#3918: With Roger Goula

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Hear post-classical-leaning electronica by Spanish-born, London-based composer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Roger Goula, for this New Sounds.

Roger Goula

Goula, for his latest recording, “Overview Effect,” takes under consideration the perspective of astronauts and cosmonauts while viewing the Earth from orbit, from between the Earth and the Moon, or from the lunar surface. Many off-world travelers have reported back a shift in awareness, along with a greater concern and understanding for the "fragile ball of life" that is our planet. With this focal point, Goula skillfully manipulates electronics and classical string instrumentation, to create a cinematic and stirring musical worldview. 

Goula has a background in classical and jazz guitar, and studied in Barcelona. His music considers Renaissance and Baroque music, as well as minimalism, and he has even moved in free improv circles, with guitar, ukulele, & live processing. Goula has also done work for film scores, among them the score for “Next Goal Wins,” which was host John Schaefer’s introduction to Roger Goula’s music. Hear selections from “Overview Effect,” and a conversation with the composer, recorded on location in London.

Plus, listen to music by violist and composer Jocelyn Pook from a collaborative dance score, “iTMOi (in the mind of igor).”

PROGRAM #3918, with Roger Goula (First Aired 11-9-2016)

ARTIST: Roger Goula
WORK: Soon Will Wake Up [5:51], Overview Effect [6:58]
RECORDING: Overview Effect
SOURCE: Cognitive Shift / One Little Indian / Manners McDade Music Publishing
INFO: https://oli.lnk.to/overvieweffect 

ARTIST: Roger Goula
WORK: Something About Silence [8:24], If Nothingness Disappears [4:55]
RECORDING: Overview Effect
SOURCE: Cognitive Shift / One Little Indian / Manners McDade Music Publishing
INFO: https://oli.lnk.to/overvieweffect 

ARTIST: Jocelyn Pook, with Melanie Pappenheim, Tanja Tzar
WORK: Courting [3:32]
RECORDING: iTMOi (in the mind of igor)
SOURCE: Available on iTunes & Spotify 
INFO: jocelynpook.com

ARTIST: Jocelyn Pook, with Melanie Pappenheim, Tanja Tzar
WORK: Fear no more the heat of the sun (English) [6:39]
RECORDING: iTMOi (in the mind of igor)
SOURCE: Available on iTunes & Spotify 
INFO: jocelynpook.com