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Episode #2570

Slightly Eccentric Journey

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Monday, July 17, 2006

Michael Brook, the longtime electric guitarist, producer, instrument builder, inspired collaborator and composer joins us for this New Sounds program. He is responsible for the music behind the global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," and contributed compositions to Gregory Colbert’s traveling exhibition, “Ashes and Snow,” and has scored the film Who Killed the Electric Car, which just premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Inventor of the "infinite guitar," the Canadian ambient composer has done extensive work with Brian Eno, worked on many musical creations involving 4AD artists, contributed to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s “Mustt Mustt” and collaborated with him for “Night Song.” Brook’s latest solo release is called "RockPaperScissors," and he’ll present selections from this “slightly eccentric” travelogue, (along with tunes from a storied 25-year career of making music with folks like Daniel Lanois, Brian Ferry, The Pogues, and the Armenian duduk flute master Djivan Gasparayan) in advance of a rare solo live set at Joe’s Pub.

PROGRAM # 2570, with Michael Brook (First aired on Mon, 7/17/06)

ARTIST(S) RECORDING CUT(S) SOURCE
Jon Hassell/Brian Eno Possible Musics Griot, excerpt [1:30] EG #7.** Info at www.jonhassell.com, and available online at amazon.com *
Michael Brook RockPaperScissors Tangerine [3:00]
Darker Room [6:00]
Pond [4:30]
Canadian Rational Records, www.michaelbrookmusic.com*
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook Night Song My Heart, My Life [5:30] Real World #40683** www.realworldrecords.com *
Michael Brook RockPaperScissors Light Star [5:00] See above.
Michael Brook An Inconvenient Truth Earth Alone [3:30] Info at www.michaelbrookmusic.com* *
Djivan Gasparyan & Michael Brook Black Rock Immigrant’s Song [6:00] Real World #46230** www.realworldrecords.com*

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

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