Quantcast

Streams

Recent Episodes and Articles

Latest Episode / Saturday, March 28, 2015 Edit This

Electroacoustic Chamber Music

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.  

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. 
Read More

Comment

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.
Read More

Comment

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.
Read More

Comments [1]

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.
Read More

Comment

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.
Read More

Comment

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.
Read More

Comment

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.
Read More

Comment

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.
Read More

Comments [1]

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.
Read More

Comment

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.
Read More

Comments [1]

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.
Read More

Comments [3]

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.
Read More

Comment

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.
Read More

Comment

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.
Read More

Comment

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.
Read More

Comment

Leave a Message at the Beep

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Listen to works sourcing voicemails, most from tape(!), including Irish composer Roger Doyle’s “Memento Mori,” built around Doyle's answering machine messages from the late 80's & more.
Read More

Comment

Qawwali and Qawwali-based Music

Friday, March 13, 2015

Hear some Sufi devotional music, known as Qawwali, which is mostly Pakastani & usually sung by men. Listen to the late great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Party in the WNYC studio from 1993.
Read More

Comment

World Music Roots

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Listen to music built around recordings of world music, including a work by Evan Ziporyn, built around Balinese vocalist Ni Lemon's recording, "Wagarasi," & more.
Read More

Comment

Between Two Worlds

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Listen to music between two worlds: orchestra, choral, or chamber works which also embrace elements of pop, rock and electronic music. Hear music from Son Lux, Missy Mazzoli, & more.
Read More

Comment

Yodels and Hockets

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hear music involving yodeling & the rhythmic technique called hocketing, featuring Roomful of Teeth & music by Merrill Garbus, Circle Songs by Bobby McFerrin, & music by Meredith Monk.
Read More

Comment