Plundering the Archives

We’ll be mining the New Sounds Live archives on this edition of New Sounds with performances going all the way back to the 1980’s, featuring pianist, composer and arranger Mark Kirkostas. Also, hear the quirky Austrian band Die Knodel from a concert recorded at Merkin Hall in 1995. Their goofy blend of Zappa instrumentals meet Fellini film music somehow rides the divide between pop and art. Plus, there’s world music from Brian Keane and his collaborator Omar Faruk Tekbilek, also from a New Sounds Live concert, and much more.

PROGRAM # 2385, From New Sounds Live, The Early Years (First aired on 3/9/05)





Die Knödel New Sounds Live, Merkin Hall, 1/95 Der Vielfacher [2:00],
Knödelpolka [1:30],
In Die Ribisl [2:30]
Some of these pieces are on the group's CDs, especially "Verkochte Tiroler" (Overcooked Tyroleans) on Koch Records. (#7908, available online*)
Brian Keane and Faruk Tekbilek New Sounds Live, Merkin Hall, 5/90 Scenes of Istanbul [4:00]
Aya Sofia [4:00]
These works are on the CD Suleyman The Magnificent, from Celestial Harmonies.
Mark Kirkostas Quintet New Sounds Live, Merkin Hall, 2/88 Mwashahat/Ballad [10:00] Not commercially available.
The Frank London / Simon Shaheen Project New Sounds Live, Merkin Hall, 1/95 Al Jariya Dance [10:00] Not available. London's and Shaheen's music is available through their respective websites: and www.simon-
Laraaji New Sounds Live, Merkin Hall, 3/93 Happy Feet [9:00] Not available, but similar music is on his cd "Day of Radiance," EG Records**.

Steve Gorn and Ray Spiegel

New Sounds Live, Merkin Hall, 3/93

Dhun, excerpt [3:30]

For info on similar performances, see