Music of the plains with Forrest Pierce
Honor the beauty and bounty of the Kansas plains with composer Forrest Pierce.
From waves of sweeping grasses to wildflowers as far as the eye can see, the plains of Kansas are a breath-taking and expansive landscape. This tightly woven ecosystem sustains not only agriculture, but also provides our country with renewable wind and solar power. On this week's Sound Currents, explore music inspired by the region and the industries it supports.
This week's guest is composer and poet Forrest Pierce.
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Forrest Pierce, composer/poet
The Kansas Rapture - IV. Wichita Vortex Sutra
by Forrest Pierce
h2 Quartet: Geoffrey Deibel, Jeffrey Loeffert, Kimberly Goddard-Loeffert, Jonathan Nichol - saxophones
by Paul Rudy, text by Nathan Bartel
Soyoun Chun - soprano, Jim Pisano - tenor sax, Tim Shade - trombone, Karen Schlabaugh - piano
by Daniel Morel
Zoe Sorrell - flute, Allison Schafernak - clarinet, Andrew Williams - violin, Hannah Mayer - cello, Kevin Rank - percussion, Maggie Morrison - piano
by Viet Cuong
Sandbox Percussion, Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra
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