Composers With Drinks Listening To Music
By Gene Pritsker & Seth Boustead
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 #19 ‘Climate Change’ The 19th episode of ‘Composers With Drinks Listening to Music‘, deals with Climate Change. Hosts Seth Boustead and Gene Pritsker present music on this subject and are joined by Robert C. Ford, aka The Wall Street Poet, at the Sky Vault with the episode's drink being apple hot toddies. Our guest for the evening is composer/singer Milica Paranosic and we are also joined by our good friends Composer Charles Coleman and Composers Concordance board member Thomas E. Youngs.
January 26, 2022
At The Movies
Show #18 ‘At The Movies’ For the 18th episode of ‘Composers With Drinks Listening to Music‘, Seth Boustead and Gene Pritsker focus on music from movies, inspired by movies or that has anything to do with movies. For the theme based drink, Robert C. Ford aka The Wall Street Poet, provides martinis (shaken, not stirred of course) as well as reads a new poem. Also joining us is our regular guest, composer/singer Charles Coleman, and we will be recording from the house of our friend Peter Fokas. Music by: Seth Boustead, Gene Pritsker, Charles Coleman, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer, Reinhold Heil, Heitor Villa Lobos, Curtis Mayfield, Ry Cooder, Danny Elfman, Samuel Adler, Viet Cuong, Pierre Jalbert, John Harbinson, John Musto Performers include: Ensemble Kontrast, MDR Symphony with Kristjan Jarvi conducting, The Orchestre national de France, ACM Players, Min Kwon, The Bee Gees
October 08, 2021
Age, Maturity and Wisdom
Show #17 ‘Age, Maturity and Wisdom’ On the 17th episode of ‘Composers With Drinks Listening to Music‘ our guest is composer/guitarist Arthur Kampela, the theme is ‘Age, Maturity and Wisdom’, Robert C. Ford provides the drink of the show which is ‘The Manhattan’ as well as reads a poem. We are also joined by our friends guitarist Greg Baker, composer/baritone Charles Coleman and Peter Fokas from whose apartment we are recording. Fred Harper generously lets us use his art for the episode image. Music by: Seth Boustead, Gene Pritsker, Charles Coleman, Arthur Kampela, Louis Andriessen, Simón Díaz, Traditional, Rolling Stones Performers include: Matt Herskowitz, Min Kwon, Simón Díaz, Parvathy Baul, Sebestyén Márta & Muzsikás, Chicago Q Ensemble, CompCord String Orchestra, Rolling Stones, Orchestra of the 18th Century Cappella Amsterdam
September 01, 2021
Show #16 ‘Brainy Music’ On the 16th episode of ‘Composers With Drinks Listening to Music‘ our guest is composer/violinist/writer David Soldier, in honor of his new book called ‘Music, Math and Mind’ the theme for this show is ‘Brainy Music’. Host of the Sky Vault Robert C. Ford presents ‘The Galaxy Magic Mule’ as this shows special drink, also special guest Chad Harper ‘The Brooklyn Globetrotter’ joins us to talk about his BB_Fly project. Other guests that will join Seth and Gene are composer Charles Coleman and new friend Peter Fokas. Music by: Seth Boustead, Gene Pritsker, David Soldier, Richard Lair Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg, Jeff Beck, Max Middleton, Frank Zappa, The Brooklyn Globetrotter, Arnold Schoenberg, Kraftwerk, Charles Coleman, Uncle Dave Macon, Elephants. Performers include: Carl Fontana, MDR Big Band, Outreach Orchestra, Jeff Beck Group, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Kurt Vonnegut, The Mothers of Inventions, Richard Auldon Clark, The Brooklyn Globetrotter, Kraftwerk, Charles Coleman, Uncle Dave Macon
June 29, 2021
Show #15 ‘Ambiguity’ The 15th episode of ‘Composers With Drinks Listening to Music‘, deals with ‘Ambiguity’. Featured drink is a ‘Dark & Stormy’. We chat with our special guest Composer/pianist Roger Trefousse and are also joined by our regulars Robert C. Ford, and Charles Coleman. We are recording from The Sky Vault on all wall street. The painting is by Paolo Foglia called ‘Fluctuating forms’ Music by: Seth Boustead, Gene Pritsker, Roger Trefousse, Camper Van Beethoven, Gentle Giant, Beck, Charles Coleman, Bennie Benjamin, Horace Ott, Sol Marcus Performers include: Ensemble Kontraste, Gene Pritsker, Gentle Giant, Camper Van Beethoven, Ford Fourqurean, Irene Fitzgerald-Cherry, Talia Dicker, Jack White, Paavo Jarvi and the Cincinnati Symphony, Sound Liberation
May 25, 2021
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
February 24, 2021
Show 13 ‘Booze’ 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
January 14, 2021
Show 12 ‘Humanity’ 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.
November 23, 2020
'Dreams’ 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. Music by: Seth Boustead, Gene Pritsker, Charles Coleman, Mark Kostabi, Van Halen, Dmitri Shostakovich, Kansas Joe McCoy & Herb Morand, Peter Sculthorpe, Judith Veevers, John Downland Performers include: Bill Evans, Chanda Rule, Chester Layman, Elizabeth Weigle, Greg Baker, Harlem Hamfats, Kelly Horsted, Laurence Goldman, Marc Molomot, Olga Borodina, Sean Satin, Sound Liberation
October 20, 2020
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. Music by: 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.
September 03, 2020
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.
July 15, 2020
Music of Opposition’
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. Music by: 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.
June 15, 2020
(Un)limited #2 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
May 15, 2020
(Un)limited #1 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.
May 04, 2020
Distance & Isolation
'Distance & Isolation' Social Distancing Podcast - recorded through Skype Music by: 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.
March 29, 2020
'Birds" 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
March 09, 2020
‘Influences’ 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
February 19, 2020
'Narrative music' 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.
January 11, 2020
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
October 26, 2019