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Episode #3124

Narration in Music

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to the found sounds of narration from strange and wonderful recordings in music by the Books.  We'll hear from their latest, "The Way Out," a playful and surreal effort recorded in the Books' home studios.

Also on the show, listen to music from pianist/composer Vijay Iyer and poet/performer Mike Ladd, from a narrative work, "In What Language?" a hybrid project featuring an eleven-piece ensemble of musicians and speaking voices.  Plus, music from Pete M. Wyer, Michael Nyman, and more.

PROGRAM #3124,  Narration in Music   (First aired on 10/6/2010)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

The Young Scamels

Tempest

Be Not Afeard, excerpt [1:00]

FT 74
www.file-13.com

The Books

The Way Out

Group Autogenics I [3:44]

Temporary Residence Limitied TRR183
temporaryresidence.com

Michael Nyman

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

Prologue: Neurology's Favourite Term [2:45]

CBS/Sony MK 44669
Available at Amazon.com

Linda Montano

Lesbian American Composers

Portrait of Sappho [7:22]

CRI 780
www.newworldrecords.org

Vangelis

Albedo 0.39

Albedo 0.39 [4:21]

Windham Hill 11234
Reissued as BMG 37679
Order through Amazon.com*
or download at Emusic.com

Vijay Iyer / Mike Ladd

In What Language?

The Color of My Circumference I [4:11]
Plastic Bag [6:08]

Pi Recordings #09
www.pirecordings.com

Tom Johnson

Music for 88

Multiplication Table, excerpt [4:00]

XI Foundation  106
xirecords.org

Pete M. Wyer

Stories from the City at Night

Subway Nightride [7:29]

Thirsty Ear Records**
online at www.thirstyear.com *

The Books

The Way Out

Group Autogenics II [4:52]

See above.

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