Relevant Tones is a weekly radio program that explores the most fascinating time in classical music: right now. From up-and-coming firebrands to established artists, this program celebrates the dynamic and diverse musical creations of modern-day composers from around the world. With its informative and engagingly down-to-earth presentation, Relevant Tones seeks to make contemporary music accessible to die-hard classical music fans while attracting new and younger listeners. In the Field is perhaps one of its most ambitious projects, where the show’s host produces a two-part program featuring composers and works from different countries that he visits. Among the countries that have been featured are Poland, China, Colombia, Korea, Finland and Estonia.
What the nominator wrote:
In a digital age where we assume everything is avaialble at a click's distance, music lovers and those who are dipping their toes in the field of contemporary music are lucky to find any orientation as to what is happening in their local community. Scale that up to the entire world and the digital age instead of a blessing seems more like an unsurmountable challenge. Enter old technologies that mix up with the new ones. 'In the Field', Relevant Tones' radio project, connects listeners to living composers and their music via the show's host who interacts with composers in their own countries. Music lovers of the world have a way to connect and composers have a way of making their music meet interested listeners.