Program #1864

On this edition of New Sounds, we feature more genre-busting works courtesy of the the 2000 Bang On A Can Marathon concert at BAM. This includes trance music by Hassan Hakmoun, one of contemporary Moroccan music's most pioneering figures; Elena Kats-Chernin, an Australian composer with an eclectic bent; pianist Matthew Shipp, one of the most restless members of New York's avant-jazz scene; and the Massachusetts gamelan ensemble Gamelan Galak Tika which performs modern Western works for Indonesian percussion.

PROGRAM # 1864, from the Bang On A Can Marathon, 12/10/00 (First aired on 12/14/00)





Hassan Hakmoun

Live, BAM, 12/10/00

Challaban [2:30]

Unidentified Gnawa song [5:30]

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

Gamelan Galak Tika

Live, BAM, 12/10/00

Dan Schmidt: A Dangerous Thing [7:30]

For info, go to Galak Tika's website ; Evan Ziporyn's CD with Gamelan Galak Tika is available at


Live, BAM, 12/10/00

Starspangledbanner [1:30] Gimn CCCP [1:00]

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

Bang On A Can All-Stars

Live, BAM, 12/10/00

Elena Kats-Chernin: ProMotion [12:00]

Bang On A Can All-Stars have recorded for Sony Classical and most recently for Cantaloupe Music. For info on these and other BOAC recordings, go to

Matthew Shipp with William Parker

Live, BAM, 12/10/00

DNA [15:00]

Shipp & Parker's CD is Time Is Of The Essence; Shipp has many CDs on his own and with his various quartets, etc. More information at

For further information on bang on a can, and links to websites of the various artists involved in the marathon, go to their website at

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page