Program #1877

Bang On A Can's December 2000 Millennium Marathon was among the more memorable of that organization's annual, all-embracing musical extravaganzas. It was the first year the event took place at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and as this episode of New Sounds shows, the event arrived with a bang. We hear the Finnish shouting choir Huutajat (pronounced HOO-tah-yaht), offering their renditions of national anthems of the U.S. and Belgian. We also hear Gamelan Galak Tika's performances of Evan Ziporyn's mesmerizing "Aneh Tapi Nyata." And not least, there's an early performance by the then-emerging string quartet Ethel, which performs John King's "What Blues."

PROGRAM # 1877, from the Bang On A Can Millennium Marathon (First aired on 1/19/01)





Gamelan Galak Tika

Live, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), 12/10/00

Evan Ziporyn: Aneh Tapi Nyata [15:30]

Gamelan Galak Tika's CD includes Evan Ziporyn's "Amok," and is available on New World Records, #80565. ** / 212-290-1680


Live, BAM, 12/10/00

Belgian National Anthem [1:30]

Star-Spangled Banner [1:30]

Gimn CCCP [1:00]

An Die Freude (Ode To Joy) [1:30]

Amsterdam Treaty of the European Union, Paragraph One [1:00]

Huutujat's CDs are on the Bad Vugum label in Finland. or OR tel/fax (in Finland) +358-(0)50 331 6748

Ethel, with Evan Ziporyn

Live, BAM, 12/10/00

John King: What Blues [20:30]

Ethel (string quartet) has not recorded this commercially yet. Info on Ethel at Info on John King's other recordings is online at

Hassan Hakmoun

Live, BAM, 12/10/00

Gnawa music of Morocco [1:30]

Hakmoun's CDs include Life Around The World (Alula, ); Trance (Real World, ) Gift of the Gnawa with percussionist Adam Rudolph (, and many others.**

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