Episode #2843

EuroMinimalism, Part II

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

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. *

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Laurie Anderson's unique and original "Big Science," a blend of smart sung-spoken lyrics and unsettling textures of music, came out of nowhere in 1982, with its skewed pop and minimalist themes teasing at the surreal and absurd. "The sounds of 'Big Science' are stark and asymmetrical, but they’re also often ...


Comments [4]


Amazing site!

Mar. 31 2009 05:15 PM
New Sounds Assistant from New York, NY

Sorry for the delay in posting last night's playlist. Hopefully this will answer all of your questions.

-Caryn, the Assistant

Sep. 12 2008 12:03 PM
richmond from nyc

Dear New Sounds, What was the Michael Nyman piece on your show on Sept 11 08? Thanks

Sep. 12 2008 07:27 AM
Anthony Clune from Brooklyn

Cool Show John. Especially liked the Nik Bartsch stuff and the one with the Russian ATM machine voice...

Sep. 12 2008 12:00 AM

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