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Episode #2917

New Sounds Live: A Sweeter Music

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

For this edition of New Sounds, hear live performances from a recent New Sounds Live concert at Merkin Hall - "A Sweeter Music."  Pianist Sarah Cahill performs new works by Frederic Rzewski, Jerome Kitzke, Phil Kline, and the Residents, among others. 

The pieces are drawn from the collected commissions, “A Sweeter Music,” inspired by a line from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1964 Nobel lecture — "We must see that peace represents a sweeter music, a cosmic melody, that is far superior to the discords of war."   Listen for Terry Riley's piece, the "Be Kind to One Another (Rag)," inspired by the words of Alice Walker after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.  Also, hear Jerome Kitzke's "There Is a Field," where Cahill taps out drumbeats, whistles, and recites poetry by Walt Whitman and Rumi.

PROGRAM # 2917, Three Post-Minimalists (First aired on Thurs. 3/26/09)

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Sarah Cahill

New Sounds Live, 3/12/09

The Residents: Drum, No Fife (Why We Need War), excerpt [1:30]
Jerome Kitzke: There is a Field [18:00]
Phil Kline: The Long Winter [13:00]
The Residents: Drum, No Fife (Why We Need War) [5:00]
Terry Riley: Be Kind to One Another Rag [7:00], excerpt

These performances not commercially available. For more information about “A Sweeter Music,” see www.sarahcahill.com

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