Sunday, October 12, 2014
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.
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.