1. Interview and video presentation by Alexandra Gardner

    The music of composer Matthew Burtner is in large part inspired by his childhood experiences of the Alaskan landscape where he grew up. That influence applies not only the content of the music, but to the way it is created.

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  2. Although the legendary musical revolutionary Edgard Varèse would be his lifelong mentor, Chou Wen-chung is a consummate traditionalist who has devoted his entire life to reconciling the disparate musical legacies of East and West.

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  3. Interview by Ellen McSweeney
    Video presentation by Molly Sheridan

    Composer, improviser, and bassoonist Katherine Young is at home in a variety of musical communities: from the DIY band scene in Brooklyn to the improvised music scene in Chicago to the academic composition department at Northwestern where she now studies.

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  4. Neil Rolnick is extremely soft-spoken and self-effacing, but for over 30 years he has helped to create a much changed musical landscape in the United States in terms of musical aesthetics and the application of technology in concert performance.

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    Interview by Frank J. Oteri
    Video presentation by Molly Sheridan

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  5. There is an arresting, high-voltage energy that often infuses presentations of Marcos Balter's music, and an obvious fascination on the part of the composer with exploring new sonic possibilities while keeping the human element—the living, breathing performer—center stage.

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