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Episode #3294

A Musical Travelogue

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Monday, May 06, 2013

There’s an hour of music for far-off places on this New Sounds program.  Listen to a work written by Princeton professor Paul Lansky, called “Travel Diary.”  From a new recording by the Meehan/Perkins Duo, the work is a "kind of meditation on travel particularly for those who don't do it that much." Parts were inspired by an actual cross-country trip taken by the composer and his family, wrong turns and a younger child asking "Are we there yet?"

There’s also music from Dutch composer Louis Andriessen that he wrote for Bang on a Can, along with music from American composer Philip Corner from the New Sounds Live archives.  Plus, music from Nico Muhly  - a musical depiction of Balinese-style gamelan music and more.

PROGRAM # 3294, A Musical Travelogue (First aired on 1/24/2012)                                                       

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

MeehanPerkins Duo

Travel Diary

Paul Lansky: Travel Diary - Cruising Speed [4:15]

Bridge Records BRIDGE 9370
www.bridgerecords.com

Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, Edwin Outwater, conductor

From Here On Out

Nico Muhly: Wish You Were Here

Analekta AN 2 9992
www.analekta.com

Bang on a Can All-Stars

Big Beautiful Dark and Scary

Shadowbang: Angkat [3:03]
Shadowbang: Ocean [4:10]
Shadowbang: Meditasi, Head

bangonacan.org
Due out: February 28, 2012, but free download available until 1/25/2012: bangonacan25.org/

MeehanPerkins Duo

Travel Diary

Paul Lansky: Travel Diary , excerpt [1:00]

See above.

Relache

New Sounds Live, 1988

Philip Corner: Two French Tritone Dominants, #1 (Berlioz) [2:29]

Two French Tritone Dominants, #2(Satie) [7:00]

This work and this performance are not commercially available.

Bang on a Can All-Stars

 

Big Beautiful Dark and Scary

Louis Andriessen: Life: Wind [5:02], Life: Couple [4:33]

See above.

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