Program #2019

Part three of the New Sounds Live/New York Guitar Festival Marathon Concert, a nine-hour extravaganza recorded in January 2002 at the 92 Street Y is slated for this edition of New Sounds. Simone Shaheen performs compositions on the oud; Ronn McFarlane plays "Passameze" by Adrian LeRoy; Min Xiao Fen plays "CAGE" by Tan Dun; Keba Cissoko offers up more West African songs for kora; Brad Shepik dazzles in the Invocation for Turkish saz; and the Brazilian Guitar Quartet plays "Variacoes Serias" by Ronaldo Miranda.
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PROGRAM # 2019, from the NY Guitar Festival Marathon Concert (First aired on 3/13/02)





Ronn McFarlane

New Sounds Live, the New York Guitar Festival Marathon, January 20, 2002, at the 92nd Street Y

Adrian LeRoy: Passameze [3:00] Overland [3:30] Gigue [1:30]

Info on Ronn's solo recordings and those with the Baltimore Consort available at

Simon Shaheen

Bosphorus Scenes Under the Moonlight [7:00] Blue Flame [6:00]

Both of these pieces appear on Shaheen's CD Blue Flame,** available online: *

Min Xiao-Fen

Tan Dun: C A G E [6:00]

Available on the CD With Six Composers *. Info online at

Keba Cissoko

Kaira [5:00]
Tamalalu [5:00]

Not commercially available.

Brad Shepik

Invocation, excerpt [6:00]

Shepik's CDs Well and Short Trip are available online (*), as is his work with the Paradox Trio and the group Pachora.

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