Now is the Time

Saturday, 9 to 10 pm on HD-2 and the Classical Stream

Contemporary American music is being recorded all the time, and Now is the Time to take a listen and explore the music of American composers today. All types...all styles...listen to contemporary American music every Sunday night with host and composer Kile Smith.

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Playlist

April 14, 2013

10:02 PM
A Boy and a Girl
Artist : Eric Whitacre
Album : Cloudburst
Composer : Eric Whitacre
Conductor : Stephen Layton
Orchestra : Polyphony
Label : Hyperion
10:07 PM
Gate
Artist : Michael McDermott
Album : Mikronesia VXVii
Composer : Michael McDermott
Label : Kikapu
10:17 PM
Divertimento
Artist : TASHI
Album : Charles Wuorinen: String Sextet
Composer : Charles Wuorinen
Label : Naxos
10:29 PM
Tell-Tale Fantasy
Artist : Rosemary Platt
Album : Music by Women
Composer : Jane Brockman
Label : Capstone
10:34 PM
Cirrus
Artist : Lois V Vierk
Album : Simoom
Composer : Lois V Vierk
Label : XI
10:53 PM
up into the silence
Artist : Gregory Wiest
Album : Time Marches On
Composer : Joelle Wallach
Label : Capstone

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Now is the Time
4:13 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Summer Games on Now is the Time

Newman Taylor Baker: Drum Suite Life

It’s music to jump and run to on Now is the Time, Sunday, August 12th at 10 pm. Campbell and McLean circle groups of sounds around each other, Currier is on the verge of tipping over, and Newman Taylor Baker marches up and holds our attention with just a drum set. It’s American contemporary music on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org.

PROGRAM:
Newman Taylor Baker: Marchin’ David
Sebastian Currier: Verge
Christopher Campbell: All-Clear (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Now is the Time
4:26 pm
Sat August 4, 2012

Solaris on Now is the Time

Lois V Vierk: Simoom

Whether it's light or dark or exotic, it's hot on Now is the Time, Sunday, August 5th at 10 pm. Sainte-Croix takes us to a Central American jungle; Vierk, to the desert with multi-tracked cellos. Korean-American Yoon is recorded live, with water bowls and bells, and Stiefel is all sci-fi electronics and guitar. It’s American contemporary music on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org.

Now is the Time
10:01 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Cosmic Speculation on Now is the Time

Garden of Cosmic Speculation

Even though we’re in the dead of summer, let’s take an appreciative look at the world around us on Now is the Time, Sunday, July 29th at 10 pm. McClelland and Bathory-Kitsz sing from tradition and wryness, and an excerpt from Gandolfi’s symphony on a sculpture garden is counterpoised by Adler’s classical string orchestra work. It’s American contemporary music on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org.

Now is the Time
10:46 pm
Sun July 22, 2012

Flute Moon on Now is the Time: July 22nd on HD-2

Whether the flute is light or dark, amiable or exotic, it's always lyrical. On Now is the Time, Sunday, July 22nd at 10 pm, we listen to flute music by William Bolcom, Elizabeth Brown, and Bright Sheng. It's American contemporary music on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org.

PROGRAM:
William Bolcom: Lyric Concerto
Elizabeth Brown: Blue Minor
Bright Sheng: Flute Moon

Now is the Time
10:17 am
Sat July 14, 2012

String Divisions on Now is the Time

Philip Glass

With divisions, collaborations, and repetitions of strings, you'll hear the spice of Antoniou, the romance of Baksa, and the transparency of Glass. It’s American contemporary music on WRTI HD-2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org on Now is the Time, Sunday, July 15th, 10 to 11 pm. 

PROGRAM:
Theodore Antoniou. Suite for Violin and Harpsichord
Robert Baksa. Nonet for Winds and Strings
Philip Glass. String Quartet No. 5

Now is the Time
6:38 am
Sun July 8, 2012

The Wider View on Now is the Time

David Snow's WINTER

It’s burning out there, so cool down and take a wider view on Now is the Time, Sunday, July 8th at 10 pm. It’s American contemporary music on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org.

Program:
David Snow: Winter


Wendy Mae Chambers: Organism from Symphony of the Universe


H. Leslie Adams: The Wider View

CD Selections
4:45 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Kile Smith Recommends: The Welcome News - Choral Music of Carson Cooman

The Welcome News: Choral Music of Carson Cooman

Carson Cooman writes music as naturally as anyone I’ve heard. The number of his works is already approaching 1,000 for this just barely 30 composer, and represents every form, even multiple symphonies and operas. In addition to composing he is an excellent organist who frequently performs new music, and between editing organ and hymn music he is Composer in Residence for The Memorial Church, Harvard University.

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Now is the Time
3:31 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Fracta on Now is the Time

Kile Smith, Host of Now is the Time

Exotic sounds are broken, chanted, and spun on Now is the Time.

 Philadelphia-area composers Michael Hersch and Aaron Jay Kernis always intrigue, Pat Muchmore scalds with post-modern electric guitar, and Michael Ellison infuses Qu’ranic recitation with spectral wonder.

PROGRAM:

Elif - Michael Ellison

Fracta - Michael Hersch

Broken Aphorism 10 - Pat Muchmore

Ecstatic Meditations - Aaron Jay Kernis

Al Gharaniq—Fracture IV - Pat Muchmore

Now is the Time
7:58 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Harp and Harpsichord on Now is the Time

Strings will be plucked on Sunday, June 17th at 10 pm on the all-classical stream and WRTI HD-2.


PROGRAM:
Peter Child: Fantasia
Dinos Constantinides: Landscape VI—Rhapsody for Harp and Strings
Harold Boatrite: Suite for Harpsichord
Harold Meltzer: Virginal
James Hartway: Detours

Now is the Time
11:14 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Fiddling on Now is the Time

Composer Andy Teirstein

Violin, viola, cello, and even a double bass getting busy. Joshua Bell makes an appearance on Sunday, June 10th at 10 pm on the all-classical stream and WRTI HD-2.



PROGRAM:
Dylan Mattingly: Lighthouse (Refugee Music by a Pacific Expatriate)
John Musto: Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano
Dennis Bathory-Kitsz: Northsea Balletic Spicebush
James Aikman: Sonata No. 1, for Violin and Piano
Andy Teirstein: Maramures

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