Streams

Episode #2626

Preaching to the Choir

« previous episode | next episode »

Monday, August 04, 2008

The only show that could ever reach you, would be the one built around the voice of preachers. And that's what we'll hear on this episode of New Sounds. There's Steve Reich's classic "It's Gonna Rain," when he stumbled upon the out-of-sync patterns created with two cheap tape recorders, playing back the voice of a preacher man. Also, hear a work by Matthew Patton - "Speaking in Tongues" - composed for the Paul Taylor Dance Company, which takes as its model the voices of charismatic ministers from Southern Pentecostal churches who spontaneously erupt into soliloquies of unintelligible, language-like stutterances. Plus, listen to "American Standard"by John Adams, along with David Byrne & Brian Eno's "Help Me Somebody."

PROGRAM # 2626, Preaching to the Choir - music with Preacher's voices
(First aired on 1/8/07)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Brian Eno & David Byrne

My Life In the Bush of Ghosts

Help Me Somebody [4:30]

Nonesuch #79894 ** www.nonesuch.com*

Chris Becker

Saints & Devils

The Preacher And The Devil [3:30]

www.beckermusic.com

Matthew Patton

Speaking In Tongues

Loomings [4:00]
The Rain City [7:30]
Death And Gone [3:00]

Marquis Classics #139. Out of print, but try auction sites.

John Adams

Earbox

Christian Zeal And Activity [10:00]

Earbox 10 CD set
Nonesuch #79435 www.nonesuch.com*

Chris Becker

Saints & Devils

Tupelo [5:00]

See above.

Steve Reich

Works

It's Gonna Rain Pt. 1 [8:00]

10 CD Box, Nonesuch #79451 www.nonesuch.com*

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Comments [1]

Ed Robinson from Plainfield, New Jersey

Was listening to the NEW SOUNDS show on Sunday evening, August 3rd and missed the name of the composers of the California composers of 'Pretty Music'.
I don't know how to use the WNYC website for previous show listings.

Aug. 04 2008 12:15 AM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.