#3793: New Sounds Live Concerts 2015, Part 1

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 American Composers Orchestra in rehearsal

Listen to selections from the New Sounds Live Concert Series, recorded this past October at Brookfield Place on this program, including music by David Lang, electric guitar quartet Dither, and more. 

Hear a world premiere work by Angélica Negrón -“Me he perdido” (I’ve Gotten Lost) for the American Composers Orchestra and mechanical instruments, which were site-specific, and positioned throughout Brookfield Place, in and amongst the palm trees. The contraptions themselves were crafted in collaboration with instrument builder Nick Yulman, and are robotic modules which incorporate traditional gamelan (Indonesian-inspired tuned percussion) together with samples of woks and pans from Negrón’s kitchen.

There’s also music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, David Lang, as performed by young musicians from the Third Street Music School, which was celebrating its 121st anniversary. Hear short pieces by David Lang, his “Before Gravity” and “After Gravity” both written for one piano, and four hands, along with “Wavy” for one piano, and three pianists/six hands, as performed by some of the music students.  Also, listen to Lang’s “Little Eye” for cello and four “non-percussionists,” which comes from his larger work, “Child.” The name comes from the road-trip game, "I spy with my little eye," that folks sometimes play with small children to distract them on long car rides. However, as Lang wryly notes, “in my experience this does work, not in a very subdued way - it is not the most exciting way to pass the time. Eventually, however, time does pass.” 

Plus, listen to highlights from electric guitar quartet Dither playing music by David Lang and John Zorn, and more. 

PROGRAM #3793 NS Live, Brookfield Place, Part 1 (First Aired 11-3-2015)

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Angelica Negron, instruments by Nick Yulman

Live, Brookfield Place, Oct. 16, 2015

Angélica Negrón: Pulsar, excerpt [2:27]

This performance not commercially available.
More about Angélica Negrón

Members of Dither Quartet-  Taylor Levine, James Moore

Live, Brookfield Place, Oct. 15, 2015

David Lang: Warmth [6:32]

This performance not commercially available.
More about Dither

Third Street Music School Musicians

Live, Brookfield Place, Oct. 14, 2015

David Lang: Little Eye [13:08]

David Lang: Wavy [3:24]
David Lang: Before Gravity [2:17]
David Lang: After Gravity [6:04]

This performance not commercially available.
More about Third Street Music School

American Composers Orchestra

Live, Brookfield Place, Oct. 16, 2015

Angélica Negrón:“Me he perdido” (I’ve Gotten Lost) [6:04]

This performance not commercially available.
More about the American Composers Orchestra

Dither Quartet

Live, Brookfield Place, Oct. 15, 2015

John Zorn: Hockey [2:38]

This performance not commercially available.
More about Dither