Episode #3086

New Songs Live: Elizabeth & the Catapult

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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Hear a baroque pop-leaning commissioned work, "The Other Side of Zero" by composer/songwriter Elizabeth Ziman, leader of the pop/rock trio Elizabeth and the Catapult on this New Sounds.

From the New Sounds Live concert series recorded at Merkin Hall this past May, it's a whole program of new art songs.  Hear the world premiere of Elizabeth Ziman 's “The Other Side of Zero,” a song cycle commissioned by WNYC and inspired by Leonard Cohen's "Book of Longing.  Ziman's indie-pop band Elizabeth & the Catapult (along with a string quartet) perform the new work.  Look forward to songs by Ed Pastorini and Gabriel Kahane, whose full interviews will be on tomorrow night’s show.

PROGRAM # 3086, New Songs, Part I (First aired on 6/10/2010)





Ed Pastorini

New Sounds Live, 5/20/2010

Tsunami [6:00]

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Gabriel Kahane & Rob Moose

New Sounds Live, 5/20/2010

Merritt Parkway [2:48]
Durrants [3:30]
L.A. [3:00]

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Elizabeth & the Catapult +String Quartet

New Sounds Live, 5/20/2010

The Other Side of Zero: Open Book [4:00]
Take Whatever Comes [4:54]
Go Away My Love [3:43]
The Other Side of Zero [5:07]
Do Not Hang Your Head [5:16]

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Comments [2]

Ellen from Riverdale

Hi John--

I've listened to this set of songs many times now. I love them all but I've quite taken with the work of Ed Pastorini. Dense & original on poetic and musical levels. I hope you will feature more of all in the future.

How about teaming these artists working in this vein with Geoff Smith of "Fifteen Wild Decembers" ?

Oct. 16 2011 05:09 PM
Dustin from New York

Thanks for this John, and crew. You keep creative fuel in the tank for the other reclusive musicians in the world to keep making their art.

Oct. 07 2011 10:43 AM

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