Episode #2667

Mostly Acoustic Impressions

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Curran's electroacoustic classic, "Songs and Views from the Magnetic Garden" combines chanting, singing, the bells of Rome, the lapping of the ocean, and many other sounds, to create something of an impressionist cast. We'll hear that work along with other acoustic pieces on this edition of New Sounds. Listen for a water work by Takashi Kako which uses fluid, expressive colors while combining classical technique and improvisation - his Prelude dans L'eau. Also, works by Mark Pollard and Will Ackerman.

PROGRAM #2667, Water Music (First aired on Thursday, 4/19/07)





William Ackerman

It Takes A Year

Rain Sequence [1:30]

Windham Hill #1003 ** *

Takashi Kako

Prelude de L'eau

Church On The Water [4:00]

TriStar Music / Sony #57831
Out of print but try* Information at

Pete M. Wyer

Private recording

Rain At Night, excerpt [7:00]

Not commercially available. Info at

Alvin Curran

Songs And Views of the Magnetic Garden

From A Room on the Piazza [3:30]
On My Satin Harp [20:00]
At Harmony Ranch [4:30]

Catalyst/BMG #61823 Now out of print, but try auction sites;* has one.

Mark Clement Pollard

A Handful of Rain

A Handful of Rain [9:00]

Move #3218

Comments [1]

david.lamb from costa rica

I took the songs of Yale book to Australia in 1971 and started the group the stumble bumbs . The Australians never had heard this music before and so our group exploded with success. We ended up touring the country for the Austalian Broadcasting commission. I'll never forget it.

Jun. 02 2008 02:27 PM

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