Cross-Cultural Music

For this New Sounds, we'll hear from California-based composer Bill Alves who leads the Harvey Mudd American Gamelan and writes new music for the group. Sometimes he incorporates electronics and even Japanese shakuhachi in non-traditional tunings like just intonation. Also on the show is music from Tim Ries, Rolling Stones' sax player and sometime keyboard player. We'll hear his Tuareg-inflected version of a 1970's song by the Rolling Stones. That, and more.

PROGRAM # 2887, Cross Cultural Music (First aired on Tues, Jan 13, 2009)





Bill Alves

Imbal – Imbalan

Imbal Imbalan [8:30]

Spectral Harmonies #001.*


Tataku – Best of Kodo II

Rainbow Traces [6:30]

Red Ink / Sony #WK 13914 **
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Tim Ries

Stones World: Rolling Stones World Music Project

Hey Negrita [10:30]

SSC 41104

Rudresh Mahanthappa


Snake! [6:30]

PI recordings Pi 28

Jon Hassell

Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street

Abu Gil [11:30]

ECM #2077 ***