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:

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48 Pieces

GAMEPLAY is a 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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14 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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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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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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A weekly series (26 episodes per season) featuring decades of music from the archives of Interlochen Center for the Arts. Produced by Interlochen Public Radio.

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A weekly series (26 episodes per season) featuring decades of music from the archives of Interlochen Center for the Arts. Produced by Interlochen Public Radio.


Latest Pieces

Caption: Composers Lyndon Holland and Jeremy Noghani arranged music by 19th-century composers like Charles Gounod, Hector Berlioz, and Camille Saint-Saens for the soundtrack to the 2015 game Aviary Attorney.
Classical music has always been a part of video games, from the earliest arcades to today.

Bought by WBAA, Delmarva Public Media, KMXT, KUCO, WNYE and more


  • Added: Aug 23, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Emmy-winning composer and Interlochen alumna Laura Karpman poses for a portrait at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival., Credit: Maarten de Boer/Getty Images Portrait
"All game developers love music... I've never heard 'less is more' when working on a game." Emmy-winning composer and Interlochen alumna Laura Kar...

Bought by WBAA, KMXT, KUCO, WNYE, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Aug 16, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: WTC Lights, September 11, 2010, Credit: Karl Stanton
A number of composers reacted to the events of 9/11 in their music, and on this program, we listen to just a few examples of how composers responde...

Bought by WRTI, RADIOLEX, WWFM, WDPR, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and more


  • Added: Aug 10, 2021
  • Length: 59:29
  • Purchases: 19
Caption:  The traditional Parade of Nations at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics featured an orchestral medley of popular video game music, which underscored the entrance of the athletes.
The recent Tokyo Olympic Games saluted the music of video games in a big way: the Parade of Nations saw athletes entering the stadium to a huge orc...

Bought by WBAA, Delmarva Public Media, KMXT, KUCO, WNYE and more


  • Added: Aug 09, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Cover art for the 2017 videogame Hollow Knight, scored by Christopher Larkin.
On Gameplay this week, we’ll hear music from Christopher Larkin’s haunting, melancholy original score for the 2017 game Hollow Knight. We’ll liste...

Bought by WBAA, KMXT, KUCO, WNYE, WKAR and more


  • Added: Aug 02, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 10
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Discussions with authors Robin Wall Kimmerer ("Braiding Sweetgrass") and Mary Doria Russell ("The Women of the Copper Country").

Bought by WKAR, Michigan Radio, and WKAR


  • Added: Jul 27, 2021
  • Length: 54:31
  • Purchases: 3
Caption:  Cover art for ABZU: a sea exploration game scored by Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory.
This week, we’ll enjoy some video game water music! Composers have found countless ways to illustrate the beauty, mystery, and power of water in m...

Bought by WBAA, Delmarva Public Media, GCR (Global Community Radio), KUCO, KMXT and more


  • Added: Jul 26, 2021
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 11
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Discussions with authors Rochelle Riley and Chris Bohjalian.

Bought by WKAR, Michigan Radio, and WKAR


  • Added: Jul 22, 2021
  • Length: 54:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Discussions with authors Imbolo Mbue and Alan Lightman.

Bought by WKAR, Michigan Radio, and WKAR


  • Added: Jul 22, 2021
  • Length: 54:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption:  Cover art for the original soundtrack release of NieR:Automata.  This score was composed by members of studio MONACA: Keiichi Okabe, Keigo Hoashi, Kuniyuki Takahashi, and Kakeru Ishihama.
In this episode: music from NieR:Automata, an ambitious 2017 game with a score combining orchestra and vocals, whose melodies have inspired countle...

Bought by WBAA, KUCO, KMXT, WNYE, WKAR and more


  • Added: Jul 19, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 10