Episode #3578

NY-based Indie Classical Music

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Hear New York-based “indie classical” music on this New Sounds program. The main event for this show is “Thunder Lay Down in the Heart,” a work by violinist/composer/sound engineer Christopher Tignor, who also leads the bands Slow Six and Wires Under Tension, in addition to having done string arranging work with the epic post-rock ensemble, This Will Destroy You.  Tignor’s latest record, "Thunder Lay Down in the Heart," features a collaboration with the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet John Ashbery, along with Rachel Grimes, (she of post-rock pioneers “Rachel’s), in addition to the stunning title track for string orchestra and electronics. 

Also, composer/pianist Timo Andres quotes music from Brian Eno’s classic record “Another Green World” record in a work for the guitar-percussion San Francisco-bay area duo The Living Earth Show.  Then, hear music from chamber group Bing and Ruth, in addition to a "song" from composer/songwriter Gabriel Kahane. Plus, a chamber work by Annie Clark, otherwise known as St. Vincent, for the chamber group yMusic.  And more.

PROGRAM #3578 NY-based indie classical music (First aired on 3/172014)  





Brian Eno

Another Green World

Zawinul Lava, excerpt [1:00]

E.G. Records # 21 (Originally released 1975)
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The Living Earth Show

High Art

Timo Andres: You Broke it, You Bought it [6:56]

Innova 862

Brian Eno

Another Green World

Zawinul Lava [3:00]

E.G. Records # 21 (Originally released 1975)
Download or purchase from

Bing and Ruth

 Bing and Ruth

David Moore: Bing & Ruth #5 [9:53] OR

Christopher Tignor

Thunder Lay Down in the Heart

Thunder Lay Down in the Heart [20:17]

Western Vinyl 113 Or


Beautiful Mechanical

Kahane: song [4:08]
Annie Clark: Proven Badlands, except [3:30]

New Amsterdam 032



All Fours (Special Podcast)

Listen to music for quartets on this New Sounds - but not the usual two violins, viola, and cello.  Rather, the guiding principle will be four musicians, playing everything from marimba to mandolin.  Hear from the electric guitars of Dither Quartet, along with music from the Prism Sax Quartet (saxophones).  Then there's music from the Brooklyn-based percussion quartet Ensemble et al, - whose members "take a garage band approach" to chamber works, minimalism, modal jazz, and instrumental rock- on marimba, vibraphone, glockenspiel, and drum set. (The KISS t-shirt in some of their online photos does wonders to set their tone.)


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