Music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.
That is what happened one day when outdoor-enthusiast and composer Cheryl Leonard was in the woods, improvising with a friend. She took a rosined bow and bowed the bark of a tree and other nature objects to explore their sounds. Although she did not hear much, she explored the idea further by amplifying the micro-aural worlds around us. That is the music to Leonard’s ears.
Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Dr. Eric Janners, music director and conductor of the Knightwind Ensemble.
When we talk about classical music we usually talk about symphonic groups. Bands are for militaries and other kinds of marching, like for football game half times. But symphonic bands can be just as musically sophisticated as orchestras.
Bonnie North interviews Staughton playwright Lori Matthews about "October, Before I Was Born".
In October of 1960, an explosion ripped through the Tennessee Eastman Company factory in Kingsport, Tennessee. Out of 12,000 men at the factory, 16 people were killed and more than 300 were injured. It threw Kingsport’s largest employer into disarray at the time.