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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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Music for Voices and Strings

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

For this New Sounds, listen to new music from violinist/vocalist Caleb Burhans off his latest release “Evensong,” plus music by Nico Muhly, ambient-ish music by Gyorgy Ligeti and more.
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The Art of Tom Waits

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

On this program, we go boldly where we’ve never gone before: into the art of Tom Waits - a whole hour of his distinctive voice and musical soundworld.
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The Non-Western Orchestra

Monday, January 12, 2015

Listen to music that features the orchestra as a non-western ensemble, including Bombay Dub Orchestra, Master Musicians of Jajouka, & Jherek Bischoff arranging the Congotronics project. 
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Score One for Dance

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sample music from unusual dance scores on this New Sounds program.
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Unusual Jazz

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Hear tunes that are hard to pin down, and incorporate all sorts of jazz, like Les Rhinocéros' ambient jazz-rock, Artichaut orkestra, Portuguese folk-jazz by Carlos Bica, and more.
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With Guy Buttery

Friday, January 09, 2015

South African fingerstyle guitarist Guy Buttery performs in our studio without effects. Listen as he plays guitar like a zither, as an extension of tapping, to achieve slap harmonics.
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Classical-Adjacent Music

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Hear songs and instrumental pieces that are informed by classical music, yet ones which expertly ride the divide between classical and post-rock, or perhaps classical and electronica.
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Year in Review 2014: John Schaefer's Top 10

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

John Schaefer presents his Top 10 new music releases of 2014. Listen to music by an Icelandic electro-acoustic composer, a Korean-American composer, a chamber-jazz-rock band, & more.
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Music With Echoes of the Near East (Special Podcast)

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

For this New Sounds show, listen to music with echoes of Turkey, Israel, & Iran. Hear music from the French-born clarinetist Yom, Montreal-based chamber post-rock band Esmerine, & more.
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Did You Miss These? (2014 NON-New Sounds)

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Did you miss these in 2014?  Here's some of the best of loud and/or fast (like White Lung.)  And we never expect them to air on New Sounds either.
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New Sounds Year In Review: Staff Picks

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Listen to new music records from 2014, as picked by the New Sounds Staff: Fall Intern Emma Munger, Temporary Producer Isabel Kim, and the New Sounds All-Purpose Assistant Caryn Havlik.
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December 2014 New Releases

Monday, January 05, 2015

For this show, we're looking back at some of the records that came into the New Sounds library in late 2014.
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Abstract Soundscapes

Sunday, January 04, 2015

For this New Sounds, listen to some abstract soundscapes from Poland, from Berlin via an Icelandic composer, and from Brooklyn-based musicians as well.
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Guitars Plus

Saturday, January 03, 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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New Music, Old Roots

Friday, January 02, 2015

Listen to new music with old roots, including music by New York band Barbez, U.K. based quartet Sons of Kemet, klezmer-based music from clarinetist David Krakauer, and more.
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