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New Sounds

Unusual Jazz

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Hear tunes that are hard to pin down, and incorporate all sorts of jazz, like Les Rhinocéros' ambient jazz-rock, Artichaut orkestra, Portuguese folk-jazz by Carlos Bica, and more.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Daniel Lanois

Monday, November 10, 2014

Daniel Lanois performs tonight at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Download "Sioux Lookout."

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New Sounds

Ambient Electroacoustic Works

Saturday, October 18, 2014

For this New Sounds, sample some recent ambient electro-acoustic music from the likes of New Jersey-based composer Frances White, Canadian producer Loscil (Scott Morgan), and Fazio.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Julianna Barwick

Friday, October 17, 2014

Ambient folk artist Julianna Barwick plays Saturday night at The Wick. 

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Gig Alert: Bing & Ruth

Monday, October 13, 2014

Evocation of lush and golden soundscapes at Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Download "The Towns We Love Is Our Town."

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New Sounds

Unusual Jazz

Monday, December 09, 2013

This New Sounds program focuses on tunes that are hard to pin down, and always limn the boundaries between all sorts of jazz.  Listen to the Artichaut Orkestra, who mix klezmer and classical into their freewheeling originals, incorporating furious accordion, a weepy clarinet, and electric guitar.  Then, there’s a jazz trio from Portugal, LAMA, whose double-bassist loops his rhythmic lines, assisted by a pedal box, while the trumpet is digitally processed in real time, all aided by groovy drums.

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Soundcheck

Watch: Olafur Arnalds, In The Studio

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Watch Icelandic composer and multi-instrumentalist Olafur Arnalds perform pieces from For Now I Am Winter in the Soundcheck studio.

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New Sounds

Ambient Electroacoustic Works

Monday, September 16, 2013

For this New Sounds, we’ll sample some recent ambient electro-acoustic music from the likes of New Jersey-based composer Frances White, Canadian electronic/ambient producer Loscil (Scott Morgan), and Fazio.  Listen to electroacoustic chamber music by Frances White, which she wrote especially for eighth blackbird, and incorporates the traditional Japanese shakuhachi flute.

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Soundcheck

Julianna Barwick: Hypnotic And Sweeping Choral Music

Friday, August 16, 2013

Watch the ambient musician and singer Julianna Barwick perform "Forever" from her upcoming album Nepenthe in the Soundcheck studio.

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Mixtapes

Paul Corley on Landscapes and Ambiences

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Composer and sound recordist Paul Corley released his debut album "Disquiet" earlier this month on Iceland's Bedroom Community label.

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New Sounds

Small Ensembles

Sunday, September 30, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to some works for small ensembles, played by both "real" and "virtual" small ensembles.  We’ll hear music from the Turkish-American composer Kamran Ince from the album “In White,” along with ambient chamber music by Phillip Schroeder.

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New Sounds

Unusual Jazz

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

This New Sounds program focuses on tunes that are hard to pin down, and always limn the boundaries between all sorts of jazz.  Listen to the Artichaut Orkestra, who mix klezmer and classical into their freewheeling originals, incorporating furious accordion, a weepy clarinet, and electric guitar.  Then, there’s a jazz trio from Portugal, LAMA, whose double-bassist loops his rhythmic lines, assisted by a pedal box, while the trumpet is digitally processed in real time, all aided by groovy drums. 

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New Sounds

Ambient Electroacoustic Works

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

For this New Sounds, we’ll sample some recent ambient electro-acoustic music from the likes of New Jersey-based composer Frances White, Canadian electronic/ambient producer Loscil (Scott Morgan), and Fazio.  Listen to electroacoustic chamber music by Frances White, which she wrote especially for eighth blackbird, and incorporates the traditional Japanese shakuhachi flute. 

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New Sounds

Small Ensembles

Friday, September 23, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to some works for small ensembles, played by both "real" and "virtual" small ensembles.  We’ll hear music from the Turkish-American composer Kamran Ince from the album “In White,” along with ambient chamber music by Phillip Schroeder.

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New Sounds

Ambient Classical (Encore Edition)

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to ambient classical California composers like Phillip Schroeder, Harold Budd, Daniel Lentz, and more. Composer/music professor Phillip Schroeder uses multiple pianos and digital delays to generate dense masses of shimmering trills and cascades that create a complex calm and openness.

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New Sounds

Small Ensembles (Special Podcast)

Friday, September 17, 2010

WNYC

For this New Sounds, listen to some works for small ensembles, played by both "real" and "virtual" small ensembles.  We’ll hear music from the Turkish-American composer Kamran Ince from the album “In White,” along with ambient chamber music by Phillip Schroeder .

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New Sounds

New Music from Montreal (Special Podcast)

Friday, September 10, 2010

WNYC

Hear new music from Montreal on this edition of New Sounds, featuring works by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Bell Orchestre, and Mains de Givre, among others.

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New Sounds

New Music from Montreal

Friday, June 04, 2010

Hear new music from Montreal on this edition of New Sounds, featuring works by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Bell Orchestre, and Mains de Givre, among others. 

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New Sounds

Small Ensembles

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

For this New Sounds, listen to some works for small ensembles, played by both "real" and "virtual" small ensembles.  We’ll hear music from the Turkish-American composer Kamran Ince from the album “In White,” along with ambient chamber music by Phillip Schroeder

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