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Episode #3411

Now is the Winter of our Discontent

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Thursday, April 03, 2014

"Now is the Winter of our Discontent / Made glorious Summer by this sun of York..." (Shakespeare's Richard III) or, if you prefer, "Winter is Coming" (or at least Season 4 of "Game of Thrones.") For this New Sounds program listen to songs about winter, as we welcome spring from San Francisco-based finger-style guitarist Sean Smith to the minimalist cool of the Geoff Smith Band.  There's the rare bit of instrumental music from Meredith Monk along with music for cellist Zach Miskin, written by guitarist Bryce Dessner (the National, Clogs), as well as keyboard music from David Borden.  Also, from New York-based Matt McBane and Build, hear "Imagining Winter."  Listen to Icelandic composer Valgeir Sigurðsson's take on winter, as well as Japanese pianist/composer/producer Ryuchi Sakamoto's music, "Ice." That, and more.

PROGRAM #3411, Songs of Winter (First aired on 12/21/2012)                                 

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Meredith Monk

 

Songs of Ascension

winter variation [1:53]

ECM 2154
www.ecmrecords.com

The Geoff Smith Band

Black Flowers

Winter: My Secret [5:42]

Sony Classical #62686
Out of print, but try Amazon.co.uk*

Phil Kline

John the Revelator

The Snow Fell [3:23]

Cantaloupe Music 21047
www.cantaloupemusic.com

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Playing the Piano / Out of Noise

 

Ice [3:34]

Decca B0014662-72
www.deccarecords-us.com
www.sitesakamoto.com

Build

Build

Matt McBane : Imagining Winter

New Amsterdam #008
http://newamrecords.com/build or

http://buildbuildbuild.bandcamp.com/album/build

Sean Smith

Sean Smith

I Can’t Wait for Winter [2:29]

Plain Recordings 1027
Download from Emusic.com or iTunes

Zach Miskin

For your safety

Bryce Dessner: Long Winter [4:50]

Naïve V5175
http://en.naive.fr or Download from Emusic.com

Hrsta

Ghosts Will Come and Kiss Our Eyes

Tomorrow Winter Comes [4:12]

Constellation CST 048
http://cstrecords.com/cst048/

David Borden

Places, Times, & People

Enfield In Winter [9:16]

RUNE 58
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/borden.html

Ljova

Melting River

Album Leaf, excerpt [1:00]

http://ljova.bandcamp.com/album/melting-river

Valgeir Sigurðsson

Bedroom Community YULE 2010

Vetur [3:48]

Was available during Holiday 2010.  Check http://www.bedroomcommunity.net/news/article/bedroom_community_christmas_compilation

Blaine L. Reininger & Mikel Rouse

Colorado Suite & A walk in the Woods

Rouse: Winter in Wyoming [9:04]

mtm03+6
http://www.crammed.be/index.php?id=37&rel_id=18

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