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Episode #3626

Female Voices

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

There’s music for female voices, very often one voice layered atop itself on this New Sounds program. Hear the New York- and Sendai, Japan-based composer Aya Nishina’s work, “Flora”, a layered vocal offering of several singers, dedicated to the memory of March 11, 2011 (also called the Great Sendai Earthquake or Great Tōhoku Earthquake.) "Flora" features the voices of composer/bandleader Becca Stevens, composer Monika Heidemann, vocalist/composer/bandleader Sara Serpa,  and jazz singer Gretchen Parlato.

Then, listen to music by the award-winning American Meredith Monk, Swiss vocalist and composer Franziska Bauman, and the Canadian artist Laurel MacDonald. Plus, hear women’s voices in ambient music from Brian Eno, his “Music for Airports.” 

PROGRAM #3626 Female Voices (First aired on 8/12/2014)  

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Laurel MacDonald

Luscinia’s Lullaby

Nenia Sirenes, excerpt [1:00]

Improbable Music #04 improbablemusic.com
OR cdbaby.com

Aya Nishina (with Becca Stevens)

Flora

Chieko [6:38]

Tzadik 8098 tzadik.com

Brian Eno

Ambient 1

Music for Airports 1-2 [12:05]

EEG 17
Available at Amazon.com

Laurel MacDonald

Luscinia’s Lullaby

Nenia Sirenes [5:09]

Improbable Music #04 improbablemusic.com
OR cdbaby.com

Franziska Baumann

Vocal Suite

Gossamer [4:43]

Unit #UTR 4105
Available digital only via Emusic.com, Amazon.com, iTunes
Info: franziskabaumann.ch

Musica Sacra

Monk and the Abbess

Meredith Monk: Quarry Weave No 2 [5:11]

BMG Catalyst #68329. Now out of print, but try Amazon.com

Aya Nishina

Flora

Flora [11:14]

Tzadik 8098 tzadik.com

Brian Eno

Ambient 1

Music for Airports 2-1, excerpt [2:00]

EEG 17 Available at Amazon.com

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