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Singing Computers

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."

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New Sounds- The Undead 338

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.

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New Sounds- The Undead 337

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.

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New Sounds- The Undead 336

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.

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Program #335

Thursday, August 03, 1989

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New Sounds- The Undead 334

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.

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New Sounds- The Undead 333

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.

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Bali, Java, and The West

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.

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New Sounds- The Undead 331

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.

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