Narration in Music (Weekly Podcast)

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For this New Sounds, listen to the found sounds of narration from strange and wonderful recordings in music by the Books.  We'll hear from their latest, "The Way Out," a playful and surreal effort recorded in the Books' home studios.

Also on the show, listen to music from pianist/composer Vijay Iyer and poet/performer Mike Ladd, from a narrative work, "In What Language?" a hybrid project featuring an eleven-piece ensemble of musicians and speaking voices.  Plus, music from Pete M. Wyer, The Young Scamels, and more.

PROGRAM #3124,  Narration in Music   (First aired on 10/6/2010)





The Young Scamels


Be Not Afeard, excerpt [1:00]

FT 74

The Books

The Way Out

Group Autogenics I [3:44]

Temporary Residence Limitied TRR183

Linda Montano

Lesbian American Composers

Portrait of Sappho [7:22]

CRI 780

Vijay Iyer / Mike Ladd

In What Language?

The Color of My Circumference I [4:11]
Plastic Bag [6:08]

Pi Recordings #09

Tom Johnson

Music for 88

Multiplication Table, excerpt [4:00]

XI Foundation  106

Pete M. Wyer

Stories from the City at Night

Subway Nightride [7:29]

Thirsty Ear Records**
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The Books

The Way Out

Group Autogenics II [4:52]

See above.