In this episode, composer Maria Schneider reads “Walking by Flashlight” by Ted Kooser and discusses the process of setting poems to music. Schneider’s 2016 album, The Thompson Fields, won the Grammy for Best Large Ensemble Jazz Album and includes a musical setting of “Walking by Flashlight.”
“Walking by Flashlight,” by Ted Kooser, appears in the book, Winter Morning Walks: 100 Postcards to Jim Harrison, published by Carnegie Mellon.
Keep up with Maria Schneider at mariaschneider.com.
As always, the Haiku Hotline (612-440-0643) is open for your short poems and poetic musings.