#3023: The 2009 Listener Poll Show

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The results are in. Here's the rebuttal to last night’s program where we present what you, the listeners, have chosen as the best new music releases of 2009. A huge thank you to all of the listeners who voted! Listen for the usual suspect string quartet, a remix album, and a Pulitzer-Prize-winning work as the top finishers. Find out who emerged victorious from this year's contest on the 24th annual New Sounds Listener Poll show.

PROGRAM # 3023 Listener Poll 2009 (First aired on Thurs. 1/7/10)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

10.Bill Frisell

Disfarmer

Disfarmer Theme [5:37]

Nonesuch 478524
www.nonesuch.com

9. Arvo Pärt

In Principio

In Principio, finale [4:00]

ECM #2050
www.ecmrecords.com

8. Sufjan Stevens

The BQE

Movement II Sleeping Invader [4:34]

Asthmatic Kitty 278 www.asthmatickitty.com

7. Andrew Bird

Noble Beast / Useless Creatures (Deluxe Edition)

Nyatiti [3:58]

Fat Possum Records #11240 (ONLY available on Deluxe edition CD or 2LP set Noble Beast/Useless Creatures) www.fatpossum.com*

6. Vijay Iyer

Historicity

MIA: Galang [Trio Riot Version] [2:41]

ACT 9489
www.actmusic.com

5. Kronos Quartet

Floodplain

Oh Mother, the Handsome Man Tortures Me [3:02]

Nonesuch 518349
www.nonesuch.com

4. David Lang / Paul Hillier & the Theatre of Voices

The Little Match Girl Passion

9 Have Mercy, My God [4:38]

Harmonia Mundi 807496 www.harmoniamundi.com

3. Respect Sextet

Sirius Respect

Ra: Angels and Demons at Play, excerpt [5:00]

Mode Avant 06
www.moderecords.com

2. GVSU New Music Ensemble

In C Remixed

DJ Spooky: In Sea of C [5:07]

Innova 758
www.innova.mu

1. Alarm Will Sound

a/rhythmia

Michael Gordon:Yo Shakespeare, excerpt [5:00]

Nonesuch 467708
www.nonesuch.com