Episode #3361

Hearing Voices

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Listen to music from composer John McGuire based on the sounds of one soprano voice (his wife) multiplied, refracted and superimposed to create a choral fantasia.  Also, hear music from Christine Baczewska, who explores the voice as instrument, similarly incorporating multi-tracking to create textured, overlapping choruses. Plus, music by Laurel MacDonald and Paul Lansky’s “Idle Chatter,” and more.

PROGRAM #3361, A Capella Computers / Hearing Voices (7/20/2012)                                                     





Paul Lansky

More Than Idle Chatter

Idle Chatter, [8:32]

Bridge Records  #9050

Laurel MacDonald

Luscinia's Lullaby

Envelope Of Many [3:07]

Improbable Music #04

Christine Baczewska

The X Factor

See How She Sorrows, excerpt [6:01]

Pariah Music Project, available from

John McGuire

Pulse Music III

A Cappella (w/Beth Griffith) [23:24]

Sargasso SCD28043

Julianna Barwick

The magic place

Envelop, excerpt [2:00]

Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR081

Paul Lansky

More Than Idle Chatter

Not Just More Idle Chatter [8:05]

See above.

Composer Sir John Tavener died at 69.

Sir John Tavener, World's 'Most-Heard' Composer, Dies At 69

Maybe you’re not a fan of modern classical music. But you’ve heard of The Beatles, haven’t you? They were among the earliest fans of the English composer Sir John Tavener, who died today at 69. And there’s an excellent chance you have heard, and perhaps been moved by, his music. Read John Schaefer's Soundcheck blog post.


Comments [1]

Donald J. Sepanek from Bayonne, NJ

I certainly enjoyed listening to this tribute to John Tavener, but I don't understand why it is on this page and not the page for the next episode. Where can I find the "Hearing Voices" episode?

Nov. 16 2013 10:42 AM

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