Make Music New York has announced four upcoming discussions as part of its ongoing “Make Music Monthly” series of monthly podcasts, co-presented with the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. The conversations, hosted by MMNY founder Aaron Friedman, are recorded in front of a live audience at the New School and are open to the public, then published as a podcast on the MMNY and New School websites. On January 28, NYU Professor of Music Suzanne Cusick will discuss the use of noise and music in the interrogation of prisoners. On February 18, Ned Sublette, a composer, musicologist, and record producer, will speak about Cuba’s music and performers during a new diplomatic era with the U.S. An April 15 discussion among composers Charlie Morrow, David Rothenberg, and David Soldier will focus on composing for animals. NPR classical host Anastasia Tsioulcas will speak on May 27 about lessons learned from her experiences producing large-scale public participatory performances. Founded in 2007, Make Music New York is an annual daylong festival held throughout New York City each June on the first day of summer. In 2011 MMNY added a winter festival on December 21, and in 2014 “Make Music Monthly” was launched. More information is available here.

Posted January 26, 2015