Redshift Radio

Redshift Radio

Redshift Radio is a new podcast showcasing contemporary music in Canada. Host Adrian Verdejo will interview some of Canada’s most prominent figures in the contemporary classical music community, highlighting the diverse voices in Canada’s new music scene, and showcasing various selections from the growing catalogue of Redshift Records.


November 27, 2022 71 min
Peter Hannan is a Canadian composer, opera director and recorder player based in British Columbia. Hannan has composed music for the recorder, and is known for his work in the field of electro-acoustics. and sampled music as well as his compositions for modern opera.
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Adrian Verdejo interviews Vancouver cellist Marina Hasselberg. They discuss her new album RED, available on the Redshift Records label. She explains her artistic journey through the production of the album, and the merging of composed pieces with improvisations for this unique recording project.
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August 13, 2022 44 min
Adrian Verdejo interviews Vancouver composer, producer, and trumpet player John Korsrud. They discuss recent activities with his Hard Rubber Orchestra, including the recently released album "Iguana", which commemorates 30 years since he formed the group. John discusses his musical background as a composer, instrumentalist, and educator and shares some of the more memorable moments with HRO over the years.

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July 26, 2022 46 min
Adrian interviews Vancouver composer and ecologist Glenn Sutherland. They discuss recent and upcoming events with Vancouver Pro Musica, of which Glenn is President on the board of directors. Glenn discusses his path to being a composer while maintaining a career as an ecologist/researcher in the field of wildlife conservation.
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June 7, 2022 59 min
Adrian interviews Vancouver composer and saxophonist Colin MacDonald. They discuss Colin's activities since the start of the pandemic, his background as a saxophonist and some of his major influences as a composer.
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May 23, 2022 51 min
Adrian interviews Vancouver composer Jennifer Butler. They discuss her current projects, her musical background as a flutist transitioning to composition, recent explorations as a music educator, and she details her upcoming album "One More Way to See".
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April 19, 2022 66 min
Adrian speaks with Mexican-Canadian composer Alfredo Santa Ana, they discuss Alfredo’s current musical projects, his key influences and the path that lead him to being a composer and guitarist.
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January 17, 2022 106 min
On this episode of Redshift Radio, Adrian Verdejo interviews Vancouver-based soprano Sarah Jo Kirsch.

They discuss Sarah Jo’s recent activities and plans since moving to Vancouver, and their musical evolution to becoming a performer of Art Song and contemporary music. They discuss the importance of sharing music which is culturally and socially relevant to the modern world.
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November 10, 2021 75 min
Adrian Verdejo talks with Toronto-based composer and pianist Frank Horvat about his musical upbringing, his introduction to composition at a young age, and recent recordings published since the start of the pandemic. Frank discusses major themes in his work including mental health, and the importance of human connection through music.
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May 28, 2021 76 min
On this episode, Adrian Verdejo interviews Vancouver-based composer and flutist Rodney Sharman.

Rodney discusses his activities since the start of the pandemic, some of his works-in-progress and recently completed pieces. The composer reflects on his early introduction to music, and his course of studies with Murray Adaskin, Morton Feldman, Brian Ferneyhough and more.

Adrian and Rodney reflect on their past collaborations, and how ...
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On this episode, Adrian Verdejo interviews double bassist and composer Mark Haney and Juno Award-Winning Harpist Angela Schwarzkopf.

MARK HANEY discusses how he started as a bass player, and he discovered his path as a composer. We talk about his early influences, and the creation of his debut album. He discusses his recent projects with the Little Chamber Music series, and gives his thoughts on the state of the arts approaching one...
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On the first episode of the Redshift Radio podcast, Adrian Verdejo introduces himself and the show. He gives us a brief history of his experience with the Redshift Music Society, and his vision for this podcast.

We hear an interview with composer Jordan Nobles and flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor, founders of Redshift Music Society. They further discuss its origins, as well as milestone concerts, memorable events, and the development o...
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