Alaska Live

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Alaska Live
12:28 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

TorQ Percussion Quartet

TorQ's Daniel Morphy, Jamie Drake, Richard Burrows, Adam Campbell with host Lori Neufeld

Making music with assorted percussion instruments, including 4 players on one vibraphone, kids toy bells and hand drums, is how TorQ Percussion brings vitality and joy to percussion performance and participation. Hear how this comes together plus stories from touring like having to perform a few impromptu sessions for TSA when questioned about mallets, brushes and bows in luggage.

Alaska Live
11:35 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Rachel Barton Pine

Rachel Barton Pine in the KUAC Studio
Brady Gross

Rachel Baron Pine joined Lori Neufeld in the KUAC studio for Alaska Live performing a few violin pieces and discussing her extensive career. Rachel, originally from Chicago, was in Fairbanks for just 24 hrs as the spotlight guest artist for the "Sitka Winter Classic" put on by the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra. Rachel showcased her elaborate range of music appreciation from classical violin work to her contribution towards heavy metal and modern violin compositions.

Alaska Live
3:59 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Colin McAllister

Colin McAllister in the KUAC Studio
Brady Gross

Colin McAllister, a classical guitarist, along with Morris Palter, a UAF Music Professor, joined Lori Neufeld in the KUAC studio to discuss this weekend's Northern Exposure Festival of Modern Music here at UAF. Colin is a featured musician in the festival from Colorado and he gave a sneak peak into some of the pieces he will performing. Colin shined new light onto 12th century compositions with his unique guitar manipulation and original arrangements.

Alaska Live
12:23 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre

Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre in the KUAC Studio
Brady Gross

Tom Robenolt, Allan Hayton, Kat Wodtke and Sarah Mitchell joined Lori Neufeld in the KUAC studio to discuss their partnership on events revolving around the Shakespeare Uncovered Season 2 premiere. The Fairbanks Shakespeare TheatreĀ  members talked about the challenges of translating Shakespeare's work into Gwich'in. Mitchell and Wodtke even performed a scene on air from an upcoming performance. There were a few musical performances as well, including a gorgeous Gwich'in traditional and an original by Wodtke called "Corduroy Road."

Alaska Live
4:36 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Young Fangs

Josh LaBuda from Young Fangs
Brady Gross

Young Fangs joined Lori Neufeld in the KUAC studio to discuss and play a few tracks off an upcoming untitled record. Young Fangs have been working hard on a proper debut studio album after finding success playing shows around Alaska these last few years. Their songs tend to have uplifting themes and catchy choruses that find you bobbing your head before you know it. Young Fangs were a pleasure to have here at KUAC and shared charismatic stories of the beginnings of the band and their progress since.

Alaska Live
2:08 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

The Nanook String Quartet

Rose Crelli and Annalisa Taylor, violins
Credit Annie Bartholomew

Delightful holiday music filled the KUAC Alaska Live studios from the UAF string students group, The Nanook String Quartet. Rose Crelli and Annalisa Taylor, violins; Trevor Adams, viola; Sean Braendel, cello make up this talented group of students playing favorite Christmas carols and seasonal music. They shared history and backstories for the tunes too.

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Alaska Live
3:50 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Mes Amis, a Sweet Adelines Barbershop Quartet

Carol Slater, Sandy Smith-Norton Patti Gallagher, Mary Ane Laroe, Gayle Miller
Lori Neufeld

The Sweet Adelines focus on 4-part harmony barbershop singing and Mes Amis, the guest group on Alaska Live today is a wonderful example. Leading up to the joint Spirit of Christmas show this weekend, a quartet from the Sweet Adelines group performed and talked about women and barbershop singing. They shared holiday tunes and one gospel number with a discussion about how it's done with director, Patti Gallagher.

Alaska Live
3:35 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Bassoonist Jay Million

UAF music student Jay MIllion in the Alaska Live studio at KUAC on November 19, 2014.
Credit Annie Bartholomew

Bassoonist and UAF music student Jay Million previewed his upcoming recital on Alaska Live with accompanist Lorna Eder on Wednesday, November 19th. Million is the 2014 Concerto Competition winner in the UAF undergraduate/graduate category and won with a saxophone concerto.

See Million this Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m in the Davis Concert Hall for his junior recital prepared under the direction of George Rydlinski.

Alaska Live
1:56 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Ryan Bowers and The Brain Trust

Aurora Bowers on fiddle and Emily Anderson on keys and harmony vocals sharing a mic during Alaska Live
Lori Neufeld

All original songs from bassist and vocalist Ryan Bowers filled this session. The Brain Trust is made up of Emily Anderson on keys and harmony vocals, Ryan's sister Aurora on fiddle, Nathan McDonald on guitar and Travis Burrows on drums.

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Alaska Live
11:59 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Ukulele Russ on KUAC

Ukulele Russ still wearing his headlamp in the KUAC studios on KUAC on October 30th, 2014.
Credit Annie Bartholomew

Ukulele RussĀ  sang about big trucks, bears, and dumpster diving in the last Ukulele Frontier on Alaska Live on KUAC on October 30th. The Goldstream Valley musician also brought an Australian film crew with him document the entire ukulele experience.

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