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Animal Adventures With Christopher Biggs

Composer Christopher Biggs
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Composer Christopher Biggs

Lions, tigers, and bears - oh my! Hosts Laurel and Sascha welcome composer Christopher Biggs as the guest on this week's episode of Sound Currents, featuring animal-themed contemporary music.

A little birdie told us that the this week's show is all about animals…

From birds to bears, chickens to dogs and everything in between, we’ll explore the animal kingdom through sound on this wild episode of Sound Currents.

This week's featured guest is Christopher Biggs, a composer, multimedia artist, and Associate Professor of Music Composition and Technology at Western Michigan University.

Be sure to answer this week's "favorite piece" poll down below!

Sascha Groschang
Laurel Parks

Christopher Biggs, composer

Vesper Sparrow
by Missy Mazzoli
Roomful of Teeth

by Christopher Biggs
Scott Boerma and the Western Michigan Symphonic Band

The Bear and the Squirrel
by Jeremy Turner

by Barry Cockcroft
Christian Segmehl - saxophone

by Ted Hearne
The Crossing

The Auld Beagle
by Edgar Meyer
Edgar Meyer - bass, Chris Thile - mandolin

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Sascha Groschang is a host for Sound Currents on 91.9 Classical KC.
Laurel Parks is a host for Sound Currents on 91.9 Classical KC.
Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at
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