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Episode #22

Extending the Violin-The Undead

New Sounds -The Undead #22

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Monday, August 18, 1986

For this From the Vaults program from 1986, it’s way back to the days of the “extended instruments” series on New Sounds. This show focuses on the violin and its off-shoots, featuring violinist and composer Michael Galasso, who creates hypnotic music with just a solo violin and tape loops. Hear selections from Galasso’s Scenes (1983) collection of works composed over a number of years for theatre works by Robert Wilson. Also, works by nomadic electronic composer Bernard Xolotl and abstract electronic music by composer and visual artist Stephen Nester. To close out the program of music for “extended violin,” hear from the soulful virtuoso violinist and vocalist L.Shankar, (who now goes by Shankar), improvising on his 10-string acoustic double violin.

PROGRAM #22 Extending the Violin (August 19, 1986)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Richard Horowitz

Private tape

Memoir

Not commercially available.

Stephen Nester

Slap

Elegy

Duotone #DUO-4. Out of print.
Info about Nester and his other projects at www.projekt.com

Bernard Xolotl

Procession

Procession

Nada Pulse 007. Available as a German import through Xolotl’s site: www.peakdesign.com/xolotl OR e-mail: xolotl@peakdesign.com

Steve Kindler & Paul Lloyd-Warner

Lemurian Sinrise

Lemurian Sunrise

Waterfall Music 105
Out of print.

Michael Galasso

Scenes

Scene VI

ECM 1245
www.ecmrecords.com
OR www.iclassics.com

L.Shankar

Vision

Astral Projection

ECM 1261
www.ecmrecords.com
OR www.iclassics.com

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