Classical 101.1 WRR Focus on the Arts: Meet the composer who grew up listening to WRR

Contemporary composer and John Cage scholar Kyle Gann grew up in Dallas between 1955 and 1978 – and, we’re proud to share – that WRR played a major role in him falling in love with and learning about music. Now, after a career in music, including 20 compact discs, seven books on American music, and 25 years of teaching music at Bard College in upstate New York, he recently returned to SMU to participate in events devoted to the work of John Cage, and also some performances of his own music. Gann stopped by WRR to chat with Amy Bishop about his career, connections to John Cage, and learning about classical music by listening to WRR as a kid.