Episode #1878

Program #1878

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Sunday, January 12, 2003

Putting aside traditional musical concerns like conventional harmony, melody, and rhythm, a diverse swath of composers and performers have focused on slowly changing and drifting soundscapes collectively known as ambient music. Ambient is a catch-all for a variety of aesthetics including that of Steve Roach, whose pyschedelic, trance-like effects are heard on the 2000 disc Early Man. Henry Wolff and Nancy Hennings use acoustic instruments--Tibetan bells, gongs, and singing bowl--to orchestrate an ambient, otherworldly soundscape. David Parsons employs a wealth of traditional Asian styles, including droning tambouras and chanting voices. We also hear from David Parsons, David Lee Myers, Jeffrey Fayman and Robert Fripp, among others.

PROGRAM # 1878, soundscapes (First aired on Jan. 23, 2001)





Henry Wolff and Nancy Hennings

Tibetan Bells

Khumbu Ice-falls [2:00]

Vajra Music #0001** Available for purchase at*

Steve Roach

Early Man

Begins Looking Skyward [6:00]

Limited edition CD, Manifold #mancd36. or
Available for purchase at*

Steve Roach and Byron Metcalf

The Serpent's Lair

Big Medicine [9:00]

Projekt #107** Available for purchase at*

Jeffrey Fayman and Robert Fripp

A Temple In The Clouds

The Pillars Of Hercules [15:00]

Projekt #104.** Available for purchase at*

David Lee Myers

Resonant Coil: Stringed Loop Music

Arch Janus [7:30]

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David Parsons


Inward Journey [10:00]

Celestial Harmonies #14202**
Available for purchase at*

Henry Wolff and Nancy Hennings

Tibetan Bells

Choir of Bells, excerpt [4:00]

Vajra Music #0001**
See above.

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