Episode #2195

Program #2195

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Friday, May 28, 2004

On this edition of New Sounds, we're “Phoning It In.” From dial tones to busy signals, phone messages and disconnects, as well as the conversations in between, we’ll hear a number of works about the telephone, or even with the telephone as the instrument. Hear Anton Batagov's “Dialog,” featuring the voice of a Russian automated Telebanking system. Also, listen for Lou Reed’s “New York Telephone Conversation," a cutesy poke at Warhol-era New York pop-sphere gossip. Plus there’s the Penguin Café Orchestra classic “Telephone and Rubber Band,” along with many other phone-based tunes.

PROGRAM #2195 "Phoning It In" - music based on telephone technology
(First aired Wed. 9-24-03)





Jocelyn Pook

Portraits In Absentia

Messages [1:30]
Parvin & Trevor's Journey [4:30]

Private CD, but more info available soon at Pook's website,
In the meantime, a discography is available

Lou Reed


New York Telephone Conversation [2:00]

RCA LP#4807, but reissued and available for purchase at*

Various Artists: Laurie Anderson

Women In Electronic Music, 1977

New York Social Life [3:30]

CRI #728 Out of print, but try*

Jocelyn Pook

New Sounds Live, 11/3/99, World Financial Center

Everything Is Okay [5:00]

Not commercially available.

David Garland

On The Other Side Of The Window

I'm Here [3:00]

Jocelyn Pook

Portraits In Absentia

Are You There [1:30]

See above.

Penguin Café Orchestra

A History

Telephone And Rubber Band [4:00]

Virgin #PCOBOX 1.**
[4 CDs]
Available for purchase at*

They Might Be Giants

Live, WNYC, 6/30/03

Bed [3:30]

Info at

They Might Be Giants


She's Actual Size [7:00]

Rhino #78139** (2 CDs),,

Jocelyn Pook

Portraits In Absentia

Lots & Lots & Lots [3:30]

See above.

Anton Batagov


System [4:00]

Zagny #980909

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

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