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Altered Sounds of Acoustic Guitars

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Hear acoustic guitar music that has been altered or augmented, either by splicing tape, via electronic sounds, or computer trickery of some kind, like Michael Hedges & Dominic Frasca.
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Music for Alternative Tunings

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hear works by American composer Mathew Rosenblum influenced in part by a love of Javanese music, Sonic Youth, and by the music of LaMonte Young on this New Sounds program.
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January 2015 New Releases

Friday, January 30, 2015

It's that time of the month again for the new releases show. John Schaefer carefully sorts through all of the submissions from the past month to present a bunch of percussive choices. 
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Cinematic Instrumental Music

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hear cinematic instrumental music from the English composer/vocalist Donna McKevitt, pianist/producer Chilly Gonzales, Olafur Arnalds' score to the British series “Broadchurch," & more.
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New Music/Baroque Forms

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hear new music based on baroque forms like passacaglias, bourrees and courantes on this New Sounds, featuring excerpts from Caroline Shaw's "Partita for 8 Voices" by Roomful of Teeth. 
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The Sounds of Sunda

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Listen to music from Sunda (the western portion of Java), in Indonesia. & from western bands like Tribecastan, the Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan of Canada, Lou Harrison, and more.
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Asian Voices

Monday, January 26, 2015

 Listen to Asian voices on this New Sounds from Tibetan devotional singer Yungchen Lhamo, the Mongolian bluegrass/folk-rock band Hanggai, the Wulu Bunun people of Taiwan, and others.
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Make the World Shake (Afropop, New & Old)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

For this New Sounds, listen to Congolese band Staff Benda Bilili, Senegalese singer Ablaye Thiossanea, a reissue from Nigerian Tunji Oyelana, and music from different parts of Africa.
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Drones, Sometimes Words

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Listen to acoustic drones, electronic drones, overtone singing & sometimes words, with music by New York-based composer Kitty Brazelton, the late William Duckworth, and Annie Gosfield.
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New Music from Mali

Friday, January 23, 2015

Listen to music from Mali, mostly recordings from 2012, featuring Rokia Traoré, Sidi Touré, Amadou & Mariam with members of TV on the Radio, the group Tamikrest, and more.
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Alt-Marching Bands & Other Brass

Thursday, January 22, 2015

There's brass band music and “freak” marching band music for this show from Mucca Pazza, Red Baraat, La Fanfare Couche-Tard, Breakdown Brass, & more.
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New Music for String Quartet

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hear unusual music for string quartet, as Australian composer Andrew Byrne uses the string quartet as a percussion instrument in his work called “Striking,” & more.
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Big Chief "Bo" Dollis, RIP

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

This From the Vaults show features music from New Orleans, including a performance by the Wild Magnolias & their late Big Chief “Bo” Dollis, who died on January 20, 2015.
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November 2014 New Releases (Special Podcast)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Releases for November 2014 featuring music by Philip Glass, Anthony Davis, Tomasz Trzcinski, Matt Skellenger, Trio Mediaeval, and more.
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Blues-Based Guitar Works

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Listen to Songhai guitar music from Malian Samba Touré, American-rooted Moroccan-flavored blues by Sir Richard Bishop, and Mississippi blues from the duo 75 Dollar Bill. That, and more.
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Tuff Strum

Monday, January 19, 2015

Listen to “Cello Multitracks” by Gabriel Prokofiev. The four-part suite calls for nine cellos, as realized by the technologically skilled cellist Peter Gregson, (yep, on all nine parts.)
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Indonesian Inspiration

Sunday, January 18, 2015

This New Sounds brings music by Canadian composer Vivian Fung inspired Indonesian gamelan, along with other works by westerners that look to that archipelago’s music.
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New & Old Electronic Music

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Listen to electronic music both old and new from the now Hawaii-based K. Leime, as well as a electronic music, jazz and new music blend in a piece from Michael William Gilbert, & more.
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Classics Recomposed

Friday, January 16, 2015

Hear variations on, recompositions of, and even electronic treatments added to romantic, baroque & medieval works on this New Sounds.
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Mediterranean and Near Eastern Roots

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hear music which seems to look to the Silk Road and the passage of people and cultures over that trade route, with music from the Louis Sclavis Quartet record, "Silk and Salt Melodies."
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