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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Remembering Lew Soloff

Monday, March 09, 2015

Trumpeter Lew Soloff passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 8, 2015 in New York City. John Schaefer has this remembrance.
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New Music for Piano

Monday, March 09, 2015

Hear piano music from Canadian pianist/composer Heather Schmidt, as well as Canadian composer Ann Southam. Plus, some of Anton Batagov's alleged Letters of Sergei Rachmaninoff & more.
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After the Storm

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Hear music from Carla Kihlstedt/Matthias Bossi, inspired by Bossi’s mother’s recollection of the Hurricane Carol's 1954 destruction, plus an excerpt from Ted Hearne’s “Katrina Ballads.”
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Light Works

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Listen to some electronic music by two German composers, both dealing with Light: Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Licht" and Hendrik Weber aka Pantha du Prince's Elements of Light.
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Music for Strings, Old and New

Friday, March 06, 2015

Listen to Bryce Dessner's string quartet "Little Blue Something" with the piece that inspired it: "Little Blue Nothing" by Czech duo Irena Havlova & Vojtěch Havel, & other string music.
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Music Inspired by Architecture

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Listen to music inspired by architecture, like Neil Rolnick's electronic violin concerto, "Gardening at Gropius House" featuring violinist Todd Reynolds, & members of Alarm Will Sound.
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New Sounds Live: Music of Caroline Shaw, Part 2

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

From the recent New Sounds Live at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, listen to more music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw.
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Music for Choir and Percussion (Special Podcast)

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Music for choir and percussion by Andrew Byrne, Daniel Lentz, and Anna Thorvaldsdottir.
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Rewriting the Classics

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Listen to music based on or inspired by classic works of Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, and J.S. Bach, including Michael Gordon's "ReWriting Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony" and more.
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Music Around the Globe

Monday, March 02, 2015

Hear global music from Italy, India, Egypt, Tunisia and Mali, featuring the choir Finno-Balkan Voices, a French-Jewish Chinese duo, African blues guitarist Boubacar Traoré, and more. 
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New York Indie Classical

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Sample music from many "indie classical" musicians and composers on this New Sounds, from people like Ted Hearne, Missy Mazzoli, and Christopher Cerrone, to name a few.
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African Roots

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Listen to Afrobeat party-band Antibalas, modeled after the great Fela Kuti's Africa 70 band. Plus, music from South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela & pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, & more.
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New Releases February 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Brand new music by saxman Colin Stetson & violinist Sarah Neufeld, the Northumbrian folk phenoms The Unthanks, Scottish band Treacherous Orchestra, & Malian music from the BKO Quintet.
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Global Jazz

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hear global jazz like Vijay Iyer's "Playlist For An Extreme Occasion" - an intricate suite for piano, gaita, percussion, tabla, sheng, violin, viola & cello for the Silk Road Ensemble.
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Hybrid Ensembles

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hear new music from Uri Sharlin & the DogCat Ensemble - a trio that infuses Israel and Brazil into New York. Plus, music from the Montreal-based chamber jazzers Esmerine, & more.
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