#3498: Gated Music

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Hear music made using noise gates on this New Sounds program.  How does it work?  Basically, when open, a gate allows you to hear the sound behind it, but when closed, you don’t.  (Here’s a handy tutorial about gates.) Listen to music from A. Leroy (Dick Connette) as he takes a recording of a Mardi Gras Indian song and through the use of gating, turns it into a rhythm track.  Also, hear Joshua Fried’s musical shoes, as played with drumsticks in the service of Linda Fisher’s piece, “Big Mouth,” featuring cartoon music and sound effects, from a live performance recorded back in 1990.

Then, hear the tape effects and unusual sounds from Daniel Figgis, and his piece, “Bolted” from the album “Skipper,” where the sound of a book slamming shut allows a wisp of sound to escape that is like nothing else.  Plus, music that celebrates Takoma Records and the American Primitive style from the Israeli guitarist Yair Yona, and more.

PROGRAM #3498 Gated Music (First aired on 8/7/2013)             

Artist: A. Leroy
Title: Handa Wanda, excerpt [2:22]
Private tape, not commercially available.

Artists: Joshua Fried, with Linda Fisher
Title: Linda Fisher: Big Mouth [9:00]
Recording: Live at WNYC, 5/1990
Not commercially available.

Artist: A. Leroy
Title: Handa Wanda, [9:30]
Private tape, not commercially available.

Artist: Daniel Figgis
Title: Bolted [4:23]
Recording: Skipper
Source: Black Burst #005, out of print.
Info: Download from Emusic.com

Artist: Yair Yona
Title: Floodgate Opens To Allow A Ship To Come Through (As It Carries The Passenger Fahey On It) [5:52]
Recording: Remembered
Source: yairyona.bandcamp.com

Artist: Bruce Brubaker, piano
Title: John Adams: Phrygian Gates, excerpt [1:00]
Recording: Inner Cities: Music for Piano by John Adams and Alvin Curran
Source: Arabesque 6776 arabesquerecords.com

Artist: Bruce Brubaker, piano
Title: John Adams: China Gates [4:46]
Recording: Inner Cities: Music for Piano by John Adams and Alvin Curran
Source: Arabesque 6776 arabesquerecords.com

Artist: Timothy Andres, piano
Title: Jacob Cooper: Clifton Gates [8:57]
Private recording
Source/Info: Not commercially available,
but there is video: http://vimeo.com/31050119