You can find Emily Howell's music all over the internet, but a search for Emily Howell the person comes up empty. She plays no concerts, attends no events, has no email address, and not a single photo comes up under a google search. The reason? It's surprisingly simple. Join Music is Music host Ria Misra as she talks with composer David Cope about who Emily Howell is--and what Emily Howell means for the future of music.
Everything is a videogame where you can, literally, be the universe--whether you're playing as a strip of bacon, a planet, a bug, or even a thought. But in that huge world of character possibilities there's also a huge world of musical possibilities. Ben Lukas Boysen and Sebastian Plano, the composers who wrote the music for Everything, join Music is Music host Ria Misra for a conversation about games, music, and what they mean.
Hearing Manu Delago play music, you might think he is using a tabla, steel drums, a harp, bells and more--but all those sounds are actually the work of one instrument: the hang drum. Listen in as Delago brings his hang into our New York studio for a conversation with host, Ria Misra.
On the latest episode of Music is Music, host Ria Misra leaves our studios and visits composer and pianist Vijay Iyer in his studio - which, conveniently, is also his home. Join us to listen in on their conversation about the secret lives of instruments, the everyday art of improvisation, and also just to hear some really beautiful music.
The International Space Orchestra is a band where you can find astronauts, space scientists, and NASA flight directors all gathered around the very same piece of music. International Space Orchestra founder Nelly Ben Hayoun and NASA Ames Flight Director Rusty Hunt join Ria Misra on the Music is Music podcast today, to talk about music, space, and the ISO's Apollo 11 space opera.