Streams

With Guy Buttery

Friday, January 09, 2015

South African fingerstyle guitarist Guy Buttery performs in our studio without effects. Listen as he plays guitar like a zither, as an extension of tapping, to achieve slap harmonics.
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Classical-Adjacent Music

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Hear songs and instrumental pieces that are informed by classical music, yet ones which expertly ride the divide between classical and post-rock, or perhaps classical and electronica.
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Year in Review 2014: John Schaefer's Top 10

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

John Schaefer presents his Top 10 new music releases of 2014. Listen to music by an Icelandic electro-acoustic composer, a Korean-American composer, a chamber-jazz-rock band, & more.
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Music With Echoes of the Near East (Special Podcast)

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

For this New Sounds show, listen to music with echoes of Turkey, Israel, & Iran. Hear music from the French-born clarinetist Yom, Montreal-based chamber post-rock band Esmerine, & more.
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Did You Miss These? (2014 NON-New Sounds)

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Did you miss these in 2014?  Here's some of the best of loud and/or fast (like White Lung.)  And we never expect them to air on New Sounds either.
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New Sounds Year In Review: Staff Picks

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Listen to new music records from 2014, as picked by the New Sounds Staff: Fall Intern Emma Munger, Temporary Producer Isabel Kim, and the New Sounds All-Purpose Assistant Caryn Havlik.
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December 2014 New Releases

Monday, January 05, 2015

For this show, we're looking back at some of the records that came into the New Sounds library in late 2014.
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Abstract Soundscapes

Sunday, January 04, 2015

For this New Sounds, listen to some abstract soundscapes from Poland, from Berlin via an Icelandic composer, and from Brooklyn-based musicians as well.
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Guitars Plus

Saturday, January 03, 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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New Music, Old Roots

Friday, January 02, 2015

Listen to new music with old roots, including music by New York band Barbez, U.K. based quartet Sons of Kemet, klezmer-based music from clarinetist David Krakauer, and more.
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With John Zorn

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Composer, producer, performer, conductor, record label founder, and MacArthur Genius John Zorn joins us to present selections from his massive Masada Project, Book 2: Book of Angels.
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New Music for 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

For this last show of 2014, look ahead to music due out in 2015. Listen to synthesizer music inspired by Euclidian geometry by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, banjo music by Jake Schepps & more.
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New Sounds Year in Review 2014: 4

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

In a shocking break with tradition, John Schaefer reveals his Top 10 new music releases of 2014, before January of 2015.
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New Soundtracks

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Listen to an hour of recent soundtracks for both film and dance, featuring music from Philip Glass, Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, and cellist Lori Goldston.
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New Sounds Year in Review 2014: 3

Monday, December 29, 2014

The New Sounds Staff of one finally weighs in with a year-end new music list. It's about time too, since being on tour with a metal band is only an excuse for so long...
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Mid-Sized Ensembles

Monday, December 29, 2014

Listen to music from mid-sized ensembles on this New Sounds. There’s music from Daniel Wohl and TRANSIT from his record, “Corps Exquis,” as a sextet, involving electronics, & more.
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Some Folks Singing

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Hear some songs and the singers who sing them, including the record by Neneh Cherry and Scandinavian jazz trio, the Thing, and Tin Hat's settings of poetry by e.e. cummings.
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World Multiples

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Hear a load of border-crossing collaborations for this New Sounds, including a danceable Bhangra tune by a Budapest-based Balkan brass band, & more.
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New Music From the Concert Hall

Friday, December 26, 2014

Listen to some new music from the concert hall from composer, singer, violinist and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Burhans and his latest release, the “emo-classical” epic, “Evensong.”
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A New Sounds Christmas

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Hear some unusual takes on holiday melodies, with a famous carol played on musical saws, eccentric takes on Christmas tunes from banjo wiz Bela Fleck, & Breton choir Du Bout Du Monde.
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