For this New Sounds, we’ll listen to works that play with sound and music, at the intersection where one leaves off and the other begins. Hear music from Brian Eno in collaboration with like-minded musicians Jon Hopkins and Leo Abraham, a record called “Small Craft on a Milk Sea.”
Eno has said that “Small Craft” was born out of improvisations intended to conjure sonic “landscapes.” Listen to Hopkins on keyboards, Abraham on electric guitar and Eno on everything else – studio effects, processing devices, and assorted keyboards. We’ll also hear from Eno’s collaborator Jon Hopkins and his own record “Insides,” featuring keyboard and stray wisps of sound. Plus, there’s music from the Austrian-American team of O + A, Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger, along with music from Germany’s Max Richter, all of which inhabit the netherworld between organized and unorganized sound.
PROGRAM #3135, (First aired on 11/03/2010)