Episode #3497

Fair Play for Women

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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

As host John Schaefer observed about the previous show, it was dominated by music from men, so to keep the air fair, this New Sounds program contains works by women. Preview the forthcoming record by Juliana Barwick, “Nepenthe,” featuring countless fragments of her voice electronically layered to create soaring choral music.  Then, listen to selections from a song cycle by Leah Kardos based on themes of technology, loneliness and the human condition. All of the texts have been taken from a few years of collected spam emails.  


There's also music from Canadian percussionist Beverly Johnston from her latest release, “Woman Runs with Wolves,” involving all manner of drums, gongs, marimba, crotales, along with spoken-word samples & electronic effects.  Hear music from a concert recording of Parthenia, performing a work by Frances White, based on chant by Hildegarde von Bingen. Plus, another song from Rabbit Rabbit, the duo of Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi.  And more.

PROGRAM #3497 Music by Women Composers (First aired on 8/6/2013)                       





Juliana Barwick


Labyrinthine [4:25]

Dead Oceans
Due out August 20, 2013

Leah Kardos


Credo Deus [4:51]

Bigo & Twigetti

Rabbit Rabbit

Rabbit Rabbit Radio

Before the Sun [5:45]

Beverly Johnston

Woman Runs With Wolves

Michelline Roi: Grieving the Doubts of Angels [11:55]

Centrediscs - #CMCCD 18913


Women’s Work Festival 4/2/13 @ Players Theater

Frances White: A flower on the farther side [16:43]

This performance not commercially available.  More about Parthenia:

Elizabeth Brown


Arcana, excerpt [2:36]

New World Records 80751

Comments [1]

gina ballinger from graz, austia

"keep the air fair" thank you! exciting music session : )

Aug. 08 2013 08:00 AM

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