Episode #3548

Between Two Worlds

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Listen to music between two worlds on this New Sounds program, namely works with elements of classical music-be it orchestra, choral, or chamber music- which also embrace elements of pop, rock and electronic music.  Hear the latest from Son Lux (Ryan Lott), who builds lush orchestral sounding pop music, working with contemporary classical musicians like yMusic to create dramatic and catchy slices of music designed to make classification a challenge.  Also, listen to music from Icelandic keyboard player / composer Olafur Arnalds along with something from the Baltimore-based electronic wizard, Dan Deacon.  That, and more.

PROGRAM #3548– Between Two Worlds (First aired on 12/23/2013)             





Olafur Arnalds

For Now I Am Winter

Old Skin [4:09]

Mercury Classics 4810150

Son Lux


Pyre [4:56]

Ransom [5:09]

Joyful Noise Recordings JNR126

Dan Deacon

2011 Believer Music Issue

Surprise Believer

Olafur Arnalds

For Now I Am Winter

Only the Winds [5:21]

See above.

Son Lux


Lanterns Lit [2:56]

See above.

The Real Tuesday Weld

Seasons Dreamings 2013

To The End [2:45]
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Nadia Sirota


Missy Mazzoli: Tooth And Nail

Bedroom Community HVALUR17

Nat Evans

2011 Believer Music Issue

Collective Resonance [5:04]

See above.


Global Jazz (Special Podcast)

Hear an hour of global jazz on this New Sounds program, with unlikely combinations of instruments and worldwide influences colliding in unexpected and striking ways. Listen to pianist and composer Vijay Iyer's "Playlist For An Extreme Occasion," an eight-part work written for Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble.  It began as a musical interaction between sheng, tabla, and gaita, which evolved into an intricate suite for piano, gaita, percussion, tabla, sheng, violin, viola and cello.  (Vijay Iyer is also the recipient of the 2013 MacArthur Fellowship, the so-called "genius" grant.)


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