Episode #3106

New Works for Cello

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Friday, December 02, 2011

This New Sounds brings us something from cellists Zoe Keating, Erik Friedlander, and Brent Arnold.   The San Francisco-based Keating loops layers upon layers of cello to create her own one-woman orchestra.  We'll hear from her latest, "Into the Trees."

We'll also sample from Erik Friedlander's latest digital release, "Alchemy," a vast tapestry of scraping, plucking and bowing.  Also, there's music by the songwriting cellist, former Seattlist Brent Arnold, from his album of lonely gems, "An Albatross and a Half."  Plus, Ralph Stanley sings the old hymn "Jacob's Vision" on cellist Dave Eggar's new album, "Kingston Morning," and more.

PROGRAM #3106, All Cellos, Almost All of the Time    (First aired on 8/24/2010)                                                          





Zoe Keating

Into the Trees

Escape Artist [6:34]

Zoe Keating, 2010

Erik Friedlander  


The Wrong Answers [3:01]

Skipstone Records #008 (digital only)
Available on iTunes/eMusic/Amazon

Brent Arnold

An Albatross and a Half

A Boy [4:08] OR

Dave Eggar with Ralph Stanley

Kingston Morning

Jacob's Vision [3:57]

Domo 73115

Brent Arnold

An Albatross and a Half

The Birds Our Darlings [4:36]

See above.

Chris Becker

(Lenae Harris - Cello
Jonathan Kane - Drums, Metal
Daniel Kelly - Keyboards
Chris Becker - All Other Noises)

The Other Shoe, Composed for choreographer Sasha Soreff

Lenae Harris: Duet #2 / Lenae solo

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Erik Friedlander  


Gentle Bonds [3:35]

See above.

Zoe Keating

Into the Trees

Optimist [5:01]

See above.

Chris Becker

The Other Shoe

Ending Music [4:15]

See above.



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Comments [4]

cori from nj

Especially loving the cello and voice pieces. Another brilliantly produced show, John!

Dec. 09 2011 12:46 AM
Layne from Berlin

Zoe Keating, your music is the best thing I've heard all day.

Dec. 08 2011 10:14 AM
gina ballinger from Graz, Austria

wonderful music! thank you!

Dec. 06 2011 04:35 AM
Linda Shockley from NYC

I turned on the show hoping to drift off to sleep after a long week. Instead, the show was electrifying and I was awake long into the night thinking about it. Thanks (again).

Dec. 03 2011 09:40 PM

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