Join our hosts as they explore exciting topics in the world of contemporary music and collaborative art.
New episodes on the third Monday of every month at 8pm EST
Reaching across genres, locations, and traditions, Earshot presents monthly episodes exploring the cutting edge of what contemporary classical music has to offer. Through curated playlists and interviews with artists, the show features a diverse array of modern music by composers from around the world.
Meet Your Hosts
Logan Barrett is a composer, pianist, and electronic musician currently based in Rochester, New York. His compositional interests include the use of number sequences in compositional technique, extended just intonation systems, and electroacoustic improvisation using Pure Data. His music is often stylistically diverse, with each piece embodying a unique compositional process and sound world. He recently participated in summer festivals including the SoundSCAPE festival. He has presented research on topics such as Hindustani music through a western lens at the Darmstadt Summer Courses, the Nief Norf Research Summit in Knoxville, and more recently on the use of extended combinatorial structures in alternate tunings at the 2019 ICMC/NYCEMF conference in New York City. As an active advocate of new music, Logan has premiered and performed many works as a pianist. Logan is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in composition at the Eastman School of Music studying composition with Robert Morris and electronic music with Matthew Barber. He has participated in additional study and masterclasses with composers including Louis Andriessen, Kate Soper, Jason Eckardt, Osnat Netzer, and Marcos Balter.
Currently based in Rochester, New York, Tucker Johnson is a composer and improviser producing works for soloists, ensembles, and electronic media. He seeks to draw connections between philosophy, mathematics and design through his work. These ideas are often synthesized through a blend of experimentation and highly organized systems. Recent explorations in Tucker’s music have included prescriptive applications of mathematical relationships/number sequences, the reorganization of improvised materials, and integral conceptual structures. As and improvisor, his duo project with percussionist Lionel Martinez (spank;) recently released spank; + Logan Barrett, an album produced in collaboration with composer and electronic musician Logan Barrett. He has participated in festivals such as Dot-The-Line, Longy’s Divergent Studio, and soundSCAPE. Tucker is pursuing the MA in music composition at the Eastman School of music.