Episode 20

Kevin Puts: Keeping Secrets


February 15th, 2023

59 mins 47 secs

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About this Episode

Composer Kevin Puts takes pride in keeping secrets, both by being understated in his interactions with people and by never initially giving away all the goods in his music, preferring, as he tells Frank J. Oteri, "to keep something in reserve so that there's a payoff for the attentive listener." But in their hour-long conversation, he'll reveal some of the secrets behind The Hours (his Metropolitan Opera debut), and Contact (his triple concerto for Time for Three which just won the 2023 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition), and much more. Read more at NewMusicBox: newmusicusa.org/nmbx/kevin-puts-keeping-secrets/

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