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Love Songs Around the World

Listen to an hour of lovely songs in Spanish, Portuguese, Cajun-French, Hebrew, Bengali, and multi-level Iranian love/devotional poetry for this New Sounds program.

"No Man Is An Island" & Other Music Inspired by John Donne Poetry

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Listen to music inspired by 17th century English poet & philosopher John Donne, from Russian pianist/composer Anton Batagov, Norwegian pianist Ketil Bjornstad, Van Morrison, & Tarwater.
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Man Ray Films, Music by SQÜRL

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hear live recordings of world-premiere scores for Man Ray films, composed & performed by SQÜRL, in duo form, who are filmmaker/multi-instrumentalist Jim Jarmusch & drummer Carter Logan.
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World Music With a Side of Dylan

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hear world music from Iran, Mali, Algeria, Egypt, and Benin, including a celebration of African women from Angelique Kidjo, & selections from a world music tribute to Bob Dylan.
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With Composer Jon Opstad

Monday, May 18, 2015

Hear music by London-based composer Jon Opstad, who has worked in film, dance, and television (“Black Mirror”) and new music from his forthcoming record, "In a Different Light." & more.
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Dramatic Works

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Listen to music from Wires Under Tension, selections from Missy Mazzoli’s dreamlike “pocket opera,” along with music from the Paul Bailey Ensemble, and music by Philip Glass.
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Around the Globe in 59 Minutes

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Listen to Bengali, Ethiopian,& Senegalese music, plus sounds from around the world.  Punjabi wedding music meets New Orleans Brass bands in music of Brooklyn-based Red Baraat & more.
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New Sounds Live: The Hilliard Ensemble Farewell

Friday, May 15, 2015

From the New Sounds Live concerts, recorded at the Metropolitan Art Museum's Temple of Dendur in 2014, listen to the four male voices of The Hilliard Ensemble from their farewell tour.
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Post-Minimalist Piano Works

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Listen to “The Clearing,” from Kentucky-based pianist & composer Rachel Grimes (formerly of Rachel’s.) It's chamber-rock, with processing and uses strings, harp, piano, woodwinds & more.
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Music Based on World Dance Traditions

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Hear the rhythms and dance traditions from Spain's Basque region in stomping accordion music by Kepa Junkera & vocal group Sorginak, plus Greek-Balkan, and French-Canadian music to boot.
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With Missy Mazzoli (Special Podcast)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Composer, keyboardist and bandleader Missy Mazzoli joins John Schaefer to introduce selections from her new recording, “Vespers for a New Dark Age.”And more.
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With Poppy Ackroyd

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Hear an exclusive interview with Brighton-based pianist, violinist, and composer Poppy Ackroyd, and music from her record, "Feathers," recorded on location in London this past April.
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Highlights from 2014 NY Guitar Festival Marathon

Monday, May 11, 2015

Listen to highlights from the 2014 New York Guitar Festival Marathon concert, featuring music from both North and South America, recorded at Merkin Hall.
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Orchestral Pop

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Orchestral pop in various guises, including music from the reclusive Scott Walker, from his release "Bish Bosch," where he uses the sounds of samurai swords and falling marbles.
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The Minimalist Influence

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Hear some music that shows the influence of the repetitive musical language developed by Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, et al. – “Minimalism.”
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With The Cellar and Point

Friday, May 08, 2015

Hear the downtowny garage-chamber jazz-tronica from The Cellar and Point. The septet performs their tunes live in the studio and chats with John Schaefer for this New Sounds.
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New Music from Ireland, Part 7

Thursday, May 07, 2015

New Sounds returns to Ireland for the finale of a seven-part series of Irish New Music, featuring Cork-based composers Karen Power and John Godfrey, along with the Quiet Music Ensemble.
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Percussion Plus

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

New Sounds takes a beating tonight with music from Mantra Percussion, Steven Schick, TIGUE, Third Coast Percussion, David Van Tieghem, and more.
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The Altered State of the Piano

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

You won't be hearing Chopin or Rachmaninov in this all-piano edition of New Sounds. The most recognizable instrument is featured in unrecognizable ways tonight.
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Mountain Music

Monday, May 04, 2015

Spend some time in the Swiss Alps, Andes, and the Himalayan, Appalachian, and Sierra Mountains. Music from Wu Man, Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir, Eberhard Schoener, Inti Illimani, and more.
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Soldier Songs

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Composer and founder of the new music group Newspeak, David T. Little, joins John Schaefer to present selections from his hour-long multimedia one-man opera, “Soldier Songs.”
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