Hearing Voices

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Let’s hear what kind of conversation these varied musical voices can have with each other, and with our own inner voices. David Garland shares vocal recordings old and new from various cultures: Indian instruments accompany a choir singing Gregorian chant; a Dutch cellist plays with a Sardinian chorus and Senegalese soloist; centuries-old Norwegian hymns are sung to improvised organ accompaniment; the delicate abstractions of voice with piano and explored; an early blues singer, a contemporary avant gardist, and Brazilian songwriter all sing with guitars -- and more.

Comments [5]

Andrew Campbell from Mahopac, NY

'Seems very close to the edge between 'music' and something else, as more of what's often on WNYC--facinating!

Mar. 18 2012 10:45 PM
David Garland

Thanks for listening! Here's the playlist, showing Artist - Song - Album:

Ustad Nishat Khan & Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Tibi Dixit Cor Meum - Meeting of Angels

Dominique Eade & Ran Blake - Go Gently to the Water - Whirlpool

Jeanne Lee & Ran Blake - Laura - The Newest Sound Around

John Zorn - The Last Supper: Opening Invocation - FilmWorks XXII

Carla Bley - Little Pony Soldier - Escalator Over the Hill

Ernst Reijseger - A Una Rosa - Requiem for a Dying Planet

Skip James - Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues - The Complete Early Recordings of Skip James

Scott Walker - A Lover Loves - The Drift

Chico Buarque - Minha História - Construção

Anne-Lise Berntsen and Nils Henrik Asheim - Hvad Er Det Godt At Lande, Hos Gud Er Idel Glede - Engleskyts

Mar. 18 2012 09:58 PM
Whit Waterbury

Please, please, please leave us a playlist. What a wonderful show! Thanks...

Mar. 18 2012 09:53 PM
Gerard Sullivan

Someone please tell me the name of the Norwegian hymns vocalist and recording. It was georgeous. Thanks. gs

Mar. 18 2012 09:40 PM
Oliver from New York City, NY

This is so beautiful. It is making my brain vibrate.

Mar. 18 2012 08:37 PM

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