Episode #3250

Delay Music

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Listen to music built around the sound of delay, both digital and tape looping on this New Sounds program.  We’ll hear from the most recent offering by Phillip Schroeder, “A Passage Through A Dream.”  It’s a record featuring the layered sounds of piano and clarinet, processed through digital delay, resulting in "lush kaleidoscopic textures." (The composer's own words.)  Also, the otherworldly waves of drone created by Terry Riley’s use of loops and delay on "Poppy Nogood And The Phantom Band All Night Flight, Vol. 1."

Plus, music from Daniel Lentz, and his "Missa Umbrarum," where the music is also built from tape loops.  The premise is a Catholic mass reworked for chorus and wine glasses.    Phrases are crafted from the bottoms up (apologies), in that the lowest notes of the section are supplied, and then the singers drink from the glasses before adding the next layer. In the end, each phrase is built from half-a-dozen or more layers, turning the handful of vocalists (and glasses) into a full choir.

PROGRAM #3250 Delay Music (First aired on 9/27/11)    





Terry Riley

Poppy Nogood And The Phantom Band  All Night Flight

All Night Flight 1, excerpt [1:30]

Elision fields
Recorded at SUNY Buffalo, New York 22 March 1968

Daniel Lentz

Cold Blue

You Can’t See the Forest…Music [4:00]

Cold Blue CB0008


Robert Fripp & Brian Eno

Evening Star

Wind on Water [5:28]

Opal / DGM 0516 OR

Ingram Marshall

Dark Waters

Dark Waters [17:11]

New Albion #112**

Phillip Schroeder

Passage Through a Dream

Passage Through A Dream [12:00]

Innova 781

Daniel Lentz

Missa Umbrarum

Kyrie, Credo, Sanctus, Excerpt, [6:00]

New Albion 006

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