It was a delightful time spending an early evening with Bernard Rands last fall, when he was in town for a concert and recording with Network for New Music. After one of the recording sessions, I interviewed him for Network, and they’ve just released it as a podcast here. I won’t recount any of it, but take a listen to his fascinating discussion of the works on the also-just-released Network CD, Now Again.
In the 24-minute interview, Rands talks about each of the works on the recording: Prelude/…sans voix parmi les voix…, Scherzi, Walcott Songs, and “now again”—fragments from Sappho. He also gives some thoughts on teaching, on his composing voice, and on hard work.
Looks like I just recounted some of it.
Keep a lookout on the sidebar under Now is the Time, as this will show up on a broadcast before too long.