#3601: Between Rock and Classical

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Christopher O’Riley & Matt Haimovitz perform "Pyramid Song"
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For this New Sounds, there’s music that falls into the cracks between rock and classical, between popular music and contemporary chamber music.  Listen to music by Yann Tiersen, probably best known for the “Amelie” soundtrack.  Hear selections from his latest, “∞”(Infinity), which is a collection of songs, stories and instrumentals made mostly in Iceland and incorporating Breton and Icelandic, but also Faroese and English. 

There’s also music from Swiss violinist and bandleader Tobias Preisig, that might be akin to Radiohead. Then, hear music from the Isle of Wight and singer Puzzle Muteson, and something from a trio called Sontag Shogun who make music with grand piano, field recordings and tape loops.  Plus, more music that doesn’t slide neatly into one category, like Hauschka or Julianna Barwick.  And more.

PROGRAM #3601 Between Rock and Classical (First aired on 5/21/2014)  

ARTIST: Tobias Preisig
WORK: Splendid, excerpt [1:00]
RECORDING: Drifting
SOURCE: Traumton
INFO: Download from Amazon.com, Emusic.com or iTunes

ARTIST: Yann Tiersen
WORK: The Crossing [5:43]
RECORDING: Infinity
SOURCE: Mute 9592
INFO: mute.hasawebstore.com  also available at Amazon.com

ARTIST: Julianna Barwick
WORK: Meet You at Midnight [3:42]
RECORDING: Rosabi EP
SOURCE/INFO: Dead Oceans

ARTIST: Yann Tiersen
WORK: Ar Maen Bihan [6:53]
RECORDING: Infinity
SOURCE: Mute 9592
INFO: mute.hasawebstore.com  also available at Amazon.com

ARTIST: Christopher O’Riley & Matt Haimovitz
WORK: Pyramid Song [4:38]
RECORDING: Shuffle.Play.Listen
SOURCE: Oxingale 2019
INFO: oxingale.com | christopheroriley.com | matthaimovitz.com  

ARTIST: Tobias Preisig
WORK: Splendid [5:44]
RECORDING: Drifting
SOURCE: Traumton
INFO: Download from Amazon.com, Emusic.com or iTunes

ARTIST: Radiohead
WORK: Pyramid Song [4:49]
RECORDING: Amnesiac
SOURCE: Capitol/EMI Records - #CDSFHEIT 45101
INFO: Available at Amazon.com, iTunes

ARTIST: Puzzle Muteson
WORK: En Garde [3:56]
RECORDING: En Garde
SOURCE: HVALUR11
INFO: bedroomcommunity.net

ARTIST: Sontag Shogun
WORK: The Musk Ox [4:46]
RECORDING: Tale
SOURCE: Palaver Press PM007
INFO: palaverpress.com |  sontagshogun.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Hauschka
WORK: Agdam [4:55]
RECORDING: Abandoned City
SOURCE: Temporary Residence trr232
INFO: temporaryresidence.com