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Music for Choir and Percussion (Special Podcast)

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

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Music for choir and percussion by Andrew Byrne, Daniel Lentz, and Anna Thorvaldsdottir.

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New Music for Duos (Special Podcast)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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Xylouris White, Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler, Jeffrey Zeigler (confusingly) & Jason Treuting, Piers Faccini & Vincent Segal.  Plus others…

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Sax Leads the Way (Special Podcast)

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

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Hear some sax players leading the way on this edition of New Sounds, including new music from sax player Tamar Osborn and her London-based Afro-Eastern-space-jazz band, Collocutor.

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November 2014 New Releases (Special Podcast)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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New Releases for November 2014 featuring music by Philip Glass, Anthony Davis, Tomasz Trzcinski, Matt Skellenger, Trio Mediaeval, and more.

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Music With Echoes of the Near East (Special Podcast)

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

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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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Another World Music Edition (Special Podcast)

Monday, December 08, 2014

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For this New Sounds, listen to world music, including a brand new offering from Chancha via Circuito, the Argentine DJ and producer and new music by Indo-Canadian singer Kiran Ahluwalia.

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"Indie Classical" and "Garage Chamber" (Special Podcast)

Monday, November 24, 2014

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Hear so-called “indie classical” works on this New Sounds - music which is at home in both the contemporary classical music world and the indie rock/pop music halls.

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More All Over the World Music (Special Podcast)

Monday, November 10, 2014

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Listen to music that brings together sounds of the Mediterranean, Southern Italy, and Morocco, with the sounds of Balkans and Scandinavia, including music from NY-based Dálava.

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Drummers / Bandleaders (Special Podcast)

Monday, October 20, 2014

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Listen to a variety of drummer-led bands, including Tony Allen (of Fela Kuti), Electric Kulintang (Susie Ibarra, Roberto Rodriguez), and composer/percussionist Bobby Previte.

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Small Ensembles, Big Sounds (Special Podcast)

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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Listen to small ensembles with a big sound for this New Sounds show, featuring music from a new James Blackshaw film score, and new work from Bing & Ruth.

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Electric Guitarist/Composers (Special Podcast)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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For this New Sounds, dig into a variety of sounds from electric guitarist/composers, like the ambient electronic texture of Noveller to the pulsing minimalist shimmer of Empyrean Atlas.

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Non-Classical Music (Special Podcast)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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For this New Sounds, listen to some non-classical music from classically-trained musicians, including an acoustic music quartet that is neither classical nor jazz - The 442s, comprised of members of the St. Louis Symphony, and jazz musicians. There’s also new music from Shara Worden, who records as My Brightest Diamond, from her brand-new EP, "None More Than You" scored for vocals, brass and percussion – something that can be performed with say – a marching band! Then, hear music by Andrew McKenna Lee with members of the Knells, some very cinematic work by the French-born London-based Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, and more music from the L.A.-based collective, wild Up. Plus, something from electronic musician/ sound designer/ producer/ programmer Michael Hammond, aka No Lands, as well as a tune from cellist Erik Friedlander. And more.

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New Releases, June 2014 (Special Podcast)

Monday, July 21, 2014

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New Sounds airs new releases from June 2014 for the world to hear. Listen to abrasive industrial-ish music by Ben Frost, and some playfully layered music from the Australian group, Rabbitsss, along with some Mali-pop from the NYC-based outfit, Benyoro.  Plus, hear hauntingly gorgeous music from SANS, a quartet made up of zither, duduk, bass clarinet, saxophone and fujara accompanying Finnish runo songs as well as some music from the flavorful and hypnotic Hungarian Serb tambura band, Sondorgo. 

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A World of World Music (Special Podcast)

Thursday, July 03, 2014

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There’s a world of world music for this New Sounds.  Listen to an electric distorted version of West African trance music from Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara, along with a powerful song of praise that explores the links between India and the Balkans from Sheeli Bringi. There’s also music from Maracatu New York, who are a band steeped in the maracatu band music of northeast Brazil.  Their sound manages to fuse Brazilian rhythms with those of traditional New Orleans Second Line music and the Mardi Gras Indians.

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Jazz & Blues Melting Pot (Special Podcast)

Monday, June 16, 2014

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This New Sounds is another musical melting pot program, but tonight, we’re coming at it from a jazz and blues angle. Listen to the Swedish guitarist Torbjörn Ömalm bringing western jazz, Swedish folk and the Finnish kantele together on his record, “Tih.”  The word "Tih" means "stop and listen" in meänkieli, one of the minority languages of Lapland and the Tornevalley.  Next, hear the gifted vocalist/composer Kavita Shah, who on her latest, “Visions,” (co-produced by the renowned Benin-born guitarist Lionel Loueke) combines a jazz quintet with Indian tablas and the West African kora.

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Tord Gustavsen Quartet (Special Podcast)

Monday, May 12, 2014

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For this New Sounds Podcast, listen to new music from Norway, including a live set by the serene and transcendent Tord Gustavsen Quartet.  Gustavsen, whether solo, with a trio, or in this quartet formation, delivers piano-based works of contemplation and stillness that simply captivate a listener.  To be sure, the music is capable of transporting one to a private Nordic mind-palace.

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Percussion Plus (Special Podcast)

Monday, April 28, 2014

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New Sounds takes a beating with music from Mantra Percussion, a superhuman group committed to pounding out new works and expanding the percussion repertoire.  Listen to “Science is Only a Sometime Friend,” a ringing chiming work for percussion and organ by Aaron Siegel.  Then listen to something new from percussionist/composer David Van Tieghem who has worked with Steve Reich, Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno, Talking Heads, and the Love of Lilfe Orchestra, to name a few.  His latest venture was based on recorded improvisations on a series of objects, which he then distributed to ten musicians.  They, in turn, manipulated the recordings and returned them to Van Tieghem, who then finished them into compositions.  Have a look-see, below.

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Rhythms of Minimalism (Special Podcast)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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On this New Sounds, listen to new music from American composer Chris Campbell. On his latest, “Things You Already Know,” homemade instruments of propane tank drums, bowed psaltery and singing bowls are combined with guitars, cellos and drums to creep, scrape and eventually burst, then string melodies soar, and jams are proverbially kicked out.

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Music for Voices and Strings (Special Podcast)

Monday, March 31, 2014

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For this New Sounds, listen to new music from violinist and vocalist Caleb Burhans. His latest release “Evensong” explores both the secular and sacred, along with works both instrumental and choral. Listen to his "The Things Left Unsaid," one of the instrumentals on the record. Also, hear music by Nico Muhly, which draws from both the minimalist tradition and Anglican hymns. Plus, an ambient-sounding work from Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti.

Special thanks to our hardworking New Sounds Assistant, Isabel Kim, for making this podcast possible.

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Folk-Inspired Ballads, Male Edition (Special Podcast)

Monday, March 24, 2014

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Listen to folk-inspired ballads, featuring male folk-singers & wandering minstrels on this New Sounds.  There are surreal songs from a haunting record, “Hirta Songs,” by Alistair Roberts and poet Robin Robertson, with texts inspired by the history, landscape and people of the remote Scottish archipelago of St. Kilda (about 100 miles off the coast of Scotland.)  The record is named after the largest of these islands, where the main employment was fowling the great quantities of sea birds.  (Sheep-herding, crofting and fishing were ways of life as well.)  The eerie songs we’ll hear are both based on Celtic melodies; "A Fall of Sleet," is based on the tune 'The Battle of Inverlochy.' while the other, "Exodus," concerns the 1930 voluntary evacuation of the islands and is based on two tunes.

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