With Jason Wietlispach
Sunday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Modern Chamber is Milwaukee radio’s last remaining classical music program. Focusing mostly on music from the 20th/21st century. Tune in at 3 PM every Sunday to hear selected musical pieces from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. At 5pm Jason picks a string quarter to feature. This is a wonderful program for the best in classical music.
Support for this WMSE program comes from Together with CCHP, an affiliate of Children’s Wisconsin, dedicated to providing individuals and families with health insurance coverage in a 14 county service area.
How do you spend your days and nights when not hosting your radio show?
When I’m not working at my job at the garbage company, I spend my free time playing and recording music with friends in my attic recording space. I also spend a lot of time reading about and researching music. I like to paint and write poetry. I also like to spend time doing activities with my son Lowell. I live in a 150-year-old farmhouse in the middle of nowhere and that takes up a lot of time in upkeep as well.
Do you remember what band, album or song took you from being a casual music listener to a passionate music lover? Is there a memory associated with that experience?
What band have you heard or discovered in the past six months that reminded you why you want to continue being a WMSE DJ?
I am constantly picking up new music and doing research for music on my show. Usually I’ll become interested in an offshoot of something and research and buy music that fits that path. Lately I have been really into modern Romanian composers. They really had/have something very special going on there that is quite unique. Also, music from the 1400′s to 1600′s have been of great interest to me lately. It’s a nice contrast on my show to go from 1500′s choral music to angular late 20th century string quartets.