Extra Eclectic

American composer Joan Tower navigates troubled waters in ‘Still/Rapids’

Joan Tower is a Grammy-winning American composer.Bernard Mindich

Extra Eclectic - Oct. 6, 2022


October 05, 2022

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.