#3660: New Sounds Live: The Knights & Bryce Dessner

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From the New Sounds Live Concert Series, listen to new music from a collaboration between guitarist/composer Bryce Dessner and the flexible NY-based orchestral collective, The Knights. Dessner is best known as one of the twin guitarists in the rock band The National, and when he composes, he draws on Baroque and Folk music, late Romanticism and Modernism, Minimalism and the Blues, winding these elements together with the urgency and directness of a guy in a top-notch rock band. Hear a new arrangement of Tenebrae, a piece originally composed for Kronos Quartet with vocals from singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens (appearing here via tape.)

There's also Dessner's work, Lachrimae (written for the Amsterdam Sinfonietta) and Raphael. Hear as much as can be packed into this hour-long program.  

Listen to the full concert from Wednesday, Oct. 15th, 2014, as presented by our sister station, Q2 Music.

PROGRAM #3660 New Sounds Live (First aired on 11/13/2014)  

ARTIST: The National
WORK: I Should Live in Salt, excerpt [1:00]
RECORDING: Trouble Will Find Me
SOURCE/INFO: shop.americanmary.com(CD) 
OR store.brassland.org (Vinyl)

ARTIST: The Knights (ft. Sufjan Stevens on tape)
WORK: Bryce Dessner: Tenebrae [16:23]
RECORDING: New Sounds Live @ Brookfield Place, 10/15/14
SOURCE: This performance not commercially available. 
INFO: The work was originally composed for Kronos Quartet, and appears on “Aheym” Anti Records 272962 kingsroadmerch.com

ARTIST: The Knights
WORK: Bryce Dessner: Lachrimae [14:39]
RECORDING: New Sounds Live @ Brookfield Place, 10/15/14
SOURCE: This performance not commercially available.

ARTIST: The Knights, cond. by Eric Jacobsen w/ Bryce Dessner & Geremy Schulick, guitar
WORK: Bryce Dessner: Raphael [18:07]
RECORDING: New Sounds Live @ Brookfield Place, 10/15/14
SOURCE: This performance not commercially available.