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Restless nation with Andy Teirstein

Composer Andy Teirstein.
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Composer Andy Teirstein.

Explore music from North American composers on the search for new sounds and rhythms to add to the classical music canon.

This week's guest is composer, performer, and producer Andy Teirstein.

Scroll to the bottom to answer this week's "favorite piece" poll!

Sascha Groschang
Laurel Parks

Andy Teirstein

Restless Nation
I. My Eyes Were Hungry
IV. The Way Home
by Andy Teirstein
Cassatt String Quartet

Requiem Milonga for Flute and Piano
by Valerie Coleman
Laurel Zucker - flute, John Cozza - piano

Havana Man
by Terry Riley
Terry Riley - piano

by Asha Srinivasan
Terra Voce; Elizabeth Brightbill - flute, Andrew Gabbert - cello

by Angelica Negrón
Nicholas Photinos - cello

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.
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