#3737: Electronic Music Survey

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Composer and performer Tyondai Braxton in the studio.
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Listen to electronic music from as far back as the 1970’s, along with new music from Tyondai Braxton for this New Sounds. Tyondai Braxton is an American composer and multi-instrumentalist who has recorded for both Warp Records and Nonesuch. Braxton is a former guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist of the band Battles, which he co-founded. On his latest album "HIVE1," which was originally a multimedia sound installation, combinations of electronic skitterings, distorted casino/pachinko parlor-esque bleepings and cartoon-y sproings are at times anchored by percussive pulses, and at others interrupted and accented with a wide battery of percussive elements. The record takes modern electronic dance music into the laboratory for some late night experiments with (or on) animated characters, and we’ll hear its jubilant closing track, “Scout 1.”

There’s also music by electronic music pioneer Laurie Spiegel. Back in the 1970’s, she figured out how to meld Americana roots music into the electronic realm. Listen to her banjo-inspired music for electronics, a three-part work “Appalachian Grove,” from a collection of her early works, called “the Expanding Universe.” Plus, hear electronic music from film composer Thomas Newman (WALL-E, Shawshank Redemption, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Los Angeles-based composer and multi-instrumentalist Rick Cox from their collaboration, “35 Whirlpools Below Sound.” And more. 

PROGRAM #3737– Electronic Music Survey (First aired on 06/10/2015)  

ARTIST: Thomas Newman; Rick Cox
WORK: Ashland Schine, excerpt [1:00]
RECORDING: 35 Whirlpools Below Sound
SOURCE: Cold Blue / Cold Blue Music - #40
INFO: coldbluemusic.com

ARTIST: Laurie Spiegel
WORK: Appalachian Grove I [5:23]
RECORDING: The Expanding Universe
SOURCE: Unseen Worlds UW 09
INFO: unseenworlds.net

ARTIST:  Tyondai Braxton
WORK: Scout 1 [9:27]
RECORDING: Hive1
SOURCE: Nonesuch 547466
INFO: nonesuch.com

ARTIST: Laurie Spiegel
WORK:Appalachian Grove II [7:56]
RECORDING: The Expanding Universe
SOURCE: Unseen Worlds UW 09
INFO: unseenworlds.net

ARTIST: Thomas Newman; Rick Cox
WORK: Ashland Schine [7:18]
RECORDING: 35 Whirlpools Below Sound
SOURCE: Cold Blue / Cold Blue Music - #40
INFO: coldbluemusic.com

ARTIST: Alain Thibault (Montreal Saxophone Quartet)
WORK: ELVIS (electro-lux vertige illimite synthetique) [13:57 ]
RECORDING: Volt
SOURCE: Imedia 9003
INFO: www.electrocd.com has all details.

ARTIST: Laurie Spiegel
WORK:Appalachian Grove III, excerpt  [3:00]
RECORDING: The Expanding Universe
SOURCE: Unseen Worlds UW 09
INFO: unseenworlds.net