Joan Tower's Still/Rapids imagines a boat on calming waters; then suddenly it’s jolted into turbulent waters. Sasha Matson's Steel Chords explores what happens when a string ensemble combines with the sound of pedal-steel guitar. And Toru Takemitsu's A String Around Autumn offers up the diaphanous, brilliant sounds that this self-taught Japanese master was known for. Listen to those works and more on this week's episode of Extra Eclectic, with host Steve Seel.
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