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Music Out of Time

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Hear new music made on old instruments, and older music in positively modern settings on this New Sounds, like vocal group Orlando Consort with jazz rockers Perfect Houseplants, & more.

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New Sounds

Being Dufay, And Machaut

Friday, September 05, 2014

Hear an hour of re-imaginings of the music by 14th C. composer Guillaume de Machaut and 15th C. composer Guillaume Dufay on this New Sounds in works by Robert Sadin, and Samuel Blaser.

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New Sounds

Voice & Electronics

Thursday, May 01, 2014

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.  SEE Silver Threads release show at Le Poisson Rouge on May 7.

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New Sounds

Music Out of Time

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

New music made on old instruments, and older music in positively modern settings is what’s in store for this New Sounds program.  Listen to a record from the early music vocal group Orlando Consort in collaboration with jazz rock band Perfect Houseplants, called “Extempore” – literally “out of time.”  There’s also a folk setting involving banjo of a 14th Century tune by Guillaume de Machaut, and music by abbess, composer, and recently sainted Hildegard von Bingen in a decidedly modern arrangement from violist (and viola d’amore wielder) Garth Knox.

New Sounds

Music Out of Time

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New music made on old instruments, and older music in positively modern settings is what’s in store for this New Sounds program.  Listen to a record from the early music vocal group Orlando Consort in collaboration with jazz rock band Perfect Houseplants, called “Extempore” – literally “out of time.”  There’s also a folk setting involving banjo of a 14th Century tune by Guillaume de Machaut, and music by abbess, composer, and recently sainted Hildegard von Bingen in a decidedly modern arrangement from violist (and viola d’amore wielder) Garth Knox. 

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