Episode #1

Going Waaaay Back- The Undead #1

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Sunday, March 23, 1986

We unearth the first national New Sounds program from 1986. Listen to music by Jean-Michel Jarre (Equinox), Michael Galasso (Scenes), Harold Budd (The Pavilion of Dreams), Lou Harrison (Three Pieces for Gamelan), Stephan Micus (Implosions), Mark Isham (Vapor Drawings), and Laraaji (Day of Radiance.)

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Thomas Vigilante from Readington, NJ

Jean-Michel Jarre
Equinox ( 8 parts)
Parts 1 & 2
Michael Golasso
Scenes 1 & 2
Harold Budd
The Pavilion of Dreams
Bismallachi Malach Raheem
Lou Harrison
Three Pieces for Gamelan
Mine Bursama Sama (Playing Together)
Stephan Micus
For The Beautiful Changing Child
piano piece
Mark Isham
Vapor Drawings
Men Before the Mirror
Day of Radiance
Dance # 2

May. 03 2014 08:17 AM
Telmo Gama from Brazil - Minas Gerais

Simply a great program. When I used to live in New York (USA), between 1987 and 1993, I had the chance to listen to this beautiful program on my radio when I arrived from work late at night. Now, back on my hometown (Brazil) since 1994, today I had the blessing to discover this program surfing on the net by chance. From today on, every day I will have the chance to listen to this great radio program once again. God bless you for this superb program, New Sounds. Greetings from Brazil, Telmo.

Nov. 15 2010 04:40 PM
John Schaefer

Hey DM,
Thanks for the comment - always glad to hear from an old-timer. I too have often wondered if there would be a new edition of the New Sounds book, but sadly, despite interest from several publishers, I simply haven't found time to make it happen... largely because the shows keep me so busy.
Anyway, glad you've rediscovered the show through the archives.

Oct. 09 2007 01:36 PM
DM from Boston

When I came to US as an Indian foreign student in 1985, New Sounds was one of the two programs I used to listen and tape on a regular basis. Before coming over to US I developed a fascination with electronic music after hearing Jarre's Oxygene and Schulze's X. But it was almost impossible for me to get hold of such albums in those days in India. Coming from that situation, New Sounds suddenly held the door for electronic and avant garde music wide open for me. I can't describe how excited I was at that time to discover this show. I used to religiously tape each episode till finally my professional life took over and I had to move away from the northeast. For a long time when I was actively shopping for used LPs and CDs I always used John's New Sounds book. Years later I always wondered if there would be a newer edition of that book.

Since then internet has changed everything. Nowdays I am back in Northeast, but most of my music comes over the net these days and I was so thrilled to discover this archive sometime ago. Time to time, like today, I go back and listen some of these old old shows and try to relive the thrills I experienced then.

Thank you for making it available


Oct. 05 2007 11:08 AM

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