Gender Identity in Music

December 8, 2017, 10:00 pm

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Marchers in the 2013 Twin Cities Pride parade carry rainbow flags as spectators watch along Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

One of the most important new developments in contemporary classical music is part of a wider societal trend of gender fluidity. We talk with three composers who have transitioned about their music before and after, and their personal experiences.


Forces Part 1, by Devin Fanslow
Ball State University Sax quartet: Soprano, Amanda Fratangeli; Alto, Om Srivastava; Tenor, Ethan Edwards; Berri, Sean Sumwalt

Rotational Games, by Brin Solomon
Brin Solomon, bassoon; Nic Gerpe, piano; Recording by Adam Borecki

Purple Stain, by Alex Temple
Julia Holter, Voice; Spektral Quartet

This Changes Everything!, by Alex Temple
John Seaton, Soprano Sax

Lake Song, by Alex Temple
Jenna Lyle, Voice