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Southern Exposure New Music Series celebrates two decades

Mike Harley, Artistic Director of Southern Exposure

Series artistic director Mike Harley reflects on Southern Exposure’s beginnings, development, and role in Columbia—and shares why he's excited about the Bang on a Can All-Stars performance that will conclude its 20th anniversary season Thursday evening.

In this Sonatas & Soundscapes interview that aired Monday, March 21st, host Bradley Fuller hears from Mike Harley, Artistic Director of the University of South Carolina’s Southern Exposure New Music Series. Mike, who is also Professor of Bassoon at UofSC and a member of Alarm Will Sound, shares about the origins of the contemporary classical series, its influence on the greater Columbia community, the trends he’s noticed in the field of new music, and where he hopes the next twenty years will take Southern Exposure.

Southern Exposure’s 20th season concludes Thursday, March 24th, with an 8pm concert by Bang on a Can All-Stars in the Johnson Performance Hall of the Darla Moore School of Business at UofSC. The acclaimed new music group will perform works by David Lang, Michael Gordon, Nick Dunston, Julia Wolfe, Meredith Monk, and Louis Andriessen.

More information about the performance can be found on the UofSC School of Music website.

The University of South Carolina School of Music is a supporter of South Carolina Public Radio.

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Originally from Greenwood, SC, Bradley Fuller has maintained a deep interest in classical music since the age of six. With piano lessons throughout grade school and involvement in marching and concert bands on the saxophone, Bradley further developed musical abilities as well as an appreciation for the importance of arts education.