#3960: We've Got Rhythms

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Listen to rhythmic music, whether for percussion, string quartet or vocal duet for this New Sounds. Hear works from percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum, Kelly Moran, and the Jasper String Quartet, and a vocal duet from Meredith Monk and Robert Een. From the forthcoming Unbound by the Jasper String Quartet, hear a non-stop motoring work by Judd Greenstein, “Four on the Floor.” Usually the term applies to thumping dance-club bangers, but in this work, pairs of instruments work “with and against each other, until they settle their differences and combine into a shared groove,” according to the composer.

Hear music with rhythmic intensity, for prepared piano, with and without electronics from Kelly Moran, and her debut record, Bloodroot, which is where minimalism and black metal collide. Then, listen to music from Hauschka, who layers player piano with prepared piano. Also, listen to Inuit-style breathing games from Meredith Monk and cellist/vocalist Robert Een, from her long-form work, "Facing North," inspired by the Canadian wilderness. 

Then, listen to increasingly tricky and complex rhythms in a work by David Crowell for percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum. Plus, hear a work – Redwood- involving saxophone and interlocking guitar parts  from Empyrean Atlas, the band of composer/multi-instrumentalist David Crowell. And more. 

PROGRAM #3960, We've Got Rhythms (First Aired: 3/15/2017)  

ARTIST: Ian David Rosenbaum
WORK: David Crowell: Celestial Sphere, excerpt [1:00]
RECORDING: Memory Palace
SOURCE: Vision Into Art
INFO: naxosdirect.com

ARTIST: Jasper String Quartet
WORK: Judd Greenstein: Four on the Floor [10:45]
RECORDING: Unbound
SOURCE: Sono Luminus/New Amsterdam
INFO: jasperstringquartet.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Kelly Moran
WORK: Celandine [3:06]
RECORDING: Bloodroot
SOURCE: Telegraph Harp TH 011
INFO: Due out March 24, 2017

ARTIST: Hauschka
WORK: Constant Growth Fails [4:08]
RECORDING: What If
SOURCE: Temporary Residence Records
INFO: Due out March 31, 2017

ARTIST: Ian David Rosenbaum
WORK: David Crowell: Celestial Sphere [9:50]
RECORDING: Memory Palace
SOURCE: Vision Into Art
INFO: naxosdirect.com

ARTIST: Empyrean Atlas
WORK: Redwood  [5:11]
RECORDING: Empyrean Atlas
SOURCE/INFO: empyreanatlas.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Bang on a Can All-Stars
WORK: Michael Gordon: Gene Takes a Drink [5:57]
RECORDING: Field Recordings
SOURCE: Cantaloupe Music
INFO: bangonacan.org

ARTIST: Meredith Monk & Robert Een
WORK: Keeping Warm & Arctic Bar [8:45]
RECORDING: Facing North
SOURCE: ECM #1482 
INFO: ecmrecords.com