Episode #3440

Electroacoustic: Going for Baroque

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Monday, June 16, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to a number of electroacoustic works featuring strings; viola, cello, and violin.  Check out violist Nadia Sirota's 2013 record, "Baroque," with a dark, extreme piece by Paul Corley and motoric music from Missy Mazzoli.  Then there's music by Steve Reich for cellist Maya Beiser, his 2003 "Cello Counterpoint."  Also, hear chamber music by Anna Clyne from her record, "Blue Moth," involving a music box that plays "Sakura."  Plus, cello music for Jody Redhage by Paula Matthusen, and more.

PROGRAM #3440, Electroacoustic works (First aired on 3/11/2013)                                       





Nadia Sirota


Paul Corley: Tristan Da Cunha [9:32]

Bedroom Community HVALUR17
Due out March 25, 2013

Seattle Chamber Players

Blue Moth

Anna Clyne: 1987 [8:03]

Tzadik 8084

Also available at

Maya Beiser

You Are (Variations)

Steve Reich: Cello Counterpoint

Nonesuch 79891

Jody Redhage

Of Minutiae and Memory

Paula Matthusen: Of Minutiae and Memory [6:36]

New Amsterdam Records NWAM031

Nadia Sirota


Mazzoli: Tooth and Nail [10:00]

See above.

Todd Reynolds


End of Day, excerpt [1:00]

Innova 741

Torbjörn Ömalm

Jazz & Blues Melting Pot (Special Podcast)

This New Sounds is another musical melting pot program, but tonight, we’re coming at it from a jazz and blues angle. Listen to the Swedish guitarist Torbjörn Ömalm bringing western jazz, Swedish folk and the Finnish kantele together on his record, “Tih.”  The word "Tih" means "stop and listen" in meänkieli, one of the minority languages of Lapland and the Tornevalley.  Next, hear the gifted vocalist/composer Kavita Shah, who on her latest, “Visions,” (co-produced by the renowned Benin-born guitarist Lionel Loueke) combines a jazz quintet with Indian tablas and the West African kora.


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