Episode #3419

Electroacoustic Chamber Music

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Listen to electro-acoustic chamber music from the likes of Tim Hecker, Matmos, and Sylvain Chaveau on this New Sounds. Hear techno chamber music from the now Baltimore-based Matmos, and their recent "The Marriage of True Minds," which has parapsychology as its theme.  The duo builds grooves out of unusual and startling sound sources, like the processed sound of a tap dancer shuffling on a stone floor, an amplified rubber band, bagpipes, and honky tonk piano, along with vocalists. 


Also, listen to music from French composer and multi-instrumentalist Sylvain Chaveau, along with beautiful and ambient music by K. Leimer, from his record, “Permissions.” There’s also a short work of double and triple-layered pianos from Tim Hecker, a bleak and echo-driven offering from the "Dropped Pianos" EP of sketches and outtakes from Hecker’s 2011 album, "Ravedeath, 1972."  Plus, a long-form meditative and drone work by the band, Crib, actually the work of bass player Devin Sarno. And more.

PROGRAM #3419, Electroacoustic Chamber Music (First aired on 1/17/2013)                                        






The Marriage of True Minds

You [7:02]

Due out Feb. 19, 2013
Thrill Jockey 316

Syvlain Chauveau

Simple (Rare and unreleased pieces 1998-2010)


Pour les oiseaux [1:15]

FatCat, 130701

Tim Hecker

MusicWorks #114

Sketch 5 (Dropped Pianos)

Appears on the free compilation CD with the Music Works magazine.

Syvlain Chauveau

Simple (Rare and unreleased pieces 1998-2010)


Blanc [2:48]

NB (Bonus Track) [2:54]

See above.

K. Leimer


Permissions 10 [7:37]



Dare-gale [5:47]

Ghostly International GI-147



Remnant, excerpt [16:46]

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