VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day the world woke up to the news that Vladimir Putin's Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. A fifty minute video which also features Caitríona O'Leary and Eric Fraad discussing their new film Island of Saints, and pays tribute to Joseph Horovitz, Malcolm Troup and Maria Nockin.
DISCUSSION: Composers Daniel Schorno and John Dante Prevedini discuss creativity, innovation and re-invention with Maria Nockin, Mary Mogil, Giuseppe Pennisi and Roderic Dunnett in our hour-long April 2021 video.
American composer Leslie Bassett was born on 22 January 1923 and studied composition with Homer Keller at the University of Michigan, where he was later the Albert A Stanley Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Composition.
Bassett's Variations for Orchestra won him the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Music. His students include the American pianist and composer Gabriela Lena Frank.
He died on 4 February 2016, aged ninety-three, at home in Flowery Branch, Georgia.