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Episode #3350

Meetings of Two Tectonic Plates

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to some of the remarkable and unexpected collaboration between concert violinist and improviser Hilary Hahn & the German composer and keyboard player, Hauschka.  They perform for us works for violin and prepared piano, based on their record, "Silfra," which was named for the crack in Iceland between the American and Eurasian continents where the continental plates meet and drift apart about 2cm per year.  Interestingly, these live performances are different from the ones on "Silfra," because all of the pieces are improvised. 

PROGRAM #3350, Meeting of Two Tectonic Plates  (First aired on 6/19/2012)                                                      

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Hilary Hahn & Hauschka

Silfra

Adash [5:27]
Clock Winder [2:44]

Deutsche Grammophon 16798
www.deutschegrammophon.com
hahnandhauschka.com

Hilary Hahn & Hauschka

Live, WNYC 6/19/2012

WNYC #1 [3:43]
WNYC #2 [4:51]
WNYC #3 [6:34]

These performances not commercially available. 

Anne Akiko Meyers, Li Jian

Satoh Debussy Messiaen Takemitsu Ravel

Somei Satoh: Birds in Warped Time II [10:23]

Avie Records 0024
www.avierecords.com

Moon Ate the Dark (Anne Rose Carter & Christopher Bailey)

Moon Ate the Dark

Capsules 11 [4:49]

Sonic Pieces / Morr Music sp 014
www.anost.net OR Download from Emusic.com

Hauschka, prepared piano
WNYC/Irene Trudel
Hauschka places all sorts of objects into the piano insides
Hauschka, prepared piano
WNYC/Irene Trudel
Hauschka's hand, as he sets up more tape, ebow, necklace chains, vibrators.
Hauschka, prepared piano
WNYC/Irene Trudel
Hauschka's hands and long view of piano insides, including chopsticks, tamborines, ebows, necklace chains, vibrators and tape.
Hauschka, prepared piano
WNYC/Irene Trudel
Hauschka (Volker Bertelmann), tests out his preparations on our Steinway
Hilary Hahn, Hauschka, prepared piano
WNYC/Irene Trudel
Hilary Hahn & Hauschka performing
Hilary Hahn, Hauschka
WNYC/Irene Trudel
Hilary Hahn & Hauschka improvise another piece
Hauschka, Hilary Hahn, & Host John Schaefer
WNYC/Caryn Havlik
Hauschka, Hilary Hahn, & Host John Schaefer

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