Episode #3370

Abstract Soundscapes

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Friday, August 24, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to some abstract soundscapes from Poland, from Berlin via an Icelandic composer, and from Brooklyn-based musicians as well.  Hear a soundscape from the Berlin-based Icelandic one-woman band Kira Kira, from her record Feathermagnetik.  Also, listen to something from Brooklyn-based electronic artist Laurel Halo, featuring the voice as instrument.  Then, there's a percussion-centric work, "6," one of the number pieces from John Cage (who would have been 100 next month), and a percussive soundscape by another Brooklyn-based musician, drummer/composer Tim Kuhl. 

Listen to the droney world-jazz inflected soundscape with an infusion of horns and woodwinds, buffered by electronics and tabla from the Polish Band, Sing Sing Penelope. Plus, music from Moon Ate the Dark, and a bit of Johann Johannsson’s score for “Copenhagen Dreams”

PROGRAM #3370, Abstract Soundscapes (8/24/2012)                                                





Johann Johannsson

Copenhagen Dreams

Excerpt [1:00]

Kira Kira


Soothe [7:43]

Sound Of A Handshake shake 013-cd DL

Laurel Halo


Joy [3:28]

Hyperdub HDBCD 014

Sing Sing Penelope

This is the music vol. 1

Mini song [11:37]

Tim Kuhl

St. Helena

Tales of Transformation [6:18]

John Cage
[Glenn Freeman, percussion- all six layers]

Three2, Twenty-Three, Six, Twenty-Six: The First Recordings


John Cage: Six [3:05]

OgreOgress Prod

Gareth Davis & Frances-Marie Uitti


Detour, excerpt [2:15]

Miasmah Records MIA 019

Johann Johannsson

Copenhagen Dreams

The Jewish Cemetary [2:32]

Limited edition CD/vinyl.
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Moon Ate the Dark (Anne Rose Carter & Christopher Bailey)

Moon Ate the Dark

Sleepwalk [8:34]

Sonic Pieces / Morr Music sp 014 OR Download from


Piano Insides

Explore the sounds of a piano's insides on this New Sounds program.  From the prepared piano to the bowed and/or plucked piano strings inside the body of the beast, there are sure to be unusual sounds galore.  Listen to Ergo, an electro-acoustic trio - somehow both slinky and spacey - with trombone, prepared piano, drums, and special guests on guitar.

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