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Episode #2454

Striking Violins

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Listen to the latest from violinist and composer Michael Galasso, whose previous projects, especially his collaborative work with director Robert Wilson and Wong Kar-wai ("In The Mood for Love,") made lasting impressions in film and theatre music. On Galasso’s latest release, “High Lines,” he offers ghostly textured outgoing music which side-steps between genres, with help from guitarist Terje Rypdal, double-bass player Marc Marder, and percussionist Frank Colón. We also hear from the Swiss violinist/composer Paul Giger, from his mesmerizing 1989 ECM CD “Chartres”, which features the Swiss violinist playing in the crypt and upper church of the great French cathedral.

PROGRAM # 2454 Violinists/Composers (First aired on Tues. 9/20/05)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Michael Galasso

Scenes

I [2:00]

ECM #1245** www.ecmrecords.com*

Michael Galasso

High Lines

Caravanserai Day [1:30]
Quarantine [2:30]
Chaconne [3:30]
Caravanserai Night [1:30]
Swan Pond [2:30]

ECM #1713
www.ecmrecords.com*

Paul Giger

Chartres

Labyrinth [5:00]

ECM #1386 ** www.ecmrecords.com*

Michael Galasso

High Lines

Fog And After [6:00]

See above.

Carla Kihlstedt

Two Foot Yard

Last Resort [3:30] Patchen [2:00] Far And Wee [1:30]

Tzadik #7706
www.tzadik.com*

Paul Giger

Chartres

Crossing, excerpt [11:00]

See above.

Jenny Scheinman

12 Songs

Antenna [7:30]

Cryptogramophone #125 * www.cryptogramophone.com*

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

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