Episode #2128

E.A.R. Unit Live

« previous episode | next episode »

Sunday, December 05, 2004

From the New Sounds Live concert series, host John Schaefer presents the California E.A.R. Unit, longtime leaders of the West Coast new music scene. Hear an eclectic program of works, including Frederic Rzewski's seminal Coming Together and John Adams' effective Road Movies, all recorded live at a concert from February 2003 at Merkin Concert Hall. Also on tap are the E.A.R. Unit's performances of John Bergamo's riotous Foreign Objects, and James Sellar's accurately titled GO.

PROGRAM # 2128, from the New Sounds Live concert series(First aired on March 4, 2003)





The California EAR Unit

New Sounds Live, Merkin Hall, Feb. 13, 2003

James Sellars: Go, excerpt [2:30]
John Adams: Road Movies [19:00]
Frederic Rzewski: Coming Together [18:00]

John Bergamo: Foreign Objects [4:00]

The EAR Unit has not recorded any of these works commercially yet; info on the group and its recorded works can be found online at
A version of Coming Together appears on Michael Lowenstern’s cd “1985”, available at OR*

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

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.