Dan Visconti http://wrti.org en The Ides of March http://wrti.org/post/ides-march <p>Julius Caesar had better watch his back on <strong>Now Is the Time, Saturday, March 15th at 9 pm at wrti.org and WRTI-HD2</strong>. Brutus doesn't show up, but look out for the <em>Silver Dagger</em> of Stacy Garrop, an Appalachian somebody-done-somebody-wrong song. Eric Moe channels comic-book philosophy of "they said it couldn't be done" in <em>Dead Elf Tugboat</em>, and Andy Teirstein throws a bright light on fate with the narrated drama <em>The Shooting of Dan McGrew</em>.<br /><br />Michael Daugherty's <em>Dead Elvis</em> romps through one corner of pop culture, and Dan Visconti's <em>Lawless Airs</em> through another, with a violin accompanied by a harp sounding like a broken guitar played by a cowboy. The percussion quartet ensemble, et al. cautions with <em>No Matter How Fast You Run Today, you will Never Catch up to Tomorrow</em>, Joshua Rosenblum offers a tonic to the Ides with <em>Forward March</em>, and Mark Zuckerman clears the air of fate with the canon, <em>Grant Us Peace</em>.<br /> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 04:17:13 +0000 Kile Smith 7094 at http://wrti.org The Ides of March Around Halloween on Now Is the Time http://wrti.org/post/around-halloween-now-time <p>The spirit of Halloween hovers over <strong>Now Is the Time, Sunday, October 27th at 10 pm</strong>. Strings, bells, melodicas softly accompany waning desert sunlight: such is <em>Drift of Rainbows</em> by Dan Visconti. William Moylan's setting of the Yeats poem <em>The Stolen Child</em> tells an Erlkönig-like story: "Come away, O human child! / To the waters and the wild / With a faery, hand in hand, / For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand."<br /><br />Benjamin Broening processes out-takes of recordings over and over until they sound hardly electronic anymore, but more, perhaps, like ghosts, in <em>Traces (ii)</em>. Acoustically to <em>Shake the Tree</em> is Robert Carl's business at hand—for piano four-hands—and the fruit from the overtone series brilliantly litters his landscape. And William Bolcom wraps the program with one of his fortes in the <em>Graceful Ghost Rag</em>.<br /> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 02:32:43 +0000 Kile Smith 6615 at http://wrti.org Around Halloween on Now Is the Time