#3736: Music for Voices, Strings, and Voices & Strings

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For this New Sounds, hear music for voices, music for strings, and music for voices and  strings. Listen to the eight precise voices of the group Roomful of Teeth from their recent, “Render,” performing “Ascendant” by Australian-born Wally Gunn. It’s a three-part work, drawing on three poems by Maria Zajkowski. Also, hear several songs in Icelandic, including music by Yann Tiersen and the band, Árstíðir. Then, there’s music from the film score by Harry Escot, “The Face of an Angel.” Plus, music for strings and voices by the English composer and vocalist Donna McKevitt, and more.

PROGRAM #3736–  Vocal Music with Strings (First aired on 06/08/2015)      

ARTIST: Roomful of Teeth
WORK: Wally Gunn & Maria Zajkowski: The Ascendant, excerpt [1:00]
RECORDING: Render
SOURCE: New Amsterdam Records - #NWAM 065
INFO: newamrecords.com

ARTIST: Donna McKevitt
WORK: Gush [3:13]
RECORDING: Cut (EP)
SOURCE: Digital release.
INFO:  Available at Amazon.com 

ARTIST: Árstíðir
WORK: Himinhvel [3:39]
RECORDING: Hvel
SOURCE/INFO: arstidir.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Roomful of Teeth
WORK: Wally Gunn & Maria Zajkowski: The Ascendant: I. The Fence is Gone [4:49]
RECORDING: Render
SOURCE: New Amsterdam Records - #NWAM 065
INFO: newamrecords.com

ARTIST: Harry Escott
WORK: Fragments [5:07]
RECORDING: The Face of an Angel
SOURCE/INFO: silvascreenmusic.com

ARTIST: Donna McKevitt
WORK: Cut [2:17]
RECORDING: Cut (EP)
SOURCE: Digital release.
INFO:  Available at Amazon.com

ARTIST: Roomful of Teeth w/ Jason Treuting, percussion
WORK: Wally Gunn & Maria Zajkowski: The Ascendant: II. The Beginning And [5:15]
RECORDING: Render
SOURCE: New Amsterdam Records - #NWAM 065
INFO: newamrecords.com

ARTIST: Yann Tiersen
WORK: Greenworld [5:24]
RECORDING: ∞ (Infinity)
SOURCE: mute.hasawebstore.com 
INFO: yanntiersen.com , also available at 
Amazon.com

ARTIST: Björk, with Antony Hegarty
WORK: Atom Dance [8:10]
RECORDING: Vulnicura
SOURCE: One Little Indian - #TPLP 1231CD
INFO: Available at Amazon.com, iTunes, Emusic.com

ARTIST: Roomful of Teeth 
WORK: Wally Gunn & Maria Zajkowski:  The Ascendant: III. Surviving Death [7:16]
RECORDING: Render
SOURCE: New Amsterdam Records - #NWAM 065
INFO: newamrecords.com