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Flashback Friday: New & Old

It’s Flashback Friday with music by Jean-Michel Jarre from the 1970’s; his eight-part suite, “Equinoxe,” plus music by Manuel Göttsching named after the opening chess move, 'E2-E4.'

Mid-Sized New Music Groups

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hear new music from mid-sized new music groups like Now Ensemble, yMusic, chamber music sextet eighth blackbird, Robin Cox Ensemble, and Build. 
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Hybrid Jazz-ish Ensembles

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hear hybrid groups that use jazzy instruments, but throw in traditional folk, chamber music, and a splash of rock, like the Swiss quintet pommelHORSE & London-based trumpeter Yazz Ahmed.
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"Unlimited," Gamelan, & Steve Reich

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hear new music with elements of minimalism by Joseph C. Phillips, Jr., a Balinese gamelan work from Evan Ziporyn, & Steve Reich's seminal "Music for 18 Musicians" from Ensemble Signal.
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Music Around the Globe (Special Podcast)

Monday, August 24, 2015

Hear global music from Italy, India, Egypt, Tunisia and Mali, featuring the choir Finno-Balkan Voices, a French-Jewish Chinese duo, Anouar Brahem, and more. 
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Sui-Generis Music- Or Not

Monday, August 24, 2015

Music thought of as unique to its composer, until performed by someone else, such as music originally by Aphex Twin, Meredith Monk, Conlon Nancarrow, and Harry Partch.
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European Electroacoustic Music

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Music from a compilation of rare instrumental works by Irish composers and electronica artists/musicians such as Olafur Arnalds, Jocelyn Pook, and Nils Frahm.
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Music from Sub-Saharan Africa

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Listen to music from Niger, Mali, Senegal and Uganda including selections from “Delicious Peace,” a collection of songs by interfaith fair trade coffee farmers from Uganda & more.
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Music Inspired By Painters, Part 3

Friday, August 21, 2015

For this third and final show in our series of music inspired by painters and their paintings, listen to an hour of works after the painter, Mark Rothko (1903 -1970) and his paintings.
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Music Inspired By Painters, Part 2

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hear pieces inspired by Matisse, Joao Miro, Max Ernst, Vermeer, and even the famous Paleolithic cave paintings in Lascaux, France.
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Music Inspired By Painters, Part 1

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Listen to the first of a three-part series of music dealing with paintings and/or painters. Listen to violinist Tracy Silverman’s “O'Keeffe: Red Poppy,”  “Picasso: Guernica,” & more.
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Post-Everything Music

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hear instrumental rock or "post-rock" with strong undercurrents of folk, chamber music, minimalism, & some of the improvisatory elements of jazz from Tortoise, Matt Ulery, & others. 
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Brass Band Music Aplenty

Monday, August 17, 2015

Listen to brass band music from the world over, with Mexican banda music, Balkan brass, Ethio-jazz, and North African music for brass band plus traditional percussion instruments. 
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Global Jewish Music

Sunday, August 16, 2015

There's music from unexpected places, like Cuban-Jewish music from Roberto Rodriguez, a DJ collaboration from Socalled, along with some Afrobeat-Jewish party music by Zion80, & more.
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Virtuosic Works for Winds and Piano

Saturday, August 15, 2015

For this New Sounds, sample virtuoso works for piano and/or saxophone, including duet music from saxophonist Charles Lloyd and pianist Jason Moran, music from Colin Stetson, & more.
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Music Based on Eastern European Singing

Friday, August 14, 2015

Hear the original recording of The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices, plus music from Ukraine's Mariana Sadovska with Kitka, from their phenomenal record "The Rusalka Cycle," and more.
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New Sounds of Lesser-Heard Bowed Strings

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hear music for lesser-heard bowed string instruments – like the viola da gamba, cello, & viola d’amore - with multi-layered works by composer Zoe Keating, violist Jessica Meyer & more.
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Chamber Music with Strange Instruments

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Hear chamber music with unusual instruments, including a work for the Partch instruments, music with Icelandic metallic percussion called klakabond, Tibetan singing bowls, and more.
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Cycling Music (Special Podcast)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Hear music created by a cyclical approach to composition, including works from Icelandic composer Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir for the chamber group Nordic Affect & more.
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A World of World Music

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Hear a world of world music, some drawing on Indian classical music, others on the maracatu band music of northeast Brazil, along with music from a Tunisian percussionist & more.
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Moorish Music and its Influence

Monday, August 10, 2015

Medieval Moorish music and contemporary music inspired by it, including tracks recorded live here in the New Sounds studio. Jadid Ensemble, Rolf Lislevand, Hamza El Din, and more!
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