Monday, July 30, 2012

Show for July 29, 2012. Composer and Musician John Wineglass.

As an Emmy-winning soundtrack composer for TV and film and as a session/backing musician (piano, violin, viola), John Wineglass can write or play just about anything. Gospel, classical, R&B, country, folk, Latin – he can swing it. But it’s his serious concert works he’s most proud of, like his new orchestral piece Someone Else’s Child, premiering at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music on August 4. We discussed the new composition, John’s dual-track musical education – playing classical in a well-known youth orchestra and gospel in church – and his jack-of-all-genres commercial work.

Someone Else’s Child was inspired by the poems of kids in juvenile hall, published in the Beat Within magazine, which presents writing and artwork by incarcerated youths. Check out this 7th Ave Project from 2010 on the Beat Within writing program, including interviews with kids in the hall and instructors Jill Wolfson and Dennis Morton.

Click the Play arrow at the top of this post to listen to the show, or you can download the MP3 here (if using a Mac, control-click the link and choose “Save Link As…” If using a PC, right-click and choose Save Target As…”)