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Episode #3585

Ecstatic Music Festival 2014: Timo Andres Work Songs

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Composer-Pianist Timo Andres in his Bed-Sty Apartment Composer-Pianist Timo Andres in his Bed-Sty Apartment (Kim Nowacki)

From the New Sounds Live Concert Series, listen to music from the Ecstatic Music Festival, recorded live last month at Merkin Hall. Hear selections from “Work Songs” by Timo Andres for three voices, two guitars, keyboard, accordion, and piano.  Timo challenged himself to write vocal music and the resulting Work Songs are striking.  The texts revolve around labor; balancing songs about feelings of discouragement and exhaustion with songs meant to provide comfort to workers.

Also, songs by Becca Stevens – one a reworking of a tune she wrote for trumpeter Ambrose Akimusire, and world premiere songs by Ted Hearne.  There’s also an arrangement of a song by Gabriel Kahane, and more.

PROGRAM #3585 Ecstatic Music Festival 2014 with Timo Andres, et al
(First aired on 4/8/2014)  

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SOURCE

Ambrose Akimusire with Rebecca Stevens

The imagined savior is far easier to paint

Our Basement, excerpt [1:00]

Blue Note B001972602
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available on iTunes and Amazon.    

Timo Andres, piano
Ted Hearne, voice keyboards
Gabriel Kahane, vocals
Nathan Koci, accordion & vocals
Becca Stevens, voice & guitar

New Sounds Live / Ecstatic Music Festival @ Merkin Hall March 19, 2014

Timo Andres: Work Songs

To Whom It May Concern [3:14]
Poet’s Work [4:19]

These performances not commercially available.  

Timo’s site: http://www.andres.com

Becca Stevens, voice & guitar
Timo Andres, piano
Ted Hearne, voice keyboards
Gabriel Kahane, guitar & vocals
Nathan Koci, accordion & vocals

 New Sounds Live / Ecstatic Music Festival @ Merkin Hall March 19, 2014

Becca Stevens: Our Basement [4:58],
105 [5:09]
A Contribution to Statistics [6:59]

Gabriel Kahane: Where Are the Arms [4:11]

Ted Hearne: Crib Dweller [4:58],
Protection [5:28]

These performances not commercially available. 

Becca’s site: http://www.beccastevens.com/

Gabriel’s site: http://gabrielkahane.tumblr.com/bio

Ted Hearne’s site: http://www.tedhearne.com/

 

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