New Music From California

This New Sounds program is devoted to new music from California, with some brand-new Cold Blue recordings along with recent moody piano musings from Harold Budd. Listen to selections from Budd’s ambient and dreamy “The Room,” whose walls invite discovery. Also, there’s music from the composer and founder of the recently revived Cold Blue Music label, Jim Fox, and his piece for trombones, strings and piano, “The City The Wind Swept Away,” self-described as both “motionless and moving forward with a strange sense of inevitability.” Rounding out the show is more compelling music from Cold Blue by Daniel Lentz, with his far-reaching “Los Tigres De Marte,” for clarinet, string quartet and electronic keyboards.

PROGRAM #2296 New Music From California (Tues. 6-15-04)





Harold Budd

The Room

The Room of Ancillary Dreams [6:00]
The Room of Oracles [4:30]

Atlantic #83382.** Available at*
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Jim Fox

The City The Wind Swept Away

The City The Wind Swept Away [22:30]

Cold Blue#0015.

Daniel Lentz

Los Tigres De Marte

Los Tigres De Marte [15:00]

Cold Blue #0016

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