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Episode #1804

Program #1804

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Monday, August 26, 2002

"Under The Water Works." A darker companion to last night’s program of water-based music – songs about drowning. Michael Nyman: Drowning By Numbers; Gavin Bryars: Sinking of the Titanic; Weill/arr. Bowie: Ballad of the Drowned Girl; songs by Ute Lemper, Jeremy Peyton-Jones, and more.

PROGRAM # 1804, "Under-The-Water works" - songs about drowning (First aired on 6/22/00)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Opening music: Paul Dresher/Water Dreams (excerpt from New Sounds #1803, "Water Works")

Ute Lemper

Punishing Kiss

Little Water Song [4:00]

Universal/Decca #289 466 473** (PRMS*)

David Bowie

Baal, by Bertolt Brecht

The Drowned Girl [3:00]

"extended play" vinyl release, 1982, RCA #CPL-1-4346. Out of print.

Orlando Gough

Century XXI, UK Volume 1, A- M

Drowning, Part 3 [3:00]

New Tone #6750. Italian import. www.felmay.it or info@felmay.it Or try www.artist-shop.com/cuniform/

Jeremy Peyton Jones

North South East West

Going Down [4:00]

New Tone #6748. Same as preceding.

Michael Nyman

Drowning By Numbers

Drowning By Number 2 [6:00]

Virgin #CDVE #23.** (PRMS*)

3 Mustaphas 3

Out On The Rolling Sea: a tribute to the music of Joseph Spence

A Chilling Tale: Harcourt Drowned [4:30]

Green Linnet #3095. GREEN LINNET RECORDS, 43 Beaver Brook Rd., Danbury CT 06810; 203-730-0333. www.greenlinnet.com

Not Drowning, Waving

Follow The Geography

Sing Sing [3:00]

with Stevie Smith's poem "Not Waving But Drowning"

Reprise promo CD #PRO-6245. Not commercially available in the US.

Ute Lemper

The Michael Nyman Songbook

Full Fathom Five [4:00]

London/Decca - Japan #POCL-1195. Not available in the US. Japanese release.

Gavin Bryars

The Sinking of the Titanic

Excerpt [10:00]

Point Music #446 061** (PRMS* or www.pointmusic.com )

Michael Nyman

The Piano (soundtrack)

Dreams of a Journey, excerpt [3:00]

Virgin #88274** (PRMS*)

Check out the WNYC website to hear "New Sounds" programs, and to download more New Sounds playlists: www.wnyc.org.

*Public Radio Music Source, a buying service for recordings. www.75music.org

**In most better stores; in NY, try J&R on Park Row, Tower Records, Virgin megastore at Times Square, HMV, Other Music on 3rd St., etc.

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