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Episode #1843

Program #1843

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Friday, October 11, 2002

Music for bowed and ruined pianos takes center stage in this edition of New Sounds. We explore a pair of compositions by West Coast composer Stephen Scott, including his "Minerva’s Web," whose title refers to the storied weaving contest between the goddess Minerva and the mortal Arachne. We also hear "Vikings of the Sunset," a work for grand piano bowed and plucked by ten musicians on themes of navigation, exploration, and discovery in the Pacific. Rounding out the show are pieces by Annie Gosfield, Ross Bolletter, and Victoria Jordanova, a Belgrade-born harpist whose "Requiem for Bosnia," is a stunning improvisation for broken piano and harp.

PROGRAM # 1843, music for bowed and ruined pianos (First aired on 10/23/00)

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Stephen Scott

Vikings of the Sunrise: Fantasy on the Polynesian Star-Path Navigators

Tangiia Takes Ten To Tango [2:30] Land of Light [2:30] Kiukiu, Departing Place of Spirits [2:00]

New Albion # 084** (PRMS* or www.newalbion.com )

Ross Bolleter

Various artists: Austral Voices

Nallan Void, excerpt [8:00]

New Albion #028. See above.

Annie Gosfield

Burnt Ivory and Loose Wires

The Manufacture Of Tangled Ivory [5:30]

Tzadik #7040** (PRMS* or www.tzadik.com )

Stephen Scott

Minerva's Web

The Tears of Niobe [24:00]

New Albion #026, see above.

Victoria Jordanova

Requiem For Bosnia

Broken Piano II, excerpt [2:00]

CRI/Exchange#673** (PRMS* or www.composersrecordings.com , 212-941-9673)

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