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With Jóhann Jóhannsson

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Icelandic-born, Berlin-based composer Jóhann Jóhannsson visits our studio to introduce portions of his Oscar-nominated score to the film  - The Theory of Everything, & other works.
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Voices of the Mediterranean

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hear Mediterranean voices from Italy, Portugal, Algeria & Morocco, featuring flamenco singer Silvia Perez Cruz from the Blancanieves soundtrack, Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan, & more. 
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Electroacoustic Music, Old and New

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hear electroacoustic music, old & new, with minimalist dream-pop from Montreal-based outfit Saltland, Austin-hatched drone duo Stars of the Lid, German band Popul Vuh & Tim Hecker.
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Music for Jim Jarmusch Films

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hear music derived from Jim Jarmusch films: by Jarmusch himself and his instrumental bands, and music by Tom Waits, jazz-inflected music by John Lurie, & Ethio-jazz by Mulatu Astatke.
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Works for Multiple Electric Guitars

Monday, February 09, 2015

Hear music for multiple electric guitars, from guitarists Dustin Wong, Dominic Frasca and Pat Metheny playing Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint.
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New Sounds of Bluegrass & Americana

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Hear music made by banjos, dulcimers, and other traditional Americana instruments, from Norwegian banjo player Stian Carstensen, hammered dulcimer player Dan Joseph, & more.
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Music That Revolves Around Poetry

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Hear a new take on Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, with the composer’s own poems in new settings by Uri Caine, sung in modern translation by Theo Bleckmann, & Korean poetry set by Sunny Kim.
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All Acoustic

Friday, February 06, 2015

Hear all-acoustic music, including works from Colin Jacobsen & the Silk Road Ensemble, violinist Hilary Hahn, and percussive baritone uke creations by guitarist Kevin Hufnagel.
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Electronic or Acoustic?

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Hear electronic or acoustic or electro-acoustic chamber music from Bing and Ruth, Missy Mazzoli & Victoire, Chris Cerrone, and a score by Jon Opstad, and an early work by John Adams.
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Music from Eastern Europe

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Listen to music from Eastern Europe on this New Sounds, including music from the Czech violinist/violinist Iva Bittová, the Polish hardcore-folk outfit Warsaw Village Band, and others.
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Sax Leads the Way (Special Podcast)

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Hear some sax players leading the way on this edition of New Sounds, including new music from sax player Tamar Osborn and her London-based Afro-Eastern-space-jazz band, Collocutor.
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Gamelan Plus

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Listen to works that include gamelan, but take a more western approach, including music by Barbara Benary/Gamelan Son of Lion and composer/sax player and bagpiper Matthew Welch.
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Desert Songs

Monday, February 02, 2015

Listen to music made in deserts the world over on this New Sounds, like the overtone singing-meets-country music Uyghur group Qetiq, and music from the Indian desert state of Rajasthan.
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Altered Sounds of Acoustic Guitars

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Hear acoustic guitar music that has been altered or augmented, either by splicing tape, via electronic sounds, or computer trickery of some kind, like Michael Hedges & Dominic Frasca.
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Music for Alternative Tunings

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hear works by American composer Mathew Rosenblum influenced in part by a love of Javanese music, Sonic Youth, and by the music of LaMonte Young on this New Sounds program.
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January 2015 New Releases

Friday, January 30, 2015

It's that time of the month again for the new releases show. John Schaefer carefully sorts through all of the submissions from the past month to present a bunch of percussive choices. 
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Cinematic Instrumental Music

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hear cinematic instrumental music from the English composer/vocalist Donna McKevitt, pianist/producer Chilly Gonzales, Olafur Arnalds' score to the British series “Broadchurch," & more.
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New Music/Baroque Forms

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hear new music based on baroque forms like passacaglias, bourrees and courantes on this New Sounds, featuring excerpts from Caroline Shaw's "Partita for 8 Voices" by Roomful of Teeth. 
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The Sounds of Sunda

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Listen to music from Sunda (the western portion of Java), in Indonesia. & from western bands like Tribecastan, the Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan of Canada, Lou Harrison, and more.
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Asian Voices

Monday, January 26, 2015

 Listen to Asian voices on this New Sounds from Tibetan devotional singer Yungchen Lhamo, the Mongolian bluegrass/folk-rock band Hanggai, the Wulu Bunun people of Taiwan, and others.
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