#3484: Variations on Themes by Brian Eno

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On this New Sounds, listen to distinctive takes on the music of Brian Eno.  Hear composer/pianist Timo Andres weave at least four different tunes by Brian Eno into his “Paraphrase on Themes of Brian Eno,” very much in the way that Franz Liszt might have done on themes of favorite operas.  There’s music from the English new music band Icebreaker, in collaboration with the great pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole, taking on “Apollo,” a score originally written by Brian Eno, Roger Eno and Daniel Lanois for Al Reinert’s documentary on NASA’s Apollo missions. Plus, young pianist and composer Conrad Tao, inspired by Eno, in a work for piano and iPad.  Also, the Bang on a Can All-Stars in Evan Ziporyn’s arrangement of Eno’s classic “Music for Airports.” 

PROGRAM # 3484, variations on themes by Brian Eno (First aired on 7/2/2013)                                    





Brian Eno

Before and After Science

Julie With…, excerpt [1:30]

EG ENO-4, re-released by Astralwerks, and available on Amazon.com

Timo Andres & Metropolis Ensemble

Home Stretch

Andres: Paraphrase on Themes of Brian Eno, excerpt [:30]

Paraphrase on Themes of Brian Eno [14:12]

Nonesuch 534416

Conrad Tao


iridescence for piano and ipad [6:12]

EMI 34476

Bang on a Can All-Stars

New Sounds Live at World Financial Center, 1998

Brian Eno/arr.Ziporyn - Music For Airports 4 [12:41]

This performance not commercially available, but another recording of the piece is available on CA21045 www.cantaloupemusic.com

Bill Frisell

Big Sur

Sing Together Like a Family, excerpt [1:00]

Okeh Records / Masterworks - #88883717382

Icebreaker & BJ Cole

Apollo (Eno, Lanois, Roger Eno)

The Secret Place [2:45]
Silver Morning [2:27] Stars [7:28]

Cantaloupe 21071