Episode #2847

Global Small Ensemble

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Friday, November 06, 2009

This New Sounds takes us around the world and then some with some works for small ensemble. We’ll hear some non-traditional works from Argentine composer Gustavo Santaolalla, who has been lauded of late for his film scores for “Brokeback Mountain” and “Babel.” But for Santaolalla’s release, “Ronroco,” he uses a traditional instrument, namely the ronroco, a relative of the South American charango (a small ukulele-like guitar) and forges music inspired by his homeland, while weaving in music of Japan, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Also, out of Italy, the acoustic guitar viruoso Pino Forastiere's "Why Not?" an epic Concerto for electro-acoustic guitar and string orchestra. Plus, northern music by Icelandic composer Skuli Sverrison and much more.

PROGRAM #2847, Small Ensemble Music (First aired on Tue, 9-23-08)





Skuli Sverrisson


Seria [3:30]
Nineteen Centuries [3:30]

12 Tonar, 12TO 34 12tonar.grapewire.net

Ted Reichman

My Ears Are Bent

My Ears Are Bent [8:30]

Skirl 002

Gustavo Santaolalla


Atacama [3:30]

Nonesuch 79461** www.nonesuch.com

Ted Reichman

My Ears Are Bent

Peace Father [4:30]

See above.

Ljova & the Kontraband


Walking On Willoughby [6:00]

Kapustnik Records, No. # www.kapustnik.com OR www.ljova.com

Gustavo Santaolalla


De Ushuaia a la Quiaca, excerpt [4:30]

See above.


Why Not?

Why Not [12:00]

CandyRat Records #1 www.Candyrat.com AND www.myspace.com/forastiere

Skuli Sverrisson


Spontaneous Kindness, excerpt [1:00]

See above.

Special Podcast: Orchestra of Tetouan, live (First aired on Tues. 9/22/09)

The Orchestra of Tetouan, Morocco, performs classical Arab-Andalusian music live in our studio. The north Moroccan port city of Tetouan, just a few dozen miles by sea from the southern tip of Spain, became a refuge for Sephardic Jews and Muslims escaping the demise of the culturally rich Al-Andalus and ...


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