With autumn now just around the corner, what better way to celebrate the approaching season than with a musical homage to our favorite macabre holiday? One of composer Toby Twining's best known piano pieces is his Nightmare Rag, where he uses a toy piano in a most sinister sounding way, with haunting melodies and even those familiar snaps - a shout out to the Adams Family. Twining is also known for his broad spectrum of vocal techniques - including African yodeling and Mongolian throat-singing - and has written many vocal compositions for his own voice ensemble, Toby Twining Music. Also tonight, music of Jonny Greenwood and Einojuhani Rautavaara.
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