Jazz-Funk Rendezvous

Written for and premiered by the Bang On A Can All-Stars, Steve Martland’s “Horses Of Instruction” is a fierce and frantic piece for a 11-piece varied band, anchored by a drummer. The piece could be described as Stravinsky and Reich in a jazz-funk rendezvous (according to the International Record review), and listen for brass and saxophones to carry a suave melodic riff over pulsing marimba and guitar chords. Also on this edition of New Sounds is David Lang’s “World to Come”, for solo cello, cello ensemble on tape, and when performed live, theatrical lighting and video projection. Lang, one of the three founders of Bang on a Can, wrote the piece in the time following September 11, and talks about the piece as “an introspective and highly personal prayer, a meditation on hope and hopelessness, and an elegy about the life and death of the soul.”

PROGRAM #2226 Martland, Lang, Andriessen (First aired on Monday, 12-8-03)





Steve Martland Band

Live, Bang On A Can Marathon, BAM, 12/10/00

Horses of Instruction [14:30]

Available on CD from Black Box Records, UK. For info, www.stevemartland.com * OR www.blackboxmusic.com

Maya Beiser

World To Come

David Lang: World To Come [23:30]

Koch Classics #7556** www.kochentertainment.com* OR available at Amazon.com*

Louis Andriessen

De Stijl

M Is For Man, Music, Mozart, excerpts [11:00]

Nonesuch #79342** www.nonesuch.com* OR available at Amazon.com*

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