Episode #3392

New York Indie Classical

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sample music from many "indie classical" musicians and composers on this New Sounds, from people like Ted Hearne, Missy Mazzoli, and Christopher Cerrone, to name a few.  Listen to Cerrone's spacious piano work, "Hoyt-Schermerhorn," as performed by pianist/composer Timo Andres.  Then there's a piece from Andy Akiho, who has composed a number of works featuring steel drums.

Also, listen to a piece by Ted Hearne, best known perhaps for his "Katrina Ballads," where he made musical settings of the text spoken by various officials responding to the tragedy, things like "Brownie, you're Doing a Heckuva Job." Plus, music by David T. Little, based on shape-note singing performed by the Brooklyn Philharmonic, recorded at the 2011 New Sounds Live concert at the World Financial Center.  There's also music by Missy Mazzoli (of Victoire) as performed by David T. Little's band, Newspeak, and more.

PROGRAM #        3392, NY Indie Classical  (First aired on 10/23/2012)                                                     





Timothy “Timo” Andres


Chris Cerrone: Hoyt-Schermerhorn [8:18]

This performance not commercially available, but is on the composer’s Soundcloud:

Andy Akiho

No One to Know One

Karakurenai – Crimson [4:26]

Innova 801

Ted Hearne

Katrina Ballads

Dennis Hastert 8.31.05 [3:23]

New Amsterdam Records,
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Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra

New Sounds Live @ WFC, Oct 12,2011

David T Little : Am I Born [6:44]

This performance not commercially available.


Sweet Light Crude

Missy Mazzoli: In Spite of All This [8:33]

New Amsterdam NWAM026

Oren Ambarchi and Robin Fox


Standing Mandala, excerpt [1:00]

Kranky KRANK 169

Roomful of Teeth

Roomful of Teeth

William Brittelle: Amid the Minotaurs [7:42]

New Amsterdam NWAM 041

Robert Patterson,
featuring Jeremy Justeson, alto saxophone

Six Mallet Marimba

Tongue and Groove [8:54]

Due out Nov. 14, 2012

John Cage: City Circus, Program VIII

From the New Sounds archives, this is the eighth program in a series celebrating the life and legacy of John Cage, who would have been 100 this year.  Every Wednesday at 10pm until the end of November, we’re bringing you these archival “John Cage: CityCircus” programs. For this show, listen to an archival WNYC recording of John Cage himself, live from the Kitchen in 1989, performing his reading, “As It Were.” Plus, hear Cage’s masterwork, Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano, as performed by Joshua Pierce.

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