Ear Taxi Festival Videos
"Augusta Read Thomas, contemporary classical catalyst - A passionate sense of purpose informs everything the Grammy-winning Chicago composer Augusta Read Thomas does in music. It is central to her organizing, directing and co-curating the Ear Taxi Festival, by far the largest festival of contemporary classical music in the city's history."
-- John von Rhein, The Chicago Tribune
Listen to Seth Boustead from WFMT's Relevant Tones talk about Ear Taxi while choosing highlights from our
festival's lineup of 300 musicians, 75 composers, 25 ensembles, and 53 world premieres!
Festival organizer, Augusta Read Thomas, joins Justin Kaufmann in the studio at
WGN Radio to talk about the Ear Taxi Festival. Plus festival performer, Joey Brink, gives a live performance!
Andrew Nogal, a festival performer, discusses his experiences performing on several Ear Taxi concerts!
The videos below provide insight into some of the composers featured on the Ear Taxi Festival. Click the "play" button to view each video.
The videos featuring Marcos Balter, Stacy Garrop, George Lewis, Bernard Rands, and Augusta Read Thomas were originally published on NewMusicBox, a multimedia publication produced by New Music USA which offers hundreds of in-depth artist interviews, news, and industry analysis plus access to Counterstream Radio, a 24/7 stream of new music by American composers.
The Ear Taxi Festival is extremely grateful to NewMusicBox for their ongoing support and for providing their videos. Don't miss NewMusicBox Live! on October 8th at 5pm in the Harris Theater Cube Space.
Several of the composers featured on the Ear Taxi Festival have been profiled by or written for New Music Box. Click the links below to read more.