Episode #3556

Rhythms of Minimalism

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

On this New Sounds, listen to new music from American composer Chris Campbell. On his latest, “Things You Already Know,” homemade instruments of propane tank drums, bowed psaltery and singing bowls are combined with guitars, cellos and drums to creep, scrape and eventually burst, then string melodies soar, and jams are proverbially kicked out.

Then, hear music by composer-soprano Kate Soper from her recent “Voices from the Killing Jar,” written between 2010 and 2012 for the Wet Ink Ensemble (of which she is a part.)  The title refers to the tool that kills insects without damaging their bodies. This album depicts a series of female protagonists caught in their own kinds of killing jars—Daisy from The Great Gatsby, Lady Macduff from Macbeth, and May Kasahara (a Haruki Murakami character), to name a few. Plus, a bit more of the orchestral score for the remarkable film "Visitors," the fourth collaboration between Godfrey Reggio and Philip Glass, who previously worked together on the "Qatsi" trilogy.

PROGRAM #3556– Rhythms of Minimalism  (First aired on 1/22/2014)  





Chris Campbell

Things You Already Know

Form=Emptiness [1:32]

Innova #860 (or #861 on Vinyl)
or download from iTunes

Philip Glass


Off Planet, Part 2, excerpt [7:35]

Orange Mountain Music 0089
Available at and iTunes

Chris Campbell

Things You Already Know

Torso of a Boddhisattva [8:53]

See above.

Emanuele E. Forni

Ceci n'est pas une gtr

Eve Beglarian - Until it blazes [11:44]

Stradivarius 33775 to purchase.  Or download from,, or iTunes

Chris Morphitis

Where To Go

Where To Go [3:39]
Peel Feel [4:02]

Village Green VGCD011

Kate Soper

Voices from the Killing Jar

Interlude: Asta Solilja [2:29]

Carrier Records

Philip Glass


TheReciprocal Gaze [9:53]

See above.

Chris Campbell

Things You Already Know

Emptiness = Form [1:50]

See above.


Comments [3]

New Sounds APA

@Ricky, sorry for your annoyance. We finished producing this show last night and barely made it up to the Hilliard Ensemble's farewell concert at the Met Museum. There was no time to make/post the playlist. Here it is now.

Jan. 23 2014 12:41 PM
dora the explora from nyc

i listened to show last night and felt it had a cohesive sound / feel to it. Really enjoyed it.

Jan. 23 2014 11:36 AM

good selection of music
but where's your playlist

Jan. 22 2014 11:38 PM

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