Episode #3069

Bells, Mallets, and Winds

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Monday, August 15, 2011

This New Sounds is chock-a-block full of unusually textured new music, featuring some percussion-based works and other recent arrivals which may or may not incorporate wind families of clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, and then add to that hammered dulcimer, zither, marimba and/or accordion.

For those keeping score, we'll sample Hardanger fiddle and possibly even harp in music from the Christian Wallumrod Ensemble. We'll also hear Toru Takemitsu's work "Rain Tree" for percussion. Then there's music from French reed player/composer Louis Sclavis, San Francisco-based composer/clarinetist Beth Custer, and Dutch sax player/composer Jorrit Dijkstra, and more.

PROGRAM # 3069, Winds, Mallets, Bells (First aired on 4/29/2010)





Die Knödel

Die Noodle!

die wurst [4:11]

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Louis Sclavis

Dans La Nuit

Le travail [6:02]

ECM 1805

Jorrit Dijkstra

Pillow Circles

Pillow Circle 88 For Robert Ashley [7:34]

Clean Feed CF166

Clarinet Thing /Beth Custer

The Shirt I Slept In

Beth Custer: The Lips That Kissed The Paper [4:18]

BC 1

Christian Wallumrod Ensemble

Fabula Suite Lugano

Valse Dolcissima [5:53]

ECM 2118

So Percussion

So Percussion

David Lang : the so-called laws of nature: III [9:45]

Cantaloupe CA21022

Toru Takemitsu

Japan the spirit of water

Toru Takemitsu : Rain Tree [11:48]

Celestial Harmonies 13172

Nico Muhly's Seeing is Believing

New Music for Electric Violin (Special Podcast)

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.


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