#3926: Extending the Art Song Tradition

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The Living Earth Show, 'Dance Music'
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Listen to vocal pieces on this edition of New Sounds, which definitely extend the idea of the art song. Hear a work by Brooklyn-based composer Jacob Cooper from the recent record from The Living Earth Show, a guitar-percussion duo from the San Francisco-bay area. It’s got text written for the composition by poet Zach Savich and is performed by guest tenor Isaiah Robinson. Also, from the same record, listen to a work by Canadian composer Nicole Lizee – part demented campfire song with glockenspiel, and part “uncomfortably long and potent acid trip in an F.A.O. Schwartz in 1983” (liner notes via Bandcamp.)

Then, hear Hungarian music with drone accompaniment from archival songstress Peia, and her latest record, Beauty Thunders. There’s also music from Norwegian sax player Trygve Seim, featuring Classical mezzo-soprano Tora Augestad, singing English-language translation of poetry by Rumi, accompanied by accordion and cello. Listen to music from three different singers, but with Nico Muhly involved in each one. There’s music by Nico Muhly & Teitur, from their record Confessions, where texts all come from Youtube videos and the songs are accompanied by the Holland Baroque. Plus, hear music from folk singer, Sam Amidon, arranged by Nico Muhly, along with music from the Peter Pears project, a Nico Muhly collaboration with Thomas Bartlett. And more. 

PROGRAM #3926,  Extending the Art Song Tradition (First Aired 12-7-2016)   

ARTIST: Nico Muhly & Teitur, with Holland Baroque
WORK: Coffee Expert, excerpt [1:00]
RECORDING: Confessions
SOURCE: Nonesuch Records 556783
INFO:   nonesuch.com

ARTIST: The Living Earth Show
WORK: Jacob Cooper: Pasturing II [8:52]
RECORDING: Presents Dance Music
SOURCE/INFO: New Amsterdam Records

ARTIST: Trygve Seim
WORK: In Your Beauty [3:00]
RECORDING: Rumi Songs
SOURCE: ECM Records 2449
INFO: ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: Peia
WORK: Szerelem [5:42]
RECORDING: Beauty Thunders
SOURCE: peiasong.com
INFO:  peia.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Nico Muhly & Teitur, with Holland Baroque
WORK: Coffee Expert [4:36]
RECORDING: Confessions
SOURCE: Nonesuch Records 556783
INFO:   nonesuch.com

ARTIST: Sam Amidon
WORK: Little Satchel, arr. Muhly,  [4:18]
RECORDING: All Is Well
SOURCE: Bedroom Community HVALUR4CD/LP
INFO: bedroomcommunity.net

ARTIST: Peter Pears (Nico Muhly & Thomas Bartlett)
WORK: valentine [3:58]
RECORDING: Peter Pears
SOURCE/INFO: Not commercially available.

ARTIST: The Living Earth Show
WORK: Nicole Lizee: Family Sing-A-Long and Game Night [14:08]
RECORDING: Presents Dance Music
SOURCE/INFO: New Amsterdam Records

ARTIST: Nico Muhly & Teitur, with Holland Baroque
WORK: Nowheresville [3:03]
RECORDING: Confessions
SOURCE: Nonesuch Records 556783
INFO:   nonesuch.com