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Episode #3183

Music for Saxophone(s)

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Friday, March 18, 2011

For this New Sounds, there’s music from Montreal-based musician Colin Stetson on (mostly bass) saxophone without looping or overdubbing. (How DOES he do it?)  Stetson’s technique of circular breathing (much like digeridoo players) combined with nearly 20 microphones placed all over a studio- including on Stetson’s throat and on the instruments themselves - created an original palette of sounds, thanks to producer Shahzad Ismaily and engineer Efrim Menuck from Godspeed You! Black Emperor/A Silver Mt Zion.  Ben Frost then mixed these tracks into a haunting and riveting record, “New History Warfare Vol. 2 .  (Excited note: guest appearances by both Shara Worden and Laurie Anderson.) 

We’ll also sample from the stunning new record “Walking Voices” by the trio Equilibrium, (Sissel Vera Pettersen, Joachim Badenhorst, Mikkel Ploug.)  It’s an electro-acoustic wonder of a record that combines wordless vocalises and things that sound like Inuit throat-singing along with sax, and/or clarinet, guitar, and electronics.  Plus hear some Armenian-Balkan Latin-tinged big band jazz (with duduk!) and the Oasis Sax Quartet playing music by Philip Glass.

PROGRAM #3183, New Music for Saxophone(s)           (First aired on 3-18-11)                     

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

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SOURCE

Colin Stetson

New History Warfare, Vol. 2: Judges

Judges [5:13]
Lord, I just can’t keep from crying sometimes (feat. Shara Worden) [4:49]

Constellation Records CST 075
cstrecords.com/cst075 OR download from www.halcyondigi.com
Also available at Emusic.com or iTunes.

Equilibrium

Walking Voices

Whitless [3:09]
Chagan [4:12]

Songlines 1587
www.songlines.com

MusAner

MusAner

Celebrate [6:35]

Lucent Music lucentmusic.com
Available at CDBaby.com www.cdbaby.com

Oasis Quartet

Oasis Quartet: Glass-Gotkovsky -Esacich

Philip Glass – String Quartet No. 3, excerpts [11:00]

Innova 744
www.innova.mu  

Dickie Landry

15 Saxophones

15 Saxophones [10:32]

Unseen Worlds UW 06
www.unseenworlds.net

 

Collaborative Efforts (Weekly Podcast)

For this New Sounds, we'll take a sneak peak at the forthcoming "Tirtha," a collaboration between the South Indian guitarist Prasanna   and pianist/composer Vijay Iyer.  Also, the venerable sax titan Charles Lloyd together with MacArthur “genius grant”-winning pianist Jason Moran, from a live performance on Soundcheck.  And more.

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