New Music from Germany

Listen to Ensemble Modern playing music of Frank Zappa, Haindling’s updated Bavarian folkmusic, Duo Sonare playing Mike Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells,” and more on this New Sounds program. Hans-Jürgen Buchner, who is better known by the name of his German home town, Haindling, (Lower Bavaria), equally as fond of African drums and South-American congas as he is of his native tuba, borrows music from all over the world, yet somehow comes across as Bavarian. Not only does he sing, but he plays piano, synthesizer, tuba, trombone, tenor horn, alt horn, French horn, bass-trumpet, saxophone, percussion, accordion, singing saw and all kinds of exotic instruments himself. Sample from some of his music along with “serious” music by Frank Zappa, as played by Ensemble Modern, the German new-music group that Zappa worked with late in life. Also, a twosome of German guitarists, Thomas Offermann and Jens Wagner, known as Duo Sonare, render Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells into an entirely new work of art.

PROGRAM #2508 New Music from Germany (aired Wednesday 2/8/06)





Hans Reichel


A Life Without Lychees [5:30]
You Can Dance With Me [4:30]

All #003 or



Leit hoit’s z’samm [3:00]
Noch in der Umlaufbahn [4:30]

BMG/Ariola #15891 (German only)

Ensemble Modern Plays Franz Zappa

Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions

What Will Rumi Do? [1:30]
Night School [5:00]

BMG #59842 ***

Duo Sonare Plays Mike Oldfield

Tubular Bells

Part 1, beginning [4:00]
Part 1, conclusion [6:00]
Part 3 [3:30]

MDG 630 0628-2 OR

Ferdinand Försch & Tracey Silverman


Tri-Cello II [7:00]

Klangbilder #3005