Program #2112

The results are in for the 17th annual New Sounds Listener Poll, spotlighting the best new-music releases of 2002. Sorting through the respones, a lot of things leap to life. What particularly stands out are the number of veteran artists who ranked high this year - distinguished names like the Kronos Quartet, Philip Glass, Yo-Yo Ma, and Peter Gabriel. And yet, lesser-knowns like Michelle DiBucci, John Luther Adams, and SAVAE also had a good year. Regardless, there was plenty of diversity and brilliance in evidence, as we hear on this evening's program. Thanks to all of the listeners who voted.

PROGRAM #2112, The Annual New Sounds Listener Poll 2002
(First aired on January 10, 2003)





10. Michelle DiBucci


Shapeshifting [3:30]

Pacific Time #8534.
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9. Yo Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble

Silk Road Journeys - When Strangers Meet

Kayhan Kalhor: Blue as the Turquoise Night of Neyshabur, excerpt [4:30]

Sony #89782
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8. Philip Glass


Primacy Of Number, excerpt [5:00]

Sony Classical #87709
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7. Kronos Quartet


12/12 w/Café Tacuba, excerpt [3:30]

Nonesuch #79649
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6. John Luther Adams

The Light That Fills The World

The Light That Fills The World, excerpt [4:30]

Cold Blue #CB-0010
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5. Wilco

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

I am trying to break your heart [6:30]

Nonesuch #79669
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4. Peter Gabriel

Long Walk Home

Jigalong [6:00]

Real World #12238
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3. Ryuichi Sakamoto

US- Ultimate Solo

Neo Geo [4:00]

Warner Music Japan #10241


Ancient Echoes

Rannanu [4:30]

World Library Publication
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1. Morelenbaum2/Sakamoto


As Praias Desertas [4:00]

Sony Classical #89982
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