Episode #2425

Banana/ Dump Truck

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Saturday, June 09, 2007

Composer, Princeton University professor, and unrepentant electric guitarist Steven Mackey visits the WNYC studios for this edition of New Sounds. Mackey’s performance background is that of an accomplished Baroque lutenist who was also a “psychedelic” guitar player in Northern California rock bands during the late 1960’s and 70’s. As a composer, Mackey freely incorporates the influences of Led Zeppelin, Stravinsky, Monteverdi, Muddy Waters, Mahler, Monk, and others into his pieces. Listen to music from his new CD, Banana/Dump Truck, featuring the title piece, a concerto for cello, and two duos for guitar and cello intended to be performed with his friend, cellist Fred Sherry. And much more.

Comments [2]

hrh from tehran-iran

I enjoyed this episode a lot. This music reminded me of Terje Rypdal & Allan Holdsworth plus Nguyen Le. It also reminded me of
Sofia Gubaidulina in terms of the atonality that exists in Banana/Dump Truck. It had also some cinematic quality specially the long track that had dog barking & telephone rings in it. Very interesting CD. I will buy it. Thanks John.


Jun. 09 2007 06:58 PM
Mary Chinery from nj

please podcast new sounds!

Jun. 09 2007 10:55 AM

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