Now Is the Time, 2010

Contemporary means “with the times”… contemporary means “now”… and Now Is the Time. Join me for Now Is the Time, every Sunday night at 10 o’clock on WRTI-HD2 and on the all-classical webstream at wrti.org. Contemporary American music is being recorded 

wrti_logoall the time, and Now Is the Time to take a listen and explore the music of American composers today. All types… all styles… contemporary American music on Now Is the Time, every Sunday night at 10 o’clock on WRTI-HD2. Listen on HD radio or online here. Here’s the theme music, without my on-air yakking over it:

Jan 3 2010. 074

David Loeb. Voices of Winter

Joan Tower. Snow Dreams

Gloria Coates. Transitions

Larry Kucharz. Winterfall

Jan 10 2010. 071

Doug Opel. 3 preludes to missing the point

Daniel Schnyder. Four Short Stories

Jeremy Gill. 25

William Bolcom. Session II

Greg D’Alessio. Albion II

Phil Fried. I remember the 60’s… or was it the 70’s?

Jan 17 2010. 072

Allen Shawn. Three Dance Portraits for piano four-hands

Brooke Joyce. Three Iowa Ballads

Patrick Beckman. Gospel

John Musto. Penelope’s Song, Triolet

Neil Rolnick. Uptown Jump

Patrick Beckman. Interlude 3

Jan 24 2010. 075

David Gunn. Not the Right Balloon

David Leisner. Extremes

John Zorn. Mao’s Moon

Guy Klucevsek. Swither

Robert Moran. Music from the Towers of the Moon

David Gunn. The Help Me Rondo

Jan 31 2010. 076

George Crumb. Black Angels

John Adams. John’s Book of Alleged Dances

Feb 7 2010. 029

Paul Richards. Hypercube

Jeffrey Mumford. Fragments from the surrounding evening

Marc Satterwhite. Memento mori I: Red Carnations in White Lace Curtains

Vivian Fung. Miniatures

Paul Richards. The Great Octopus

Feb 14 2010. 077

Thea Musgrave. Lamenting with Ariadne

Allan Blank. Three Bouquets

Terry Riley. from Salome Dances for Peace

Feb 21 2010. 078

H. Leslie Adams. Sence You Went Away

David N. Baker. Shades of Blue

Roger Dickerson. Sonatina

Stephen Michael Newby. Gospel Songs for Baritone and String Orchestra

Feb 28 2010. 079

Elliott Carter. Double Concerto for Harpsichord and Piano with Two Chamber Orchestras

Osvaldo Golijov. The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind

Mar 7 2010. 080. Colors

Gabriel Ian Gould. Watercolors

Ken Benshoof. Song of Twenty Shadows

J.M. David. Bright Window

Milton Babbitt. Reflections

Larry Kucharz. Pastel 7809

Mar 14 2010. 081. Duets

Jane O’Leary. Duo for Violin and Cello

Justin Rubin. Bagatelles for Bassoon and Marimba

Ezra Laderman. Violin Duets

Meira M. Warshauer. Shevet Achim (Brothers Dwell)

Mar 21 2010. 036

Donald Crockett. The Ceiling of Heaven

Evan Chambers. Cold Water Dry Stone

Jonathan Sacks. Incantations: Book V

Mar 28 2010. 082. Flutes

Roberto Sierra. Crónica del Descubrimiento

David Leisner. Nostalgia

Robert Baksa. Quintet for Flute and Strings

Paul Chihara. Haiku

Apr 4 2010. 083. Easter

John Harbison. The Rewaking

Curt Cacioppo. Nayénezgani (Monsterslayer)

Apr 11 2010. 084. Pianos

Alan Beeler. 4 Little Bi-Scalar Pieces

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz. Csárdas

Harold Boatrite. Seven Miniatures for Piano

John Adams. China Gates

Tomas Svoboda. Four Visions for Three Pianos

Carter Pann. Soirée Macabre: with demons on the dance floor

Apr 18 2010. 085. Rivers

Michael Fiday. same rivers different

Robert Maggio. River Song

Patrick Beckman. Big Muddy, Bayou Lament

Lois V Vierk. River Beneath the River

Patrick Beckman. Big Muddy, Memphis Nightrain

Apr 25 2010. 086. Percussion

Tomas Svoboda. Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra

Blake Wilkins. Twilight Offering Music

May 2 2010. 045. Unexpected instruments

Dinos Constantinides. Homage, A Folk Concerto

Steve Reich. Six Marimbas

Steven Mackey. Indigenous Instruments

May 9 2010. 084. Pianos

Alan Beeler. 4 Little Bi-Scalar Pieces

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz. Csárdas

Harold Boatrite. Seven Miniatures for Piano

John Adams. China Gates

Tomas Svoboda. Four Visions for Three Pianos

Carter Pann. Soirée Macabre: with demons on the dance floor

May 16 2010. 085. Rivers

Michael Fiday. same rivers different

Robert Maggio. River Song

Patrick Beckman. Big Muddy, Bayou Lament

Lois V Vierk. River Beneath the River

Patrick Beckman. Big Muddy, Memphis Nightrain

May 23 2010. 087. Narratives

Andrew Violette. Pistis Sophias

Leslie Bassett. Narratives

Michael Fiday. Protest Song

Jeremy Gill. Parabasis

Christopher Theofanidis. I wander the world in a dream of my own making

May 30 2010. 088. Low

Mike Forbes. Go

William McClelland. Five Sonnets for Men’s Voices

Marc Satterwhite. Witnesses of Time

Kevin Kaska. Ballade

Mike Forbes. Cosmic Voyage

Jun 6 2010. 089. Philadelphia 1994

Jan Krzywicki. String Quartet

Philip Glass. Persephone

Jun 13 2010. 090. Bloom

Michael Ellison. Invocation–Meditation–Allegro

Victoria Bond. Molly ManyBloom

Jun 20 2010. 040. Panache

Beata Moon. 1, 2, 3

Joseph Koykkar. Panache

Ronn McFarlane. Chocolate Factory

Jennifer Higdon. Zaka

Robert Moran. Kboco

Jun 27 2010. 045. Independents

Dinos Constantinides. Homage, A Folk Concerto

Steve Reich. Six Marimbas

Steven Mackey. Indigenous Instruments

Jul 4 2010. 049. Independence

Leslie Burrs. Voyeuristic Absurdities

Carl Berky. Boogie Cadenza

David Z. Durant. Choragus Revisited

Stacy Garrop. String Quartet No. 2: Demons and Angels

Jul 11 2010. No broadcast

Jul 18 2010. 092. Ceremonies

Jeremy Haladyna. Puc zikal Peten (Hearts of Yucatán)

Paul Chihara. Ceremony I

James Primosch. Songs and Dances from The Tempest

Jeremy Haladyna. Escalation from Demon Zero

Jul 25 2010. 091. Sea and Air

Rodney Rogers. Alleluia Sing the Stars

Michael McDermott. Hibersea

Mary Jeanne Van Appledorn. Ayre

Rodney Rogers. Prevailing Winds

Michael McDermott. Air Curves Vicious

David Gunn. Hunting Tuna

John Zorn. The Quiet Surf

Aug 1 2010. 046. Shards

David N. Baker. Concerto for Tuba

Elliott Carter. Shard

Cynthia Folio. When the Spirit Catches You…

Guy Klucevsek. Wing/Prayer

Aug 8 2010. 050. I Skateboards

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz. Iskajtbrz

Margaret Brouwer. Under the Summer Tree…

Wendy Mae Chambers. Night of the Shooting Stars

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz. The Warbler’s Garden

Aug 15 2010. 051. Color Dances

Michael Daugherty. Red Cape Tango

Allan Crossman. Millennium Overture Dance

Aaron Jay Kernis. Sarabanda in Memoriam

Jonathan Sacks. Sirian Blue

Guy Klucevsek. Tangocide

Aug 22 2010. 034. Friction Systems

Carl Berky. Frozen Vibrations

David M. Gordon. Friction Systems

Robert Ceely. Three Satires

Dennis DeSantis. strange imaginary remix

Aug 29 2010. 028. Numbers

Kenji Bunch. Suite for Viola and Piano

Efraín Amaya. Dúo ami

George Crumb. Five Pieces for Piano

Efraín Amaya. Pájaros de tres alas

Sep 5 2010. 031. Piano

Harold Boatrite. Sonata for Piano

John Adams. Pat’s Aria (from Nixon in China) [for piano]

Richard Brodhead. Sonata Classica

Sep 12 2010. 032. Brass, Cellos

Leslie Bassett. Brass Quintet

Ezra Laderman. Aldo

Jeremy Gill. Suite for Brass

Sep 19 2010. 093. Chameleon Music

Robert Dick. Fish are Jumping

Dan Welcher. Chameleon Music

Paul Richards. Falling on Lobsters in the Dark

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz. RatGeyser

Brooke Joyce. toydogmusic

Christopher Rouse. Wolf Rounds

Sep 26 2010. 094. Crooning

Braxton Blake. Dorothy Parker Songs

Andrew Bishop. Crooning

Gloria Coates. Symphony No. 15

Oct 3 2010. 095. Hands On

Emiliano Pardo-Tristan. Rhythmbrances

Efraín Amaya. Flashbacks

Alice Countryman. Concerto for Marimba, first movement

Michael Fiday. Hands on!

Robert Moran. Stirling: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs

Oct 10 2010. 096. Ten Ten Ten

Wendy Mae Chambers. 10 Grand

David Gunn. Billions of Brazilians

Oct 17 2010. 097. Many Times

Fredrick Kaufman. Mobile String Quartet

Joel Chadabe. Many Times David

David Del Tredici. Syzygy

Jonathan Chenette. Fast Track

Oct 24 2010. 098. United Nations Day

Emma Lou Diemer. Homage to Paderewski

James Hartway. Holiday in Paris

Harold Farberman. Greek Scene

Rick Sowash. Variations on a Hiking Song

Gabriela Lena Frank. Barcarola Latinamericana

Oct 31 2010. 099. Halloween

Lois V Vierk. Red Shift

Cornelius Dufallo. incantation

Jeremy Haladyna. Borgia from Demon Zero

Jeremy Haladyna. Luubchords from Demon Zero

Hilary Tann. Of Erthe and Air

David Leisner. Dances in the Madhouse

Roberto Sierra. Sanctus from Missa Latina “Pro Pace”

Nov 7 2010. 100. #100!

Steven Burke. Nervosa

Dave Brubeck. Strange Meadow Lark

Dave Brubeck. It’s a Raggy Waltz

Philip Koplow. Variations on a Hymn Tune

Patrick Beckman. Stomp

Denman Maroney. I’m Yours

Kile Smith. American Spirituals, Book 1

Eric Whitacre. i thank you God for most this amazing day

Nov 14 2010. No broadcast

Nov 21 2010. 053. Endangered Species

Alvin Curran—Endangered species

Beata Moon—Guernica

Steve Reich—Sextet

Curt Cacioppo—Fantasy-Choruses on “This Little Light of Mine”

Nov 28 2010. 102. Figures in a Landscape

Elizabeth Brown. Figures in a Landscape

James DeMars. Crow Wing

Margaret Brouwer. Lament

Kyle Gann. Hesapa ki Lakota ki Thawapi (The Black Hills Belong to the Sioux)

Patrick Beckman. St. Louie Thunder

Dec 5 2010. 054. Cultivation

John Harbison—Fantasia on a Ground

Elliott Carter—String Quartet No. 3

Milton Babbitt—Three Cultivated Choruses

Steven R. Gerber—Une saison en enfer

Dec 12 2010. 055. What Wondrous Love

James Primosch—Meditation on “What Wondrous Love is This?”

Jorge Martín—Piano Fantasy on Sredni Vashtar

Samuel Adler—In Praise of Bach

Pamela Decker—Retablo III: Victimae Paschali

Jason Eckardt—Echoes’ White Veil

Dec 19 2010. 103. Advent

Evan Chambers. Come Down Heavy!

Victoria Bond. Bridges

Keith Kramer. Emerge

Carson Cooman. In the Beginning Was the Word

Dec 26 2010. 073. Christmas

Ronn McFarlane. Early Christmas Morning

John Harbison. The Three Wise Men

Carson Cooman. It is I, from Revelations of Divine Love

Michael Horvit. Concerto for Brass Quintet and Orchestra

David Bennett Thomas. O Magnum Mysterium

Justin Rubin. Variations on “Nun kom’, der Heiden Heiland”

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