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Steve Peters: In Memory of the Four Winds

Composer Steve Peters draws from both the experimental tradition and a wide range of world folk music to create songs and sound works for dance, theater, radio and public spaces as well as concert settings. To make In Memory of the Four Winds he harnesses the sound of insects, violins, the wind through Ponderosa pines, Siberian elms and the parabolic transducer stream to create a unique experience of a place through sound – the very place you're in.

Steve Peters' other releases include the pulsating, electro-acoustic cd, Emanations and Delicate Abrasions a 12-channel sound installation. Since 1989, he has been director of Nonsequitur, a nonprofit producing organization that has been centered both in the Southwest (Albuquerque) and Northwest (Seattle).

Update since first broadcast: Nonsequitur's 2011 activities now operate out of a chapel/performance space at the Wayward Center in Seattle and appears to involve many interesting musical characters from that region some of whom were represented at a Nonsequitur-curated mini-festival at The Stone in NYC in May 2011. Check it out.


Open Territory


Musical innovators share their work in a combination of an interview. Including Max Neuhaus, Miles Davis, Christian Marclay, and more. 



A series of programs produced by the composer Elliott Sharp from his own collection of works that have influenced, energized, or otherwise occupied his earspace and imagination; from African chanting to Japanese noise to avant-garde concert music. Many of the segments were assembled for the former radio station of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (now MoMA/PS1) between 2004 and 2006.