Composers, Seth Boustead & Gene Pritsker drink alcohol listen and talk about music. Subjects range from composition, favorite drinks and whatever else comes into their minds.
The program gets crazier as the two hosts get drunker.
Each month both composers bring in 20 or so minutes of music to show each other after they agree on a theme for the show BUT nothing is planned and things can and do go awry.
Show #14 ‘Multi Cultural’
The 14th episode of ‘Composers With Drinks Listening to Music‘, is titled ‘Multi Cultural’. Featured drink is the Korean rise wine Soju. Seth and Gene chat with special guest composer/saxophonist Daniel Schnyder and are also joined by CWDLM regulars Robert C. Ford, Charles Coleman and Fred Harper. Recorded from Robert C. Ford’s ‘The Sky Vault’. The art for the episode is a painting called ‘Needs More Salt’ by Fred Harper.
Music by: Seth Boustead, Chick Corea, Joe Harriott, Lou Harrison, John Mayer, Gene Pritsker, Daniel Schnyder, Eviyan
Performers include: Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Kenneth Goldsmith, Lou Harrison, Kristjan Jarvi, Yang Jing, Terry King, Jean-Luc Ponty, Bassam Saba ,Daniel Schnyder, Narada Michael Walden, Belenus Quartet, Absolute Ensemble, The Mills College Gamelan Ensemble, Joe Harriott - John Mayer Double Quintet, Eviyan
The 13th episode of ‘Composers With Drinks Listening to Music‘, focuses on ‘Booze’. Featured drink is Viking Blod Mead. We chat with our special guest violinist Lara St. John and are also joined by our regulars Robert C. Ford, Mark Kostabi and Charles Coleman. We are coming to you from Kostabi World Chelsea.
Music by: J.S. Bach, Van Halen, Matthew Hindson, Mark Kostabi, Johnny Mercer, The Pogues, Igor Stravinsky, Butthole Surfers, Doris Tauber, Giuseppe Verdi, Wesley Wilson, Seth Boustead & Gene Pritsker.
Performers include: Miolina, Bessie Smith with Buck and His Band, Polkastra, Lara St. John, Martin Kennedy, Matt Van Brink, Stefanie Egge, Berzan Önen, Russell Holzman, Jose Moura, Gene Pritsker, Van Halen, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sarah Ioannides, Geoffrey Burleson, Mark Kostabi, Dinah Washington, The Pogues, Butthole Surfers
The 12th episode of ‘Composers With Drinks Listening to Music‘, focuses on ‘Humanity’. The featured drink for this episode is Mimosa as we celebrate our existence.
Along with our regulars; Robert C. Ford and Mark Kostabi, our featured guest is composer Gilbert Galindo.
Music by: 1st Century Greeks, trad. from Botswana, Scorpions, Tanya Tagaq, Gilbert Galindo, Mark Kostabi, Leonard Bernstein, Devo, Chips Moman and Dan Penn, Gene Pritsker and Seth Boustead
Performers include: Greesi Desiree Langovits, Annie Dutoit-Argerich, Kai Schumacher, Benedikt ter Braak, Aretha Franklin, San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble, Tesla Quartet, Dave Taylor, Tommy Campbell, Mark Egan, William Schimmel, Paul Kostabi, Kronos Quartet, Leonard Bernstein and the NY Philharmonic.
The 11th episode of ‘Composers With Drinks Listening to Music‘, is entitled ‘Dreams’. We focus on music about dreams, sleep, etc. The featured drink for this episode is Absinthe brought to us by Robert C. Ford. Other guests are artist/composer/pianist Mark Kostabi, composer/singer Charles Coleman and artist Fred Harper.
Seth Boustead, Gene Pritsker, Charles Coleman, Mark Kostabi, Van Halen, Dmitri Shostakovich, Kansas Joe McCoy & Herb Morand, Peter Sculthorpe, Judith Veevers, John Downland
Bill Evans, Chanda Rule, Chester Layman, Elizabeth Weigle, Greg Baker, Harlem Hamfats, Kelly Horsted, Laurence Goldman, Marc Molomot, Olga Borodina, Sean Satin, Sound Liberation
The 10th episode of ‘Composers With Drinks Listening to Music‘, is entitled ‘Places’. We focus on music about various places. from cities, countries, street names, etc. Composers throughout history have been inspired by geography and locations that are dear to their hearts. The featured alcohol is Cognac with special guests Sean Satin, Charles Coleman, and Robert C. Ford who premieres a new poem.
Seth Boustead, Charles Coleman, Antonio Lauro, Angelica Negron, Harry Partch, Gene Pritsker, Sun Ra, Billy Strayhorn, Kurt Weill, and Iron Maiden.
Performers include vocalists Charles Coleman & Lynn Norris, pianist Matt Herskowitz, violinist Lara St. John, guitarist Sean Satin, Paavo Jarvi and the Cincinnati Symphony.
The 9th episode of ‘Composers With Drinks Listening to Music‘, is entitled ‘Summer’. We focus on music about this hottest of all seasons with the featured alcohol being Pina Coladas. Guests Mark Kostabi and Robert C. Ford, who premieres a new poem on this episode.
Music by: Seth Boustead, Mark Kostabi, Gene Pritsker, William Grant Still, Marcos Valle, Willie Nelson, Eddie Cochran, Katherine Hoover, Astor Piazzola, Jimi Hendrix, Quincy Jones, The Flaming Lips.
Music of Opposition
The 8th episode of ‘Composers With Drinks Listening to Music‘, is entitled ‘Music of Opposition’. We focus on music written for political opposition responding to the social changes happening across America and the world with the Black Lives Matter movement. Featured alcohol is 'The Molotov Cocktail’ supplied by The Wall Street Poet, Robert C. Ford. The show is recorded at our special guest Mark Kostabi’s Chelsea town house.
Seth Boustead, Childish Gambino, James Weldon Johnson & J. Rosamond Johnson, Mark Kostabi, Charles Mingus, Sergio Ortega, Gene Pritsker, Jay Rodriguez, Frederic Rzewski., Nina Simone,
Bob Marley & the Wailers.
The 7th episode of ‘Composers With Drinks Listening to Music‘, (Un)limited #2, is the second part where we deal with music written in quarantine with limited resources. The featured alcohol is Bob Dylan's Heaven's Door whiskey Special guests: The Wall Street Poet, Robert C. Ford, composer Charles Coleman, guitarist Sean Satin, and artist/composer/pianist and host of our recording location, his townhouse on the upper east side, Mark Kostabi.
Music by Seth Boustead, Gene Pritsker, Sophie Dunér, Tom Blatt, Mark Kostabi, Charles Coleman, Bob Dylan.
Submissions compositions by: Eric Malmquist, Ellen Mandel, Nick Hubbell, Ben Zucker, Janet Cattier-Swann, Andrew Gavin, Rosita Piritore, Florence Anna Maunders, Christian Kuehn, Lisa Neher, Dani Rosenoer
Performers include: ensembleKONTRASTE, Ford Fourqurean, Present Music, Arwen Myers
The 6th episode of ‘Composers With Drinks Listening to Music‘, (Un)limited #1 (in 2 parts) deals with music written in quarantine with limited resources. The featured alcohol is still whatever people have in their house, Special guests: The Wall Street Poet, Robert C. Ford, composer Gilbert H. Galindo, and artist/composer/ pianist Mark Kostabi. recorded over Zoom.
Music by Seth Boustead, Gene Pritsker, Gilbert H. Galindo, Mark Kostabi, Scorpions. Submission music by: Peter Falconer, David Lipten, Matthew Clare, Alexander Hamilton, Jeremy Sette, Jimmy Pinzon, Jeff Alan Greenway, Tim Knight, Brian Alan DeLaney, Larry Axelrod, Frank Horvat.
'Distance & Isolation'
Social Distancing Podcast - recorded through Skype
Amy Beach, Seth Boustead, Duke Ellington, Debra Kaye, Farhad Mehrad, Charles Mingus, Gene Pritsker,
Paulinho da Viola, Hank Williams, Xiaogang Ye, The Flaming Lips.
The episode drink: Whatever we find in our fridge.
Music by: Seth Boustead, Benny Harris, Jennifer Higdon, Peter Jarvis, Caroline Mallonee, Felix Mendelssohn, Olivier Messiaen, Charlie Parker,
Gene Pritsker, Frank Zappa.
The mystery score reading composer being Einojuhani Rautavaara,
The episode drink: Mezcal
Music by Igor Stravinsky, Christopher Rouse, Holger Czukay, Daniel Schnyder, Colin McPhee, Thelonious Monk, David Bowie, Seth Boustead, and Gene Pritsker.
The mystery score reading composer being George Butterworth, and special guest Robert C. Ford joins us.
The episode drink: Gin Rickey
With music by Charles Coleman, Aaron Kernis, Frank Zappa, John Cage, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Seth Boustead, and Gene Pritsker
with the mystery score reading composer being Arnold Bax and a tribute to the band Rush in honor of Neil Peart.
The first episode of ‘Composers With Drinks Listening to Music ‘ deals with ‘Beginnings’ and Woodford Reserve Bourbon is the featured alcohol
Music by Duke Ellington, Dmitri Shostakovich, Franz Zappa, Malcolm Arnold, George Crumb, Lera Auerbach, Seth Boustead, and Gene Pritsker