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Wednesday, December 24, 2003

In what has become a cult holiday tradition, composer Phil Kline and a band of friends go "electronic caroling" through the streets of Greenwich Village with a parade of boomboxes. He calls the annual performance Unsilent Night, and it always manages to turn heads, even among seen-it-all New Yorkers. During the procession, each boombox plays a separate tape which is part of the overall piece - an effect Kline calls "a city block-long stereo system." On this edition of New Sounds, the composer drops by the studio to discuss the ten-year-old tradition and present excerpts from the CD of the work, released on Cantaloupe Music. Also, there’s a live performance of music by klezmer clarinetist Andy Statman and his trio.

PROGRAM # 1983 Holiday music with Phil Kline and the Andy Statman Trio
(First aired on 12/13/01)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Andy Statman

Hidden Light

Hidden Light [1:30]

Sony Classical #60814** www.sonyclassical.com *

Phil Kline

Unsilent Night

The Milky Way [9:00] The Crossing [3:00] From Light [4:00] Schönes Klang [5:30] Angels of Avenue A [3:30]

Cantaloupe Music #21005** www.cantaloupemusic.com or cantaloupe@bangonacan.org

Andy Statman Trio

live

Modzitz Melody [8:00]

Khuizimir Melody [3:00]

Cherokee Shuffle [9:00]

Statman's most recent CDs include "Hidden Light" (see above) and "Between Heaven and Earth - Music of the Jewish Mystics" on Shanachie Records (www.shanachie.com )

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

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