Episode #3196

Northern Horns

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Hear the startling sounds of horns...of the North...on this New Sounds.  There's Alpine music for horns by the Russian composer Arkady Shilkloper, a member of the Moscow Art Trio, along with Danish composer Niels-Ole Bo Johansen's trombones and electronics.  Not to be outdone, Hauschka, (aka German pianist/composer Volker Bertelmann), has been at it again.  This time a playful collaborative “post-classical” record, “Salon des Amateurs,” with Calexico members John Convertino and Joe Burns, múm’s drummer Samuli Kosmine, and a guest spot by violinist Hilary Hahn.

There is an insistent dance pulse throughout Hauschka's original electro-acoustic compositions, featuring trombones by Bernhard Voelz, drums, and an inventive array of piano preparations not limited to bottle tops, aluminum foil, gaff tape, and even ping-pong balls. We’ll hear some of this latest release as well as the brass ensemble used in Jóhann Jóhannsson's score to the Bill Morrison film, The Miners' Hymns.  Music from Arve Henriksen's stunning record, "Cartography" rounds out the show.

PROGRAM #        3196, Northern Horns          (First aired on 4/21/11)                                                       





Arkady Shilkloper


Bazaar [8:03]

Boheme #906063. Out of print.   Reissued on Jaro Records, available for download via iTunes or


Salon des Amateurs

Radar [3:52]

Fat Cat CD 13-16

Arve Henriksen


Migration [5:41]

ECM 2086


Salon des Amateurs

Taxi Taxi [4:31]

See above.

Niels-Ole Bo Johansen

Trombone & Electronics

Smoke by Day, Glow by Night [14:09]
OR Download from Emusic, iTunes, or

Jóhann Jóhannsson

The Miners' Hymns

The Cause of Labour is the Hope of the World [7:40]

Fat Cat CD 13-13

Arve Henriksen


Recording Angel, excerpt [5:00]

See above.

Arkady Shilkloper


Alpine Sketch, excerpt [2:00]

See above.

Comments [1]

Donald Sepanek from Bayonne, NJ

Love those horns!

Aug. 02 2012 05:09 PM

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