Program #2219

Experience the shimmering crystal textures of rolling soundscape from the “recovering rock drummer” and Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams. Hear his 2002 piece “Red Arc / Blue Veil” for piano, mallet percussion and processed sounds on this edition of New Sounds. J.L. Adams’ new WNYC-commissioned work “The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies” premieres at the World Financial Center on Thursday, November 20. Then, listen for the highly processed sounds of the San Francisco bay blended with foghorns and a brass sextet in Ingram Marshall’s work “Fog Tropes.” Rounding out the show is a work by composer and shakuhachi student Francis White, who also creates for instruments and tape.

PROGRAM #2219, Electroacoustic Music (First aired on Tuesday 11/18/03)





John Luther Adams

Strange an Sacred Noise

Solitary and Time-Breaking Waves [2:00]

Due for release in 2004. Info at

John Luther Adams

Private tape

Red Arc / Blue Veil [13:00]

See above.

Ingram Marshall

Fog Tropes / Gradual Requiem

Fog Tropes [9:30]

New Albion #002*

Frances White

Private tape

Centre Bridge [12:00]

Not commercially available. More info about Frances White at

Alvin Curran

Songs & Views from the Magnetic Garden

On My Satin Harp, excerpt [10:00]

BMG/Catalyst #61823 Out of print, but try*

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