Thursday, August 10, 1989
On this episode of New Sounds, hear music by Hearn Gadbois - his "GAHT MAYH WOYKIHN," along with Paul Lansky's "Idle Wergo" and "Just more Idle Chatter." Plus, Tod Machover's "Sophia's Aria" and a setting for Spirituals by Joel Chadabe, "A City Called Heaven."
Wednesday, August 09, 1989
In exploring the reaches of the zither, John introduces artists worldwide who play different types of zithers, such as the cymbalom, the fisher's fidola, and the kantele.
Tuesday, August 08, 1989
Focusing on the music of Central and South America, John examines the influence of ancient sounds, dating back to the Incas, Maya, and Olmecs, before introducing some more mordern music from the region.
Monday, August 07, 1989
In an episode focusing mostly on electronic music, John jumps between Estonia, Japan, the US, England, and Sweeden in an ecclectic assortment of pieces including two compositions with backwards piano tracks.
Wednesday, August 02, 1989
An addition of New Sounds exploring the British Isles, focusing mostly on revisited Irish folk songs. Featuring Celtic harpist Patrick Bell, the trio The House Band, French-Algerian guitarist Pierre Bensusan, and more.
Tuesday, August 01, 1989
In another foray into world music, John features several artists who cross the musical boundaries between cultures. Featuring Dutch flutist Walter van Hauwe playing a Japanese folk song on the European flute, American composer John Hassell's Brazil-inspired work for the Kronos Quartet, and several pieces by Australian composer Michael Atherton that incorporate, among other instruments, the Arabic oud, a flute from the Soloman islands, and a hurdy-gurdy.
Monday, July 31, 1989
For this episode of New Sounds, we explore the sounds of Bali and Java through the tranquil sounds of the ancient gamelan selunding, the explosive sounds of the modern gamelan, and the echoes of Indonesian influence in western composition.
Sunday, July 30, 1989
As Paul Nash and Jack Perla merge the sounds of improvisational jazz and chamber music, Jurgen Knieper explores vocals, electronics, and orchestral instruments on the soundtrack of "Wings of Desire." With excerpts from Laurie Anderson and Alexis Alrich.