Episode #1022

Program #1022

« previous episode | next episode »

Friday, August 29, 2003

This highly varied program from March 10, 1994 includes a special, rare appearance in the New Sounds studio by R. Suppangah and the Royal Court Gamelan of Solo, an Indonesian court gamelan orchestra. We also hear from Steven Gorn and Robert Dick, a pair of very talented dueling flutists, electric guitarist Gary Lucas, the Turtle Island String Quartet, and Irish flutist Seamus Eagan. The show kicks off with works by Michael Nyman (pictured) and Alan Hovhaness, a dean of American composition who was also an improviser. We hear him improvising at our piano on a traditional Armenian song.

Program # 1022: A Private Reel (Again)(Aired 03-10-94)





Michael Nyman

live at WNYC, 11/93

The Piano, 2 excerpts {3:00}

The CD of "The Piano" soundtrack is on Virgin records** or available for purchase at*

Alan Hovhaness

Live, 9/91

improvisation {3:00}

Hovhaness' music has been records hundreds of times and is available at most classical record stores. For a comprehensive site about Hovaness, see

Gary Lucas

Live, 10/93

Grainger: Children's March {5:00}

Sun Ra: Interplanetary

Lowways {5:00}

Lucas' CDs are numerous. Try Amazon, or

Turtle Island String


Live, 12/93

Towner: Ecotopia {10.00}

For a TISQ discography, visit:

R. Suppangah & The Royal Court Gamelan of Solo

Live, 11/93

Untitled {2:00}
Serimpi Sanggupati {9:00}

Not commercially available.

Robert Dick & Steve Gorn

Live, 9/91

Calaveras Jump {7:30}

Dick & Gorn's CD "Steel & Bamboo" is available from O.O. Discs,

Seamus Egan

Live 9/93

Emily's Reel {4:00}

Egan appears on dozens of recent Irish CDs, some on the Green Linnet label. His own "A Week In January", is Shanachie (#65005). Available for purchase at*

Philip Johnston's Big Trouble

Live 10/91

Chillbone {4:00}

Big Trouble's CD is on the Black Saint label (#120152) and is available through

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

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.