Program #2084

Forget "oompah-pah"... Tonight's New Sounds features the beautifully organic, ambient music of tuba stylist Tom Heasley. The California Bay Area-based composer and brass virtuoso processes and amplifies his instrument through a variety of electronic transformations--long delays, reverb and loops--to achieve an otherworldly sound. The single "Monterey Bay" from his 2001 CD, Where the Earth Meets the Sky, is balanced by two performances from the WNYC studio: "Wright's Loop" and "Roulette," both featuring some utterly sublime low drones.

PROGRAM # 2084, with Tom Heasley (First aired on Thursday, October 17, 2002)





Tom Heasley

Where The Earth Meets The Sky

Monterey Bay [2:00]

Hypnos #2135

Tom Heasley

Live in the WNYC Studio

Wright's Loop [9:00]
Roulette [16:00]

These performances not commercially available, but Heasley's new CD, "On the Sensations of Tone" is on Innova records.


Thom's Night Out

I'm Very Sad [6:00]

Brassland #HWY-002

Pierre-Yves Macé


Le Sentiment de la Nature [3:30]

Tzadik #7078

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