On Liquid Music Playlist host Steve Seel asks pioneering composers, performers and musicians about the music they make and the music they love. In these short-form monthly episodes Liquid Music artists contextualize their own music before sharing music that inspires them – all with the spirit of discovery and the celebration of the new that’s integral to the Liquid Music mission.

Liquid Music Playlist is presented by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series, produced by Don Lee and sponsored by McNally Smith College of Music.

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Episode 11: Steven Mackey

Host Steve Seel

Steve Seel possesses a broad knowledge of many musical genres, having hosted radio programs ranging from classical to jazz and even avant-garde music at public radio stations around the country. Steve came to Minnesota Public Radio in 1999 to be a part of its nationally-syndicated classical music programming. In 2005, he became one of the founding voices on MPR's eclectic station The Current, and has hosted various time slots from mornings to late nights, and conducted in-depth interviews with pop music luminaries ranging from Brian Eno to David Byrne to Tori Amos. Steve is an avid reader of political and social commentary as well, and he emcees The Current's popular Policy and a Pint community series, featuring discussions with noted scholars, politicians, community leaders, authors and big thinkers on important issues of the day. Steve is also a basement composer obsessed with all things both minimalist and slow, and might actually be incapable of writing anything that exceeds 75 beats-per-minute.