Streams

GABI and 'Sympathy'

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

John Schaefer sits down with composer/singer GABI to discuss her striking new album Sympathy. Enter an immersive vocal world as we listen to some of her experimental songs.
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All Fours

Monday, April 20, 2015

Listen to music for quartets, but not the usual two violins, viola, and cello. Rather, the guiding principle will be four musicians, playing everything from marimba to mandolin.
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Strings and Drones

Sunday, April 19, 2015

On this New Sounds, droning chords provide the foundation for improvisation, melody, and exploration from string instruments. 
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New Music for String Quartet (Special Podcast)

Saturday, April 18, 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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Another Side of the Trumpet

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hear the trumpet used in new, nontraditional ways on this episode of New Sounds. 
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New Music from Ireland Part 3

Friday, April 17, 2015

Continue exploring the new music of Ireland, with composer Jonathan Nangle, who explains how electronics and silence factor into his compositions, plus organ works by David Bremner.
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New Music For Fiddles and Violins

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Listen to various forms of music for violin and fiddle, incorporating folk traditions from the world over – like those of Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and Scotland, to name a few.
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New Music from Ireland Part 2

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

John Schaefer travels to Ireland for a series dedicated to Irish composers. In this second episode, John talks to composers Ronan Guilfoyle and Grainne Mulvey in Dublin. 
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New Music from Ireland Part 1

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

John Schaefer travels to Ireland and brings back some music for a series of episodes dedicated to Irish composers. In this first episode, John talks to Cork-based composer Irene Buckley.
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Music for Gamelan

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hear music that features the gamelan from the Royal Court Gamelan of Surakarta, Lou Harrison, Eberhard Schoener, and Gamelan Son of Lion.
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The Cajun Influence

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Cajun music from Beausoleil, Last Forever, Darol Anger, Michael Doucet, Philip Aaberg, Penguin Café Orchestra, and the "Beasts of the Southern Wild soundtrack."
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David Lang's "love fail"

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Using ancient and modern texts, excerpts from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, and other sources, Lang retells a universal love story, both found and unfulfilled.
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West and Central Africa

Friday, April 10, 2015

Today's New Sounds features contemporary music from West and Central Africa. Traditional African rhythms combine with creative uses of semi-broken electronics, and energetic choruses.
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New Sounds Live: Happy 80th Birthday Terry Riley

Thursday, April 09, 2015

From the Ecstatic Music Festival, recorded at Merkin Hall, Marco Benevento, Travis Laplante, Emily Wells, Lorna Dune & Gyan Riley celebrate minimalist composer Terry Riley's birthday.
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Synesthesia

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Hear music that was imagined in colors, by composers who have synesthesia, a rare neurological phenomenon where two or more of their senses cross wires and connect in an unusual way.
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Music From the Dark Side

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Listen to music from the dark side, including music by Bryce Dessner played by Kronos Quartet along with music by the Irish choir Anúna performing Tenebrae in Gaelic, and more.
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Acoustic Music Inspired by Electronica

Monday, April 06, 2015

Listen to acoustic music inspired by electronica –IDM (intelligent dance music) to downtempo or ambient music – but completely performed on acoustic instruments on this New Sounds.
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Mostly Wordless Vocal Music

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Hear mostly wordless vocal pieces, from Philip Glass to Roomful of Teeth, and vocalist and tape loop manipulator, Juliana Barwick.
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Drones

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Hear music made with drones including lute player Jozef van Wissem in collaboration with Jim Jarmusch, music from Nico Muhly, and ambient music from Brian Eno.
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One on Ones: Duo Music

Friday, April 03, 2015

It’s an hour of duo music for this New Sounds with several one-on-one meetings of two musical minds. Hear all sorts of duos - from guitar and percussion to harpist and laptop.
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