New Music for Electric Violin

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Listen to compositions for electric violin on this New Sounds program.  We'll hear Nico Muhly's Seeing Is Believing, a concerto for electric violin, which features the Aurora Orchestra and Thomas Gould on electric six-string violin, Also, we'll hear music by John Adams from his work, "The Dharma At Big Sur" - "Sri Moonshine" for electric violin and orchestra. It's an homage to the beat poets and to minimalists, like Terry Riley, with its Eastern-tinged strings and shimmering suspended chords.  Plus, other works.

PROGRAM #3224, music for electric violin          

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

John Adams

Dharma at Big Sur

Part 1. A New Day [14:28]

Nonesuch Records**

Nico Muhly

Seeing is Believing

Seeing is Believing [24:28]

Decca 478 2731**

Shankar

M.R.C.S.

Ocean Waves [7:47]

ECM Records #1403** ecmrecords.com

*Internet sources include www.cdnow.com, www.amazon.com, www.itunes.com, and www.emusic.com

**In most better stores; in NY, try J&R on Park RowOther Music on 3rd St., etc.