After the Storm


Hear music from Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi, inspired by Bossi’s mother’s recollection of the destruction wrought by Hurricane Carol in 1954 on this New Sounds.  Then there’s a musical warning from the Australian band Coolangubra, along with an excerpt from Ted Hearne’s “Katrina Ballads.” Also, listen to music from Alexander Desplat and Benjamin Britten’s score to “Moonrise Kingdom,” where the pivotal scene takes place as a hurricane sweeps through the island off the New England coast.

In the same vein, hear some of Benh Zeitlin and Dan Romer’s score to “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” where a storm floods a Louisiana fishing community.  If there’s time, perhaps a short excerpt from Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s “Storm,” and more.

PROGRAM #3394, After the Storm         (First aired on 11/05/2012)                                





Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin

Beasts of the Southern Wild (Music from the Motion Picture)

End of the World [1:36]
Until the Water Goes Down [1:39]
Mother Nature [1:51]
The Survivors [1:56]

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Alexandre Desplat & Benjamin Britten

Moonrise Kingdom (Original Soundtrack)

Alexander Desplat:The Heroic Weather [8:04]
Benjamin Britten: Noye’s Fludd Op. 59 ‘The Spacious Firmament On High’ [5:17] Songs From Friday Afternoons, Op.7, "Cuckoo"  [1:36]

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Robert Fripp


Peter Gabriel: Here Comes The Flood [4:30]

UM #114
This version, from the Fripp CD, is Discipline Global Mobile #0602

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Lift Your Skinny Fists like Antennae to Heaven

Storm [4:00]

Constellation Records CST012

Rabbit Rabbit: Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi

After the Storm

After the Storm [5:15]

Ted Hearne

The Katrina Ballads

When We Awoke, It was to that Familiar Phrase: New Orleans Dodged a Bullet [7:46]

New Amsterdam Records,
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Storm Coming

Storm Coming, excerpt  [7:32]

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