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Episode #3224

New Music for Electric Violin

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Listen to compositions for electric violin on this New Sounds program.  We'll hear Nico Muhly's Seeing Is Believing, a concerto for electric violin, which features the Aurora Orchestra and Thomas Gould on electric six-string violin, Also, we'll hear music by John Adams from his work, "The Dharma At Big Sur" - "Sri Moonshine" for electric violin and orchestra. It's an homage to the beat poets and to minimalists, like Terry Riley, with its Eastern-tinged strings and shimmering suspended chords.  Plus, other works.

PROGRAM #3224, music for electric violin (Originally aired on 7/12/11)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

John Adams

Dharma at Big Sur

Part 1. A New Day [14:28]

Nonesuch Records
www.nonesuch.com

Nico Muhly

Seeing is Believing

Seeing is Believing [24:28]

Decca 478 2731
deccaclassics.com

Shankar

M.R.C.S.

Ocean Waves [7:47]

ECM Records #1403
ecmrecords.com

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