Episode #2350

I Lost a Sock

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Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Hear new music written for early music specialists and ensembles on this edition of New Sounds. There’s music from the oratorio, “Lost Objects,” a collaborative work between the Bang on a Can composers and the writer Deborah Artman, featuring the Baroque ensemble Concerto Köln and DJ Spooky, among others. Inspired by text from the Talmud, the work is a meditation on the theme of loss, making connections between other lost things; objects as mundane as a sock or umbrella to things like one's memory, a species of animal, or the language of a people. Also, listen to music from Roy Wheldon’s "Galax," which joins viola da gamba chords to faint traces of Appalachian fiddle music. Rounding out the show is a somber work by Gavin Bryars, "Cadman Requiem," where wavering string tones act as a backdrop for the Hilliard Ensemble vocals.

PROGRAM #2350, New Music for Early Instruments (First aired 12/1/04)





Roy Wheldon


Cantabile [1:30]

New Albion #059***

Bang On A Can

Lost Objects

Acoustic Aphasia [4:00]
When Any Man [4:30]
Lost Thing [5:30]
We Were Enveloped [7:30]

Teldec #84107. Currently out of print, but check

Marc Mellits

Private CD

From 11 Miniatures – Slippery [1:00]
Metoclopramide [1:30]
Lefty’s Elegy [2:0]
Dark Age Machinery [2:00]
Carpel Tunnel [2:30]

At least some of these tracks appear on Common Sense Composers Collaborative & American Baroque release “The Shock of the Old,” on Santa fe New Music #000513 OR

Gavin Bryars

Cadman Requiem

Requiem [9:00]

Point Music #462511 Out of print, but try* or auction sites

Roy Wheldon


Prelude + Divisions on She’s So Heavy [5:30]

See above.

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

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