#3759: Wind and Water

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Listen to music made by wind and/or water on this New Sounds.  There’s music by the Bay-Area based electro-acoustic duo Dirtwire, and a song constructed entirely of  breath moving across bottles. Then, listen to music for waterphone, an instrument invented by Richard Waters, which looks vaguely like a drum-shaped thing with bars and is played with a bow.  Hear “Eclipse for the Moon” by the Robert Minden Ensemble, featuring waterphone, no electronics, samplers, or synthesizers.

Then, hear music created by blowing into glass bottles, by pouring water through a glass tube, or by playing glasses with different amounts of water in them to change the pitch.  Hear music from Brazilian instrument-building team Uakti, a work by Daniel Lentz for wine glasses, and something by Miguel Frasconi, the co-founder of the Glass Orchestra, and more.

PROGRAM #3759 Music for Wind & Water (First Aired 8-4-2015)





Fripp & Eno

The Essential Fripp & Eno

Wind on Water, excerpt [1:00]

Caroline #1886 
Available at Amazon.com


The Carrier


Bottles [2:39]


The 13th Tribe

Ping-pong Anthropology

Dream Hunters [10:00]

Review Records Rere 174cd 
Out of print, but try squidco.com

Miguel Frasconi

Song + Distance

Galapagos Gamelan [3:06]

New Albion 111
Out of print, but available at Amazon.com 

Robert Minden Ensemble

Long Journey Home

Eclipse of the Moon [6:22]




A Lenda, excerpt [13:06]

Point Music 432 965
Out of print, but try iTunes or Amazon.com

Daniel Lentz

On the leopard altar

Lascaux [9:18]

Cold Blue CB0022