EuroMinimalism, Part II

For this New Sounds, listen to a follow-up to last night’s show, with minimal and post-minimal music from Michael Nyman, Anton Batagov, Ludovico Einaudi, Nik Bärtsch, and others. Nik Bartsch’s Ronin make "ritual groove," with repetitive motifs that gradually evolve. We'll also hear music from the Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi, and English minimalist Michael Nyman. Plus there's some music from the Russian keyboard player/composer Anton Batagov, who self-produces electronic and experimental works and releases them on his own private label. And as always, much more.

PROGRAM # 2843, Euro-Minimalism, Part 2 of 2 (First aired on Thurs, 9/11/08)





Wim Mertens

Close Cover

Gentleman of Leisure, excerpt [1:30]

Windham Hill #1056.
Out of print, but try auction sites.

Michael Nyman

The Essential Michael Nyman

Prawn-Watching [2:30]

Argo #436 820. Out of print, but see for info

Bruno Letort

L’Affaire Desombres

Voyage vers L’Aubrac [3:00]

CMG #CUB-01054 *

Ludovico Einaudi


Andare [7:00]

Ponderosa #035** *

Joby Talbot

Music for Classic FM

First Day Of Summer [6:00]

For info,

Ludovico Einaudi


Divenire [4:30]

See above.

Eric Mertens

Spleen, Original

Little Giant [3:30]

Available at

Anton Batagov


System [6:30]

Russian release; for info:

Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin


Modul 36, excerpt [11:00]

ECM #1939. *