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Episode #3027

A New Type of Art Song

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

For this New Sounds, take a listen to the new kind of art song. There are some traditional America hymns, spirituals, and folk songs, recast as art songs, arranged into an unsettled and haunted landscape by George Crumb. It’s something that composer Charles Ives did nearly 100 years before Crumb. We’ll also hear music by Ives, as performed by Theo Bleckmann and the quintet Kneebody – a group who uses piano, trumpet, saxophone, bass, drums and some effects. Plus, there's poetry by Carl Sandburg, and William Carlos Williams, set to music by Sam Sadigursky, along with some “Lit Rock” from the group One Ring Zero, where novelists and writers contributed text to be set to music. An early recording by Meredith Monk, delivering a most unexpected traditional tune, rounds out the show.

PROGRAM # 3027 New Type of Art Song (First aired on Tues. 1/19/10)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Ann Crumb, soprano, Orchestra 2001, James Freeman, conductor

Complete Crumb Edition Vol 10

Crumb: Shall We Gather at the River, excerpt [1:00]

Bridge 9218A/B
www.bridgerecords.com

Theo Bleckmann & Kneebody

Twelve Songs by Charles Ives

Songs My Mother Taught Me [7:15]

Winter & Winter 910147 www.winterandwinter.com

Sam Sadigursky

words project iii: miniatures

Danse Russe (William Carlos Williams poem) [2:06]

New Amsterdam Records 018 www.newamsterdamrecords.com
www.samsadigursky.com

One Ring Zero

As Smart As We Are (The Author Project)

Water (lyrics by Jonathan Lethem) [4:22]

Soft Skull Press, no #** www.oneringzero.com *
Also available in all better bookstores.

Sam Sadigursky

words project iii: miniatures

Swirl (Carl Sandburg poem) [1:00]

See above.

Theo Bleckmann & Kneebody

Twelve Songs by Charles Ives

At the River [6:08]

See above.

Ann Crumb, soprano, Orchestra 2001, James Freeman, conductor

Complete Crumb Edition Vol 10

Crumb: Shall We Gather at the River [7:52] Ev'ry Night When the Sun Goes In [3:40]

Bridge 9218A/B
www.bridgerecords.com

Meredith Monk

Beginnings

Greensleeves [4:07]

Tzadik 7721
www.tzadik.com

Theo Bleckmann & Kneebody

Twelve Songs by Charles Ives

The Housatonic At Stockbridge [8:46]

See above.

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