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New Music/Baroque Forms

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. 

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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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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