Kalvos & Damian’s New Music Bazaar

For 10½ years, Dennis Báthory-Kitsz and I co-hosted Kalvos & Damian’s New Music Bazaar, a weekly new music radio show that originated at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. According to our playlist, we broadcast 8,685 new music selections during the Bazaar’s 538-show lifespan. We also interviewed two hundred and seventy-some composers from around the world. Our roles were equitably divided: Dennis saw to the interviews (inviting the composers, researching their music, formulating questions to ask, sending them off with a souvenir tee shirt), managed the program’s web presence, that sort of thing; I wrote and read the weekly introductory essay (533 total – I missed five due to an administrative error), assembled the occasional Best of the Bazaar sound mix (84 of ’em), and tried to at least remember the name of the interviewee when he or she showed up at our door. And although the radiophonic form of the program is history, online shows with interviews of composers continue occasionally. For more on the radio show, click on the above link to its website.

 

Introductory Stories: newmusicbazaar.com/tapes.html

Best of the Bazaar: newmusicbazaar.com/bestses.html