#3652: Just Looping Strings

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A looping sound of cellos and violins runs through all three of the works on this New Sounds program. Listen to many Maya Beisers, as she layers and loops her cello in a work written for her by Michael Harrison, “Just Ancient Loops” in the tuning system called Just Intonation (sometimes, “Pure Intonation,” which goes back to Pythagoras.)  Maya Beiser performs "Just Ancient Loops" with Bill Morrison’s film tomorrow, 10/23 at MOMA.

There’s also music for one violin and tape loops in the late American violinist and composer Michael Galasso’s “Scenes.” Plus, hear one violin seemingly playing follow-the-leader in a looping fashion in Anna Clyne’s work “The Violin,” which features violinists Cornelius Dufallo and Amy Kaufmann. All pieces have visual components; Harrison’s music goes with a Bill Morrison silent film and “Scenes” were for dance theatre pieces. Anna Clyne’s work is actually a collaborative multi-media work with stop-motion animations by Josh Dorman, which don’t work so well on the radio. But here's a trailer of these animations: 

 

PROGRAM #3652 Looping Strings (First aired on 10/22/2014)  

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Michael Harrison, feat. Maya Beiser

Time Loops

Michael Harrison: Just Ancient Loops
I. Genesis [10:08]

Cantaloupe Music CA21086
cantaloupemusic.com

 

Michael Galasso

Scenes

Scene III [1:49]

ECM 1245
ecmrecords.com

Cornelius Dufallo, Amy Kaufmann, violins

The Violin

Anna Clyne/Josh Dorman: Blue Hour [8:05]

visionintoart.com

visionintoartrecords.bandcamp.com

Michael Harrison, feat. Maya Beiser

Time Loops

Michael Harrison: Just Ancient Loops II. Chorale [5:38]

See above.

Cornelius Dufallo, Amy Kaufmann, violins

The Violin

Anna Clyne/Josh Dorman: Rest These Hands [9:11]

See above.

Michael Harrison, feat. Maya Beiser

Time Loops

Michael Harrison: Just Ancient Loops III. Ascension [8:38]

See above.

Michael Galasso

Scenes

Scene V, excerpt [5:57]

See above.