Since 1996, this weekly program has combined varied musical styles into programs of interest to the listener.  Programs are drawn from recordings sent to the Society for New Music and WCNY-FM from composers, performers, and recording companies around the world.

Programs feature new commercial releases, as well as live recordings that can be heard exclusively on Fresh Ink. 

You can hear music by Pulitzer Prize Winners, MacArthur Genius Grant awardees, and up-and-coming composers and musicians.

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Fresh Ink Broadcasts

November 27: Moments Shared, Moments Lost

Robert Carl The Geography of Loss, 2010 (New World)
Jennifer Bellor Moments Shared, Moments Lost (Composer)
Jennifer Bellor Stay (Composer)
Bun-Ching Lam Three Songs of Shide, 2013 (Innova)

December 4: Genre Blending

Jennifer Bellor Chase the Stars (Composer)
Elizabeth Brown Afterimage, 2011 (Innova)
Caleb Burhans Remembrance (Innova)
Matt Marks Trunket’s Sarabande (Innova)
Tilted Axes Harmonic Revolutions (PGM)
Nick Zoulek Rushing Past Willow; From all of our love this was lost (Innova)

December 11: Lauds and Lullabies

Nikolas Allen Jeleniauskas deszcz, 2016 (SNM)
Gregg Welcher This Living Hand…, 2016 (SNM)
Cody Alexander Paul Untitled, 2016 (SNM)
Maria Newman String Quartet No. 2, “Lauds” (Arts House)
Dan Visconti Native Tongues (Cedille)
Kenneth Benshoof Traveling Music: iii. Driving (Cedille)

December 18: Ancient Roots

Maya Beiser O Virtus Sapientae (Innova)
Mohammed Fairouz Kol Nidrai (Innova)
Marcia Kraus The Emperor and the Nightingale (Centaur)
Thomas Moked Blum Greek Blues (Cedille)
Baladino and Thomas Moked Blum Raga Etude (Cedille)
Eric Whitacre The Chelsea Carol, 2012 (Composer)
Steven Stucky Cradle Songs (Teldec)

December 25: Karolju

Dan Locklair Angel Song, En Natus est Emanuel, O Sacrum Convivium, Ave Verum Corpus (Convivium)
Christopher Rouse Karolju (RCA)


Past Broadcasts

November 20, 2016: Passages

Robert Carl Symphony No. 4, “The Ladder,” 2008 (New World)
Miya Masaoka The Long Road, from “Triangle of Resistance” (Innova)
Teizo Matsumura Shikyoku Ichiban (Poeme 1), 1969 (Innova)

November 13, 2016: Sonic Music

Kenji Bunch The Devil’s Box (ACO) Learn more.
Alex Temple Liebeslied (ACO) Learn more.
Robert Carl Songs, Dances & Laments of the Hive, 2010 (New World)
Jennifer Bellor Chase the Star (Composer)

November 6, 2016: Frontier Music

Christopher Stark …and start west (ACO)
Christopher Cresswell Thoughts of Carolina, 2015 (Composer)
Edward Ruchalski Park Music, 2016 (Composer)
Edward Ruchalski Sound Wandering Collage, 2016 (Composer)
Robert Carl The World Turned Upside Down, 2000 (New World)
Jennifer Bellor Fallen Veneer (Composer)

October 30, 2016: Remembrance

Dan Locklair Remembrance, 2006; Ubi Caritas, 2003; St. Peter’s Rock, 1999 (Convivium)
Daniel Pesca The Rhythm of our Days, 2016, for piano trio (SNM)
Ronald L. Caravan Echoes of a Crimson Twilight, 2003, for soprano saxophone (Mark)
Kasper Brookes Five Bells on a poem by Kenneth Slessor, 2006 (CCR)
Sachin Shukla Vault, 2016 (Rising Stars)

October 23, 2016: About Time …

Robert Muczynski Time Pieces, 1993 (Mark)
Dan Locklair Gloria (Convivium)
Pawel Lukaszewski Trinity Concerto, 2007 (Centaur)
Russell Peterson Concerto for Alto Saxophone, Flute, and String Orchestra, 2009 (Centaur)

October 16, 2016: Music Inspired By … Part II

Diane Jones Woman A/Part, 2016 for piano trio (SNM)
Ronald L. Caravan Fantasy Piece for soprano saxophone (Mark)
Ross Edwards Yanada & Ulpirra, 1999 (CCR)
Edwin McLean Incantations, 2005 (CCR)
Laura Kaminsky Duo (Bridge)

October 9, 2016: Local (EMIC) Perspectives

Roberto Sierra Montunos, 2015 (IBS Classical)
Tadeusz Kassatti By Gaslight (Potenza)
Boaz Avni Sonata for bassoon and piano (MSR)
Alfonso Rega L’Olocausto (Sinfonia N4. 5 in Do min.) Oh Qual Dolor (Prigionia) (Composer)

October 2, 2016: Memories of …

Roberto Sierra Boleros (Primer Album, 2010-14) (IBS Classical)
Dan Locklair The Isaiah Canticles, 2005 (Convivium)
Emmanuel Sikora The Sick Rose & Late Oct., 2016 (Rising Stars)
Jeanine Rueff Chanson et Passepied (Mark)

September 25, 2016: Membership Drive

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September 18, 2016: Music Inspired By …

Jennifer Higdon Trio, 2003 (SNM)
Rob Smith Grabbing–Snatching–Blink–And You–Be Gone, 2016 for piano trio (SNM)
Edward Ruchalski CMW, 2016 for piano trio (SNM)
Roberto Sierra Introduccion, cancion & descarga, 2013 (IBS Classical)
Dan Locklair Lord Jesus, think on me (Convivium)
Alfonso Rega L’olocausto (Sinfonia in 4 in Do min), Il Viaggio (The Travel) (Composer)

September 11, 2016: Remembering

Alfonso Rega Sinfonia no. 7, 9/11 (The Pietas & La Speranza) (Composer)
Michael Starobin Four Stevens, 1992 (Bridge)
Patrick Greene Steel Symphony, 2014 (SNM)
Samuel Barber Canzone, Op. 38, 1961 (Rising Stars)

September 4, 2016: The Way Things Go

Richard Festinger The Way Things Go (Bridge)
William Bland Variations on a Theme by Carl Nielsen “Underlige Aftenlufte,” 2010 (Bridge)
Poul Ruders Oh, Mother (The 13th Child — opera), 2016 (Bridge)
Sally Lamb McCune River, 2013 (SNM)
Peter Allen unsaid, but not unheard, 2016 for piano solo (SNM)
Ronald L. Caravan Improvisation (Romani) (Mark)

August 28, 2016: Hand Eye

Timo Andres Checkered Shade (Cedille)
Robert Honstein Conduit I: Touch, Conduit II: Pulse, Conduit: III Send (Cedille)
Eric Moe All Sensation is Already Memory (Bridge)
Lisa Bielawa Such another sleep, 2012 (Fuga)

August 21, 2016: The Quality of Mercy

Stephen Paulus I Have called you by Name (Reference)
Joseph Schwantner Looking Back: Just Follow . . ., 2009 (Innova)
Patrick Castillo The Quality of Mercy, 2009 (Innova)
Samuel Zyman On My People (Origin)

August 14, 2016: Cross-Cultural Cadences

Alex Burtzos Come Away Death, 2012 (Composer)
Sam Adler Canto XIV: A Klezmer Fantasy, 1997 (Mark)
Jennifer Higdon Fanfare Ritmico (USAirforce)
Joseph V. Williams II Isabel (Cedille)

August 7, 2016: Musical Landscapes

Alex Burtzos Days into Days, 2011 (Composer)
Nico Muhly Control (Five Landscapes for Orchestra) (Reference Recording)
Wayne Oquin Tower Ascending (USAirforce)
Randall Woolf Righteous Babe (Bridge)

July 31, 2016: Mythological Dance and Gravitations

James G. Lindsay Gravitations, 2015 (Composer)
Augusta Read Thomas EOS (Goddess of the Dawn) (Reference)
Belinda Reynolds Share (Bridge)

July 24, 2016: Mass of Reconciliation

Jose (Peppie) Calvar Mass of Reconciliation (Composer)

July 17, 2016: Wine Dark Seas

John Mackey Wine Dark Sea: Symphony for Band (Reference)
Steve Reich Nagoya Marimbas (Cedille)
USAirForce Affirmation (USAirForce)

July 10, 2016: Become Ocean

John Luther Adams Become Ocean, 2013 (Cantalope)
Michael Davis Power Trio (Emeritus)

July 3, 2016: Tributes to American Icons

Steven Bryant Ecstatic Fanfare (USAirForce)
Dan Welcher Spumante, 1998 (Reference)
Alex Burtzos Teach the Torches to Burn Bright, 2013 (Composer)
Donald Grantham J’ai été au bal (Reference)
Frank Ticheli Concerto for Clarinet (Reference)

June 26, 2016: On the Nature of Things

Alex Burtzos Omaha, 2014 (Composer)
Henry Wolking Three Movements (Emeritus)
Nathan Davis On the Nature of Thingness (Starkland)
Phyllis Chen Hush (Starkland)
Ronald L. Caravan Soliloquy & Celebration, 1996 (Mark)

June 19, 2016: Tracings

Alex Burtzos Football in Marja, 2011 (Composer)
Allan Blank A Little Suite (Emeritus)
Eric Ewazen Eaglehawk (Emeritus)
Reza Vali Nayshâboorak (Calligraphy No. 6) (Albany)
Andy Kozar Invisibility Interlude (Analog Arts)
Nathan Davis Ghostlight (Starkland)
Karel Husa Postcard from Home, 1997 (Mark)

June 12, 2016: Fours X Fives

Stephen Ferre Remembering the Night Sky, 2015 (SNM)
James Primosch Dancepiece, 2005 (SNM)
Alex Burtzos The Revivalist, 2012 (Composer)
Phyllis Chen Chimers (Starkland)

June 5, 2016: Thematic Music

Michael Torke Concerto for Orchestra (Ecstatic)
Alex Burtzos The Outlaw in the Guilded Age (SNM)
Jennifer Higdon Piano Trio, 2003 (Yellow) (SNM)

May 29, 2016: Music Dedicated To . . .

Edwin McLean Sonata No. 2 (1996) (Centaur)
Maria Newman Lux Aeterna, 2001 (ArtsHouse)
Matthew Whiteside Dichroic Light (IMBT)
Matthew Whiteside Well, Well, Well (IMBT)
Rob T. Smith Three Songs for the day of the Dead (SNM)

May 22, 2016: Folk Connections

Matilde Salvador Endechas y cantares de Sefarad, 1979 (Origin)
Reza Vali Calligraphy No. 10 (Albany)
Maximo Diego Pujol Five Preludes (NovaScribe)

May 15, 2016: Music That Transcends

Christopher Rouse Kabir Padavali (Naxos)
Reza Vali Calligraphy No. 4 (Albany)
Michael Torke Oracle (Ecstatic)

May 8, 2016: Women’s Music

Stacy Garrop Mythology Symphony, 2013 (Cedille)
Judith Lang Zaimont Romp, 1989 (Sorel)

May 1, 2016: Homages

Christopher Rouse Seeing (Naxos)
Reza Vali Calligraphy No. 12 (Albany)
Celso Machado Abraço e neto a lea; Parazula (NovaScribe)
Don Ross First Ride (NovaScribe)

April 24, 2016: The Quality of Mercy

Stephen Paulus I Have called you by Name (Reference)
Joseph Schwantner Looking Back: Just Follow…, 2009 (Innova)
Patrick Castillo The Quality of Mercy, 2009 (Innova)
Samuel Zyman On My People (Origin)

April 17, 2016: The Song of Earth

Dominick Diorio A Dome of Many-coloured Glass, 2010 (MSR)
Douglas Knehans Drift for Oboe & strings; Mist, Memory, Shadow, 2008 (Ablaze)
Howard Hersh Touch & After (Composer)

April 10, 2016: All Spring

Emily Doolittle all spring, 2004 (ComCon)
William Coble Zephyr (Navona)
Joseph Schwantner Silver Halo: Processional, Moto Perpetuo, Clockworks (Innova)
James Winn Variations on a Theme of Bartok, 2010 (MSR)

April 3, 2016: Classic FM Membership Drive

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March 27, 2016: Then the Letting Go …

Christopher Theofanidis Messages to Myself, 2007 (MSR)
Michael Eckert Three Pieces for 2 pianos, 2012 (MSR)
Patrick Castillo This is the hour of lead, 2014 (Innova)

March 20, 2016: Prayers and Remembrances

Stephen Paulus Prayers & Remembrances, 2011 (Reference) Read the texts.
Stacy Garrop Thunderwalker, 1999 (Cedille)

March 13, 2016: Requiem

Dan Locklair Requiem, 2015 (Composer)
Stacy Garrop Shadow, 2001 (Cedille)

March 6, 2016: Seeing Eternity

Lois Vierk Timberline, 1991 (New World)
David Ashley White The Blue Estuaries, 1998 (MSR)
Jocelyn Hagen soft blink of amber light, 2014 (MSR)
Daniel Carr Three Nocturnes, Op. 16 (MSR)

February 28, 2016: Breaking Free

David Finko Sonata for flute and piano, 2012 (Innova)
Sam Pellman Elliptical Galaxies, 2015 (Ravella)
Howard Hersh Dream, 2003 (Composer)

February 21, 2016: Meditations On …

Douglas Knehans Two Looks at Silence (Ablaze)
Emily Doolittle falling still, 2009; Four Pieces about Water, 2000 (ComCon)
Roberto Sierra Sch., 2009 (Open G)
Wayne Oquin O Magnum Mysterium, 2013 (MSR)

February 14, 2016: About Love …

George Mabry Songs of Reflection, 2013; Three Cabaret Songs (Albany)
Stephen Paulus Little Elegy (Reference)
Ted Vives Premonition, 2012 (CompChoir)
Jacob TV The Garden of Love (Electrosax)
Strat Andriotis The Interlude (for all the clowns in my life); Under (Dekatria)
Alistair King Concertinfouro (Composer)

February 7, 2016: “Grand” Dreams

Douglas Knehans Missa Brevis (Ablaze)
Steven Stucky Allegretto quasi Andantino (Open G)
Sam Pellman Spiral Galaxies, 2015 (Ravello)

January 31, 2016: Poetic Music

Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon yo no/tu si/yo tu/si no, 2012 (Ravello)
Ted Vives The Soldier (1914), 2011, and Castrovalva, 2009 (CompChoir)
Richard Danielpour Remembering Neda: Trio, 2009 (Innova)
Lois Vierk To Stare Astonished at the Sea, 1994 (New World)
Howard Hersh Little Angel Dreams, 2004 (Composer)

January 24, 2016: Celestial Mechanics

Charles Van Tassel Two Golden Threads, 2015 (Rising Stars)
Joan Tower Big Sky, 2000 (SNM)
Emily Doolittle Col, 2014 (ComCon)
David Liptak Preludes, 2010 (Ravello)
Sam Pellman Peculiar Galaxies (1-4), 2014 (Ravello)

January 17, 2016: Phases

Gregg Welcher Solidification 2014: Plasma, Vapor, Liquid, Solid (Rising Stars)
Emmanuel Sikora What Inn is This? and April 7, 1988 (Rising Stars)
Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon Flores del Viento III, 2003 (Ravello)
Emily Doolittle Why the parrot repeats human words, 2005 (ComCon)

January 10, 2016: The Infinite Dance

Diane Jones Coyote Samba (Composer)
John Liberatore Last Leaf, 2015 (SNM)
Christopher Doll Chromatose, 2015 (SNM)
Zhou Tian Violin Concerto, “The Infinite Dance” (Composer)
Ed Ruchalski Quartet ’91, 2015 (SNM)
Christopher Cresswell a still life in blue green, 2015 (SNM)
Andrew Bonacci Auguries of Innocence, 2003 (CompChoir)
Timothy Miller The Garden of Dreams (CompChoir)

January 3, 2016: Timely Tunes

Sam Pellman Recursive Fury, 2014 (SNM)
Eric Nathan Ommagio a Gesualdo, 2014 (Albany)
Mark McConnell Scions, 2015 (SNM)
Diane Jones Dyad, 2015 (SNM)
Douglas Knehans Psalm 150 and Panis Angelicus (Ablaze)
James Willey Gatherings, 2015 (SNM)
Stephen Ferre Time Knot, 2015 (SNM)
Persis Parshall Vehar Women, Women (Albany)
Russell Scarbrough Bow Shock, 2013 (Performer)

December 27, 2015: Rhapsodic Songs

Michael John Trotta Prayer for Peace (HRMG)
Hajime Koumatsu Japanese Folk Song Suite No. 2, 2010 (MSR)
Peter Lieuwen Rhapsody, 2013 (MSR)
Alex Ganes Theme and Variations, 2015 (SNM Rising Stars)
Eric Nathan Multitude, Solitude, 2013 (Albany)

December 20, 2015: Mysteries of Life

Michael John Trotta Veni, Emmanuel; Adam Lay Ybounden (HRMG)
Mihailo Trandafilovski Vozduh (Air) from Chetiri (Innova)
Arvo Paert Magnificat, 1989 (Colgate Univ. Singers)
Jane Antonia Cornish Continuum I (Innova)
Eric Whitacre I thank you God for most this amazing day, 1999 (Arsis)
Stephen Paulus Nunc dimittis (Reference)
Stephen Paulus The Incomprehensible (Reference)
Handel (arr. C. Clay) Hallelujah Chorus (Catskill)
arr. C. Clay We wish you a Merry Christmas (Catskill)

December 13, 2015: Toying

Eric Nathan Toying, 2012 (Albany)
Eric Nathan Three by Three, 2009 (Albany)
Martin Amlin Papillon, Rondo (MSR)
Robert Merfeld Animal Miniatures, 2012 (MSR)
Mihailo Trandafilovski Ripple Effect, 2010 (Innova)
Jane Antonia Cornish Nocturne I (Innova)

December 6, 2015: Overland Dreams

Peter Lieuwen Overland Dream, 2011 (MSR)
Edward Ruchalski Carpenter’s Pipes, 2015 (SNM)
Nikolas Jeleniauskas Etude No. 5 & No. 4, 2015 (SNM Rising Stars)
Nikolai Kapustin Reminiscence (from 8 Etudes, op. 40) (Novy Svet)
Eric Nathan Four to One, 2011 (Albany)
Mihailo Trandafilovski Arc-en-Ciel, 2013 (Innova)
Stephen Paulus When Music Sounds (Reference)

November 29, 2015: Music Inspired By …

Dan Visconti Ramshackle Songs, 2009 (MSR)
Peter Lieuwen Windjammer, 2009 (MSR)
Mason Bates The Life of Birds, 2008 (SNM)
Kaziah White Autumn Dances (SNM Rising Stars)