Episode #3201

"Shift" and Remixes

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Friday, July 27, 2012

For this New Sounds, we’ll listen to a rendering of of Steve Reich’s early classic piece, “Drumming” by the music producer Chris Hughes (Tears for Fears, Adam & the Ants) from a reissue of the well-kept “secret” 1994 record, "Shift."   It’s an homage to Reich, where Hughes reworks “Drumming,” shifting its interlocking patterns and their evolutions to different sound sources – mesmerizing gamelan sequences, and loops and other melodic percussion.

Plus, from a tribute sampler, hear remixes of Meredith Monk’s music by both DJ Spooky and Gabriel Prokofiev (yes - grandson of Sergei).

PROGRAM #        3201, Remixes and Re-imaginings      (First aired on 5/3/11)                                                         





So Percussion

Steve Reich - Drumming


Excerpt [2:30]

CA 21026

Chris Hughes


Shift - Part I (from Drumming) [10:17]

Reissue of Helium Records

Due out 5/24/11 on Decca.

DJ Spooky / Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk Remixes & Interpretations

Dawn (Monk Mix) [3:52]

Private CD, not commercially available.

Dominic Frasca

New Sounds Live/ Bang on a Can Marathon 2006, from the World Financial Center, 6/4/06

Shattered Glass [8:07]

This performance not commercially available.  Info about Dominic here:  

GVSU New Music Ensemble

In C Remixed

Glenn Kotche: Smooth [6:39]

Innova 758

Chris Hughes


Shift - Part III (from Violin Phase) [11:07]

See above.

Gabriel Prokofiev/ Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk Remixes & Interpretations

Caldera Chimera, excerpt [4:30]

Private CD, not commercially available.

Dylan Mattingly

On a Large Scale

On this New Sounds podcast, hear a world premiere recording by Dylan Mattingly written specifically for the New York-based ensemble of young musicians, Contemporaneous.  Mattingly is a composer, cellist and one of the founding co-artistic directors of the group (he’s also a pitcher for Bard College’s first ever club baseball team.)  Listen to part two of his epic and emotional poem for chamber orchestra depicting Amelia Earhart’s final flight, called “Atlas of Somewhere (On the Way to Howland Island): Islanded in a Stream of Stars.”


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