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New Releases, June 2015

Music from the Chatham Saxaphone Quartet, Laura Venditti, Bang On A Can All-Stars, Makaya Mccraven, and post-rock songs from Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Flying Saucer Attack.

Abandoned Cities

Monday, June 29, 2015

Listen to a series of works about abandoned cities and towns. Hear more “Hirta Songs,” from Scotland, Hauschka's “Abandoned City,” & Brooklyn Rider/Kayhan Kalhor's “Silent City."   
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Minimalism Meets English/Irish Folk Music

Sunday, June 28, 2015

For this New Sounds program, listen to music that is able to combine pattern music with folk music of the British Isles, both England and Ireland.
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Atmospheric Percussion Works

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Hear concert music from New York luminary, Joseph Byrd, as performed by ACME, featuring Timo Andres, the looped hockety rhythms of the Portico Quartet & other percussive soundscapes.
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Afrobeat, Afropop, & Afrofunk

Friday, June 26, 2015

Hear Afropop and Afrobeat music from West Africa and elsewhere, including new music from Malian desert-blues queen Khaira Arby, recent music from Afrobeat band Antibalas, & more.
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New Finnish-Norwegian Music

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hear music from the Norwegian-Finnish border, and music for Finnish folk-harp, the kantele - with music by half-Finnish/ half-Norwegian singer & master of the kantele, Sinikka Langeland.
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Terry Riley's In C, 80th Birthday Edition

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

From the New Sounds Live Concert Series, with the Ecstatic Music Festival, listen to (most of) a celebratory 80th birthday performance of Terry Riley's “In C,” recorded in March of 2015.
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New Music from Ireland Part 3 (Special Podcast)

Tuesday, June 23, 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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NY-based Indie Classical Music

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hear New York-based “indie classical” music, including “Thunder Lay Down in the Heart,” a work by violinist/composer/sound engineer Christopher Tignor, This Will Destroy You, & more.
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From the Bang On A Can Founders

Monday, June 22, 2015

 Listen to music from the founding composers of New York’s Bang on a Can organization: David Lang, Michael Gordon, and Julia Wolfe.  
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Piano Impressions

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Listen to works for piano, like a disquieting nocturne by Christopher Cerrone, performed by pianist/composer Timo Andres, chased by a work by Timo Andres himself, & more.
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Frontiers of Flamenco

Saturday, June 20, 2015

In this episode of New Sounds, we’ll look beyond flamenco, experiencing collisions of Indian classical music and flamenco, along with other flamenco blends.
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Unusual Uses of the Voice

Friday, June 19, 2015

Listen to other ways of making music with the human voice, specifically, music that occupies the space between speech and song by the late American composer Robert Ashley, & more.
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Big Works for Big Bands

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hear big bands that draw from chamber music, science-fiction, ambient music, and the wonders of nature, including "The Thompson Fields" from Maria Schneider Orchestra and more. 
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Reeds Lead

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hear ensemble music led by wind instruments like clarinet, saxophone, and bass clarinet, featuring jazz-rock-electronica quartet Get the Blessing, and music by sax player Sarah Manning.
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Beyond the Pale (of Settlement)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hear music from the Pale of Settlement, (Eastern Europe), featuring "Night Songs from a Neighboring Village" by Michael Alpert & Julian Kytasty, music by Andy Statman, & Frank London.
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World Music, Then & Now

Monday, June 15, 2015

Listen to cross-cultural music from Codona's 1979 release and new music (2015) from the Bay area trio, Bolo, on this New Sounds. Plus, music for & by the late Ornette Coleman, & more.  
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New Music for Brass

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Hear new music for brass, some martial, some big band jazz, and music by David Byrne inspired by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band of New Orleans, and more on this New Sounds Program.  
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With Bill Ryan & Billband Members

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Meet composer/conductor Bill Ryan, director of the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) New Music Group, who recorded Steve Reich's masterwork, “Music for 18 Musicians,” & his Billband.
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Folk-Inspired Ballads, Male Edition

Friday, June 12, 2015

Listen to folk-inspired ballads, featuring male voices, from the Gloaming & “Hirta Songs,” by Alistair Roberts and Robin Robertson - songs about remote Scottish archipelago of St. Kilda.
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New Sounds Live: ETHEL, John King & Kaki King, Part 2

Thursday, June 11, 2015

From the Ecstatic Music Festival, recorded at Merkin Hall, we present a three-pronged collaboration of composer John King, guitarist Kaki King, and the string quartet ETHEL & more.
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