#3652: Just Looping Strings

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Cellist Maya Beiser
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A looping sound of cellos and violins runs through all three of the works on this New Sounds program. Listen to many Maya Beisers, as she layers and loops her cello in a work written for her by Michael Harrison, “Just Ancient Loops,” in the tuning system called Just Intonation (sometimes, “Pure Intonation,” which goes back to Pythagoras.)  

There’s also music for one violin and tape loops in the late American violinist and composer Michael Galasso’s “Scenes.” Plus, hear one violin seemingly playing follow-the-leader in a looping fashion in Anna Clyne’s work “The Violin,” which features violinists Cornelius Dufallo and Amy Kaufmann. All pieces have visual components; Harrison’s music goes with a Bill Morrison silent film and “Scenes” were for dance theatre pieces. Anna Clyne’s work is actually a collaborative multi-media work with stop-motion animations by Josh Dorman, which don’t work so well on the radio. But here's a trailer of these animations:
 

 

PROGRAM #3652 Looping Strings (First aired on 10/22/2014)  

ARTIST: Michael Harrison, feat. Maya Beiser
WORK: Michael Harrison: Just Ancient Loops 
I. Genesis [10:08]

RECORDING: Time Loops
SOURCE: Cantaloupe Music CA21086
INFO: cantaloupemusic.com

ARTIST: Michael Galasso
WORK: Scene III [1:49]
RECORDING: Scenes
SOURCE: ECM 1245 
INFO: ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: Cornelius Dufallo, Amy Kaufmann, violins
WORK: Anna Clyne/Josh Dorman: Blue Hour [8:05]
RECORDING: The Violin
SOURCE: visionintoart.com
INFO: visionintoartrecords.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Michael Harrison, feat. Maya Beiser
WORK: Michael Harrison: Just Ancient Loops II. Chorale [5:38]
RECORDING: Time Loops
SOURCE: Cantaloupe Music CA21086
INFO: cantaloupemusic.com

ARTIST: Cornelius Dufallo, Amy Kaufmann, violins
WORK: Anna Clyne/Josh Dorman: Rest These Hands [9:11]
RECORDING: The Violin
SOURCE: visionintoart.com
INFO: visionintoartrecords.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Michael Harrison, feat. Maya Beiser
WORK: Michael Harrison: Just Ancient Loops III. Ascension [8:38]
RECORDING: Time Loops
SOURCE: Cantaloupe Music CA21086
INFO: cantaloupemusic.com

ARTIST: Michael Galasso
WORK: Scene V, excerpt [5:57]
RECORDING: Scenes
SOURCE: ECM 1245 
INFO: ecmrecords.com