Episode #1077

Program #1077

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Tuesday, August 30, 1994

Composer/multi-instrumentalist and virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier joins John in the studio. Lanier has been composing since before he’d ever touched a computer, and has studied music from all over the world. On this New Sounds program, Lanier presents music from his CD, “Instruments of Change,” a mostly acoustic record of classical music, but one that uses world instruments. Classical traditions of the Southeast and the West come together, along with medieval special effects like “hocketing,” and listeners are treated to a duo featuring Lanier and Barbara Higbie, among others.

PROGRAM #1077: with guest Jaron Lanier (first broadcast: Tuesday, 8/30/94)





Jaron Lanier

Instruments of Change

"Khaen/Violin Duo No.6" [6:00]
"Breaking Song" [5:30]
"Suite for Saxophone Ensemble" [9:30]
"The Breath of the Earth" [2:30]
"Angklung" [4:30]
"Come Along" [3:30]

Point #442-132-2. OR available for purchase at*

Alan Dargin & Michael Atherton


"Trinity" [4:00]

Natural Symphonies #331. Try*

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

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