If you’ve ever heard of Chicago composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Ayanna Woods, it might have been at Constellation, where groups such as Fifth House Ensemble and ZRL have performed her works. Or maybe her music has streamed through your headphones while you were listening to Eve Ewing’s new podcast Bughouse Square. Woods’s songs, including “Has […]
Chicago quartet Third Coast Percussion have commissioned the first piece for percussion ensemble by minimalist giant Philip Glass, and it could help them do even more for the diverse emerging voices he sometimes overshadows.
Iconoclastic composer Julius Eastman died homeless almost three decades ago, and his work was nearly lost. But classical music finally has room for a queer black voice in the minimalist pantheon.