The Uncertainty Music Series Podcast

The Uncertainty Music Series Podcast

The Uncertainty Music Series Podcast is a monthly podcast that features music by the next featured artist in the concert series. About a week before each show a new episode will be made available. Subscribers will hear biographical information about each artist and hear samples of the music that will be played.

Episodes

May 13, 2019 20 min
The duo group Saris featuring Sara Schoenbeck on bassoon and Harris Eisenstadt on percussion will perform on the Uncertainty Music Series. Carl Testa will play a short opening set. The concert happens Saturday June 14th 2008 8pm at Never Ending Books 810 State Street New Haven, CT
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Playwright, composer, and musician, Stephen Ptacek will present his new found sound compositon, "Oatmeal." Carl Testa interviewed Stephen about his new piece. The concert happens Saturday August 9th 2008 8pm at Never Ending Books 810 State Street New Haven, CT
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May 13, 2019 36 min
The Uncertainty Music Series continues this Saturday with a performance by Telepathy featuring Lou Guarino Jr. on trumpet, Brian Jarawa Gray on percussion, and Carl Testa on string bass and bass clarinet. We got together at Lou's house in order to discuss the history of creative music in New Haven, CT and their specific musical interests today. The concert happens Saturday April 11th 2009 8pm at Never Ending Books 810 State Street ...
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May 13, 2019 42 min
The Uncertainty Music Series continues this Saturday with a performance by the vocalist Anne Rhodes as well as a set by bassist Ivan Naranjo, vocalist/accordianist Marcello Rilla, and tubist Benjamin Klein. Anne will perform pieces for voice by Adam Delacour, Chris McDonald, and myself (Carl Testa.) I had a chance to sit down and talk with Anne about how she came to commisson and perform creative and experimental music as well as h...
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May 13, 2019 43 min
On June 12th I went to Taylor Ho Bynum's home in New Haven to speak with the members of The Thirteenth Assembly with Max Heath and Anne Rhodes. The Thirteenth Assembly is Tomas Fujiwara, Jessica Pavone, Mary Halvorson, and Taylor Ho Bynum. We discussed the group and their compositional direction and the economics of self-producing one's own group and music.
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May 13, 2019 30 min
The duo group The Polish Club featuring Tom Crean on guitar, dobro, and voice and David Jensenius on guitar and computer will perform on the Uncertainty Music Series. Kalle will play a short opening set on electronics. The concert happens Saturday July 12th 2008 8pm at Never Ending Books 810 State Street New Haven, CT
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The Uncertainty Music Series continues this Saturday with a performance by multi-instrumentalist/composer Adam Matlock and a set by trumpter Peter Bonos, trombonist Jeremy Starpoli, and percussionist Neil A. Young. Adam will perform a section from his new piece for accordion, voices, clarinet, and electronics. Peter will perform some solo trumpet pieces as well as improvise with his trio. I had a chance to speak with Adam and Pete...
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May 13, 2019 19 min
The Uncertainty Music Series continues this Saturday with a performance by Dead Cat Bounce. This group has been performing original music for over 10 years. I had a chance to talk with the group's leader Matthew Steckler about the group and his approach to music. The concert happens Saturday January 10th 2009 8pm at Never Ending Books 810 State Street New Haven, CT
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May 13, 2019 29 min
The Uncertainty Music Series continues this Saturday with a performance by trumpeter Joe Moffett, and saxophonists Petr Cancura and Noah Preminger. This group will perform a freely improvised set. I had a chance to speak with trumpeter Joe Moffett about his music and about the group that will be playing. The concert happens Saturday February 14th 2009 8pm at Never Ending Books 810 State Street New Haven, CT
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Back in November, Max Heath and Carl Testa got together with Jef Wilson the host of The Jef Sessions to discuss Max's work that was going to be featured on the next Uncertainty Music Series concert. Included in this podcast is the performance of Pavilion 2 from the Uncertainty Series concert on November 14th 2009.
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May 13, 2019 24 min
Before her performance on the Uncertainty Music Series on August 8th, 2009, Lesley Flanigan sat down with me at Never Ending Books and discussed her speaker feedback instruments that she has designed. We also discussed her background in sculpture as well as her other collaborations. The concert happened Saturday August 8th 2009 at 8pm at Never Ending Books 810 State Street New Haven, CT
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The Uncertainty Music Series continues this Saturday with a performance by Glows in the Dark. In this interview with Scott Burton, the guitarist from Glows in the Dark, we discuss writing music inspired by films, how films can inform the structure of music, as well as how social media affects music organizing. The concert happens Saturday June 13th 2009 8pm at Never Ending Books 810 State Street New Haven, CT
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May 13, 2019 29 min
I spoke with saxophonist and composer Joseph Getter about his music and his performance with the improvisation collective Cosmic Hue. Note there is some slight distortion on this recording.
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May 13, 2019 32 min
I sat down with saxophonist Michael Straus to discuss his work with composers, electronics, and solo saxophone music.
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May 13, 2019 24 min
The Uncertainty Music Series continues this Saturday with a performance by Avmus aka John C. Miller. John sat down with Carl to talk about his solo electronic music and his upcoming performance which will focus on his custom modular synthesizer. The concert happens Saturday July 11th 2009 8pm at Never Ending Books 810 State Street New Haven, CT
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May 13, 2019 26 min
After a rehearsal (and dinner), I sat down with composer Barry Seroff to discuss his upcoming performance and his large-scale cantata entitled Democracy which he is in the process of funding. All proceeds received at the next concert will go directly towards the production of this new work. The concert happens Saturday October 10th 2009 at 8pm at Never Ending Books 810 State Street New Haven, CT
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On March 23rd I sat down with composers Brian Parks and Max Heath to have a long conversation about music in general, trends in composition today, Brian's music, and Max's music. This is an extended interview that features a performance with Janet Simone Parks.
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May 13, 2019 46 min
On November 11th I sat down with Anne Rhodes and Ben Klein to talk about Ben's tuba and electronic music.
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May 13, 2019 61 min
On August 9th I sat down with Max Heath and Noel Thomas (A Split Psyche) to speak about his music, the noise scene, music formats, and social networks amongst other things.
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On December 10th I sat down with Chris McDonald, Max Heath, and via Skype, Mikael Karlsson at Chris's studio in Killingworth, CT. We discussed Chris and Mikael's collaboration composition BOX.
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