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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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Music for Christmas Eve

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Listen to music of the season this Christmas Eve, New-Sounds Style, with banjo, zither and theremin, piano insides, plus viola and electronics...in the service of some holiday classics. 
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New Sounds Year in Review 2014: 2

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Our New Sounds Fall Intern, Emma Munger, weighs in with the records that have impressed her most in 2014.
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New Music for Hardanger Fiddle

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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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New Sounds Year In Review 2014: 1

Monday, December 22, 2014

Sample notable new music releases from 2014, according to clarinetist and music producer Isabel Kim who has been working for New Sounds as often as we can get her since 2013.
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Near East/South Asian Connections

Monday, December 22, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to music that mixes together the traditions of South Asia and the middle East and just as far west as Turkey. Listen to Nashaz, Kayhan Kalhor, and more.
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Now is the Winter of our Discontent

Sunday, December 21, 2014

For this New Sounds program listen to songs about winter, as we welcome spring from San Francisco-based finger-style guitarist Sean Smith to the minimalist cool of the Geoff Smith Band.
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John Barleycorn & Other Folksongs

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Hear new versions of old English folksongs, with several dramatic takes of the traditional English song "John Barleycorn (Must Die),"plus the traditional song "Little Margaret," & more.
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World Music Ports of Call

Friday, December 19, 2014

Listen to an hour of world music which takes us to Madagascar, to Poland, and the Reunion Islands in the Indian Ocean, and to various other ports of call. Hear music from Nigeria by sax player Femi Kuti, and then music by his late father, Fela Kuti, as adapted by Kronos and members of TV on the Radio for the compilation, “Red Hot and Fela.” Listen to Malagasy music from the uniquely-voiced singer and guitar player hailing from Madagascar, Lala Njava, who on her debut solo record, Malagasy Blues Song, recalls the beauty of her homeland.   There’s also music from the Reunion Islands by Christine Salem, the traditional maloya, the once-banned, African-influenced music of the Creole descendants of the slaves who worked the island's sugar plantations. Plus, music from European-based South Indian violinist Jyotsna Srikanth, the Polish band Sutari, and more.

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New Music for Banjo and Mandolin

Thursday, December 18, 2014

New music for banjo and mandolin from the Punch Brothers, Tony Trischka, Avi Avital, Ellipsis, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Jake Schepps, and Yo-Yo Ma.
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Clarinet-Centric New Music

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hear new music for clarinets, including a preview of the new album, "Orphic Machine" by clarinetist/composer Ben Goldberg, space-jazz from Belgium, music by Derek Bermel & more.
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The Human Element

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hear musical collaborations between "human" and "machine" sounds, including "Surface Image," a Vicky Chow-commissioned work by Tristan Perich for piano and 1-bit electronics & more.
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New Music From Southern Italy

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hear song and dances in the music of Southern Italy on this New Sounds, with music from Enzo Avitabile & Bottari, percussionist Alessandra Belloni, and Ludovico Einaudi.
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Post-Rock 101

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Explore music by some of the seminal post-rock bands on this edition of New Sounds, including music by the late guitarist/bassist Jason Noble (Rachel's,Young Scamels), among others.
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Musical Machines

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Listen to the insistent rhythms & repetitions of acoustic instruments on this New Sounds, with solo music by Kris Davis, music by Arnold Dreyblatt, Switzerland’s Nik Bartsch, & more.
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Piano-Based New Music

Friday, December 12, 2014

LIsten to piano-based new music, including works by both Woodkid & Max Richter, PIano Etudes by Don Byron, performed by Lisa Moore, & music by Polish composer/pianist Tomasz Trzcinski.
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Inspired by Sci-Fi

Thursday, December 11, 2014

It's nerd-night! There’s music inspired by Sci-Fi books & film for this New Sounds program.  Listen to the internet opera/sonic book by Mendi & Keith Obadike, “The Sour Thunder,” & more.
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Empyrean Atlas, Live

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hear guitars aplenty, from a performance by the Afro-poppy minimalist band Empyrean Atlas to Noveller's looped soundscapes, and works by Robert Fripp and the League of Crafty Guitarists.
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Still More World Music

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Sample an hour of global music rooted in traditional instruments, and western ones, featuring music by Syrian dabke artist Omar Souleyman and music from Ethio-jazzer Mulatu Astatke .
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Empyrean Atlas LIVE at New Sounds

Monday, December 08, 2014

The live session is over. Tune in to New Sounds on 12/10/14 at 11pm ET at 93.9 FM or stream from our website for the rebroadcast.  

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