Meetings of Two Tectonic Plates


For this New Sounds, listen to some of the remarkable and unexpected collaboration between concert violinist and improviser Hilary Hahn & the German composer and keyboard player, Hauschka.  They perform for us works for violin and prepared piano, based on their record, "Silfra," which was named for the crack in Iceland between the American and Eurasian continents where the continental plates meet and drift apart about 2cm per year.  Interestingly, these live performances are different from the ones on "Silfra," because all of the pieces are improvised.

PROGRAM #3350, Meeting of Two Tectonic Plates  (First aired on 6/19/2012)                                                      





Hilary Hahn & Hauschka


Adash [5:27]
Clock Winder [2:44]

Deutsche Grammophon 16798

Hilary Hahn & Hauschka

Live, WNYC 6/19/2012

WNYC #1 [3:43]
WNYC #2 [4:51]
WNYC #3 [6:34]

These performances not commercially available. 

Anne Akiko Meyers, Li Jian

Satoh Debussy Messiaen Takemitsu Ravel

Somei Satoh: Birds in Warped Time II [10:23]

Avie Records 0024

Moon Ate the Dark (Anne Rose Carter & Christopher Bailey)

Moon Ate the Dark

Capsules 11 [4:49]

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