A Kansas City composer almost lost his finger while dog sledding, so he wrote music about it
Composer and UMKC composition professor Yotam Haber fulfilled a lifelong dream of racing sled dogs in Alaska, but walked away with a severed finger and a creative spark. On this week's Sound Currents, hear music inspired by traumatic events.
This week's guest is composer and associate professor of composition at the UMKC Conservatory, Yotam Haber.
Scroll to the bottom to enjoy a bonus piece, Jeremy Beck's Elegy, and be sure to answer this week's "favorite piece" poll!
by Yotam Haber
Lost in the Blue
by Ellen Reid
Julian Wachner with the NOVUS NY, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Tim Parsons, Rebecca Jo Loeb, Anna Schubert
by Christopher Rouse
Alan Gilbert with the New York Philharmonic
by Steven Landis
UMKC Graduate Saxophone Quartet