A Musical Travelogue (special podcast)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


There’s an hour of music for far-off places on this New Sounds program.  Listen to a work written by Princeton professor Paul Lansky, called “Travel Diary.”  From a new recording by the Meehan/Perkins Duo, the work is a "kind of meditation on travel particularly for those who don't do it that much." Parts were inspired by an actual cross-country trip taken by the composer and his family, wrong turns and a younger child asking "Are we there yet?"

Plus, music from Nico Muhly  - a musical depiction of Balinese-style gamelan music and more.

PROGRAM # 3294, A Musical Travelogue (First aired on 1/24/2012)                                                       





MeehanPerkins Duo

Travel Diary

Paul Lansky: Travel Diary - Cruising Speed [4:15]

Bridge Records BRIDGE 9370

Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, Edwin Outwater, conductor

From Here On Out

Nico Muhly: Wish You Were Here

Analekta AN 2 9992

Bang on a Can All-Stars

Big Beautiful Dark and Scary

Shadowbang: Angkat [3:03]
Shadowbang: Ocean [4:10]
Shadowbang: Meditasi, Head
Due out: February 28, 2012, but free download available until 1/25/2012:

MeehanPerkins Duo

Travel Diary

Paul Lansky: Travel Diary , excerpt [1:00]

See above.


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