#3660: New Sounds Live: The Knights & Bryce Dessner

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From the New Sounds Live Concert Series, listen to new music from a collaboration between guitarist/composer Bryce Dessner and the flexible NY-based orchestral collective, The Knights. Dessner is best known as one of the twin guitarists in the rock band The National, and when he composes, he draws on Baroque and Folk music, late Romanticism and Modernism, Minimalism and the Blues, winding these elements together with the urgency and directness of a guy in a top-notch rock band. Hear a new arrangement of Tenebrae, a piece originally composed for Kronos Quartet with vocals from singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens (appearing here via tape.)

There's also Dessner's work, Lachrimae (written for the Amsterdam Sinfonietta) and Raphael. We'll listen to as much as we can, for this hour-long program, but you can also hear the full concert from Wednesday, Oct. 15th, 2014, as presented by our sister station, Q2 Music.

PROGRAM #3660 New Sounds Live (First aired on 11/13/2014)  

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The National

Trouble Will Find Me

I Should Live in Salt, excerpt [1:00]

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The Knights (ft. Sufjan Stevens on tape)

New Sounds Live @ Brookfield Place, 10/15/14

Bryce Dessner: Tenebrae [16:23]

This performance not commercially available. The work was originally composed for Kronos Quartet, and appears on “Aheym” Anti Records 272962
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The Knights

New Sounds Live @ Brookfield Place, 10/15/14

Bryce Dessner: Lachrimae [14:39]

This performance not commercially available.

The Knights, cond. by Eric Jacobsen w/ Bryce Dessner & Geremy Schulick, guitar

New Sounds Live @ Brookfield Place, 10/15/14

Bryce Dessner: Raphael [18:07]

This performance not commercially available.