LIVING AMERICAN COMPOSERS: NEW MUSIC FROM BOWLING GREEN is a radio series devoted to living composers and their works. The program originates from the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music (MACCM), part of the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University in Northwest Ohio. Since 1980, MACCM has been hosting some of the biggest names in modern music at the annual New Music Festival. It also sponsors a multi-venue concert series called Music at the Forefront, which shines a spotlight on new and exciting young performers of contemporary music.
Produced by WGTE Public Media and hosted by Brad Cresswell, New Music from Bowling Green draws primarily on live concert recordings from the New Music Festival and Music at the Forefront, as well as commercial recordings featuring the Bowling Green Philharmonia and the BGSU Wind Symphony. Designed with the mainstream classical music listener in mind, the program features audience-friendly modern works that are introduced by their composers. We also hear from the performers who bring those works to life – in some cases, for the very first time.