#3593: Voice & Electronics

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On this edition of New Sounds, listen to music for voice and electronics, including the latest recording from Brooklyn-based composer Jacob Cooper, “Silver Threads.” It’s a song cycle written for soprano Mellissa Hughes, in which he employs laptop like a folk instrument.  The text of the first movement comes from a haiku by Basho, and the following five movements came from asking five contemporary poets to write their own poems in response to the Basho haiku. Listen to Cooper’s setting of the original haiku, and one with text by Tarfia Faizullah.

There’s also music from Korean-American composer Bora Yoon and her album, “Sunken Cathedral.” Then listen to music from veteran electro-acoustic composer Ingram Marshall, and a work from the Brooklyn-based singer and electronic musician, Julianna Barwick. Plus, hear a modern medieval creation by Ambrose Field, building out from Guillaume Dufay, featuring tenor John Potter, and more.

PROGRAM #3593 voice + electronics (First aired on 5/1/2014)  

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Ambrose Field

Being Dufay

Being Dufay, excerpt [1:00]

ECM 2071 
www.ecmrecords.com

Jacob Cooper, feat. Mellissa Hughes, soprano

Silver Threads

Silver Threads I
Silver Threads [6:52]

Nonesuch 540989
www.nonesuch.com

Bora Yoon feat. New York Polyphony

Sunken Cathedral

Semaphore Conductus [7:19]

Innova 880
www.innova.mu

Jacob Cooper, feat. Mellissa Hughes, soprano

Silver Threads

Silver Threads IV:
Wefted History [6:56]

Nonesuch 540989
www.nonesuch.com

Ingram Marshall

Ikon and other early works

Rop Pa Fjellet (Cries Upon The Mountains) [7:02]

New World Records 80577
www.newworldrecords.org

Ambrose Field / John Potter

Being Dufay

Je me complains [6:30]

ECM 2071 
www.ecmrecords.com

Julianna Barwick

Nepenthe

Crystal Lake [4:16]

Dead Oceans
www.scdistribution.com

John McGuire (w/Beth Griffith)

Pulse Music III

A Cappella, excerpt [7:50]

Sargasso SCD28043
www.sargasso.com