Breaking through the noise with the Charlotte Street Foundation's 'New Music Composition Competition'
Classical KC's Brooke Knoll speaks with two winning composers from the Charlotte Street Foundation's 2021 New Music Composition Competition about expanding their musical and personal palettes. Plus hear their winning compositions. Tim Harte, founder of the competition, talks about its successes and challenges alongside finding a home for experimental music in Kansas City.
by Craig Comstock
Score for Memories and the Weather in Montenegro
by Michèle Saint Michel
by Yunfei Li
All performances were recorded live at the Charlotte Street Foundation's Stern Theater on October 2nd, 2021.
Performers include Hadiza (Voice), Emily Boone (Violin), Christina Leigh-Silvius (Viola), Adee Dancy (Cello), Lina Dannov (Electronic Wind Instrument/Tenor Sax/Clarinet/Flute), Wendy Grew (Oboe/English Horn), Rachel Lovelace (Bassoon), Stephanie Stanley (Trombone), Shawn E. Hansen (Synths/Electronics), Craig Comstock (drums/guitar).
You can learn more about the Charlotte Street Foundation at charlottestreet.org.