Episode #3269

Duos and Small Ensembles

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christopher O'Riley and Matt Haimovitz

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear composed works for duos and small ensembles that veer toward the ambient.  We’ll hear from the amplified, processed and looped duo itsnotyouitsme, who are violinist Caleb Burhans and guitarist Grey McMurray, and a piece called “The Ghosts Among Us.”  There’s also trio music (keyboards, accordion, sometimes vibes, and a clarinet) by keyboardist and composer Phillip Schroeder whose music might be best described as ambient. 

Then we’ll listen to the collaborative record by pianist Christopher O'Riley & cellist Matt Haimovitz which is something like classical music for the iPod age they mix up Stravinsky, Martinu, and Janacek with songs by Blonde Redhead and the Cocteau Twins.  Plus, looped solo creations from violinist, guitarist, and whistler Andrew Bird's soundtrack for the film, “Norman,” and more.

PROGRAM # 3269,  Duos and Small Ensembles  (First aired on 11/15/2011)                                                            





Matt Haimovitz & Christopher O’Riley

Shuffle. Play. Listen.

Weird Fishes (Radiohead), excerpt [2:30]

Oxingale 2019  


everybody's pain is magnificent

The Ghosts Among Us [8:27]

New Amsterdam 033

Phillip Schroeder

Passage Through a Dream

On Occasion [7:40]

Innova 781

Andrew Bird

Norman Soundtrack

The Bridge [3:16]

Mom + Pop records
MPO 036

Christopher O’Riley & Matt Haimovitz

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Misery Is a Butterfly (Blonde Redhead) [5:56]

See above.

Ricardo Villalobos/Max Loderbauer

re: ECM

Recat (C.Wallumrod, the Zoo is Far) [7:14]

ECM 2211/12

Christopher O’Riley & Matt Haimovitz

Shuffle. Play. Listen.

Heaven or Las Vegas (Cocteau Twins) [4:59]

See above

Peter Garland, feat. Aki Takahashi, piano; Ari Streisfeld, violin

Waves Breaking on Rocks

Waves Breaking on Rocks - Sierra Madre, excerpt [5:00]

New World Records 80716

Comments [2]

gina ballinger from Graz, Austria

your music world truly opens up mine, john schaeffer. i just wish there was more equal choices between women and men musicians. and hey : ) happy birthday 30 years wnyc.

Nov. 20 2011 07:04 AM
Stacey from Pittsburgh

The Peter Garland piece is really beautiful and one that I'd probably never have heard without this program. Thank you for always introducing us to such wonderful music!

Nov. 18 2011 01:27 AM

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