Extra Eclectic

Molly Joyce finds a new way to compose music

Molly Joyce playing the keyboard despite an impaired left hand from a previous car accident.Shervin Lainez

Extra Eclectic - Oct. 26, 2022


October 26, 2022

Composer and performer Molly Joyce’s music is primarily concerned with using a disability as a creative source. After an auto accident that deformed her left hand, she began to explore ways to be musical that accommodated her disability. In graduate school, she began an independent study on disability and the arts. During that study, she found that her disabled hand allowed her to create distinct music that incorporated the differing abilities of her hands. Listen to her music and more on this week's episode of Extra Eclectic, with guest host Ward Jacobson.


Gabriella Smith (Composer)
Ecstatic Science (Album)
Ymusic (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 4:24

David Lang (Composer)
Alan Pierson (Conductor)
David Lang: Writing On Water (Album)
Alarm Will Sound (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 10:12

Peter Martin (Composer)
Perpetulum (Album)
Third Coast Percussion (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 7:56

Some Breaking
Cristina Spinei (Composer)
Cristina Spinei: Music For Dance (Album)
Voxare String Quartet (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 15:12

Drift Multiply: Sections 1-2
Tristan Perich (Composer)
Douglas Perkins (Conductor)
Perich: Drift Multiply (Album)
Josh Modney, Violin (Soloist)
Duration: 12:55’

Memoryhouse: Fragment/Embers
Max Richter (Composer)
Angele Dubeau (Conductor)
Max Richter: Portrait (Album)
La Pieta (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Angele Dubeau, Violin (Soloist)
Duration: 4:27

Christopher Rouse (Composer)
Carlos Kalmar (Conductor)
Aspects Of America (Album)
Oregon Symphony (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 14:03

It Has Not Taken Long for You to Break
20 For 2020, Vol. 4 (Album)
Inbal Segev, Cello (Soloist)
Duration: 6:07

Uniko: Avara
Kimmo Pohjonen/Samuli Kosminen (Composer)
Uniko (Album)
Kronos Quartet (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Kimmo Pohjonen, Accordion And Voice (Soloist)
Duration: 6:00

De Profundis
Raminta Serksnyte (Composer)
Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla (Conductor)
Serksnyte: Midsummer Songs; De Profundis; Songs Of Sunset And Dawn (Album)
Kremerata Baltica (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 13:20

Pari Intervallo (Parallel Intervals)
Arvo Part (Composer)
Labyrinth (Album)
Khatia Buniatishvili, Piano (Soloist)
Duration: 7:49