Listen to Classical Discoveries with Marvin Rosen this Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m to hear him talk with American composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel.
Derek Bermel is currently the Artist-in-Residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ and Creative Advisor to the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.
He worked with composers like William Albright, Louis Andriessen, William Bolcom, Henri Dutilleux, André Hajdu and Michael Tenzer, and studied clarinet under Ben Armato and Keith Wilson. He also travelled to Jerusalem to learn ethnomusicology and orchestration from André Hajdu, then Thracian folk music in Bulgaria with Nikola Illiev, caxixi in Brazil under Julio Góes, and Lobi xylophone in Ghana from Ngmen Baaru.
During the show, you will have the opportunity to win a free copy of his new Cantaloupe Records album, Canzonas Americanas, featuring “Alarm will Sound.” Be sure to listen to the whole interview and for the cues to phone in to receive your copy.
Full program details and more information about Derek Bermel can be found at the Classical Discoveries website.