Episode #2317

“Concrete” Music

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Friday, July 15, 2005

There’s industrial strength "Concrete" music on this New Sounds program. Hear works that incorporate the sounds of typewriters, vacuum cleaners, cash registers, and construction equipment, among other things. Listen as composer Molly Thompson manages to turn an annoyance -the construction going on outside her window- into music, with her work “Draft of Shadows.” Also, there’s music hidden in such things as escalators or typewriters, with “Project Soundwave,” where you’ll hear Viennese based composer Thom Poe’s “Concert for Escalators.” And much more.

PROGRAM #2317 “Concrete” Music (Tues. 9-7-04)





Phillip K. Bimstein

Garland Hirschi’s Cows

The Door [2:00]

Starkland #205** *



Waiting [6:00]

Six Degrees #657036-1091** *


An exploration into the nature of sound

Thom Poe: Concert for Escalators, Pt 1 [7:00]

Mediate #MN04-01

David Simons

Prismatic Hearing

Collective Chok [6:00]

Tzadik #8001** *

Moreno Veloso +2

Music Typewriter

Deusa Do Amor [5:00]

Hannibal #1456** *

From The Pages of Experimental Musical Instruments

Vol II

David Courtney:Come Again To Junk Food World [2:00]

1987 cassette release, reissued on a CD called Experimental Musical Instruments – Early Years (1985-1992), available from


An exploration into the nature of sound

GroundChuck: Baby Tigers [3:00]

See above.

Steve Reich

The Cave

Typing Music [3:00]

Nonesuch #79327 (2 CDs)** *

Molly Thompson

private CD

Draft of Shadows [6:30]

Not commercially available.

Phillip K. Bimstein

Garland Hirschi’s Cows

The Door [3:00]

See above.

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

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