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Episode #2824

Relentless Minimalism

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Friday, August 28, 2009

This New Sounds program hails the return of the long out-of-print KMH: Music in the Continuous Mode, a remarkable blend of technical virtuosity and relentless minimalism from the Ukrainian/Canadian composer Lubomyr Melnyk. Melnyk's music is dramatic enough for the stage yet meditative enough for deep listening, an approach he developed while working with dancer/choreographer Carolyn Carlson in Paris during the 1970's. Somehow lush and full, his pianistic minimalism is executed at a speed that suggests multiple pianos playing together in harmony. Also on the show, Philip Glass's musical portrait of Chuck Close, and other keyboard works.

PROGRAM # 2824, New Music for Piano (First aired on Thurs. 7-17-08)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

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SOURCE

Bruce Levingstone

Glass Ravel Messiaen Satie

A Musical Portrait of Chuck Close [12:00]

Orange Mountain Music #0025** www.orangemountainmusic.com*

James Blackshaw

Litany of Echoes

Gate of Ivory [5:30]

Tompkins Square #4783**
www.tompkinssquare.com*

Lubomyr Melnyk

KMH

Part 2 [9:00]

Unseen Worlds #02
www.unseenworlds.net*

Piccolo Accademia Degli Specchi

Minimamachta

Wim Mertens: 4 Mains [3:00]
Matteo Sommacal: Nessuno Ascolta il Cane di Ceramico [11:00]
Counter Rotating In Vacuum [5:00]

www.zedde.com/dischi/minimamachta.html OR www.myspace.com/
piccolaaccademiadeglispecchi

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