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Episode #3512

Classical-Adjacent Music

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Friday, September 20, 2013

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Hear songs and instrumental pieces that are informed by classical music, yet ones which expertly ride the divide between classical and post-rock, or perhaps classical and electronica, on this New Sounds show. There’s music from vocalist and composer Julianna Barwick, who does a lot of looping of her own sound.  Listen to “Forever,” from her latest record, “Nepenthe,” recorded with Sigur Rós collaborator Alex Somers in Iceland. Barwick continues to play with layers of reverb, and even adds members of múm and the string quartet Amiina - in all, making luminous and dramatic music that is easy to get lost in. 

Then, hear brand-new music by the Russian pianist Anton Batagov from a piano cycle written after a pilgrimage to the grave of Sergei Rachmaninoff.  (The site is in Kensico Cemetery in the hamlet of Valhalla, half an hour’s ride from New York City.) Batagov’s music is a series of purported musical communiqués from the early 20th century composer to contemporary musical figures like Philip Glass, or Arvo Part, even Peter Gabriel. There’s also new music from cellist Julia Kent with loops and delays from the recent record, “Character.”  Plus, listen to songs from the Icelandic singer Olafur Arnalds, from an enigmatic record, “Now I Am Winter,” and more.

 

PROGRAM #3512– Classical-Adjacent Music (First aired on 9/20/2013)             

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Cinematic Orchestra

Ma Fleur

That Home [1:55]

CD-DNO-151
dominorecordco.us

Olafur Arnalds

For Now I Am Winter

A Stutter [5:09]

Mercury Classics 4810150
www.myplaydirect.com

Julianna Barwick

Nepenthe

Forever [5:30]

Dead Oceans DOC 069
www.scdistribution.com

Julia Kent

Character

Only Child

Leaf Music BAY 80
www.theleaflabel.com

Olafur Arnalds

For Now I Am Winter

Only the Winds [5:21]

See above.

Antony & the Johnsons

Swanlights

Swanlights [6:08]

Secretly Canadian SC215
www.scdistribution.com

Julia Kent

Character

Kingdom [4:54]

See above.

Anton Batagov

Selected Letters of Sergei Rachmaninoff

Letter from Sergei Rachmaninoff to Ludovico Einaudi [5:58]

2013 Fancymusic
fancymusic.ru
soundcloud.com
or download from Emusic.com

Cinematic Orchestra

In Motion # 1

Manhatta [11:14]

Ninjatune  Zen 183
ninjatune.net

 

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