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Episode #3521

All Acoustic

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Friday, October 11, 2013

It’s an all-acoustic program of music on this New Sounds, including music from Colin Jacobsen & the Silk Road Ensemble, violinist Hilary Hahn, and guitarist Kevin Hufnagel. If Hufnagel’s name sounds familiar, it could be because we heard from his ambient record “Transparencies” previously on New Sounds, or perhaps more likely, it is because of his work as a guitarist in Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, and Vaura, (largely metal outfits) among others. But on his latest release, “Ashland,” he has made a record of captivating and thoughtful instrumental miniatures built around the baritone ukulele, both prepared (with wooden file, hair elastic and sewing needle in the strings - nod to John Cage) and unaltered. 

Hufnagel's tunes range in texture from lute-like to a mini percussion ensemble, all built around melodies that can convey a sense of nostalgia or melancholy, and we'll sample some of these baritone uke creations for this program.  Also, listen to prepared piano from Hauschka with sounds like electronic drone, (created by a strategically placed ebow on a piano string), together with Hilary Hahn’s violin.  Also, hear music from Boston-based musician Tev Stevig, who plays clawhammer style (a la banjo) on his guitar, along with new music from the Silk Road Ensemble by violinist Colin Jacobsen, featuring Kayhan Kalhor’s kamacheh, and more.

PROGRAM #3521– All Acoustic (First aired on 10/11/2013)             

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Kevin Hufnagel

Ashland

Ancestral Instinct [2:40]

Nightfloat Recordings
kevinhufnagel.bandcamp.com

Hilary Hahn

In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores

Kala Ramnath : Aalap and Tarana [3:15]

Due out Nov. 11, 2013 on Deutsche Grammophon
http://hilaryhahn.com/
Or pre-order from Amazon.com 

Silk Road Ensemble

A Playlist Without Borders

Colin Jacobsen: Atashgah [14:01]

Sony Masterworks 88883 71092
www.silkroadproject.org
www.yo-yoma.com
www.sonymasterworks.com

Kevin Hufnagel

Ashland

The Otherness [2:08]

See above.

Hilary Hahn & Hauschka

Silfra

Adash [5:27]

Deutsche Grammophon 16798
www.deutschegrammophon.com
hahnandhauschka.com

Kevin Hufnagel

Ashland

Ashland [2:40]

See above.

Tev Stevig

Jeni Jol Music of the Balkans, Greece and Turkey

Agir Halay (Saza Niye Gelmedin) [4:11]

CLAW – 001
Due out October 22, 2013
www.tevstevig.com

Roomful of Teeth

Roomful of Teeth

Merrill Garbus: Quizassa [3:43]

New Amsterdam NWAM 041
roomfulofteeth.org

Stefano Bollani & Hamilton de Holanda

O que será

Caprichos de Espanha [3:05]

ECM 2332
ecmrecords.com

Kálmán Balogh & the Gypsy Cimbalon Band

Aroma

Keserédes kávé (Bittersweet Coffee) [4:20]

Folk Europa FECD007
www.kalmanbalogh.hu
Or download from Amazon.com or Emusic.com

Kevin Hufnagel

Ashland

Paths Crossed [2:21]

See above.

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