Alexander Overington

Alex Overington is the composer and Technical Director of Radiolab Presents: More Perfect.

Before joining More Perfect, he produced and co-created Peabody Award-winning Meet the Composer for WQXR. He also served as in-house composer for WNYC Studios, helping to launch several shows including Nancy and 2 Dope Queens. After graduating from Oberlin Conservatory, Alex apprenticed under Valgeir Sigurðsson and Ben Frost at Greenhouse Studios in Reykjavik, Iceland.


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Listen: 'Clouds Forming Over Mount Baker' by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Monday, June 12, 2017

Listen to synthesist and producer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's previously unreleased "Clouds Forming Over Mount Baker," based on a photograph by Eliot Porter. 

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Listen: Meet the Electronic Composers Who Sculpt Directly With Sound

Monday, June 05, 2017

Meet the Composer producer Alex Overington — usually behind the studio glass — takes us on a road trip to unravel the creative process of those composers who write without pen and paper.

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Listen: Meet the Composer Unravels Classical Music's Most Heated Brawl

Monday, May 15, 2017

It was composer pitted against composer: MTC unravels one of the most brutal fights in classical music's history.

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Henry Threadgill’s Journey From Vietnam to the Pulitzer

Monday, May 01, 2017

The music of Pulitzer Prize-gilded composer Henry Threadgill is the product of the loyal community he builds around him. This is his story, told by the people whose lives he has touched.

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Listen: Inside the Chamber Symphonies of John Adams With Alarm Will Sound

Monday, March 20, 2017

Meet the Composer and Alarm Will Sound unravel John Adams' two insanely difficult chamber symphonies.

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Listen in 3D Sound: Pauline Oliveros' 'Tuning Meditation' From Met Cloisters

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Today's Meet the Composer Bonus Track is an extended cut of Pauline Oliveros' "Tuning Meditation," recorded live at the Met Cloisters' Fuentidueña Chapel in 3D-sounding binaural audio. 


Listen: American Composer Pauline Oliveros and 'Deep Listening'

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Meet the Composer continues its investigation of the odd, wrong-side-of-the-tv-set role of The Performer with a deep dive into the "Sonic Meditations" of composer Pauline Oliveros.

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Listen: Meet the Composer Returns With a New Season of Episodes

Monday, March 06, 2017

We're kicking off Season Three of Meet the Composer with a look beyond the composer to the performer, that unusual intermediary between the artist and the audience.   

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From the Vaults, Part Five: Meet the Composer With Leonard Bernstein

Friday, March 03, 2017

The ramp-up to the next season of Meet the Composer concludes with another archival mini-episode featuring a conversation between host Tim Page and the legendary Leonard Bernstein.


From the Vaults, Part Four: Meet the Composer With Libby Larsen

Thursday, March 02, 2017

A blast from the past, courtesy of the WNYC Archives: We revisit the original Meet the Composer. Today, a conversation between host Tim Page and composer Libby Larsen.


From the Vaults, Part Three: Meet the Composer With Otto Luening

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Today we revisit a conversation between host Tim Page and composer Otto Luening, from the original Meet the Composer of the mid-'80s, as we gear up for next week's new season.

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From the Vaults, Part Two: Meet the Composer With John Cage

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

We continue the week-long ramp-up to our next and third season of Meet the Composer with an interview with the widely influential patriarch of 20th-century experimental music John Cage. 


Prepare for the Next Season of Meet the Composer With a Look Back

Monday, February 27, 2017

Q2 Music's podcast Meet the Composer launches its third season next week. Prepare by enjoying clips from the original WNYC radio program of the same name, hosted by the critic Tim Page.

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Beyond Listening: Engaging Audiences the WNYC Way

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Join WNYC Studios to learn how the leading producer of premier audio content engages and activates audiences beyond their ear buds. Part of the Fast Company Innovation Festival.


Beyond Pot Brownies (with Radiolab's Jad Abumrad)

Monday, August 22, 2016

We explore the science of weed-infused foods with Radiolab's Jad Abumrad. We’ll tell you how it tastes, how it makes us feel, and what happens when you eat way too much of it.

Kickstart Season Three of Meet the Composer

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Help us make a third season of the Peabody Award-winning podcast about the creative musical process, with host Nadia Sirota. Learn more about our ambitions and Kickstarter rewards.


Download: 'Viola Concerto: Part II' by Nico Muhly

Monday, December 28, 2015

I'm so excited to share today's Meet the Composer bonus track with you. It's Part II of Nico Muhly's viola concerto, that I traveled to Detroit this past October to premiere. 

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Nico Muhly: I. Trial By Fire

Friday, December 11, 2015

Nico grew up in Providence, but spent odd corridors of his youth abroad, acquiring languages quickly and setting the tone for his current, punishing travel schedule.

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Nico Muhly: Community Theater

Friday, December 11, 2015

Composer Nico Muhly is a rabid communicator whose personality factors massively in his work. Nico lives his life out loud, and his music is stunning, hilarious, touching, and brilliant.

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Nico Muhly: II. Working Together

Friday, December 11, 2015

Nico has worked with film directors, librettists, clarinet players and choreographers, and has written arrangements for an impressive roster of bands and songwriters.

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