Small Ensembles, Unusual Groupings

Sample a few works for small ensemble on this New Sounds, including works for toy piano, multiple pianos and percussion, a piece for gamelan, and something for cello and electronics. From Phyllis Chen, hear a work for toy piano and CD, along with works for multiple pianos - 6 to be exact - from Piano Circus, featuring drummer and phenom, Bill Bruford. There's also a piece for cello and electronics by Karen Tanaka, which takes its name from the biblical "Song of Songs," as performed by Madeleine Shapiro. Plus, a new chamber work from guitarist Wall Matthews, music from Gamelan Son of Lion and more.

PROGRAM #2981, A Motley Crew of Acoustic and Electric Pieces (First aired on Thurs. 9-17-09)





Wall Matthews, Rusty Clark

Air Over Water

Sleazy Sue [4:32]

Zen Gardens Music 002

Madeleine Shapiro

Electricity – Works for cello and electronics

Karen Tanaka: Song of Songs [8:20]

Troy 726

Piano Circus feat. Bill Bruford

Skin and Wire

Colin Riley: Pale Corridor [6:39] Ebb Cast [9:47]

Summerfold Records BBSF 023

Phyllis Chen

UnCaged Toy Piano

Stephen Montague: Mirabella a tarantella [2:59] Andrian Pertout: Expociones for toy piano and CD [6:58]

Concert Artists Guild 104

Gamelan Son of Lion


Naked We Stand [5:58]

Innova 718