Modern Notebook for September 6, 2020

Composer Jeffrey Mumford (Photo credit: Irene Haupt)

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of Modern Notebook on Classical WSMR, and we will be celebrating by playing a broad mix of favorites from the past year. Featuring a line-up of music by Jeffrey Mumford, Emma O’Halloran, Christopher Stark, Dai Fujikura, Baljinder Sekhon, Vivian Fung, Ingrid Stölzel, and others.

Plus performances by the Argus Quartet, pianist Conor Hanick, the Unheard-of Ensemble, Aizuri Quartet, Nouveau Classical Project, violinist Miranda Cuckson, pianist Eunmi Ko, violist Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti, and a whole lot more..

Join Tyler Kline for Modern Notebook, this Sunday night from 8 to 10 EDT on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9. Streaming at

Hour 1

  • Movement 3 from Juri Seo’s String Quartet: Infinite Season.
  • through a stillness brightening by Jeffrey Mumford.
  • Emma O’Halloran’s Constellations.
  • Drifting Seeds for cello and harp by Baljinder Sekhon.
  • Dai Fujikura’s Rare Gravity.

Hour 2

  • Kotekan from Vivian Fung’s Glimpses for prepared piano.
  • Oliver Knussen’s Two Organa for Large Ensemble.
  • Maple by Christopher Stark.
  • Ingrid Stölzel’s Unus Mundus.
  • Carrot Revolution by Gabriella Smith.
  • Olga Bell’s Zero Initiative.
  • Sabina by Andrew Norman.

Modern Notebook is hosted by WSMR’s Tyler Kline, and is a program that highlights music composed since the Mid-20th Century, with a special focus on the music of living composers.