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Music for Choir and Percussion (Special Podcast)

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

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Music for choir and percussion by Andrew Byrne, Daniel Lentz, and Anna Thorvaldsdottir.

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New Sounds

Desert Songs

Monday, February 02, 2015

Listen to music made in deserts the world over on this New Sounds, like the overtone singing-meets-country music Uyghur group Qetiq, and music from the Indian desert state of Rajasthan.

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New Sounds

Music for Choir and Percussion

Monday, December 08, 2014

Music for choir and percussion by Andrew Byrne, Toru Takemitsu, Daniel Lentz, and Anna Thorvaldsdottir.

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New Sounds

Desert Songs

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Listen to music made in deserts the world over on this New Sounds, like the overtone singing-meets-country music Uyghur group Qetiq, and music from the Indian desert state of Rajasthan.

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New Sounds

Piano and Percussion

Saturday, May 05, 2012

For this New Sounds, take in some music made by the piano, (technically a percussion instrument), with and without additional percussion and sometimes processing, as in "White Bone Country" by Australian-born, New York-based Andrew Byrne.  There's also music by Irish composer Roger Doyle, who uses piano and processing in a piece called "Cool Steel Army."  Then we'll listen to Dave King's drumming AND piano-playing from his solo record, "Indelicate."  Plus, hear piano music from Wayne Horvitz and Robin Holcomb. 

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New Sounds

White Bone Country

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Composer Andrew Byrne, an Australian composer based in New York, joins John Schaefer to present the striking sounds of his musical landscapes for piano and percussion.  The record, "White Bone Country" - a poetic title that refers to the Australian outback - is a collection of pieces in the American experimental tradition of Cowell, Harrison, and John Luther Adams, including works for processed piano and small metal percussion and the sampled sounds of prepared piano.  We’ll sample some of these mega-toy instruments, drones, and other startling sounds on this New Sounds. 

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New Sounds

White Bone Country

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Composer Andrew Byrne, an Australian composer based in New York, joins John Schaefer to present the striking sounds of his musical landscapes for piano and percussion.  The record, "White Bone Country" - a poetic title that refers to the Australian outback - is a collection of pieces in the American experimental tradition of Cowell, Harrison, and John Luther Adams, including works for processed piano and small metal percussion and the sampled sounds of prepared piano.  We’ll sample some of these mega-toy instruments, drones, and other startling sounds on this New Sounds.  Listen for another of Byrne’s works for piano four hands, with one pianist where one might expect - at the keyboard, but a percussionist plays the inside of the piano with mallets…

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Studio 360

360 Staff Pick: Byrne Country

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Composer Andrew Byrne spends most of his time in the U.S., but White Bone Country is about the ferocious, almost abstract deserts of his native Australia.  The instrumentation of piano and percussion sounds austere, but -- played by crack musicians Stephen Gosling and David Shively -- the ...

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