Episode #3201

"Shift" and Remixes

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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

For this New Sounds, we’ll listen to a rendering of of Steve Reich’s early classic piece, “Drumming” by the music producer Chris Hughes (Tears for Fears, Adam & the Ants) from a reissue of the well-kept “secret” 1994 record, "Shift."   It’s an homage to Reich, where Hughes reworks “Drumming,” shifting its interlocking patterns and their evolutions to different sound sources – mesmerizing gamelan sequences, and loops and other melodic percussion. 

Plus, from a tribute sampler, hear remixes of Meredith Monk’s music by both DJ Spooky and Gabriel Prokofiev (yes - grandson of Sergei).

PROGRAM #        3201, Remixes and Re-imaginings      (First aired on 5/3/11)                                                         





So Percussion

Steve Reich - Drumming


Excerpt [2:30]

CA 21026

Chris Hughes


Shift - Part I (from Drumming) [10:17]

Reissue of Helium Records

Due out 5/24/11 on Decca.

DJ Spooky / Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk Remixes & Interpretations

Dawn (Monk Mix) [3:52]

Private CD, not commercially available.

Dominic Frasca

New Sounds Live/ Bang on a Can Marathon 2006, from the World Financial Center, 6/4/06

Shattered Glass [8:07]

This performance not commercially available.  Info about Dominic here:  

GVSU New Music Ensemble

In C Remixed

Glenn Kotche: Smooth [6:39]

Innova 758

Chris Hughes


Shift - Part III (from Violin Phase) [11:07]

See above.

Gabriel Prokofiev/ Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk Remixes & Interpretations

Caldera Chimera, excerpt [4:30]

Private CD, not commercially available.

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