"Underground" Music

Friday, October 05, 2012

Bronx Sewer - Tibbets Brook Underground (Photograph by Steve Duncan)

Listen to music made in or about the underground – catacombs, cisterns, cellars- on this New Sounds.  There’s music by sax player, percussionist, and a composer for Sesame Street - Ken Field from his release “Subterranea,” recorded in several underground rooms in Roswell, New Mexico.  Ranging from overdubbed saxophones, 'sticks on juice cans, sticks on suitcase' and lots of percussion, the pieces include titles like “Five Saxophones in Search of Meaning” and “Om On the Range.”

Then, listen to “Underground,” a work from Paul Dresher, created and performed on multi-track tape loop system.  Also, there’s music from Mecca Bodega, who appeared in the film “Subway Stories.” 

PROGRAM #3348, “Underground” Music (First aired on 6/8/2012)                                                          





Ken Field


Om on the Range [4:51]

OO Discs OO25
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Mecca Bodega

Subway Stories

Red Shoes

Hybrid HY-20005
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Ken Field


Space in a Place [3:59]

See above.

Hannis Brown

Severe Insomnia

Imitating Chicago (underground) [6:33]

Lumberton Trading Company LUMB015

The Haissmavourk Choir

The Music of Armenia, Volume 1: Sacred Choral Music

Havoun, havoun (About the bird) [3:59]

Celestial Harmonies 13115

Paul Dresher

Casa Vecchia

Underground [8:00]

Starkland 204

The Deep Listening Band

Troglodyte’s Delight

Trog Arena, excerpt [3:20]

?What Next? Recordings WN 0003
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