#3585: Ecstatic Music Festival 2014: Timo Andres Work Songs

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From the New Sounds Live Concert Series, listen to music from the Ecstatic Music Festival, recorded live in the Spring of 2014 at Merkin Hall. Hear selections from “Work Songs” by Timo Andres for three voices, two guitars, keyboard, accordion, and piano.  Timo challenged himself to write vocal music and the resulting Work Songs are striking.  The texts revolve around labor; balancing songs about feelings of discouragement and exhaustion with songs meant to provide comfort to workers.

Also, songs by Becca Stevens – one a reworking of a tune she wrote for trumpeter Ambrose Akimusire, and world premiere songs by Ted Hearne.  There’s also an arrangement of a song by Gabriel Kahane, and more.

PROGRAM #3585 Ecstatic Music Festival 2014 with Timo Andres, et al (First aired on 4/8/2014)  

ARTIST: Ambrose Akimusire with Rebecca Stevens
WORK: Our Basement, excerpt [1:00]
RECORDING: The imagined savior is far easier to paint
SOURCE: Blue Note B001972602
INFO: bluenote.comavailable on iTunes and Amazon

ARTISTS: Timo Andres, piano/Ted Hearne, voice & keyboards/Gabriel Kahane, vocals/Nathan Koci, accordion & vocals/Becca Stevens, voice & guitar
WORK: 
Timo Andres: Work Songs - To Whom It May Concern [3:14],Poet’s Work [4:19]
RECORDING: New Sounds Live / Ecstatic Music Festival @ Merkin Hall March 19, 2014
SOURCE: These performances not commercially available.
INFO: Timo’s site: www.andres.com

ARTISTS: Becca Stevens, voice & guitar/Timo Andres, piano/Ted Hearne, voice & keyboards/Gabriel Kahane, vocals/Nathan Koci, accordion & vocals
WORK: Becca Stevens: Our Basement [4:58], 105 [5:09], A Contribution to Statistics [6:59]
RECORDING: New Sounds Live / Ecstatic Music Festival @ Merkin Hall March 19, 2014
SOURCE: These performances not commercially available.
INFO: Becca’s site: www.beccastevens.com

ARTISTS: Gabriel Kahane, vocals/Becca Stevens, voice & guitar/Timo Andres, piano/Ted Hearne, voice & keyboards/Nathan Koci, accordion & vocals
WORK: Gabriel Kahane: Where Are the Arms [4:11]
RECORDING: New Sounds Live / Ecstatic Music Festival @ Merkin Hall March 19, 2014
SOURCE: These performances not commercially available.
INFO: Gabriel’s site: gabrielkahane.tumblr.com

ARTISTS: Ted Hearne, voice & keyboards/Gabriel Kahane, vocals/Becca Stevens, voice & guitar/Timo Andres, piano/Nathan Koci, accordion & vocals
WORK: Ted Hearne: Crib Dweller [4:58], Protection [5:28]
RECORDING: New Sounds Live / Ecstatic Music Festival @ Merkin Hall March 19, 2014
SOURCE: These performances not commercially available.
INFO: Ted Hearne’s site: www.tedhearne.com