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Episode #2012

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Sunday, January 25, 2004

This New Sounds episode features Daniel Figgis, the iconoclastic Irish composer, audio/video installation artist, sampling-innovator, and multi-instrumentalist. Recorded on location in Dublin, he discusses his CD Skipper and presents music from his next recording. Figgis's hypnotic, hauntingly beautiful style defies easy categorization, though the mesmeric Skipper was accurately described by Classic FM magazine as a cross between the "strange familiarity of a David Lynch film, the harmonic simplicity of John Tavener."

PROGRAM # 2012, with Daniel Figgis (First aired on Tues., 2/26/02)

Daniel Figgis

Skipper

Alison Creaking, excerpt [2:30]

My Poor Little House Without Me In It [4:30]

Bolted [2:30[

Glimmerer [4:30]

Skipper has been issued on Black Burst Records in the UK. Currently only available from www.roughtraderecords.com ; although an American release is due later in 2002.

Daniel Figgis

Private tapes

Timothy Cream's Crown of Wines: The Crown [4:00]

Work in progress, to be included on Figgis' next album. This track is available on a compilation CD called Splashed With Many A Speck. techmart.com/dewdrops

Daniel Figgis

Skipper

Foghorn [2:00]

See above.

Daniel Figgis

Private tapes

Mudder/The Light Again, and 'S Leap [3:00]

Work in progress, to be included on Figgis' next album. 's Leap is available on a compilation CD called Synthetics Allsorts. www.frontendsynthetics.com

Daniel Figgis

Skipper

The Please Front [3:30]

See above.

Daniel Figgis

Private tapes

Timothy Cream's Crown of Wines: owltester (a bucolic mechanical) [4:30]

See above.

Daniel Figgis

Skipper

Lucky's Bad Day [3:00]

See above.

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