Ten Thousand Hours is a monthly podcast hosted by bassist and composer James Ilgenfritz. Each monthly installment features an interview and performance with a special guest, with an emphasis on understanding the artistic temperament and the practical aspects of life as an experimental composer/performer.
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10khrs on 10/16/2014 at 08:00AM
On October 23, Interpretations presentstwo major premieres built around string quartets from two distinctive composers from New York's Downtown scene. John King presents "Free Palestine", with Neil Dufallo's A Secret Quartet, and Michael Byron presents "The Celebration", with The FLUX Quartet plus pianist Joseph Kubera and baritone Thomas Buckner.
In anticipation of this great concert, we are offering two interesting works from these two composers: Michael Byron's "A Bird Revealing the Unknown to the Sky" (performed by Joseph Kubera), and a selection from John King's "Free Palestine". Please also enjoy these two videos featuring the two composers discussing their upcoming works.
10khrs on 03/12/2014 at 01:15AM
On Thursday March 20, baritone Thomas Buckner joins Montreal-based ensemble Bradyworks, premiering new works by Tim Brady & Australian composers Erik Griswold & John Encarnacao. Also included are works by Christian Wolff, John Cage, & Annea Lockwood. Bradyworks, led by guitarist/composer Tim Brady, includes bass clarinetist Lori Freedman & violist Pemi Paull. They join Buckner to form a quartet that will premiere new commissions on a tour that includes New York, Montreal, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Australia.
In anticipation of this event, Interpretations would like to share some audio from Tim Brady and Thomas Buckner. Enjoy!