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Episode #3200

Percussion Ensemble

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Sunday, September 01, 2013

For this New Sounds listen to new works for lots of drums and other things to beat on, especially the University of North Texas Percussion Ensemble playing music by Graham Fitkin, from a recent recording, "Vespertine Formations." Also, there's music for percussion based on American minimalism, and works informed by Indonesian gamelan.  Plus, listen to music from Swedish jazz drummer/composer Bengt Berger inspired by Ghanaian funeral drumming.

PROGRAM #        3200, Percussion Ensembles              (First aired on 5/3/11)                                                         

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Lou Harrison

Scenes from Cavafy

Concerto for Piano & Javanese Gamelan, excerpt  [1:30]

New World 80710
www.newworldrecords.org

University of North Texas Percussion Ensemble

Vespertine Formations

Graham Fitkin: Hook [8:53]

music.unt.edu/percussion,
Available at www.steveweissmusic.com
Or download from Emusic.com, Amazon.com, or iTunes

Gamelan Pacifica, cond. By Jarrad Powell
Adrienne Varner, piano

Scenes from Cavafy

Lou Harrison : Concerto for Piano and Javanese Gamelan, mvmt 2: [8:54]

New World 80710
www.newworldrecords.org

Bengt Berger

Bitter Funeral Beer

Tongsi [4:57]

ECM #1179
www.ecmrecords.com
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Andy Akiho

No One to Know One

21 [9:50]

Innova 801
www.innova.mu

UNT Percussion Ensemble

Vespertine Formations

Mark Ford - The Surface of Life [12:37]

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Comments [1]

Allison from Brooklyn

The Lou Harrison piece is so beautiful. It reminds me of a Quay Brothers film. Never heard of Lou Harrison before, and I'm so glad you played his music for us.

Sep. 01 2013 11:32 PM

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