#3497: Fair Play for Women

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Composer/Percussionist Beverley Johnston

Thematically, this New Sounds program goes for works by women. Listen to Julianna Barwick's recent record, “Nepenthe,” featuring countless fragments of her voice electronically layered to create soaring choral music.  Then, listen to selections from a song cycle by Leah Kardos based on themes of technology, loneliness and the human condition. All of the texts have been taken from a few years of collected spam emails.  

There's also music from Canadian percussionist Beverley Johnston from her record, “Woman Runs with Wolves,” involving all manner of drums, gongs, marimba, crotales, along with spoken-word samples & electronic effects.  Hear music from a concert recording of Parthenia, performing a work by Frances White, based on chant by Hildegarde von Bingen. Plus, another song from Rabbit Rabbit, the duo of Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi.  And more.

PROGRAM #3497 Music by Women Composers (First aired on 8/6/2013)     

Artist: Julianna Barwick
Title:Labyrinthine [4:25]
Recording: Nepenthe
Source: Dead Oceans

Artist: Leah Kardos
Title: Credo Deus [4:51]
Recording: Machines
Source: Bigo & Twigetti

Artist:Rabbit Rabbit (Carla Kihlstedt & Matthias Bossi)
Title: Before the Sun [5:45]
Recording: Rabbit Rabbit Radio
Source: rabbitrabbitradio.com

Artist:Beverley Johnston
Title: Michelline Roi: Grieving the Doubts of Angels [11:55]
Recording: Woman Runs With Wolves
Source: Centrediscs - #CMCCD 18913

Artist: Parthenia
Title: Frances White: A flower on the farther side [16:43]
Recording: Women’s Work Festival 4/2/13, Live @ Players Theater
This performance not commercially available.  
More about Parthenia: parthenia.org

Artist: Elizabeth Brown
Title: Arcana, excerpt [2:36]
Recording: Mirage
Source: New World Records 80751