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Episode #3174

Newspeak & Alt-Classical Bands

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Monday, June 11, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to some "alt-classical" or "indie classical" bands, like Newspeak or the Paul Bailey Ensemble.  Newspeak is an eight-piece amplified ensemble working under the direction of composer David T. Little and clarinetist Eileen Mack. Named after the thought-limiting language in George Orwell’s 1984, Newspeak explores the grey area where art and politics mix.  We'll hear the group, from their "Sweet Light Crude" release, playing a work by Missy Mazzoli - "In spite of all this."

Plus, listen to some electroacoustic chamber rock from Nicole Lizee (Besnard Lakes), a Canadian composer who manages to weave in jazz, improvisation, pop music, contemporary music and everything in between.  Music by the Paul Bailey Ensemble rounds out the show.

PROGRAM #        3174, “alt-classical” and “indie classical”        (First aired on 2-23-11)                       

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Nicole Lizée

This Will Not Be Televised

Girl, you're Living A Life Of Crime [4:19]

2008 Centrediscs / Centredisques
CMCCD 13508
www.musiccentre.ca
or on Emusic www.emusic.com

Newspeak

sweet light crude

Missy Mazzoli: In Spite of All This [8:33]

New Amsterdam NWAM026
www.newamsterdamrecords.com www.newspeakmusic.org

Nicole Lizée

This Will Not Be Televised

Carpal Tunnels [6:39]

See above.

Newspeak

sweet light crude

David T. Little: sweet light crude [8:11]

See above.

Paul Bailey Ensemble

Alt-classical

Life’s Too Short, (clean radio edit) [10:12]

www.paulbailey.us OR paulbailey.bandcamp.com

Paul Bailey Ensemble

Alt-classical

myinnersatan [6:14]

See above.

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Comments [2]

John Schaefer from the New Sounds office

Actually, "Weird Stuff" was supposed to be the name of the show before management chickened out and went with "New Sounds."

Jun. 13 2012 01:15 PM
Donald Sepanek from Bayonne, NJ

You just don't stop with this weird stuff, do you? Good. Keep up the good work!

Jun. 12 2012 10:20 PM

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