Episode #2972

Flowering Youth

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Listen to music by relative whippersnappers, as we serve up youth on this New Sounds program. We'll hear from Australian composer William Gardiner, just 22, who lives in Sydney.  His music, from a release called "Onliving," has a minimalist/post-minimalist/post-rock feel.  Also, listen to something from "Speaks Volumes" by the New York-based Nico Muhly, who's worked with Philip Glass and Bjork, to name a few. There's also music from Dominic Frasca and Rich O'Meara.

PROGRAM # 2972, Flowering Youth (First aired on Wed. 8-26-09)





William Gardiner


The Loving Bells [2:01] Running [6:57]

Nico Muhly

Private CD

Beaming Music [8:45]

Not commercially available. Info and blog at

Rich O’Meara

Private CD

Island Spinning [5:08]

Not commercially available. Listen again at

Dominic Frasca


Forced Entry [8:25]

Cantaloupe Music 21032

Anne Akiko Meyers | Li Jiana

Satoh Debussy Messiaen Takemitsu Ravel

Satoh: Birds in warped time II [10:24]

Avie Records 0024

Steve Martland Band

Horses of Instruction

Steve Martland: Mr. Andrson’s Pavane [7:48]

Black Box Classics Available at* or download from

With Ben Neill and Mimi Goese (Weekly Podcast)

For this New Sounds, mutant trumpter/composer Ben Neill joins John Schaefer in the studio.  Lately, he’s been working together with filmmaker Bill Morrison and singer Mimi Goese on a staging of the Persephone myth – Demeter’s daughter taken by Hades to the underworld against her will.  The multimedia music theatre work, which will be staged at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) next week, is informed by rock, layered with electronica and silent film projections, and is reimagined as a 19th century theatre troupe’s "antidote to irony."  We’ll hear songs from Persephone and catch up with Ben Neill.


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