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Episode #2202

Program #2202

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Friday, June 18, 2004

Fresh and innovative, the artists emerging from Iceland these days are surely some of the most creative and breathtaking in music. On this edition of New Sounds, we’ll hear austere, mysterious and strangely beautiful works from the likes of Johan Johannson, the composer Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson, and the countertenor Sverrir Gudjunsson. Plus there’s music by the atmospheric and ethereal Sigur Ros and selections from perhaps the best known Icelandic export - Björk.

PROGRAM #2202 New Music from Iceland (Thursday, 10-9-03)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Sequentia

Edda - Myths from Medieval Iceland

The Song Of The Mill, excerpt [1:00]

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi #77381**
Available for purchase at Amazon.com*

Hilmar Örn Hiilmarsson

Angels Of The Universe

Schiller In China [2:30]
Te Morituri [2:30]

Fat Cat #CD-01 www.fat-cat.co.uk

Johan Johansson

Englaborn

Sálfraeðingur [4:00]
Odi et Amo [3:00]
Eg átti gráa æsku [3:30]

Touch Music #TO:52 www.touchmusic.org.uk

Sigur Ros

Agætis Byrjun

Agætis Byrjun [8:00]

Fat Cat # CD-11 www.fat-cat.co.uk

Björk

Vespertine

Hidden Place [5:30]

Elektra #62653** www.bjork.com OR available for purchase at Amazon.com*

Evelyn Glennie

Her Greatest Hits

Oxygen [4:00]

BMG #47629**
Available for purchase at Amazon.com*
More info at www.evelyn.co.uk

Steindor Andersen

Rimur

Haustið Nalgast [3:00]

Naxos World #76031 www.naxosworld.com
Available for purchase at Amazon.com*

Sverrir Guðjonsson

Epitaph

Prologue [3:30]
Epitaph [4:00]

Opus 111 #30-253 opus111@compuserve.com
Or available for purchase at Amazon.com*

Hamrahlid Choir

Icelandic Choral Music

Sveinsson: Autumn Pictures, Pt. 2 [3:00]

ITM #6-01 Icelandic Music Centre contact info at www.ismennt.is/not/rhf/itm.html OR www.vortex.is/ITM

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

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