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Episode #3130

With Ben Neill and Mimi Goese

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Monday, August 29, 2011

For this New Sounds, mutant trumpter/composer Ben Neill joins John Schaefer in the studio.  Lately, he’s been working together with filmmaker Bill Morrison and singer Mimi Goese on a staging of the Persephone myth – Demeter’s daughter taken by Hades to the underworld against her will.  

The multimedia music theatre work is informed by rock, layered with electronica and silent film projections, and is reimagined as a 19th century theatre troupe’s "antidote to irony."  We’ll hear songs from Persephone and catch up with Ben Neill.

PROGRAM #3130, with Ben Neill (First aired on 10/21/2010)

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Ben Neill & Mimi Goese

Persephone, Private tape

Cusp [5:40]

This performance not commercially available. 
See www.benneill.com for more info.  

Ben Neill

Private tape

Posthorn [5:50]

This performance not commercially available.

Ben Neill & Mimi Goese

Persephone, Private tape

Elegy [5:33]
Laudanum [6:37]
World's End [4:45]

This performance not commercially available.

Batteries Duo

Les Amusements

Parking Lot [5:02]
Cello Talk [4:01]

www.thebatteriesduo.com
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New Releases, May 2011 (Special Podcast)

It's that time of the month already!  John Schaefer once again picks through the spring flood of CDs that have been sent to his office to find new releases worthy of showcasing in tonight's program.  Among these outstanding piles is a new work from Roswell Rudd that features some musicians from West African and a new recording from Vieux Farka Toure, featuring his father, Ali Farka Toure. Also, hear music from a Greek group called Lüüp, and something from Montreallers, Esmerine, who just released a record in memory of Lhasa.  Plus, a collaborative record from dueling keyboardists Aaron Goldberg and Guillermo Klein, and music from a Swiss piano trio based on Turkish music.

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