Musicians Sarah Dougher and Claudia Meza share their “essential listening” list, contextualizing their own work within the larger history of American 20th century avant-garde. With a special focus on the song form, they’ll talk about the weirdos, eccentrics, and fringe musicians who have shaped one of the longest and most deeply rooted American musical traditions. From Ma Rainey to John Cage, listen, discuss, and share the music that inspires you as an artist.

TBA Noontime Chats are a series of casual discussions with artists, creative thinkers, and TBA audiences.