Nadia Sirota

Nadia Sirota

Nadia Sirota is a busy lady. She’s a violist and recording artist, she’s a member of yMusic, Alarm Will Sound, and ACME (the American Contemporary Music Ensemble), she commissions work from new composers, she collaborates with classical and rock music makers (Missy Mazzoli, Nico Muhly, Jónsi, and Arcade Fire to name a few) and she’s the host and co-producer of Q2 Music’s contemporary classical music podcast, Meet the Composer. In this episode of Classical Classroom, Sirota talks about new classical music, from what to call it (Alt classical? Concert music? Music?) to the people who are making innovative work right now. Hear music so fresh it will make your clothes smell good.

Music in this episode:

  • Clip from Meet the Composer, episode 10
  • Andrew Norman “Music in Circles”
  • Caroline Shaw “Partita for 8 Voices”
  • Donnacha Dennehy “Gra Agus Bas”
  • Nico Muhly “Drones and piano”

Audio production by Todd “Touché” Hulslander with whale song by Dacia Clay and editing by Mark DiClaudio.

To learn more, check out Nadia Sirota’s website.


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