Episode #3238

Music for Multiple Keyboards

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

This New Sounds has music more music for multiple keyboards.  We’ll listen to music by Tim Seddon for 6 pianos, plus something from “Breathing In, Breathing Out” by Anton Batagov for two pianos and timpani.  Also, hear music by David Borden and his Mother Mallard band who layer electronic keyboards, Patrick Grant’s music for microtonal keyboards meant to sync with Indonesian gamelan.  Plus, a work by Canadian Patrick Godfrey, overdubbing all kinds of keyboards and some post-minimalist music from English composer’s Chris Fitkin's "Sextet," originally for marimbas, but arranged for six keyboardists.

PROGRAM #3238 Music for Multiple Keyboards (First aired on 8/26/11)    





Piano Circus


Tim Seddon: 16 [4:47]

Argo / Decca 433522
Available at’s downloads

OR via Universal Music’s UK store online:

Patrick Grant

Fields Amaze

Fields Amaze [8:35]


Anton Batagov

Breathing In, Breathing Out

e minor 2 pianos and timpani [3:05]

Long Arms 07083

Piano Circus


Chris Fitkin : Sextet [7:05]

See above.

Patrick Godfrey

Ancient Ships

Ancient Ships [11:00]

Apparition #0280-1 Available as a download only.

David Borden/Mother Mallard

Counterpoint 9--12

The Continuing Story Of Counterpoint, Part Nine (1980) [15:31]

Cuneiform Records Rune 16

The New Sounds Listener Poll - 2012 edition

2012 marks the 28th Annual New Sounds Listener Poll from WNYC, New York Public Radio.  Well, we are just about 89% sure that this is the 28th annual such poll, with a margin of error of 3 points. 

The rules are simple: choose ten entries, released in 2012 - and to play our little game- preferably aired on New Sounds.  To have your vote count, choose at least one release, but no more than ten. One submission per person, please.


John Schaefer's own highly-opinionated best-of 2012 New Sounds show airs at 11PM on Jan. 9, 2013.  The Listener Poll closes at 12 noon E.S.T. on 1/10/13.  Listen to the results of the poll at 11PM on Jan. 10, 2013.


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