Episode #2128

E.A.R. Unit Live

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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 www.earunit.org.
A version of Coming Together appears on Michael Lowenstern’s cd “1985”, available at www.capstonerecords.org OR Amazon.com*

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

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