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Episode #3146

Traditional Blend

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hear unexpected blends of traditional music on this edition of New Sounds.  We'll listen to selections from bagpiper/composer Matthew Welch's band Blarvuster, an outfit that somehow pulls in Balinese/Indonesian gamelan, Celtic influences, minimalist licks, and a rock attitude to emerge with irresitible and unusual textures, both traditional and non. 

Plus, we'll hear from QQQ, a band who use the traditional Norwegian hardingfele (like a violin, but with twice as many strings and thinner wood.)  Then there's also music from Hemispheres, featuring vocals in the Persian tradition, along with music from Michael O'Neill, a Canadian bagpiper.  His work that we'll hear pulls in Australian digeridoo and percussion with those pipes.  All that, and more.

PROGRAM #3146, Traditional Blend               (First aired on 12/07/2010)                                                

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Matthew Welch  & Blarvuster

Blarvuster

Pak Gusti Aji [5:57]

Tzadik 8077
www.tzadik.com

Michael O’Neill

Ontophony

Jedaya [7:41]

Songlines SGL SA2405-2
www.songlines.com

Matthew Welch  & Blarvuster

Blarvuster

Canntaireachd Masolah I [6:23]

See above.

QQQ

Unpacking the Trailer...

Rocolocosmokotoko [5:35]

New Amsterdam Records 015
www.newamsterdamrecords.com

Hemispheres

Crossroads

Zarbi [10:02]

Sunnyside 1235
www.sunnysiderecords.com

The Gordon Grdina Trio

…If Accident Will

Morning Moon, excerpt [5:00]

Plunge Records
www.cdbaby.com
 OR www.plungerecords.com

Jacaszek

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