Episode #3120

Dramatic Accompaniment

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Monday, September 27, 2010

This New Sounds brings musical accompaniment for drama in the form of the Portico Quartet, a young instrumental band, who play mostly acoustic music using wind instruments, bass and percussion, including a 21st century instrument called the hang.  (The hang is a dimpled dome-shaped, tuned metal percussion instrument that sounds like a cross between the steel drum and the mbira (thumb piano) and looks like two woks welded together.) 

We’ll hear from their new record, “Isla.”  Also, we’ll hear from The Young Scamels, a group related to Rachel’s, and their brilliant soundtrack to a production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Plus, there’s music from England’s Cinematic Orchestra, and their score to the silent film, “Man with a Movie Camera,” and more.

PROGRAM #3120,  Dramatic Accompaniment   (First aired on 9/27/2010)





Portico Quartet


Shed Song (Improv No. 1) [8:22]

Real World CDRWX174

Cinematic Orchestra

Man With A Movie Camera

Swinscoe: Work It! [8:00]

Ninja Tune ZEN78
Or Download from

Patrick Grant

Imaginary Horror Film

Part II [7:00]


Daniel Lanois / Brian Eno

Music for Films, Vol. 3

Tension Block [3:12]

Opal #25769. Reissued Aug. 2003. Available at

The Young Scamels

The Tempest

A Solemn Air [5:20]

FT 74

Mike Oldfield

Tubular Bells

Tubular Bells (Part One), excerpt [12:00]

Virgin 4-CD set, "Elements"; Virgin #39089

Available at

Watch: Still Life With Flowers, a film by Leo Bridle, score by Portico Quartet.

Comments [1]

Joe's Pub

Portico Quartet plays Joe's Pub this Tues, Sept 28. Check out or call 212-967-7555 for tickets & info!

Sep. 28 2010 12:30 PM

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