Purity of voice, quirky creative musical wit – Jude Cowan Montague, the July Words On New Music interview!

Welcome to the July Words On New Music with Jim Goodin and Paul Muller, a show focused on New Music.  A genre not limited but encompassing electronic, modern classical and experimental among others.  This episode we talk to Jude Cowan Montague, an English musical, visual and poetic artist whose creative muse flows from heartfelt folky lyricism to bouncing retro organ ‘fun’ songs to caricature story like drawings to being outside the box, enveloping the human experience in art and song and along the way hosting the eclectic News Agents.  Join Paul and I for the words and music of Jude Cowan Montague.

LISTEN >>> Words On New Music – Jude Cowan Montague interview – July 2018

Music by Jude and her duo partner, Matthew Armstrong featured this episode….

The Ivy by Jude Cowan Montague

Cross My Heart by Jude Cowan Montague

Herstmonx by Jude Cowan Montague and Matthew Armstrong

Blue Boys by Jude Cowan Montague and Matthew Armstrong

Available on Linear Obsessional Recordings

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Richard Sanderson, Of Melodeon and Keeper of the Linear

With spring arriving so does a new episode of Words On New Music with the cross-country tag team of Paul Muller and myself, Jim Goodin.  This episode Paul and I connect our Skype thread across the Atlantic pond and talk to the eloquent and amazing Richard Sanderson, experimental melodeonist, composer, improvising musician and founder/owner/curator of Linear Obsessional Recordings.

Click and listen with us now – Words On New Music with Jim Goodin & Paul Muller in conversation with Richard Sanderson


Music featured in this episode…

Memory Committee by Richard Sanderson, from A Thousand Concrete Perils on Linear Obsessional Recordings

De-escalated by Richard Sanderson, from A Thousand Concrete Perils on Linear Obsessional Recordings

Lichen Wall by Steve Moyes, from Gardening on Linear Obsessional Recordings

Hobby Horse by Jude Cowan Montague, from Winter Hill Sings on Linear Obsessional Recordings

Richard Sanderson photo by Mark Pringle

 

From Experimental Rock and Roll Youth to an On-the-Rise composer of orchestral and chamber works, Julian Bennett Holmes

Welcome to the first Words On New Music for 2018!  Join Paul Muller and I, Jim Goodin, for a live Skype interview of inspired conversation and music with NYC based composer, Julian Bennett Holmes.

Julian was born in New York City, in 1991.  After studying with Lowell Liebermann and Richard Danielpour, he currently studies with Marjorie Merryman at the Manhattan School of Music.  As a teenager, he toured internationally, playing drums in experimental rock bands.

He has won prizes including the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Composers Award, the Mannes College Bohuslav Martinů Prize, and the Second Prize at the Seventh International Antonín Dvorák Composition Competition.  In 2016, his first symphony was premiered by the Mannes Orchestra, and his first opera, a one-act, will be premiered in early 2018.

In this episode Paul and I talk with Julian about the life cycle of his symphony for 80 piece orchestra, from creation to the live performance and about his composition Fantasy for Violin and Electronics.

Click the link below to listen now to the words and music of Julian Bennett Holmes.

WONM with Jim Goodin & Paul Muller in conversation with Julian Bennett Holmes


Musical works by Julian Bennett Holmes featured in this Words On New Music
  • Duet for Violin and Violincello, the First Movement (2016)
  • Finale Presto, the Fourth Movement from his first Symphony (2016)
  • Fantasy for Violin and Electronics
  • Piano Sonata #2, the Third Movement

artist photograph by Marisha Falkovich

 

Crossing time, the voice and work of Anna Homler

Transportive and mesmerizing!  Come along with Jim and Paul’s November Words On New Music audio podcast and listen to the music of performance artist, singer, sound maker and creator of Breadwoman, Anna Homler!

LISTEN – Crossing time, the voice and work of Anna Homler

Music featuring Anna Homler in this episode

Plutonian Lullaby by Anna Homler & Sylvia Hallett

Ee Ché by Anna Homler & Steve Moshier

Yesh Té by Anna Homler & Steve Moshier

Tinselgruntz by Steve Beresford, Anna Homler and Richard Sanderson.  From the Berlin Toy Bizaar at the Berlin Jazz Festival.

Probate Codes by the London Improvisatory Orchestra featuring Anna Homler and other voices, Adam Bohman and Sue Lynch.  Conducted by Steve Beresford.  Live voice processing Andrian Northover.  Recording by Jeff Ardone.

Looking North – WONM talks with J.C. Combs

And it’s July and a new episode of Words On New Music is out!  This episode Paul and I talk with the wise beyond his years, composer, sound artist and social media founder of Sound In (formerly ImprovFriday) Mr. J.C. Combs.  Much in this episode from his beginnings, piano work in New Complexity, some history about Sound In and his new forthcoming work tipping hat to Brian Eno, Northern Lights. JCCombs

Listen Looking North – WONM talks with J.C. Combs – July 2017 60:00

And I’m excited to announce that Words On New Music has established with Patreon so that if you feel so moved you can consider supporting our work with a couple of bucks a month which will help us grow the cast and widen our audience.  If you donate we’ll add your name to our supporting donors on our show closing.  Sincere thanks and here’s the link to our support page. Support Words On New Music, become a Patreon Donor!

Music by J.C. Combs featured in this episode…

Phase Study for Paul Muller

The De Evolution of Adam and Eve

Blonde Dick

Passi

Northern Lights II

Northern Lights IV

May Day May Day – Welcome To Machine – The NYC ElectroAcoustic Improvisation Summit

Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 7.16.37 PMFor the first day of May there’s a new Words On New Music podcast out!  In this episode Jim and Paul talk about the concluding night of the Second Annual NYC Electroacoustic Improvisation Summit including samples of the artists who performed as well as commentary about similar work going on the West Coast.  The NYC event took place this past February.  The concert series featured music by artists focused on the integration of music improvisation and real-time interactive computer systems.

Listen at Words On New Music – May 2017 – 72:04

Artists’ music included in this cast (info from the eis.nyc website)…

Thomas Ciufo and Curtis Bahn, Sonic Constructions (hybird acoustic/electronic instruments)

Nick Demopoulos, Archeon Eon (“Smomid” and “Pyramidi” invented electronic instruments)

Adam James Wilson, Skronkbot (fretless electric guitar and automatic improvisation system)

Doug Van Nort, Solo Improvisation with GREIS (tablet controller and GREIS improvisation system)

Jeff Kaiser, ZEITNOT (Bb trumpet, quartertone trumpet, flugelhorn, interactive audio software)

Possessed by Coltrane, the Beatles, Ceil Taylor and his own muse, Words On New Music interviews the transcendent Joseph Benzola

Hear Ye, Hear Ye and You, the March 2017 episode of the Words On New Music podcast is out in living aural color!  The Skype embodied tag-team of Jim Goodin and Paul Muller virtually sat down recently with multi-instrumentalist musician and composer Joseph (Joe) Benzola and had a grand conversation with Mr B talking about his musical art, inspirations, opinions, happiness and anger, all right here on the March 2017 Words On New Music!

Listen Words On New Music – the Joseph Benzola interview – 81:37 length

Musical works featured by the composer in this episode include…

Kurt and Jaco Are Dancing In Heaven (from the album, Portraits Of The Dead Complete: 1995-2014)

Improv In Memory Of Larry Coryell

Charles Ives – For Dan Stearns (from the album, Portraits Of The Dead Complete: 1995-2014)

Tuareg (from the album, Tuareg)

Three Short Pieces (from the album, Tuareg)