Osvaldo Golijov's "Ayre" - an amazing exercise in contrasts - is unlike any other piece you've ever heard on Classical Classroom. In fact, is it classical music?? Percussionist Craig Hauschildt (who works for a group called Da Camera that brings tons of classical music to Houston) answers that question, plus, we both try and fail at pronouncing a lot of words.
Audio production by Todd "Trouble" Hulslander, with snacking and oversight by Dacia Clay.
Music used in this episode:
- Ayre (2004) by Osvaldo Noé Golijov
- Folk Songs by Luciano Berio
- "Debaser", from the album Doolittle, by the Pixies
For more about Da Camera of Houston, visit www.dacamera.com.