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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hear small ensembles that use the voice as an instrument (often an electronic one) on this New Sounds program.  We'll listen to the Scandinavian-Belgian trio of Mikkel Ploug, Sissel Vera Pettersen, and Joachim Badenhorst along with the German-American trio of Theo Bleckmann, Gary Versace, and John Hollenbeck, -Refuge Trio- in which both vocalists use electronic processing. 

In a work called "Bright Moon," drummer John Hollenbeck's setting of Masahide's text features Gary Verasce on the keyboard together with the voice of Theo Bleckmann.  Then listen to Electra, a new music quartet from Holland, and their rendition of music by Jacob TV - called "Able to Be, and interspersed with the voice of Marilyn Monroe.  These, and more. 

PROGRAM # 2923, Voice as Instrument (First aired on Tues. 4/7/09)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

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SOURCE

Electra

Able To Be

Jacob TV: Able To Be, excerpt [1:30]

Attacca 27111
www.attacca-records.com

Theo Bleckmann, Gary Versace, and John Hollenbeck

Refuge Trio

Bright Moon [6:00]

Winter & Winter 910 149 www.winterandwinter.com

Electra

Able To Be

Jacob TV: Able To Be[12:00]

Attacca 27111
www.attacca-records.com

Mikkel Ploug, Sissel Vera Pettersen, and Joachim Badenhorst

Equilibrium

Epiphora [8:30]

Songlines SA1578
www.songlines.com

Theo Bleckmann, Gary Versace, and John Hollenbeck

Refuge Trio

To What Shall I Compare This Life [6:00]

See above.

Mikkel Ploug, Sissel Vera Pettersen, and Joachim Badenhorst

Equilibrium

November [6:00]

See above.

Theo Bleckmann, Gary Versace, and John Hollenbeck

Refuge Trio

Ornette Coleman: Peace [6:00]

See above.

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