The Inside Story: Tower Duo and CROSSWIND

Tower Duo is a flute and saxophone ensemble based in Columbus OH that specializes in creating engaging musical experiences with a particular interest in performing and premiering contemporary works by emerging composers. Tower Duo, whose members are flutist Erin Helgeson Torres and saxophonist Michael Rene Torres, has been performing together since 2007. The duo has... Continue Reading →


After finishing his studies in piano, church organ, and choral conducting in Utrecht, composer Hans Bakker began teaching piano at music schools in the Netherlands. Apart from his teaching practice, he conducted two choirs and was active in the improvisational music scene. After graduation from the University of Amsterdam, he returned to music, becoming completely... Continue Reading →

Beethoven’s Tempi

I'm an avid podcast listener, and one of my favorites is WNYC's Radiolab. The show features in-depth explorations of topics in science and culture and is marked by a unique, light-hearted production style.Recently, while driving on some New Hampshire backroads to visit some relatives, I heard an episode about Beethoven that called into question what his... Continue Reading →

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