Episode #2231

In Between Beatings

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Sunday, October 23, 2005

Listen to the premiere performance of Alaska-based John Luther Adams’ new piece called "The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies," for solo percussion and computer-processed sounds. Written for and performed by percussionist Steven Schick, this 70-minute soundscape was commissioned by WNYC, the LA County Museum, and the South Florida Composers Alliance, through the Meet The Composer's Commissioning Music/USA program. From the recent New Sounds Live event at the World Financial Center, hear the piercing array of cymbals, a booming bass drum, a tam-tam, an air-raid siren and snare drum. Listen for the beats of sound in between the beatings of the percussion instruments...

PROGRAM #2231, from New Sounds Live, Steven Schick plays John Luther Adams (First aired on 12/22/03)





Steven Schick

New Sounds Live, World Financial Center 11/20/03

John Luther Adams: The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies, edited [50:00]

Not commercially available. Info on Adams' music at

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