MFM “SPEAKS OUT” Podcast EP 43: Hubert Howe on Finding Your Own Voice

“You have to take yourself seriously and find your own voice.”

In this episode of the MFM Speaks Out podcast, Dawoud Kringle interviews NY’s composer and music educator Hubert Howe.

The topics discussed include studying composition at Princeton under people like Milton Babbitt and J.K. Randall, his opinions of Karlheinz Stockhausen, becoming a Professor of Music and Director of the Electronic Music studios at Queens College in New York and Julliard, his involvement with the New York Composer’s Circle, how electronic music was and is accepted in the classical music world, his thoughts about the influence of electronics on American popular music, such as Progressive Rock, Hip Hop, EDM, and composers and improvisers like Frank Zappa, Brian Eno, or Miles Davis.

Music featured in this episode:

Nocturne, Dance and Dream (a live performance featuring Craig Ketter on piano)

Inharmonic Fantasy No. 7

Harmonic Fantasy No. 5

(All compositions by Hubert Howe. Used with permission)