nelson

Backwoods Bunny Fight performs "Moonshine Blind" in WNIJ's Studio A.

Find Backwoods Bunny Fight on Facebook: @backwoodsbunnyfight

Christopher Rouse's Symphony No. 3, which appears on his latest album, contains many levels of meaning. It's an homage to the Russian composer Sergey Prokofiev, whose Second Symphony serves as a structural model for the piece. It's an encoded musical portrait of Rouse's wife. And it's an engaging piece of music even for a listener who possesses none of this background knowledge.

Sessions from Studio A - MAKS the Fox

Sep 22, 2016
Carl Nelson

MAKS The Fox performing "Honey" in WNIJ's Studio A.

Find MAKS The Fox on the web at maksthefox.com

Tomorrow, two final works from composer James Horner will reach American ears: a concert piece being released on CD, and his score for the remake of the Western adventure The Magnificent Seven. The composer died a little more than a year ago in a plane crash, after creating more than 100 film scores over nearly 40 years.

American composer Julia Wolfe has won one of the biggest windfalls in the arts world. She is one of this year's MacArthur Fellows, recipients of the so-called "genius grants" given to a wide range of talented figures from the arts, humanities, sciences and social services. The 2016 class of fellows was announced early Thursday morning.

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