#3774: Electroacoustic Music

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Listen to electroacoustic music from Berlin, Iceland, the U.K., and right here in New York on this New Sounds show. Preview the latest record by Canadian-born, New York City-based cellist & composer Julia Kent who uses looped cello, electronics and found sounds, to suggest the build of pressure and the threat of violent release. She describes it as “layers of sound peeling back to reveal a beating, bloody human heart at its centre.” Then, there’s a new work by London-based composer Jon Opstad, who has scored film, dance, and television. Opstad’s “Cold Fire,” is a new piece for viola, double bass, piano and electronics and was created for contemporary dance collaboration with choreographer Hubert Essakow. 

 

There’s music by Berlin-based Icelandic-born cellist & composer Hildur Gudnadóttir, who creates an electronic symphony of cellos--all of them layered over each other. Also, from Iceland, there's a score from composer, producer Olafur Arnalds, "Another Happy Day," with electro-acoustic soundscapes formed around piano and strings. Plus, hear ambient post-rock music from Jon Hopkins, a Scottish musician who writes and performs his own melody-led electronica. Hopkins has just composed the score for Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet, which is running at the Barbican until the 31st October.  Rounding out the show is an early work from the German-born pianist/composer Max Richter. Incidentally, Richter’s most recent record, “Sleep” is an 8-hour long work that is meant for listeners’ peaceful sleeping, and which he calls both a “personal lullaby for a frenetic world" and "a manifesto for a slower pace of existence."

 

PROGRAM #3774  electroacoustic music (First Aired 09-16-2015)

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Hildur Gudnadóttir  

Without Sinking

Into Warmer Air, excerpt [1:00]

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Ólafur Arnalds

Another Happy Day

Out To Sea [4:10]

ERATP038
erasedtapes.com

Jon Opstad

Cold Fire

Cold Fire [5:14]

jonopstad.bandcamp.com OR

cdbaby.com

Julia Kent

Asperities

Lac des Arcs [5:39]

music.juliakent.com/asperities

Due out October 30, 2015

Jon Hopkins

Insides

The Low Places [6:35]

Domino DNO227CD
dominorecordco.us 
Info at jonhopkins.co.uk

Julia Kent

Asperities

Invitation to the Voyage [5:30]

See above.

Hildur Gudnadóttir  

Without Sinking

Into Warmer Air [6:11]

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double LP or Touch 070CD
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Max Richter

The Blue Notebooks

On the Nature of Daylight [6:15]

Fat Cat #1304. 
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Ólafur Arnalds

Another Happy Day

Everything Must Change [6:38]

See above.