Is Challenging Music Worth the Effort?
This episode examines why challenging music is often worth the effort. We discuss the different kinds of listening experiences that idiosyncratic music--sometimes complex, sometimes simple--can offer, and delve into the sound worlds of three very remarkable pieces of music:
- and the mountains rising nowhere by Joseph Schwantner
- Sinfonia by Luciano Berio (specifically the amazing third movement)
- Music for 18 Musicians by Steve Reich