#3655: New Music for Didjeridu

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The late Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe
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For this New Sounds program, listen to music for didgeridoo (also spelled didjeridoo)  - the indigenous Australian drone wind instrument made out of a hollowed-out tree branch.  From a brand new recording, hear music for string quartet and didjeridu by the late Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe, featuring the Del Sol String Quartet and didjeridu virtuoso Stephen Kent.  There's also music from Kent's other more ambient project, Lights in a Fat City, featuring didjeridoo, percussion and electronics.  Then listen to music from Philip Glass for organ, speaker, and two didjeridoos, combining the sounds of the European church and that of Australia.  Plus music for ambient didjeridoo, cello and electronics. 

PROGRAM #3655 New Music for Didjeridu (First aired on 10/29/2014)  

ARTIST: Del Sol Quartet feat. Stephen Kent
WORK: String Quartet No. 16 I. Loneliness [4:09]
RECORDING: Sculthorpe: Complete String Quartets with Didjeridu
SOURCE: Sono Luminus  DSL-92181
INFO: sonoluminus.com

ARTIST: Lights in a Fat City
WORK: When I Go Up (I Feel Like Shouting) [6:38]
RECORDING: Somewhere
SOURCE: City of Tribes Records CTR 8005 2
INFO: Available at Amazon.com

ARTIST: Mark Atkins, Michael Reisman
WORK: Voices: Song 1 [5:15]
RECORDING: Philip Glass: Voices for Didgeridoo and Organ; Organ Suite
SOURCE: Orange Mountain Music OMM0094
INFO: philipglass.com

ARTIST: Del Sol Quartet feat. Stephen Kent
WORK: String Quartet No. 16 V. Freedom [5:29]
RECORDING: Sculthorpe: Complete String Quartets with Didjeridu
SOURCE: Sono Luminus  DSL-92181
INFO: sonoluminus.com

ARTIST: Steve Roach, David Hudson, Sarah Hopkins
WORK: Red Dust and Sweat [10:44]
RECORDING: Australia: Sound of the Earth
SOURCE: Fortuna Records 17071
INFO: Available at Amazon.com

ARTIST: Adam Plack, Johnny Soames, Luke Cummins & William Brady
WORK: Eagle Totem [4:59]
RECORDING: Dawn Until Dusk (Tribal Song And Didgeridoo)
SOURCE: Australian Music International 
INFO: Available at Amazon.com

ARTIST: Mark Atkins, Michael Reisman
WORK: Voices: Song 4 [6:18]
RECORDING: Philip Glass: Voices for Didgeridoo and Organ; Organ Suite
SOURCE: Orange Mountain Music OMM0094
INFO: philipglass.com