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Friday, November 02, 2012


Listen to “Cello Multitracks” on this New Sounds program.  It’s Gabriel Prokofiev's four-part suite scored for nine cellos, as realized by the technologically skilled cellist Peter Gregson, (yep, on all nine parts.) The work is sometimes jarring, sometimes it grooves, then it will like as not scuttle like dust bunnies, whether plucked or scraped.

Also, hear Brooklyn Rider's "Seven Steps," collaboratively composed, along with music from the World Kora Trio, featuring cellist Eric Longsworth, kora player Chérif Soumano and singer-percussionist Jean Luc Di Fraya in a world music summit meeting of sorts. Plus, listen to a record of dueling cellos by Insa Donja Kai, a trio of two cellists and a grounding percussionist, who have appeared both on record and on tour with composer and prepared piano wizard Hauschka.

PROGRAM #        3379, Bowed Strings, Mostly with Cello   (First aired on 9/18/2012)                                                           





Gabriel Prokofiev / Peter Gregson

Cello Multitracks

Outta Pulsor [4:39]

Nonclassical NONCLSS014

Brooklyn Rider

Seven Steps

Seven Steps [11:34]

In a Circle
Download from brooklynrider.spinshop.com

Insa Donja Kai

Insomnie Joyeuse

Yurnadev [4:03]

Sonic Pieces  015

World Kora Trio


Next of Kin [5:29]

Passe Minuit
www.archambault.ca  OR download from Emusic.com, iTunes or Amazon.com

Gabriel Prokofiev / Peter Gregson

Cello Multitracks

Outta Pulsor  (Monster Bobby remix) [5:03]

See above.

Brooklyn Rider

Seven Steps

Christopher Tignor: Together Into This Unknowable Night [15:34]

See above.

Insa Donja Kai

Insomnie Joyeuse

Starglass Stones, excerpt [2:00]

See above.


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