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Episode #2551

Zithered

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Sunday, June 01, 2008

Was that an acoustic guitar? A harp? Well, for this New Sounds, everything comes from the zither (and digital delays) when the Austrian bassoonist/composer Christof Dienz performs live in the WNYC studio. Dienz was a bassoon player for the Vienna Opera Orchestra and composed most music for his genre-defying band ensemble "Die Knödel." For this project, he samples little specks of noise or short melodies from an electric zither which he thump or strums with a tuning fork, a glass slide, wooden sticks, his hands or paper clips. The result is rhythmic soundfields of beaten string layers. You’ve got to hear it! Oh yes, and much more.

PROGRAM # 2551, with Christof Dienz (First aired on Wed. 5/24/06)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Christof Dienz

Zithered

From Tak Till Dawn [5:30]

Geco #275
www.dienz.at

www.hoanzl.at

Die Knödel

NS Live, Merkin Hall, Jan. 12, 1995

In Die Ribisl [3:00]
Vielfacher [2:00]
Knödelpolka [2:30]

All appear on the CD “Overcooked Tyroleans,” on Koch Records #7908, now out of print. Try Amazon.com* or download it from www.emusic.com

Christof Dienz

Live

Tapping To Hell [4:00]
Das Bing [3:00]

Both from the CD “Zithered,” see above.

Christof Dienz

Zithered

Das Bong [3:00]

See above.

Christof Dienz

Live

Seelenbaumel [5:00]

Also on “Zithered,” see above.

Die Knödel

NSL, Merkin Hall, 1-12-95

Jetpolka [3:00]
Kein Boarischer [2:30]

See above.

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