Dave Clayton

Host of "A Classical Gas"

Sundays, 8 am - 10 am


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Show Description: 
A Classical Gas is a show the features music from the entire 1500 years of the classical genre.  The most basic premise of the show is that classical music should be listened to as entire works and not excerpts.  Only by listening to an entire composition do we hear the composer’s true idea for the piece.  The show usually presents two or three works for solo for small group and concludes with a symphony or toher major orchestral work.

What composers will you hear on your show?
Since classical music is more about the composer than the artist, I will answer the question by saying that you could hear composers from the early baroque period through the modern era.  Since my personal tastes seem to center on the late classical era and romantic era (late 1700s through early 1900s) that will be the greatest emphasis.  To name some composers – Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludvig van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin, Pytor Illich Tchaikovsky, Igor Stravinsky, Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Dmitri Shostakovich, and even John Williams (yes, the Star Wars John Williams)

When did you start DJing?
Spring of 2010

How'd you find KBUT? 
Was working at the station when I started to DJ

What do you do when you're not at KBUT?
Volunteer with local non profits and as member of Town Council of Mt Crested Butte

Favorite Beverage?
Single Malt Scotch or a fine sipping whisky.

Hometown? 
Santa Monica, California

Final Thoughts? 
Classical music is the foundation upon which all other music is built.  Georgian chants gave us the modern method of writing music.  In addition, many of the songs, styles and techniques of classical music can be heard on the more modern genres.  Finally classical music is not dead but lives in the scores of films and other works.  After all, opera is really just Desperate Housewives sung in Italian

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Metalworking: Silver Necklace
Jul 07 @ 9:00AM
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Gunnison Valley Youth Fiddlers
Jul 07 @ 10:00AM
Summer Session: Classes held the first two weeks of the month June: 2, 4, 9 & 11        July: 7, 9, 14…
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409/Point Lookout Bike Ride
Jul 07 @ 4:00PM
Join the Gunnison Public Lands Initiative and Matt Whiting, Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association board member, on a free,…
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Canvases & Cocktails at Bonez
Jul 07 @ 4:00PM
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Sunset Contemplative Photography
Jul 07 @ 7:00PM
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Plein Air Watercolor Workshop Series
Jul 08 @ 10:00AM
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Jewelry Making
Jul 08 @ 10:00AM
Two-day Middle School Art Session for students age 12-14. Learn several jewelry-making techniques in this class, including…
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Wednesdays @ Western
Jul 08 @ 10:00AM
Meeting Location: Gunnison Arts Center at 9:45am to drive to location. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 6. Barns, old fences…
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The Bellamy Brothers in concert
Jul 08 @ 5:00PM
Come on out to the I Bar Ranch in Gunnison for some good company, great food and fantastic music.  Gates and bar open at…
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Live! From Mt. Crested Butte Free Concert Series f
Jul 08 @ 5:30PM
Presented by the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association The Live from Mt. CB music series will return for the summer…
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