host of the PRE-CONCERT TALK | David Garland

David Garland is an audio and radio producer, presenter, programmer, editor, and mixer; a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and singer; an illustrator, photographer, and graphic designer; and a music journalist. 

He created and hosted the music and interview show Spinning On Air on WNYC in New York from 1987 to 2015. That radio program crossed stylistic boundaries, motivated by curiosity about the artistic process and unusual, original music. 

From 2009 to 2015 Garland also presented classical music on WQXR, and originated and produced weekly programs on early music (Old School), and film scores (Movies on the Radio). Over the years Garland has interviewed hundreds of on-air guests, including musicians from John Cage to Emma Kirkby, Lang Lang, and Paul McCartney, as well as artists, writers, and other cultural figures. Garland has hosted many live broadcasts and events, from Carnegie Hall to CBGB’s Gallery.

As a composer his wide-ranging musical activities coalesced in 1980 with his "Control Songs," an on-going project that blends and bends songs and experimentalism. He has performed and recorded his music with Sufjan Stevens, Sean Lennon, Christian Marclay, Ikue Mori, John Zorn, Vashti Bunyan, Meredith Monk, and Iva Bittova, among others, and has released several albums. His long-form release "Verdancy" will be published during 2017. 

Currently Garland is an independent audio producer based in upstate New York's Hudson Valley.

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together.