The Dream Songs Project, mezzo-soprano, Alyssa Anderson, and guitarist, Joe Spoelstra, chatted with Classical MPR's Julie Amacher regarding their experience as a Class Notes Artist.
• Daniel Nass — Songs of Cowboys and Hobos, II. Drink Deep
• Randy Bauer — The Worm
• Christopher Gable — Platting, Roseville Township from A Minnesota Timetable
• Daniel Nass — Songs of Cowboys and Hobos, III. Bread
Education, to both of us, has been a really important part of what we do. We even see normal concert series as a chance to educate because a lot of people don't hear new music. Whether it's experimental or by new standards, kind of conservative, it is still a new thing. I don't think that people think about living composers every day. And so I think that was part of it, seeking opportunities to reach a broader audience with new musics and this was a perfect fit cos we reached so many students.
Joe Spoelstra, guitar, The Dream Songs Project
Class Notes Artist Performance Chat on-air schedule (each perf-chat airs at 8:45 a.m.):
• March 21: Sara Pajunen
• March 23: Mill City String Quartet
• March 28: Gaelynn Lea
Class Notes Artists are made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.