#3693: Electronic or Acoustic?

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Hear electronic or acoustic or electro-acoustic chamber music for this New Sounds, some involving sound design, outright electronic instruments, or treatments, as in the case of Missy Mazzoli and her group, Victoire. Listen to the work, “Song for Arthur Russell,” which looks back to the late New York downtown cellist, as well as a song from Arthur Russell himself. Also, hear music from the 2014 release, ‘Tomorrow was the Golden Age” by New York’s Bing and Ruth. Led by composer David Moore, Bing and Ruth is a septet, riding the divide between post-rock and indie classical music. Then, listen to chamber music from New York-based composer Chris Cerrone for male voice, trumpet, trombone, and bass clarinet, as well as music from a dance score by Jon Opstad. (Note: Opstad did the score to the much-lauded and provocative British episodic series, “Black Mirror.”) Plus, an early work from composer John Adams involving synthesizer and horns.

PROGRAM #3693 Electronic or Acoustic? (First aired on 2/5/2015)  





Bing and Ruth

Tomorrow was the Golden Age

Postcard from Brilliant Orange, excerpt [1:00]



Private Recording

Christopher Cerrone: How to Breathe Underwater [4:11]

christophercerrone.com OR soundcloud.com

Jon Opstad


Ignis Part VIII [7:27]

jonopstad.bandcamp.com OR soundcloud OR Emusic.com

Bing and Ruth

Tomorrow was the Golden Age

Postcard from Brilliant Orange [7:13]


Missy Mazzoli & Victoire

Cathedral City

Mazzoli: A Song for Arthur Russell [5:36]

New Amsterdam 25

Arthur Russell

Tower of Meaning   

Tower of Meaning, excerpt [6:31]

Chatham Square #145.  Re-issued on 2 CD set, “First Thought Best Thought”
Audika Records, AU-1005-2

John Adams

Shaker Loops / Light Over Water

Light Over Water (Part III), excerpt [14:43]

New Albion #014
Out of print, but try Amazon.com