Streams

Episode #5

Program #005

« previous episode | next episode »

Friday, December 05, 1986

This December 5, 1986 episode of New Sounds looks at a wide swath of contemporary composers who have explored new ways of extending the musical possibilities of the human voice. We hear pieces using extended vocal techniques, as in the overtone singing of David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir. Others incorporate sampling, delays, and other electronic manipulations, like Alvin Lucier's 1969 electroacoustic classic "I Am Sitting in a Room," and Scott Johnson's "John Somebody" (1982) for electric guitar, woodwinds, percussion & electronics. Insider footnote: Program No. 005 was the first thematic show to air nationally (New Sounds was heard nationally on NPR from 1986-1997).
PROGRAM #005 "Extending the Voice" (First aired: Dec. 5, 1986 )

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Michael McNabb

Computer Music

"Orbital View"

LP 1750 Arch Records, S-1800 (1982), Possibly available through Sonic Tiger Music P.O. BOX 678, STOW, MA 01775-0678 U.S.A.
FAX: 978.568.9689 | EMAIL: stmusic@shore.net
More info about Michael McNabb at www.mcnabb.com

David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir

Current Circulation

"Subject to Change"

Celestial Harmonies 13010
www.harmonies.com

Alvin Lucier

I Am Sitting In A Room

Edited version

Lovely Music #1013 www.lovely.com OR
Available for purchase at Amazon.com*

Scott Johnson

John Somebody

Parts 1, 3,4

Nonesuch /Icon LP #5503
Nonesuch/Icon CD#79133
Available for purchase at Amazon.com*

Ensemble Theodore Vassilikos

Grece 3+4: Liturgies anciennes orthodoxes

"Cherouvikon"

Ocora 558 545/46
Distr. by Harmonia mundi www.harmoniamundi.com

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

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.