#3693: Electronic or Acoustic?

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Hear electronic or acoustic or electro-acoustic chamber music for this New Sounds, some involving sound design, outright electronic instruments, or treatments, as in the case of Missy Mazzoli and her group, Victoire. Listen to the work, “Song for Arthur Russell,” which looks back to the late New York downtown cellist, as well as a song from Arthur Russell himself. Also, hear music from the 2014 release, ‘Tomorrow was the Golden Age” by New York’s Bing and Ruth. Led by composer David Moore, Bing and Ruth is a septet, riding the divide between post-rock and indie classical music. Then, listen to chamber music from New York-based composer Chris Cerrone for male voice, trumpet, trombone, and bass clarinet, as well as music from a dance score by Jon Opstad. (Note: Opstad did the score to the much-lauded and provocative British episodic series, “Black Mirror.”) Plus, an early work from composer John Adams involving synthesizer and horns.

PROGRAM #3693 Electronic or Acoustic? (First aired on 2/5/2015) 

ARTIST: Bing and Ruth
WORK: Postcard from Brilliant Orange, excerpt [1:00]
RECORDING: Tomorrow was the Golden Age
INFO:   igetrvng.com

ARTIST: Loadbang
WORK: Christopher Cerrone: How to Breathe Underwater [4:11]
RECORDING: Private Recording
SOURCE:  soundcloud.com
INFO: christophercerrone.com

ARTIST: Jon Opstad
WORK: Ignis Part VIII [7:27]
SOURCE: jonopstad.bandcamp.com
INFO: soundcloud OR Emusic.com

ARTIST: Bing and Ruth
WORK: Postcard from Brilliant Orange [7:13]
RECORDING: Tomorrow was the Golden Age
INFO:   igetrvng.com

ARTIST: Missy Mazzoli & Victoire
WORK: Mazzoli: A Song for Arthur Russell [5:36]
RECORDING: Cathedral City
SOURCE: New Amsterdam 25
INFO: newamsterdamrecords.com

ARTIST: Arthur Russell
WORK: Tower of Meaning, excerpt [6:31]
RECORDING: Tower of Meaning  
SOURCE: Chatham Square #145
INFO:  Re-issued on 2 CD set, “First Thought Best Thought”
Audika Records, AU-1005-2

ARTIST: John Adams
WORK: Light Over Water (Part III), excerpt [14:43]
RECORDING: Shaker Loops / Light Over Water
SOURCE: New Albion #014
INFO: Out of print, but try Amazon.com