Episode #3197

Electroacoustic Blends

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Monday, August 06, 2012

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear three recordings that feature a blend of acoustic instruments and electronic processing.  From a score to the new film by Bill Morrison, “The Miners’ Hymns,” listen to organ, brass ensemble, and electronics, by the master of mixing electronic and acoustic sounds - Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.

Also, from the Alaska- based composer, John Luther Adams, there’s a piece for piano and mallet percussion together with the electronically processed and ghostly sounds of both, “Four Thousand Holes.”  Plus, from the three-way collaboration between Finnish accordion virtuoso Kimmo Pohjonen, Finnish producer/percussionist/electrickery specialist Samuli Kosminen and Kronos Quartet, listen to a huge panoramic canvas of effects, accordion and strings in the work “Uniko.”

PROGRAM #        3197, Electroacoustic Blends             (First aired on 4/26/11)                                                       





Jóhann Jóhannsson

The Miners’ Hymns

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

Fat Cat CD 13-13

Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen, Kronos Quartet


Kalma [11:00]

Ondine #1185.

John Luther Adams, feat.
Steven Drury, piano
Scott Deal, percussion

Four Thousand Holes

Four Thousand Holes, excerpt [17:00]

Cold Blue Music CB0035

The Beatles

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

A Day in the Life, excerpt [:30]

Capitol Records. 
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Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen, Kronos Quartet


Avara [6:00]

See above.

Jóhann Jóhannsson

The Miners’ Hymns

They Being Dead yet Speaketh [10:00]

See above.

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