African Rhythms


French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s "African Rhythms" project features music of the pygmies of Central Africa, paired with the music of Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti and Steve Reich.  We'll hear Aimard playing some of these, music by Gyorgy Ligeti, and music by Steve Reich.  Plus, we'll hear some of David Lang's work "So-called Laws of Nature" and music from the Aka Pygmies as well.

PROGRAM # 2938 African Rhythms (First aired on Tues. 5/19/09)





Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Aka Pygmies

African Rhythms

Reich: Clapping Music [3:30] Anduwa [4:00] Ligeti: Etude No. 12, Entrelacs [3:00] Banga Banga [2:30] Ligeti: Etude No. 16, Pour Irina [4:00]

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Steve Reich Musicians & Members of the Manhattan Marimba Quartet

Works (box set)

Six Marimbas [16:00]

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So Percussion

So Percussion

David Lang: So-Called Laws of Nature, Part III [9:30] Part II, excerpt [1:00]

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