Episode #3292

Electro-Acoustic Ambient Works

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

This New Sounds program samples a world of ambient works, with music from composers based in Iceland, Germany, Scotland, Poland, Sweden, and a work from a Brooklyn-based metal guitarist.  Listen to pulsing percussive ambient music by Berlin-based Nils Frahm, along with some stasis music featuring harpsichord by the Polish composer Jacaszek. Then, from Iceland, there's a score from composer, producer (and former metalhead) Olafur Arnalds, "Another Happy Day," with electro-acoustic soundscapes formed around piano and strings.

Hear some textured layers of a chimey guitar-based soundscape from Brooklyn-based guitarist Kevin Hufnagel, (better known for playing in metal outfits Gorguts and Dysrhythmia) as well.  Also, from the Scottish cellist and composer Peter Gregson, there's music from his record, "Flight Path," and its amplified, looped and highly processed cello sounds.  Plus, music from the moors and hillsides of Northern England by Richard Skelton in his "Remaindered."   And, the show wouldn't be complete without instrumental music from violinist/whistler/composer Andrew Bird.

PROGRAM # 3292, Electro-Acoustic Ambient Works (First aired on 1/20/2012)                                                              





Peter Gregson


Spin, excerpt [2:00]

Andrew Bird

Break It Yourself

Belles [3:00]

Mom & Pop Records  

Nils Frahm


Keep [3:27]

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Dare-gale [5:45]

Ghostly International GI-147

Peter Gregson


Spin [6:04] 
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Ólafur Arnalds

Another Happy Day

Out to Sea [4:10]


Richard Skelton


Remaindered [5:35]

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Kevin Hufnagel


Static Aquarium [4:26]

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Brian Eno

Ambient #4: On Land

Dunwich Beach, Autumn, 1960, excerpt

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An Album by Korallreven

Sa Sa Samoa feat. Julianna Barwick [4:05]

Hybris / Acéphale ACE 019

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Hildur Gudnadottir

Without Sinking

Aether, excerpt [2:00]

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