Episode #2494

Twittering Machines

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Friday, January 06, 2006

On this edition of New Sounds, experience music driven by a relentless pulse. There's music by the "superminimalist" and "machinist" Lithuanian composer Rytis Mazulis. His work, "Twittering Machines" is computer-controlled mechanical piano organized into dense layers whose insistent rhythmic patterns gradually shift over time. Then, listen to "AC/DC," from a brand-new CD by the Italian new music group Sentieri Selvaggi. Plus, hear a work by electronic music innovator Morton Subotnick for chamber orchestra and computer based on a surrealistic novel by Max Ernst - "The Key to Songs."

PROGRAM #2494 Motoric Music (aired 1/6/06)





Sentieri Selvaggi


Michael Gordon: AC/DC [9:00]
David Lang: I Fought The Law [6:00]

Cantaloupe #21030** *

Morton Subotnick

The Key To Songs

The Key To Songs [22:30]

New Albion #012**

Rytis Mažulis

Twittering Machine

Clavier of Pure Reason [9:30]

Megadisc #7809

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