Episode #2649

New Music for Dance

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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Originally presented as a multimedia dance piece choreographed by Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer, Ken Field's "Under the Skin" is an extended suite of pulsing studies for multiple saxophones, acoustic and electric bass, drums, and percussion. Composer and saxophonist Ken Field, in addition to his Sesame Street cred, has worked for nearly two decades with Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, and more recently, with the Mardi gras-riffic Revolutionary Snake Ensemble. For this score, he pre-recorded himself playing with the rhythm section of bassist Jesse Williams and drummer Phil Neighbors, often overdubbing several saxophone parts on top of each other for a resulting score that is part jazz, part funk, playful, driving, flip, and filled with life and humor. We'll hear some of that score on this New Sounds program, plus a lot more.

PROGRAM # 2649, New Music for Dance (First aired on 3/7/07)





G. I. Gurdjieff & Thomas de Hartmann

Seekers of the Truth

#18, excerpt [1:30]

Celestial Harmonies #13020/21

Robert Een

In The Field of God

Expanding Universe [8:30]

Private CD. But has been commercially released on a CD called "Expanding Universe" available at CDBaby

Ken Field

Under The Sin

Streaming [3:00] Five Saxophones in Search of Meaning [4:00] Slits in the Curtain [4:30]

Innova #208
Or download from or iTunes.

Paul Dresher


Jaisalmer, excerpt [8:30]

Steve Elson

Lips & Fingers

Eric's Trio [2:00]

Open Minds #2406 or try*

Guy Klucevsek

Transylvanian Softwear

Transylvanian Software [5:00]

Starkland #207

Peter Gordon

Leningrad XPress

Der Kindertotentanz [3:00] Leningrad Xpress [10:00]

New Tone #516702

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