The 17th annual New Sounds Live concert series continues and as 2004 approaches,
we look ahead to the 18th annual season. Be there for the premieres of new WNYC-commissioned
works by Aaron Jay Kernis, and John Luther Adams, the winter film series at
the World Financial Center featuring silent films set to innovative and energetic
scores by Joby Talbot, Merkin Hall events with the Tin Hat Trio, Ethel, and
Laurie Anderson, and the day-long New York Guitar Festival Marathon. The concerts,
hosted by John Schaefer, will be taped for future broadcast on WNYC.
Schedule of Events
Sept. 18, 2003
WNYC's John Schaefer kicks off a new season of New Sounds Live concerts with
the Tin Hat Trio at Merkin Hall.
Thursday, October 23, 2003
Anonymous 4 Farewell Season. Sir John Tavener: The Bridegroom, played by Anonymous
4 and the Chilingirian String Quartet.
Airs on New Sounds on Thursday, December 4,
Thursday, November 20, 2003
New Sounds Live presents "The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies," written
for Steven Schick by John Luther Adams
Airs on New Sounds on Monday, December 22,
December 9, 2003
Hear the world premiere of Aaron Jay Kernis' Concerto for Toy Piano and Chamber
Orchestra, a WNYC commission. Margaret Leng Tan and the new music band Alarm
Will Sound perform the clangorous piece at the World Financial Centers
Winter Garden on December 9, at 7PM..
14, 15 & 16, 2004
Rare silent films by Alfred Hitchcock, George Méliès, Bill Morrison
and Keïsuke Sasaki featuring new live scores will screen for three winter
evenings in the World Financial Center Winter Garden. The old silent films with
new music have been curated and will be hosted by John Schaefer as part of the
New York Guitar Festival. Screenings include a set of films with original live
scores provided by The Bill Frisell Trio on two nights, and Alfred Hitchcock's
first suspense thriller, The Lodger (1926) accompanied by composer Joby
Talbot's score on the third night.
January 25, 2004 at the 92nd Street Y
The Second New Sounds Live/New York Guitar Festival Marathon. All-day event
with Paul Odette, Simon Shaheen, David Starobin, Dennis Koster, David Torn,
Russell Malone with pianist Benny Green, Steve Kimock, Kaki King ,Henry Kaiser,
Dominic Frasca, and Vinicius Cantuaria.
Visit the WNYC Guide to the New York Guitar Festival
February 26, 2004
Anderson and the electric string quartet Ethel