Episode #3021

Orchestra of the 21st Century

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

For this New Sounds, we'll focus on the orchestra of the 21st Century.  Chances are this orchestra is a bit leaner and more versatile than a  100 member-plus symphony orchestra and most likely includes electric and/or electronic instruments.  We'll hear many examples, including Alarm Will Sound, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and Sujian Stevens' The BQE Project, a work for a quirky symphony orchestra. And more.

PROGRAM # 3021 Orchestra of the 21st Century (First aired on Tues. 1/5/10)





Tyondai Braxton & the Wordless Music Orchestra

Central Market

Platinum Rows [10:25]

Warp Records 184

BMOP (Boston Modern Orchestra Project)


Derek Bermel: Voices, for solo clarinet and orchestra, 3 Jamm on Toast [6:43]

BMOP 1008


Hymn to the Immortal Wind

Burial at Sea [10:35]

Temporary Residence #148.*

GVSU (Grand Valley State University) New Music Ensemble

Terry Riley’s In C Remixed

Riley: In C, excerpt [10:00]

Innova 758

Sufjan Stevens

The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

Movement VI: Isorhythmic Night Dance with Interchanges [3:17]

Asthmatic Kitty 278

Alarm Will Sound


Cfern (Autechre) [5:46]

Nonesuch 467708

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