Poster Composer Shelley Washington.
This episode of Extra Eclectic features music by composer Shelley Washington.
Peter Yankowsky / Courtesy of the artist
Extra Eclectic

Celebrating Black contemporary composers

Extra Eclectic - Feb. 21, 2024

On the latest episode of Extra Eclectic, Steve Seel continues celebrating Black History Month by featuring music by modern and contemporary Black composers and performers, including Shelley Washington’s Eternal Present, Jessie Montgomery’s Shift, Change, Turn, and our exclusive recording of harpist Ashley Jackson. Listen now!


Piano Sonata No. 5
George Walker
Steven Beck, piano

Shift, Change, Turn
Jessie Montgomery
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

Brandee Younger
Ashley Jackson
Ashley Jackson, harp

Time Past, Time Future
Alvin Singleton
A Far Cry Orchestra
Awadagin Pratt, piano

Eternal Present
Shelley Washington

Beyond the Order of Things (after Josquin des Prez’s Praeter rerum seriem)
Missy Mazzoli
Matt Haimovitz, cello

Ringing Changes
Gerald Levinson
Marcantonio Barone, piano
Charles Abramovic, piano

Perpetual Chaconne
Aaron Jay Kernis
Jasper String Quartet
David Shifrin, clarinet

Night Loops
Ellis Ludwig-Leone
Lavinia Meijer, harp

again (after ecclesiastes)
David Lang
Cappella Amsterdam
Daniel Reuss, conductor

Skuli Sverrisson
Gyda Valtysdottir, cello
Skuli Sverrisson, organ
Skuli Sverrisson, electric bass

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