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Episode #3367

Guitars Plus

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Friday, August 17, 2012

On this New Sounds, listen to pieces combining guitar(s) and strings with quasi-orchestral sounds, including a preview of the forthcoming record by guitar virtuoso Kaki King (pictured left), that features the string quartet, ETHEL.  The tune we've picked is "The Fire Eater," from Kaki's "GLOW," due out in October.  Also, hear "Dream Lightly," a work by New York-based composer Keeril Makan in collaboration with the American Composers Orchestra that uses the chiming and harmonics of electric guitar.

Listen to Tom Kersten’s G Plus Ensemble (guitar(s) plus orchestral strings) performing “Utopia” by Joby Talbot.  Then hear Bill Frisell  take a turn with this kind of combination on his record “Sign of Life,” together with a complement of string players; violinist Jenny Scheinman, violist Eyvind Kang, and cellist Hank Roberts. Plus, a work by Judd Greenstein, as performed by the NOW Ensemble, and more.

PROGRAM #3367, Guitars Plus (8/17/2012)                                                   

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

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SOURCE

Amercian Composers Orchestra

Orchestra Undergrond: X10D

Keeril Makan: Dream Lightly, excerpt [1:30]

www.americancomposers.org

Tom Kersten’s G Plus Ensemble

Utopia

Joby Talbot: Utopia [4:23]

Real World Records CDRW 175 5037005000730
womadshop.com/detail/586/

Kaki King & ETHEL

Glow

The Fire-Eater [5:48]

Velour Music
velourmusic.com/#/label/
Due out Oct. 9, 2012

Amercian Composers Orchestra / cond. Jeffrey Milarsky
Seth Josel, electric guitar

Orchestra Undergrond: X10D

Keeril Makan: Dream Lightly [13:48]

www.americancomposers.org

Tom Kersten’s G Plus Ensemble

Utopia

Joby Talbot: Dead Space [11:05]

Real World Records CDRW 175 5037005000730
womadshop.com/detail/586/

NOW Ensemble

Awake

Judd Greenstein: Change, excerpt [1:00]

New Amsterdam NWAM0029
www.newamsterdamrecords.com

Bill Frisell & the 858 Quartet (violinist Jenny Scheinman

violist Eyvind Kang

cellist Hank Roberts)

Sign of Life

It’s a Long Story [2:43]

Fontana / Savoy Jazz - #07950417818
www.savoyjazz.com or Download from iTunes, Amazon.com or eMusic.com

NOW Ensemble

Awake

Judd Greenstein: Change [11:00]

New Amsterdam NWAM0029
www.newamsterdamrecords.com

 

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