#3653: With Paul Dresher

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Composer/Guitarist/Instrument Inventor Paul Dresher

Composer, electric guitarist, and inventor of the Quadracord, Paul Dresher, joins John Schaefer for this New Sounds program. Listen to his work, “Glimpsed from Afar,” for a pair of newly invented instruments: the Marimba Lumina – an electronic mallet controller played by percussionist Joel Davel and the afore-mentioned Quadrachord, a 15-foot long four-stringed instrument invented and built by Daniel Schmidt and Paul Dresher, that is plucked, bowed, hammered and strummed.

Watch the video too. It’s super-cool:

Then, listen to Paul Dresher's “Double Ikat” from the late 1980’s for violin, piano, & percussion, which takes its title from weaving techniques of Indonesia. Also, hear a portion of Paul Dresher’s three movement duo for cello & piano “Family Matters,” which was written for TwoSense (Lisa Moore, piano & Ashley Bathgate, cello). Plus, Martin Bresnick’s “Fantasia on A Theme By Willie Dixon.” 

PROGRAM #3653 With Paul Dresher (First aired on 10/23/2014)  

ARTIST: Paul Dresher
WORK: Dresher: Double Ikat, Part 2, excerpt [8:38]
RECORDING: Dark Blue Circumstance
SOURCE: New Albion #053
INFO: dresherensemble.org OR available as a download via Amazon.com

ARTIST: Paul Dresher
WORK: Glimpsed from Afar [6:56]
RECORDING: Private recording
INFO: This performance not commercially available.

ARTIST: TwoSense (Lisa Moore, piano | Ashley Bathgate, cello)
WORK: Family Matters II Close and Personal [8:45]
RECORDING: Live 10/11/13 @ Southern Exposure
INFO: This performance not commercially available.

ARTIST: Paul Dresher DoubleDuo
WORK: Martin Bresnick: “Fantasia on A Theme By Willie Dixon” [9:46]
RECORDING: Private rehearsal recording
SOURCE: This performance not commercially available.
INFO: The work has been recorded on New World Records #80635 “Martin Bresnick: My Twentieth Century” newworldrecords.org

ARTIST: Paul Dresher feat. Rinde Eckert
WORK: Shelf Life, conclusion: [3:19]
SOURCE: dresherensemble.org