Episode #3342

Music Out of Time

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New music made on old instruments, and older music in positively modern settings is what’s in store for this New Sounds program.  Listen to a record from the early music vocal group Orlando Consort in collaboration with jazz rock band Perfect Houseplants, called “Extempore” – literally “out of time.”  There’s also a folk setting involving banjo of a 14th Century tune by Guillaume de Machaut, and music by abbess, composer, and recently sainted Hildegard von Bingen in a decidedly modern arrangement from violist (and viola d’amore wielder) Garth Knox. 

Also, listen to instruments from the Middle East, combining modern production techniques and medieval chant from German group Sarband.  Plus, original compositions for voice and electronics from English composer Ambrose Field and English singer John Potter based on works by Renaissance composer Guillaume Dufay.  And more.

PROGRAM #3342, Music Out of Time (First aired on 5/23/2012)                                                               





Garth Knox


Hildegard von Bingen: Ave generosa,  Guillaume de Machaut: Tels rit au ma(t)in qui au soir pleure [7:22]

ECM 2157

Rothenberg/Boone/ /Velez

On The Cliffs Of The Heart

Machaut: Joie Plaisence [5:47]

New Tone 6744
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Vladmir Ivanoff, Sarband

Llibre Vermell de Montserrat - Medieval Pilgrim Songs from Spain

Polorum regina [5:50]

JARO Medien / Rhino Records Rhino 79080

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Orlando Consort & Perfect Houseplants


Offertorium [4:21]

Linn CKD 076

Ambrose Field,  John Potter

Being Dufay

Dufay: Sanctus [8:32]

ECM 2071

Garth Knox


Kaija Saariaho: Vent nocturne II.  Soupirs de l’obscur (Breaths of the Obscure)

See above.

Vladmir Ivanoff, Sarband

Llibre Vermell de Montserrat - Medieval Pilgrim Songs from Spain

Stella splendens [6:44]

See above.

Garth Knox


Dowland: Flow my Tears [4:03]

See above.

Comments [3]

Donald Sepanek from Bayonne, NJ

Lovin' this mellow music in my old age. Good show!

May. 24 2012 09:01 PM
Mary P from downtown

woah! soul music for a
Catholic school girl from

May. 23 2012 11:37 PM
khadija boyd from brooklyn

Fab! de donde veni? qual es ?

May. 23 2012 11:27 PM

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