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New Sounds

Synesthesia

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Hear music that was imagined in colors, by composers who have synesthesia, a rare neurological phenomenon where two or more of their senses cross wires and connect in an unusual way.

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New Sounds

Acoustic Music Inspired by Electronica

Monday, April 06, 2015

Listen to acoustic music inspired by electronica –IDM (intelligent dance music) to downtempo or ambient music – but completely performed on acoustic instruments on this New Sounds.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Year In Review: Staff Picks

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Listen to new music records from 2014, as picked by the New Sounds Staff: Fall Intern Emma Munger, Temporary Producer Isabel Kim, and the New Sounds All-Purpose Assistant Caryn Havlik.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, October 30, 2014

R.L. Stine extends his shelf-life again. Plus, great tunes from T-Pain, Taylor, and Aphex Twin. 
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Spinning on Air

Plug In: Aphex Twin and the Continuum of Electronic Music

Sunday, October 12, 2014

With Aphex Twin as a starting point, David Garland presents electronic music old and new--and sometimes it's not so easy to tell which is which.

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New Sounds

Synesthesia

Monday, February 10, 2014

Hear music that was imagined in colors. The featured composers in this episode of New Sounds have synesthesia, a rare neurological phenomenon where two or more of their senses cross wires and connect in an unusual way. While some synesthetes relate numbers to textures or words to tastes, these musicians see colors when hearing music and vice versa. Hear Andy Akiho’s and Michael Torke’s musical interpretations of yellow, Aphex Twin’s blue, Robert Fripp’s red, and a darker crimson from Akiho again. Also included in the episode are works by non-synesthetes — electronica artist Sam KDC with his track titled “Synesthesia,” a jazz power trio named after synesthetic artist Wassily Kandinsky, and Keith Jarrett with his improvisational take on light/dark.

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New Sounds

Acoustic Music Inspired by Electronica

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Listen to acoustic music inspired by electronica –encompassing everything from danceable grooves and IDM (intelligent dance music) to downtempo or ambient music – but completely performed on acoustic instruments on this New Sounds.  Hear music originally by Aphex Twin, re-imagined and arranged for the acoustic instruments of the 20-piece chamber orchestra Alarm Will Sound.  Also, listen to music by Dawn of Midi, who re-create the sounds of electronic music using only acoustic instruments. Plus, hear music from the Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble from Germany along with the classical guitars of the Mobius Trio, pianist Matthew Shipp, and more.

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