Episode #49

The First New Sounds Live at Merkin Hall

New Sounds #49 - the Undead

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Sunday, February 22, 1987

Hear excerpts from the very first New Sounds Live in September 1986 at Merkin Hall including "Scenes," pieces for theatre, dance, and film, by violinist/composer Michael Galasso. Listen to John Schaefer speaking with the composer about the works, his acoustic vs. electric violin, and the slight bit of amplification and delay. With Michael Galasso on violin, and his brother Paul Galasso on cello, revisit performances of Scenes I, II, III, and IX along with "John Wayne 1 & 2." There's also live performance from David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir, "Hearing Solar Winds."

Comments [3]

Thomas Vigilante from Readington, NJ

Michael Galasso
Scenes I, II, III, and IX
John Wayne 1 & 2
David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir
Hearing Solar Winds parts 2 thru 6
Kyreie Opening

Jul. 27 2014 02:43 PM
Rusty Luthe from Hawaii

I'm sorry to learn of Michael's passing. He was a pioneer on many levels. His music will be missed. I knew him from many years ago while traveling in Europe with his brother Paul. If Paul gets this please have him get in touch with me.
Rusty Luthe

Jun. 08 2010 07:33 AM
Rick Lewis from DC area

Michael Galasso was my brother-in-law and I am trying to help his sister (my wife) gather some of his music to be used in a memorial service for Michael. Michael passed away a couple of weeks ago in his sleep. The memorial service is to be held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana were he spent most of his youth. The family would appreciate being able to have an electronic copy of the Feb 22, 1987 performance of Michael and Paul at Merkin Hall.

You may reach me via phone during the day 703-846-3276. Thank you for your consideration and any help you could provide.

Rick Lewis

Sep. 30 2009 10:44 PM

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