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Asian Voices

Monday, January 26, 2015

 Listen to Asian voices on this New Sounds from Tibetan devotional singer Yungchen Lhamo, the Mongolian bluegrass/folk-rock band Hanggai, the Wulu Bunun people of Taiwan, and others.

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New Sounds

With Yungchen Lhamo & Anton Batagov

Thursday, September 25, 2014

For this New Sounds, Tibetan devotional singer Yungchen Lhamo and Russian pianist/composer Anton Batagov discuss their recent musical collaboration - "Tayatha."

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New Sounds

Music from Central Asia

Monday, September 01, 2014

On this New Sounds, hear music from the steppes of central Asia, featuring Mongolian group Hanggai, the overtone singing of Huun Huur Tu together with Brooklyn's Hazmat Modine, and more.

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New Sounds

Music for Multiple Keyboards

Sunday, December 22, 2013

This New Sounds has music more music for multiple keyboards.  We’ll listen to music by Tim Seddon for 6 pianos, plus something from “Breathing In, Breathing Out” by Anton Batagov for two pianos and timpani.  Also, hear music by David Borden and his Mother Mallard band who layer electronic keyboards, Patrick Grant’s music for microtonal keyboards meant to sync with Indonesian gamelan.  Plus, a work by Canadian Patrick Godfrey, overdubbing all kinds of keyboards and some post-minimalist music from English composer’s Chris Fitkin's "Sextet," originally for marimbas, but arranged for six keyboardists.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Yungchen Lhamo and Anton Batagov's 'Tayatha' Brings Unadulterated Aural Pleasure

Monday, June 24, 2013

Seven Tibetan songs by exiled chanteuse Yungchen Lhamo, in arrangements by Russian composer Anton Batagov, are collected on a "Tayatha." Stream the album in full this week only.

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The New Canon

On Chaos

Monday, June 24, 2013

This week's episode of The New Canon is all about chaos, and an attempt to find order within chaos, as we check out new recordings from So Percussion, the Eclipse Quartet, Yungchen Lhamo and Anton Batagov.

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New Sounds

With Yungchen Lhamo & Anton Batagov

Friday, June 14, 2013

For this New Sounds, Tibetan devotional singer Yungchen Lhamo and Russian pianist and composer Anton Batagov discuss their recent musical collaboration. Their beautiful and unusual record, "Tayatha" (a Sanskrit word that means literally, “it is like this,”) is a striking and meditative dialogue between Lhamo’s voice and Batagov’s spacious, well-chosen piano melodies.  Referencing their shared practice of Buddhism, and their shared belief in music’s power to shift the world, Batagov and Lhamo make post-minimalist music that has a sense of offering.  They are part of the day-long Bang on a Can Marathon taking place this Sunday, 6/16 at the Schimmel Center. 

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New Sounds

New Releases, May 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

It's that time of the month again for the new releases show on New Sounds. John Schaefer carefully separates the wheat from the chaff for this show.  He'll sort through the stacks of new CDs, the strange Soundcloud free-associations, and the highly anticipated digital submissions which have come across his desk and into his inbox over the past month to present some of the finest new releases. He'll skim off the cream. He'll pick the lentils from the ashes. You get it.

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New Sounds

Music from Central Asia

Monday, May 13, 2013

Listen to music from the steppes of central Asia on this New Sounds.  Hear the overtone singing of Huun Huur Tu colliding with the New York folk/world group Hazmat Modine.  There’s also music from the Mongolian group, Hanggai, recorded in the WNYC studios.  Hear music by Russian composer Anton Batagov and a Buddhist monk from Republic of Kalmykia. Plus, listen to other voices from the Eurasian steppes, including a singer from the Russian region of Buryatia, Namgar Lhasaranova, whose 4-person group goes by “Namgar,” and performs traditional Buryat and Mongolian music.

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New Sounds

Music for Multiple Keyboards

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

This New Sounds has music more music for multiple keyboards.  We’ll listen to music by Tim Seddon for 6 pianos, plus something from “Breathing In, Breathing Out” by Anton Batagov for two pianos and timpani.  Also, hear music by David Borden and his Mother Mallard band who layer electronic keyboards, Patrick Grant’s music for microtonal keyboards meant to sync with Indonesian gamelan.  Plus, a work by Canadian Patrick Godfrey, overdubbing all kinds of keyboards and some post-minimalist music from English composer’s Chris Fitkin's "Sextet," originally for marimbas, but arranged for six keyboardists.

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New Sounds

Sacred Music from Eastern Europe

Saturday, December 08, 2012

We’ll listen to Estonian composer Arvo Part’s Te Deum, a beautiful work with a tinge of Eastern mysticism on this New Sounds.  There’s also music from Ukranian composer Vladimir Marynov, featuring the Russian group, Opus Posthumous.  Plus, music from Anton Batagov, based on the music of Buddhist chants, specifically the thirty-seven precepts of The Tibetan monk, yogi and philosopher Gyalsey Thogmey Zangpo (1285-1369.)

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New Sounds

Eastern Voices

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Listen to Eastern Voices on this New Sounds Program. There’s music from Ukranian composer Valentin Silvestrov inspired by the liturgical chant of the Russian Orthodox Church where only voices are allowed. Silvestrov uses voice and chorus to create bell-like effects, which happens to be the exact thing that Estonian composer Arvo Part’s known for - tintinnabuli. We’ll hear works by Part as well.

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New Sounds

New Music from Keyboardists

Saturday, June 30, 2012

The old tradition of the keyboardist/composer (think Bach, Beethoven, Mozart) lives on in the works of England’s Andrew Poppy, whose music might be a mix of rock/pop, with some ambient, minimalist, electronic, and contemporary chamber thrown in.  He calls it a “stew” and rather than fusion music, has dubbed it “con-fusion” music.  We’ll hear some of Poppy’s works, along with some keyboard-informed works by Russian Anton Batagov, music from French-born American Elodie Lauten, and more music for piano, with electronics, tape, and other sounds.

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New Sounds

Leave a Message at the Beep (Special Podcast)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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From the melodious inflections of phone messages, listen to a number of works sourcing voicemails, most from tape(!) on this New Sounds program. Hear Irish composer Roger Doyle’s “Memento Mori,” composed around intimate verbal time capsules culled from various answering machine messages of Doyle's family, close friends and partners, all of them recorded and preserved in the late 80's.

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New Sounds

Music from Eastern Europe

Monday, November 28, 2011

We’ll listen to Estonian composer Arvo Part’s Te Deum, a beautiful work with a tinge of Eastern mysticism on this New Sounds.  There’s also music from Ukranian composer Vladimir Marynov, featuring the Russian group, Opus Posthumous.  Plus, music from Anton Batagov, based on the music of Buddhist chants, specifically the thirty-seven precepts of The Tibetan monk, yogi and philosopher Gyalsey Thogmey Zangpo (1285-1369.)

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New Sounds

Eastern Voices

Monday, July 18, 2011

Listen to Eastern Voices on this New Sounds Program. There’s music from Ukranian composer Valentin Silvestrov inspired by the liturgical chant of the Russian Orthodox Church where only voices are allowed. Silvestrov uses voice and chorus to create bell-like effects, which happens to be the exact thing that Estonian composer Arvo Part’s known for - tintinnabuli. We’ll hear works by Part as well.

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New Sounds

New Music from Keyboardists

Thursday, June 09, 2011

The old tradition of the keyboardist/composer (think Bach, Beethoven, Mozart) lives on in the works of England’s Andrew Poppy, whose music might be a mix of rock/pop, with some ambient, minimalist, electronic, and contemporary chamber thrown in.  He calls it a “stew” and rather than fusion music, has dubbed it “con-fusion” music.  We’ll hear some of Poppy’s works, along with some keyboard-informed works by Russian Anton Batagov, music from French-born American Elodie Lauten, and more music for piano, with electronics, tape, and other sounds.

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New Sounds

Things With Strings

Saturday, February 12, 2011

For this edition of New Sounds, hear new music for strings.  There’s music from Russian composer Anton Batagov, Estonian composer Arvo Part, and Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson, and Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Andrew Bird.   The deluxe edition of Bird’s latest effort, “Noble Beast” is packaged with a companion album of adventurous instrumentals called “Useless Creatures,” which was just released last year on its own.  

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New Sounds

Music from Eastern Europe

Thursday, August 19, 2010

We’ll listen to Estonian composer Arvo Part’s Te Deum, a beautiful work with a tinge of Eastern mysticism on this New Sounds.  There’s also music from Ukranian composer Vladimir Marynov, featuring the Russian group, Opus Posthumous.  Plus, music from Anton Batagov, based on the music of Buddhist chants, specifically the thirty-seven precepts of The Tibetan monk, yogi and philosopher Gyalsey Thogmey Zangpo (1285-1369.)

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