Electric Ethel

From the New Sounds Live Concert Series, we present the second half of last fall’s sociopolitical blowout show. The electric string quartet Ethel plays music from Scott Johnson’s work “How It Happens,” built around the unexpected melodic shapes of the taped voice of I. F. Stone. Also, Phil Kline’s “Funeral of Jan Palach” performed by the Zippo Band (violinist Todd Reynolds, percussionist David Cossin, vocal improv by Theo Bleckmann, and the composer himself on guitars.)
Click here to view a slideshow of this New Sounds Live concert from Merkin Hall.

PROGRAM #2364, From NS Live: Ethel Plays Scott Johnson (First aired on Jan.10, 2005)





Scott Johnson

John Somebody

Part I [5:30]

Nonesuch #79133 ** www.nonesuch.com*


NS Live, Merkin Hall, 9-28-04

Scott Johnson: excerpts from “How It Happens”: The Clouds [4:30]
It Raged [8:00]
Movies [1:30]
Light [1:30]
Perfect Weapons [2:00]
What Would Have Happened [2:30]

Kronos Quartet has recorded “It Raged” and other music from “How It happens” on Nonesuch #79310
www.nonesuch.com* OR available for purchase at Amazon.com*

Phil Kline & The Zippo Band

NS Live, Merkin Hall, 9-28-04

Improvisation / the Funeral of Jan Palach [6:30]

Recorded on Kline’s CD “Zippo Songs,” Cantaloupe Records #21019 ** www.cantaloupemusic.com*

Scott Johnson

John Somebody

Part III - Involuntary Songs [8:30]

See above.

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