This got lost when it failed to get bumped, so here it is again as a reminder!
As a fellow participant in the Garritan Personal Orchestra forum here on NorthernSounds, I would like to make you aware of an Internet radio program that I will be doing on “The Composer’s Channel” of Christopher Duncan’s “ShowProgramming”. Chris is putting the whole Internet radio thing together with two folks that he has worked with before on other efforts -- then I came along and “volunteered” to put in my two cents worth.
In fact, I’ve decided to call the program “Two Cents Worth”!
The format of the show is going to be simple:  ONLY original material (or a significant re-visiting or treatment of a formerly “classic” piece of music on the order of Schoenberg rewriting Bach or Liszt) and material which uses SOME GPO instruments;  I won’t be playing ANY of my work (as I think this is just too self-serving);  I’m running the show as a complete dictator with the ultimate choice of things to be played.
That’s pretty simple, isn’t it?
While I will be drawing from many of the original pieces submitted to TCC (“The Composer’s Channel”) I am also going to try to differentiate “Two Cents Worth” by having a featured artist (almost) for every program. We all need more exposure (and fame!) and I think it frequently helps to get a glimpse of the “artist behind the music” so if an artist is willing, I will work out a way of getting some “sound clips” and work those comments into my show. I would also be willing to feature “works in progress” – particularly if an artist has (for example) three iterations of the development of a piece that can be shared. Where this could also work is combined with commentary or narrative by the composer about how the different versions development – as well as where the piece may go further down the line. I see the “format” as being open to pretty much anything and I hope that it will develop into an interesting and compelling segment that people will want to catch.
So. What’s in it for you? Exposure, exposure and more exposure! I would like to create an invigorating, creating atmosphere where composers can feel comfortable with “exposing” themselves with the benefit of getting feedback in the form of  increased attention to their work,  feedback from other composers and fans, and  a little cross-pollination along the way since none of us lives in a vacuum (even out here on the garden isle of Kauai in Hawaii).
Put your thinking cap on: Are there some selections that you may have abandoned that you might think are good enough to get a hearing? Do you have 2, 3 or 4 versions of a “developing” piece that you feel okay with getting a hearing? (In some cases, I would take the liberty of perhaps excerpting sections to highlight where growth may have gone on.) I would particularly enjoy presenting material that you don’t necessarily want to give over to TCC for unlimited play but want the material only heard on “Two Cents Worth”. I will be actively chasing a few folks here in the Forum and bugging you to help make the show interesting and fun (for me, too!).
I hope that you will consider submitting “special” material to me (or pointing me to material that you have provided to TCC). I think we can together bring a unique component and perspective to TCC and thereby broaden the audience for all of us. If you’d like to email directly with your thoughts and/or ideas, please feel free to hit me at KFT2CentsWorth@AOL.com. (If you have links to material that you’d like me to hear, DO include those in any email, but please do not send music files there [yet]. When it’s time for me to hear things, we’ll work out.)
I expect to have my "premiere" show put together to go on in the first week that The Composer Channel launches and I will initially be doing a MONTHLY program. It will be two hours, so that leaves plenty of time for NEW, ORIGINAL music. Please help me make this a fun experience for all!