Interlochen Public Radio

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A listener-supported broadcast service of Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen Public Radio is home to two distinct radio stations serving northwest lower Michigan with music, news and culture from the region and the world – every day, 24 hours a day:

Series

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10 Pieces

GAMEPLAY is a new show from Interlochen Public Radio that celebrates the vast worlds of videogame music. Each episode brings the music, composers and performers to life.

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26 Pieces

The National Writers Series in Traverse City, Michigan connects communities with some of the nation's premier authors and storytellers. Now, the best of these discussions are available to your community in this series from Interlochen Public Radio.

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6 Pieces

The National Writers Series in Traverse City, Michigan connects communities with some of the nation's premier authors and storytellers. Now, the best of these discussions are available to your community in this series from Interlochen Public Radio.

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24 Pieces

The National Writers Series in Traverse City, Michigan connects communities with some of the nation's premier authors and storytellers. Now, the best of these discussions are available to your community in this series from Interlochen Public Radio.

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15 Pieces

A weekly series featuring decades of music from the archives of Interlochen Center for the Arts. Produced by Interlochen Public Radio.


Latest Pieces

Caption: Cover art from the 2017 game Cuphead, whose hand-drawn art style was inspired by 1930s cartoons. Its score by Kristofer Maddigan features original jazz that pays loving homage to ragtime and early 1930s swing., Credit: CREDIT BY SOURCE, FAIR USE: VIA AMAZON.COM
When you think of jazz, you might think of big band swing in a ballroom, or enjoying a live combo in a candlelit club with a nice cocktail. But w...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2020
  • Length: 58:58

  • Added: Jul 23, 2020
  • Length: 54:30

  • Added: Jul 23, 2020
  • Length: 54:30
Caption: The cover art for the CD release of So Let Us Melt, a virtual reality game scored by Jessica Curry., Credit: Credit by source, fair use: mondoshop.com
On this week’s episode of GAMEPLAY, we’ll explore three different soundtracks scored by composer Jessica Curry: one of today’s great game music sto...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: The cover art for 2018's God of War, featuring main character Kratos and his son Atreus., Credit: CREDIT BY SOURCE, FAIR USE: WIKIPEDIA ENTRY
This week on GAMEPLAY, we’ll dive deep into the BAFTA-award winning soundtrack for 2018’s God of War!

  • Added: Jul 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:59

  • Added: Jul 10, 2020
  • Length: 54:30
Caption: The cover art for the city-building simulation videogame Surviving Mars., Credit: CREDIT BY SOURCE, FAIR USE: WIKIPEDIA ENTRY
On this week’s episode: game music that sets a mood. Though plenty of videogames are about pulse-pounding action thrills, there are also lots of g...

  • Added: Jul 04, 2020
  • Length: 58:58
Caption: The 2011 cover art for the fantasy role-playing game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim., Credit: CREDIT BY SOURCE, FAIR USE: WIKIPEDIA ENTRY
This week on GAMEPLAY: we explore beloved music from one of the most successful fantasy role-playing games of all time: The Elder Scrolls V: SKYRI...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: The cover image for Civilization IV, a game whose main theme, composed by Christopher Tin, was the first piece of game music to win a Grammy., Credit: CREDIT BY SOURCE, FAIR USE: WIKIPEDIA ENTRY
There’s nothing like the thrilling sound of many voices coming together! On this week’s episode of GAMEPLAY, we celebrate the chorus in videogames...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The cover art for the game Red Dead Redemption, released in 2010 by Rockstar Games, Credit: CREDIT BY SOURCE, FAIR USE: WIKIPEDIA ENTRY
On GAMEPLAY this week: two games which each deal in their own ways with the concept of time. We’ll begin with a look at music from 2008’s fascinat...

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  • Added: Jun 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1