#3738: New Sounds Live: ETHEL, John King & Kaki King, Part 2

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Kaki King, John King and ETHEL perform at the Ecstatic Music Festival March 22, 2015
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From the New Sounds Live concert series at Merkin Concert Hall, listen to the remainder of a joint collaboration of composer John King, guitarist Kaki King (no relation), and the string quartet ETHEL, which was part of the 2015 Ecstatic Music Festival.

Hear an excerpt from a suite of pieces by John King, entitled “Free Palestine.” Each part of the suite is named both for the Arabic scale/mode – maqam in which it was written, and for a pre-1948 Palestinian village.  King began writing the suite on the oud and expanded it for string quartet. Then listen to music by guitar virtuoso Kaki King, written in collaboration with ETHEL, the fantastic “Trying to Speak.” Written in two parts, the work showcases her demonically intricate guitar picking pitted against the string quartet's slow legato build and swell, plus some dramatic glissandi. Also, hear music by the Bang on a Can All-Stars playing music by
Turkish-born, American-based Erdem Helvacioglu from the 2015 People's Commissioning Fund Concert, and a collaboration between Terry Riley and John Cale. 

PROGRAM #3738– ETHEL & 2 Kings (First aired on 06/11/2015)             

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ETHEL

New Sounds Live @ Merkin Hall 3/21/2015

John King: Hardwood, excerpt [1:00]

This performance not commercially available. However, a recording is available on Cantaloupe - #21017 cantaloupemusic.com
John King’s site: johnkingmusic.com

ETHEL, Kaki King, and John King

New Sounds Live @ Merkin Hall 3/21/2015

John King: Huzam – Khan Younis from Free Palestine [6:17]

This performance not commercially available.
John King’s website: johnkingmusic.com

ETHEL, Kaki King, and John King

New Sounds Live @ Merkin Hall 3/21/2015

Kip Jones: Jay Red [4:34]

This performance not commercially available.
ETHEL’s website is ethelcentral.org
Kaki King’s website: kakiking.com
John King’s website: johnkingmusic.com

ETHEL & Kaki King

New Sounds Live @ Merkin Hall 3/21/2015

Trying to Speak [7:56]

Great Round Burn [3:21]

This performance not commercially available. However, “Trying to Speak” appears on Kaki King’s 2015 record “The Neck is a Bridge to the Body” and “Great Round Burn” appears on her 2012 record, “Glow” kakiking.com

Bang on a Can All-Stars

New Sounds Live @ Merkin Hall 2/26/2015

Erdem Helvacioglu: Tales of Oppression and Resistance (parts 4 and 10) [8:54]

This performance not commercially available. Erdem Helvacioglu’s site is: erdemhelvacioglu.com

Terry Riley & John Cale

The Church of Anthrax

The Hall of Mirrors In The Palace At Versailles, excerpt [4:42]

Wounded Bird Records Wounded Bird - #WOU 131
Re-issued in 2008 on both CD and LP.
Available at Amazon.com