Season 2 Music

As part of our mission to include diverse voices in our scholarship, SMT-Pod aims to showcase a variety of music in our podcast. We encourage SMT members and non-members alike to submit their compositions for both theme and bumper music. All music will be credited verbally on the episode and in writing here.

The following composers and performers are featured in Season 2's episodes (updated as episodes are released):

Credits for individual episodes can be seen on our Season 2 episodes page.

Musician Biographies

Theme and Closing music composers are listed in our main music page. Season 2 composers and performers listed below in alphabetical order by last name.

Serge Bulat

Composer's Website
Untitled work featured in Episode 2.5

Serge Bulat is a Moldovan-American multidisciplinary artist, composer and sound designer, who has been contributing to both European and American art scenes, exploring various mediums: from music and visuals to video games, radio and theater productions.

The artist's most notable to date works are "Queuelbum" (IMA award for Best Electronic Album); project "Inkblot" designed as a psychological test but expanded by additional senses (presented at music and art festivals around the world); and the immersive art game "Wurroom."

Bulat's artistic approach is often perceived as a meditation on arts, philosophy, science, and society; and explores such diverse subjects as creativity, technology, reality, culture, and identity. Recent artistic activities include the release of the multi-format albums "Wurmenai", "Similarities Between Fish And A Chair" (a collaboration with artists from 10 countries), and the score for the experimental video game "Isolomus."

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Geoffrey Burleson

Performer's Website
Piece Title: Before I'd Be a Slave" by Udine Smith Moore featured in episodes 2.7 through 2.11

Equally active as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician, and jazz performer, Geoffrey Burleson, pianist, has performed to wide acclaim throughout Europe and North America. Current recording projects include Camille Saint-Saëns: Complete Piano Works, on 6 CDs, for the Naxos Grand Piano label. The first five volumes have been released to high acclaim from Gramophone, International Record Review, Diapason (France) and elsewhere. Mr. Burleson’s concerto appearances include the Buffalo Philharmonic, New England Philharmonic, Boston Musica Viva, and the Holland Symfonia in the Netherlands. Mr. Burleson teaches piano at Princeton University and is Professor/Director of Piano Studies at Hunter College-CUNY.

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Thomas Yee

Piece Title: "Interlude - Whether to Forgive?” from Eva and the Angel of Death featured in Episode 2.3

Some composers found their love of music at the symphony hearing Brahms or Beethoven — Thomas (b. 1992) discovered his from the beeps and boops of the family Super Nintendo. Blending the roles of composer and music theorist, Thomas specializes in writing for percussion, wind ensemble, and Holocaust remembrance music; his research focuses on music semiotics and the representation of gender, race, and religion in video game music. Thomas completed his DMA at the University of Texas at Austin and is Assistant Professor of Instruction in Music Theory at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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