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Cultural Collisions

Hear cross-cultural music, including piano music based on traditional Indian raga scales, a Persian bagpiper and Syrian sax player, Ethiopian music from the Netherlands, and more.

Psychedelic World Music (Special Podcast)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Listen to world music that veers into psychedelic territory on this New Sounds, with Native-American inspired percussive drone music and Afrobeat from Brazil in music by Bixiga 70.
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New Releases, March 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hear Cameroonian dance rhythms with jazz feels from Ajoyo and music from Ibeyi, twin sisters whose music has elements of Yoruba culture. Plus, new music from Angelique Kidjo & more.
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With Missy Mazzoli

Monday, March 30, 2015

Composer, keyboardist and bandleader Missy Mazzoli joins John Schaefer to introduce selections from her new recording, “Vespers for a New Dark Age.”And more.
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Traditional Folk Music Gone Global

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hear some contemporary works based on folk traditions of America, Albania, & Armenia, from composer Eve Beglarian, duduk master Djivan Gasparyan & Albanian-Swiss singer Elina Duni.
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Electroacoustic Chamber Music

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Listen to electro-acoustic chamber music, including double and triple-layered pianos from Tim Hecker, parapsychology-inspired music from Matmos, and music by Sylvain Chaveau.  
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Mixed-Music

Friday, March 27, 2015

Hear “Mixed Music” – a term coined by musician/composer Joseph C. Phillips Jr. - which is a blend of jazz improvisation and groove-based minimalism or other forms of composed music. 
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With Max Richter

Thursday, March 26, 2015

German keyboardist, composer, and producer Max Richter joins John Schaefer in the studio to present selections from Max Richter’s recordings from the set, “Retrospective,” & more.
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New Sounds Live: ETHEL, John King, & Kaki King

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

From the Ecstatic Music Festival, recorded at Merkin Hall, we present a three-pronged collaboration of composer John King, guitarist Kaki King, and the string quartet ETHEL.
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Various Electroacoustic Music

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hear electroacoustic music by Dublin-based Seán Mac Erlaine and Australian-born, London-based Leah Kardos. Plus, music from NY-based GABI, cellist Julia Kent, and Bing & Ruth.
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Pipes & Wind Instruments Aplenty

Monday, March 23, 2015

Listen to the pipes and flutes a-calling on this New Sounds program in music from Argentinian producer/DJ Chancha Via Circuito, music by Alaska-based John Luther Adams, & much more.
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Collaborative Producers

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Hear music by producers & composers, like L.A.-based electronic music producer Deru & English composer Joby Talbot, and Anglo-Ethiopian music by producer Dan Harper & Invisible System.
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When Words Don't Matter

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Hear a hypnotic work of vocal layers from electronic duo Matmos, “Just Waves,” based on their own telepathic experiments, music from Nico Muhly, Joan LaBarbara, Meredith Monk, & more.
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Spring Awakenings?

Friday, March 20, 2015

Listen to spring-themed music from Taiwan’s A Moving Sound, Max Richter recomposing Vivaldi, and Meredith Monk's "Songs of Ascension" to mark the vernal (spring) equinox.
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New Sounds Live: Blancanieves

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hear the Wordless Music Orchestra perform Alfonso Vilallonga's score for the Snow-White-as-bullfighter silent film Blancanieves (2012), recorded live at Brookfield Place from Feb. 2015.
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A Modern Liederabend

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It’s a modern liederabend, “song night,” featuring vocal & choral music from Paola Prestini inspired by Kandinsky, chamber opera by Missy Mazzoli, & opera by MIT professor Tod Machover.
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Bagpipes & Metal for St. Patrick's Day

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The staff of one revolts by taking over and playing nothing but folk metal, heavy on the bagpipes from the world over, while John Schaefer was away in Ireland.
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New Music for Hardanger Fiddle (Special Podcast)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Listen to new music for Hardanger fiddle, including a post-rock drone band, world music, electroacoustic music, and even an Irish-American duet for the traditional Norwegian instrument.
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Unexpected World Music

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hear music from Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, in a 4-part work by David Bruce with instructions for dance moves, and other world music.
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Guitars Plus

Monday, March 16, 2015

Listen to pieces combining guitar(s) and strings, including music by guitar virtuoso Kaki King that features the string quartet ETHEL, music from Bill Frisell, & NY-based Keeril Makan.
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Vespers

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Hear new takes on the Vespers, most not involving the voice or prayer, yet still with a sense of ritual, when things become dark and still, with Oscar Bettison's "Gauze Vespers," & more.
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