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Episode #2922

New Concert Music

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

There are works for orchestra, works for the dance, and works with electronics on this New Sounds show, including selections from Joseph C. Phillips Jr. ’s work, "Vipassana," which, in the Pali language of early Buddhist texts, means "insight."

Phillips’ epic four-movement, 70-minute post-minimalist work incorporates some of the improvisational and rhythmic elements of jazz and calls for an expanded Numinousensemble of 25 instrumentalists and singers.  We’ll also listen to music commissioned by the Sydney Dance Company from Australia’s Michael Askill, along with seductive music from Derek Bermel.  Bermel’s work, “Elixir” features strings and harp at its core with wind players serenading from the balcony, and reflects influences as varied as Charles Ives, Gesualdo, John Lennonand the Isley Brothers .


PROGRAM # 2922, New Concert Music (First aired on Tues. 4/7/09)





Derek Bermel


Elixir, excerpt

BMOP 1008

Joseph C. Phillips Jr. & Numinous


Of Climbing Heaven and Gazing On the Earth [18:00]Electra

Innova 720

Michael Askill

Invisible forces

Asia Drum Suite: Garuda [3:30] Elephant [3:00]

Black Sun 15032

Derek Bermel


Elixir [7:30]

BMOP 1008



other nature [4:30] koepenik [3:00] mercury sands [4:30]

Ponderosa 062


Able To Be

Corrie van Binsbergen: The Fifth Element-Water, excerpt [3:00]

Attacca 27111

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