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Episode #2438

Percussion Paintings

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Listen to works for percussion ensemble that depict natural phenomena, including meteor showers, animals, and others on this edition of New Sounds. Hear Wendy Mae Chambers' work “Night of the Shooting Stars,” which is a tone poem for 16 percussionists inspired by The Leonids meteor shower of November 2001, and calls for unusual instrumentation, including Jack-in-the Boxes, key chains, conch shells, sleigh bells, slide whistles, and audience participation on siren whistles. Also, the Nexus Percussion Ensemble plays William Cahn’s work “Fauna,” where melodic marimba lines are punctuated by drum kit fills, coupled with rhythmic animal ambience, rainsticks, z well-placed lion’s roar, and the distinctive hoot of quica. Plus, there’s music featuring the first lady of percussion, Evelyn Glennie, and more.

PROGRAM # 2438 Percussion Pictures (First aired on Tues. 7/12/05)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Nexus

Live, Merkin Hall 11/13/89

William Cahn: Fauna [13:30]

This performance not commercially available, but the piece appears on “Nexus Now”/Nexus CD 10262.
Available at www.nexuspercussion.com

Wendy Mae Chambers

Private recording

Night of the Shooting Stars [25:00]

Not yet released, but see
www.wendymae.com for info.

Michael Daugherty, Evelyn Glennie

UFO

??? [6:00]

Klavier #11121**
www.klavier-records.com*

Dafos (M. Hart et al)

Dafos

Dry Sands of the Desert, excerpt [3:00]

Reference #RR12.
R re-released on Rykodisc, #10108
www.rykodisc.com

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Comments [1]

roberto blatt from madrid, spain

can you please send me the info on program #2665 and, if possible, on the next ongoing ones?

Jul. 15 2007 12:56 PM

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