MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — National exposure for the production talents of a Grammy Award-winning recording industry professor is the topic of the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with John Hill will air from 9:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, and from 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and http://www.wmot.org. This program was to have aired in the prior week, but it was postponed when inclement weather prompted closure of the university.
American Public Media’s nationally syndicated “Performance Today” radio program played the contemporary classical number “Cymbeline” by David Bruce, which was produced by Hill, in the summer of 2017.
“We regularly send things to APM,” said Hill. “They listened to it. They put it on one of their programs, and then they had a really amazing listener response. People were calling in and saying, ‘Where do we get this recording?’”
Although “Cymbeline” is a classical piece, it was influenced by Appalachian folk music and it features a mandolin prominently.
Hill recorded “Cymbeline” as part of a chamber music series called “String Theory at the Hunter” at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Segments of other tracks produced by Hill are woven throughout the program, including “Love Endures All Things,” written by Paul Moravec, “Pater Noster,” performed by The King’s Singers, and “Up from the Pit,” an original composition by MTSU music professor Jamey Simmons.
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to http://bit.ly/mtsu-otr.
For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.