Strings, Front and Center

Inventive string sounds take center stage on this edition of New Sounds, including cuts from David Pritchard's CD Velocity, scored for multiple acoustic guitars along with harpsichord, flute, marimba, electric guitar, and acoustic bass guitar. The results are uniquely hypnotic and often mesmerizing. Plus, hear Gloria Coates's String Quartet No. 6, a work fashioned completely out of glissandos, by turns long, short, sustained, slowly modulated, abrupt, creaky, dissonant, and consonant. Rounding out the show are selections by the California Guitar Trio.

PROGRAM #2109, Acoustic Works (First aired on January 2, 2003)





David Pritchard


Pattern 6 [5:30]

Molecular Music#10014
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California Guitar Trio

New Sounds Live Merkin Hall 9/21/00

Eve [4:00]

Not yet available. A version of this song is due in mid 2003 on the Guitar Harvest CD -info at Also see*

The Acoustic Folk Box

4 Decades of the very best acoustic folk music from the British Isles

Bert Jansch: Angi [3:30]
Martin Simpson: The First Cut Is the Deepest [4:00]
Blowzabella:Shave the Monkey/Boys of the Mill [3:30]
Shooglenifty: Venus In Tweeds [4:00]

Topic #4001 (4 CDs)
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Turtle Island String Quartet

Turtle Island String Quartet

Variations on My Fathers Footsteps [7:30]

Windham Hill # 0110
Out of print

Gloria Coates

String Quartets 1,5, 6

Still [6:00]

Naxos #559091*
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Turtle Island String Quartet

Turtle Island String Quartet

Eurasian Hoedown [4:00]

See above.

Raw Materials

Live in Europe

Excerpt [5:00]

Private tape. For info go to

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