Episode #2937

Ambient Electroacoustic Music

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Hear some ambient electro-acoustic music by composer, pianist, and self-taught studio manipulator Jon Hopkins on this edition of New Sounds.  Hopkins' music toes the lines between many genres, merging digital dance-trance coldness with shimmering deep textures.   

Also, listen to some ambient electronica from the Alaska-based John Luther Adams.  Adams has recently moved away from electronics and into more acoustic chamber music but on "The Place We Began," he goes back to his own beginnings with tape music. Plus, there's some barely-there stasis music from Alva Noto/Ryuichi Sakamoto, and more.

PROGRAM # 2937 Ambient Electro-Acoustica (First aired on Fri. 5/15/09)





Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ensemble Modern


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John Luther Adams

The Place We Began

At a still place [12:30]

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Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ensemble Modern


Transition, broken line 1 [6:30]

See above.

Jon Hopkins


The Low Places [6:30]

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Chas Smith


Ghosts on the Windows [12:00]

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Daniel Lanois


Todos Santos [5:30]

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