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Encore Houston, Episode 42: Texas New Music Ensemble

The Texas New Music Ensemble performs a concert of world premieres by Houston-based composers.

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  • Karl Blench, composer of Two Places (Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist)
    Karl Blench, composer of Two Places (Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist)
  • Hugh Lobel, composer of Lotus City Song Book, Vol. 2 (Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist)
    Hugh Lobel, composer of Lotus City Song Book, Vol. 2 (Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist)
  • John Kiefer, composer of Machina (Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist)
    John Kiefer, composer of Machina (Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist)
  • Alejandro Basulto-Martinez, composer of Sonatina "a2" (Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist)
    Alejandro Basulto-Martinez, composer of Sonatina "a2" (Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist)
  • Chad Robinson, Artistic Director for the Texas New Music Ensemble and composer of Quartet (Photo Credit: Lynn Lane)
    Chad Robinson, Artistic Director for the Texas New Music Ensemble and composer of Quartet (Photo Credit: Lynn Lane)

On this week’s Encore Houston, hear an entire concert of world premieres by the Texas New Music Ensemble! Experience opposing mental states with Karl Blench, take a tour through Lotus City with Hugh Lobel, feel John Kiefer’s rigid musical machinery, embrace old musical forms with Alejandro Basulto-Martinez, and listen to a unique take on the traditional quartet with Chad Robinson.

Music featured in this episode:

  • KARL BLENCH, Two Places
  • HUGH LOBEL, Lotus City Song Book, Vol. 2
  • JOHN KIEFER, Machina
  • ALEJANDRO BASULTO-MARTINEZ, Sonatina “a2”
  • CHAD ROBINSON, Quartet
  • Amanda Chavis, flute
  • Amy Glover, clarinet
  • Eugienu Cheremoush, violin
  • Patrick Moore, cello
  • Encore: CHAD ROBINSON, Violin Sonata
    • Joanna Becker, violin
    • Andrew Schneider, piano
  • Performance date: 8/12/2017
  • Originally aired: 11/11/2017

New episodes of Encore Houston air Saturdays at 10 PM, with a repeat broadcast Sundays at 4 PM, all on Houston Public Media Classical.

 

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Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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