Episode #2882

The Year in New Music

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

For this New Sounds, we'll take a look back at the year in new music. The New York Phil played Korean music in Pyongyang, Steve Reich appeared at the South By Southwest Festival, David Lang won the Pulitzer Prize for music, longtime new music figures Hector Zazou and Davy Graham passed away, and more.

PROGRAM # 2882, the New Sounds year in Review, 2008 (First aired on 12-31-08)





David Krakauer and DJ Socalled and band

New Sounds Live at World Financial Center, Feb. 2008

Battleship Potemkin, excerpt [7:00]

Not commercially available.

New York Philharmonic

Live, in Pyongyang, North Korea

Trad., arr. Lorin Maazel: Arirang [6:00]

Not commercially available. Read John Schaefer’s blog about the trip to North Korea:

Kronos Quartet

Released 1985-1995

Steve Reich : Different Trains, America – Before the War, excerpt [4:00]

Nonesuch #79394

David Lang / Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier cond.

The Little Match Girl Passion CDR

The Little Match Girl Passion, excerpt [4:30]

Not yet commercially available.

Nico Muhly

New Sounds Live, May 2008

Mothertongue, excerpt [6:30]

Not commercially available. But Mothertongue is out on Brassland Records,

Caleb Burhans

Bang on a Can, live at the World Financial Center, June 2008.

Caleb Burhans: No [3:30]

This performance not commercially available. See Caleb’s site for info:

Hector Zazou

Lights in the Dark

Lament of the Three Marys [2:30]

Erato 21662 Out of print, but try*

Miriam Makeba

Holding Up Half the Sky: Voice of African Women

Ngewundini [4:00]

Shanachie 64073 OR*

Davey (Davy) Graham

All That Moody

Anji [1:30]

Eron #007 Limited Edition. Now out of print. BUT available on “Folk, Blues & Beyond...” or “The Guitar Player” Try

Lars Hollmer

Accordion Tribe

Boeves Psalm, excerpt [2:00]

Intuition Music 3220

Comments [3]

New Sounds Assistant from New York, NY

Link got cut off.

Dec. 31 2008 01:07 PM
New Sounds Assistant from New York, NY

Dear Thalia,

I have discovered what happened:

Last night's show was a rerun. Unfortunately, John's production assistant (that would be ME) didn't flag the bits of dated information promoting that concert so that they wouldn't re-air.

The 2007 concert is archived here:

Sorry for raising hopes about a cool free concert tonight.

Happy New Year, all the same.

Dec. 31 2008 01:02 PM
Thalia from brooklyn

I understand there is a new sounds concert tonight at 7 pm at the world financial center at the winter garden but I am not clear what is being presented...

can u tell me since it isn't on the WFC calendar of events.

Happy New Year,


Dec. 31 2008 10:25 AM

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