Piano Grooves (Special Podcast - We're Back!)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


For this New Sounds Special Podcast*, listen to a few groove-based pieces for piano and electronics, including brand-new music from Jace Clayton (aka DJ Rupture) which looks back to an outsider figure of “Downtown” Manhattan scene in the 1980’s – Julius Eastman, the late gay African American composer, pianist, vocalist, and dancer. Eastman’s work forms the basis of Clayton’s album; two long works – one involving the “n” word, and “Gay Guerilla.” Hear the conclusion of “Gay Guerrilla” arranged for two pianos and electronics, along with the latest from Brandt Bauer Frick, and 11-musician strong Berlin-based ensemble who reproduce rhythms and sounds of electronic dance music (EDM) mostly acoustically.

Plus, the ritualistic groove of pianist Nik Bärtsch's Ronin, a chamber jazz outfit and something new from the trio called Dawn of Midi.  And more.

*It's been quite some time since we were able to gather enough permissions to clear an entire podcast for New Sounds.  Special thanks to our New Sounds Spring Intern, Caroline, for her help in securing these permissions and for producing the podcast. 

PROGRAM #3443, Piano Grooves(First aired on 3/19/2013)                                       





Brandt Brauer Frick


Miami Titles, excerpt [1:00]

!K7 Records

Jace Clayton

The Julius Eastman Memory Depot

Gay Guerilla, Part 5 [6:13]

New Amsterdam Records NWAM0445
Due out March 26, 2013.

Brandt Brauer Frick


Miami Titles [10:28]

See above.

Dawn of Midi


Surround [8:09]
New album due out on Thirsty Ear Records in spring 2013

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin


Modul 33 [10:41]

ECM #1939.

The Necks

Drive By

Drive By EDIT [6:51]



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