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New Sounds Live: Blancanieves

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hear the Wordless Music Orchestra perform Alfonso Vilallonga's score for the Snow-White-as-bullfighter silent film Blancanieves (2012), recorded live at Brookfield Place from Feb. 2015.
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A Modern Liederabend

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It’s a modern liederabend, “song night,” featuring vocal & choral music from Paola Prestini inspired by Kandinsky, chamber opera by Missy Mazzoli, & opera by MIT professor Tod Machover.
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Bagpipes & Metal for St. Patrick's Day

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The staff of one revolts by taking over and playing nothing but folk metal, heavy on the bagpipes from the world over, while John Schaefer was away in Ireland.
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New Music for Hardanger Fiddle (Special Podcast)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Listen to new music for Hardanger fiddle, including a post-rock drone band, world music, electroacoustic music, and even an Irish-American duet for the traditional Norwegian instrument.
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Unexpected World Music

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hear music from Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, in a 4-part work by David Bruce with instructions for dance moves, and other world music.
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Guitars Plus

Monday, March 16, 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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Vespers

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Hear new takes on the Vespers, most not involving the voice or prayer, yet still with a sense of ritual, when things become dark and still, with Oscar Bettison's "Gauze Vespers," & more.
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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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