NOLAN STOLZ
REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS, ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS, REVIEWS AND OTHER PRESS

INTERVIEWS

AP News story originating from The Miner of Kingman, AZ has been in 70+ papers and other news outlets nationwide as of 4/6/22 have run : "Composer cruising Route 66 to put highway to music." Although some papers ran it as in-print only, the story is widely available online, so a Google search for the article will yield many results

TV interview on 90+ stations nationwide, originating from Fox 25 in Oklahoma City. "Music professor traveling route 66 as inspiration for new work"

Interview on High Plains Public Radio (a network of 19 FM stations in TX, OK, KS, NE, CO, and NM) about the Route 66 Suite for orchestra: HPPR interview: "Gettin' Kicks: Classical Composer Nolan Stolz Travels Route 66 for 13 Months as Inspiration for Orchestral Work"

Interview on Albuquerque/Santa Fe's NPR station, KUNM 89.9 FM, about the Route 66 Suite for orchestra. Written portion posted here (with audio portion available soon): "Route 66 inspires itinerant composer"

Interview on Northern Public Radio about the Lincoln Highway Suite for orchestra: NPR interview

Video interview with The Bee (Kingman/Bullhead City/Lake Havasu) about the Route 66 Suite: The Bee video interview: "Route 66 Suite Composer Dr. Nolan Stolz, Associate Professor of Music at University of South Carolina Upstate, has been traveling up and down Route 66 since July 1"

Video interview with Weatherford Daily News (OK) Route 66 Suite: WDN's video interview: "Route 66 orchestra partly inspired by Weatherford"

Follow-up interview (3/3/22) on Czech radio about the Route 66 Suite: Rockin' Down Route 66 interview no. 2

First interview (Oct. 2021) on Czech radio about the Route 66 Suite: Rockin' Down Route 66 interview no. 1

Video interview on the James Ruggles Show about the Route 66 Suite: JRS interview

Article and interview in Santa Fe New Mexican (and subsequently posted on Yahoo! News) titled "Musician travels through New Mexico for Route 66 composition field research"

Article and interview in Pontiac Daily Leader (IL)--and subsequently posted on Yahoo! News--titled "Composer traveling the Mother Road for inspiration"

Article (with interview quotes) in Daily Press (Victorville/Barstow/Newberry Springs, CA) titled "Route 66: Composer travels storied highway seeking inspiration for orchestral piece."

Article and interview in The Marshfield Mail (MO) titled "Abbylee Courts receives 'suite' recognition"

Article (with interview quotes) in Spartanburg Herald-Journal (SC) about Stolz's Reflets / Reflexions : SHJ article: "Spartanburg Philharmonic to Present Espresso Series Concert Friday"

Article (with interview quotes) in The Carolinian (Spartanburg, SC) about the premiere of Stolz's Reflets / Reflexions : TC article: Stolz Premiered Composition With Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Podcast interview on Wake Up With Jim about the Route 66 Suite and ghost towns on Route 66: WUWJ interview

Video interview with Pattern Energy (NM) about the Route 66 Suite: Pattern Energy interview: "Music Composer on Route 66: Dr. Nolan Stolz"

Article and interview (top/featured story) in Sapulpa Times (OK) about the Route 66 Suite: ST article: "The Mother Road and The Muse: Nationally Acclaimed Composer Travels RT 66 for Inspiration for Namesake Orchestral Suite"

Article and interview (top story) in Phelps County Focus (Rolla, MO) about the Route 66 Suite: PCF article: "Music professor traveling all of Route 66 for orchestra inspiration"

Article and interview (top/featured story) in El Reno Tribune (OK) about the Route 66 Suite: ERT article (subscription may be required): "Mother Road Music: South Carolina Professor Drawing Inspiration for Orchestra Suite from Route 66 Experiences"

Article and interview (front page) in Laclede County Reporter (Lebanon, MO) about the Route 66 Suite: LCR article (subscription may be required): "Music from the Mother Road: A University of South Carolina Music Professor is Looking for Inspiration on Route 66"

Article and interview (front page) in Yukon Review (OK) about the Route 66 Suite: YR article (subscription may be required): "Following A Century Of Sounds: South Carolina Professor Writing Orchestral Composition On Route 66"

Article and interview in The Paper (Dwight, IL) titled "Making Music for Route 66"

Article and interview in Weatherford Daily News (OK) about the Route 66 Suite: "Weatherford provides inspiration for Route 66 orchestral piece" (subscription may be required)

Article and interview (top/featured story) in the Miami News-Record (OK) about the Route 66 Suite titled "Suite Sounds: Professor Working On Musical Tribute to the 'Mother Road'."

Article and interview (top/featured story) in the Beckham County Record and Elk City News (OK) about the Route 66 Suite: "Music Professor Stops in Elk City for Inspiration"

Interviews on Tucumcari radio (KQAY 92.7 and KTNM 1400) about the Route 66 Suite

Video interview on MMH Radio (ENGLAND) about Stolz's book Experiencing Black Sabbath: A Listener's Companion: MMH Interview

Radio interview on L.A. Radio Sessions about Stolz's book Experiencing Black Sabbath: A Listener's Companion: LA Radio Sessions Interview

Video interview with Spartanburg Herald-Journal (SC) about Stolz's Experiencing Black Sabbath: A Listener's Companion book: SHJ video interview

Article and interview in Spartanburg Herald-Journal (SC) about Stolz's Experiencing Black Sabbath: A Listener's Companion book and the Birth of Heavy Metal course he teaches at USC Upstate: SHJ article/interview: "Sound Observations: Birth of Heavy Metal class rekindles my love of Blue Cheer"

Video interview about Stolz's composition Catharsis on Las Vegas Cox Cable Channel 4

Audio Interview on ComputerMusicBlog http://computermusicblog.com/blog/2009/08/27/interview-with-nolan-stolz-of-new-music-hartford/

Interview on KRVM (91.9 in Eugene, OR) about Art Rock Circus's album Tell a Vision

Interview on 104.5 Radio Heemskerk (HOLLAND) about Art Rock Circus's album Tell a Vision

REVIEWS

Fanfare Magazine called Stolz's Lincoln Highway Suite for orchestra a "brilliant piece of Americana. . .a piece of inspiration and skill" saying that the "orchestration is brilliantly managed" and "Stolz clearly has a fine repository of [melodies] in his back pocket."

The Brno Philharmonic recording of Stolz's Lincoln Highway Suite was awarded Second Place in the American Prize's Ernst Bacon Award in 2020. David Katz, the chief judge for the American Prize, said Stolz "evidenced skills in the use of the orchestra, in the ability to create telling emotional states, and in evoking genres and styles virtually instantaneously." Katz described the third movement of the suite, "Prairie View," as "emotionally compelling and heartfelt."

In a review of the Alturas Duo's performance in Cochabamba, Bolivia, the Chilean newspaper El Ciudadano (The Citizen) calls And the Wind Cries Jimi (for viola and classical guitar) "un hermoso homenaje de Nolan Stolz a Jimi Hendrix" (a beautiful homage to Jimi Hendrix by Nolan Stolz).

In a review of a performance in New York City, Sequenza21.com writes, "[Stolz's Haiku Settings: Winter] is a very impressive and athletic string quartet, reminiscent of Bartok."

The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR newspaper) wrote that Stolz's music "includes elements of classical, jazz and rock" and is "reminiscent of Frank Zappa's chamber music."

WVIK and the conductor of the Clinton Symphony Orchestra talk about "Prairie View" from the Lincoln Highway Suite. www.wvik.org

Article, in Spartan Weekly (Spartanburg, SC) about the Lincoln Highway Suite SW article: "Local composer awarded American Prize"

Latrobe Bulletin talks about Stolz's Lincoln Highway Songs in "Lincoln Highway songstress celebrates road's centennial" (May 2013)

Belle Banner wrote about Stolz's Aug/Sep 2012 residency at Osage Arts Community. read it here

Pahrump Valley Times wrote about Stolz's October 2012 residency at the Goldwell Open Air Museum in Rhyolite, NV in an article called "Red Barn Hosts Electronic Music Artist"

Vegas Seven wrote about Stolz's October 2012 residency at the Goldwell Open Air Museum in Rhyolite, NV in an article titled "Reverb-erations, inhalations, experimentations"

Guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan's CD New Lullaby--which includes Stolz's Lullaby for Sam--received a positive review in Fanfare magazine, where Barnaby Rayfield writes, "something new has been attempted here." In a second review in Fanfare magazine, Jeremy Marchant writes, "the fourteen lullabies presented here are too engaging to risk sleep."

The Volante had two articles about the January 2012 concert at the University of South Dakota that Stolz curated. The concert included over a dozen premieres by composers from across the country.

In a review of the Trinity College Electroacoustic Festival, Trinity Tripod writes: "Stolz's 6/12/09 captured electromagnetic waves with television antennas, two digital television converters, a wah-wah pedal, and a distortion pedal...which Stolz aggressively twisted creating occasionally ear-drum-threateningly high pitched manipulations of these electromagnetic waves...Sometimes he left one of the antennas on a television next to him, at other times he waved it around like a wand, manually picking up waves that were converted to sound." The review closes with "the audience encountered this extremely abstract, avant-garde version of electronic music...and even let us hear the electromagnetic waves in a room using some wildly complicated music-tech devices."

Triangle (Mu Phi Epsilon's publication) says that the New Lullaby CD is "not mere