An interview conducted by Bruce Duffie in Chicago in November, 1992. Award winning broadcaster Bruce Duffie was with WNIB, Classical 97 in Chicago from 1975 until its final moment as a classical station in February of 2001. His interviews have also appeared in various magazines and journals since 1980, and he now continues his broadcast series on WNUR-FM.
This interview with William Bolcom, which took place on June 29,1986, also included the participation of his wife, mezzo-soprano Joan Morris. Bruce Duffie says: "As with some other musical couples that I’ve interviewed, on occasion they both responded to my questions together back and forth, and I was perceptive enough not to interrupt!"
Bolcom's "Piano Trio (2014, written for the Delphi) moved fluidly among modernist styles with massive dark textures in the opening of the piece to Gershwin-like bluesy harmony at the start of the slow movement."
Interview June 10, 2014 - Bill discusses the creative or compositional process from beginning to end with a few stories in between! He also mentions current and upcoming projects including the Grant Park Festival.