Ambient Electroacoustic Music

Hear some ambient electronica from the Alaska-based John Luther Adams on this New Sounds. Adams has recently moved away from electronics and into more acoustic chamber music but on "The Place We Began," he goes back to his own beginnings with tape music. Also, listen for some barely-there stasis music from Alva Noto/Ryuichi Sakamoto, along with music by Jon Hopkins. Hopkins is a composer, pianist, and self-taught studio manipulator whose music toes the lines between many genres, merging digital dance-trance coldness with subtle, bucolic textures. We'll listen to some of these artfully constructed rhythmic loops and treated piano and their shimmering depths, and more.

PROGRAM # 2937 Ambient Electro-Acoustica (First aired on Fri. 5/15/09)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ensemble Modern

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H,J broken line 1, excerpt [1:30]

Raster-Noton R-N 096 available via Forced Exposure www.forcedexposure.com

John Luther Adams

The Place We Began

At a still place [12:30]

Cold Blue 0032 www.coldbluemusic.com

Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ensemble Modern

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Transition, broken line 1 [6:30]

See above.

Jon Hopkins

Insides

The Low Places [6:30]

Domino DNO227CD www.dominorecordco.us
OR Download from emusic.com
Info at www.jonhopkins.co.uk

Chas Smith

Nakadai

Ghosts on the Windows [12:00]

Cold Blue 0029 www.coldbluemusic.com

Daniel Lanois

Belladonna

Todos Santos [5:30]

Anti 86767**
www.daniellanois.com *