With Steven Mackey (Weekly Podcast)

Friday, November 05, 2010


Electric guitarist, composer and Princeton University professor Steven Mackey returns to New Sounds for this program.  His enormous and ambitious work, “Dreamhouse,” a collaboration with singer/producer/writer Rinde Eckert and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, for orchestra, electric guitars, and singers has just been released.

The work takes the metaphor of house-building and gives a framework to issues like inside versus outside, security versus vulnerability, and the issues of house versus home, while also using texts that contain technical architectural words – crowns, turrets, mansard, etc. Mackey introduces excerpts from “Dreamhouse” and talks us through how 9/11 affected its development.

PROGRAM #3134, with Steven Mackey (First aired on 10/27/2010)





BMOP, Rinde Eckert, Catch Electric Guitar Quartet, Synergy Vocals, led by Gil Rose

Mackey  Dreamhouse

Steven Mackey:  From Above [3:56]
Framing /Her Gaze [3:14]
Part III, excerpt [7:00]
Part III, Finale [9:00]

BMOP/Modern Sound 1019


 i am not

Jason Treuting: (blank) [3:48]

Anna Clyne: Beware Of [5:23]

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