Small Ensembles (Special Podcast)

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For this New Sounds, listen to some works for small ensembles, played by both "real" and "virtual" small ensembles.  We’ll hear music from the Turkish-American composer Kamran Ince from the album “In White,” along with ambient chamber music by Phillip Schroeder .

Schroeder’s piece, “This We Have” is performed by one of these "virtual" ensembles – just two people - soprano Amy McGinty , together with piano, synthesizer, electric bass, and percussion performed by the composer to create multiple shimmering textures.  Also, there’s music from Italian composer Luisiana Lorusso that falls somewhere between jazz and classical, featuring a “real” ensemble, comprised of string quartet with piano bass and drums.  Also, listen to music by the enhanced duo, itsnotyouitsme – just electric violin and electric guitar- with a lot of loops and delays.   And a whole lot more.

PROGRAM # 3083, Small Ensembles (First aired on 6/2/2010)





Phillip Schroeder

Move In The Changing Light

This We Have, excerpt [1:00]

Innova 655

Present Music

In White

Kamran Ince: Flight Box [12:58]

Innova 600 OR Download from

Luisiana Lorusso


Violet - Diverse Tonalita di Viola [8:21]

CiniK Records
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Phillip Schroeder, Amy McGinty

Move In The Changing Light

This We Have [9:33]

Innova 655

Giancarlo Vulcano


Tierra del Fuego [6:15]

Innova 688 OR download through


Fallen Monuments

Vanity Stays My Hand [9:04]

New Amsterdam NWAM018