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Newspeak & Alt-Classical Bands (Weekly Podcast)

Friday, April 01, 2011

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For this New Sounds, listen to some "alt-classical" or "indie classical" bands, like Newspeak or the Paul Bailey Ensemble.  Newspeak is an eight-piece amplified ensemble working under the direction of composer David T. Little and clarinetist Eileen Mack. Named after the thought-limiting language in George Orwell’s 1984, Newspeak explores the grey area where art and politics mix.  We'll hear the group, from their "Sweet Light Crude" release, playing a work by Missy Mazzoli - "In spite of all this."

Plus, listen to some electroacoustic chamber rock from Nicole Lizee (Besnard Lakes), a Canadian composer who manages to weave in jazz, improvisation, pop music, contemporary music and everything in between.  Music by the Paul Bailey Ensemble rounds out the show.

PROGRAM #        3174, “alt-classical” and “indie classical”        (First aired on 2-23-11)                       

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Nicole Lizée

This Will Not Be Televised

Girl, you're Living A Life Of Crime [4:19]

2008 Centrediscs / Centredisques
CMCCD 13508
www.musiccentre.ca
or on Emusic www.emusic.com

Newspeak

sweet light crude

Missy Mazzoli: In Spite of All This [8:33]

New Amsterdam NWAM026
www.newamsterdamrecords.com www.newspeakmusic.org

Nicole Lizée

This Will Not Be Televised

Carpal Tunnels [6:39]

See above.

Newspeak

sweet light crude

David T. Little: sweet light crude [8:11]

See above.

Paul Bailey Ensemble

Alt-classical

Life’s Too Short, (clean studio version) [10:12]

www.paulbailey.us OR paulbailey.bandcamp.com

Paul Bailey Ensemble

Alt-classical

myinnersatan [6:14]

See above.

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