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New Sounds Year in Review 2014: 3

Monday, December 29, 2014

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The New Sounds Staff of one finally weighs in with a year-end new music list. It's about time too, since being on tour with a metal band is only an excuse for so long...
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The Pixies : New Sounds-Style

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear Pixies songs arranged “New Sounds-Style” by everyone from Bang on a Can's marching band, Asphalt Orchestra, to Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq, and more.

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Asphalt Orchestra Owns The Pixies' "Surfer Rosa"

Monday, October 20, 2014

WNYC
The New Sounds All-Purpose Assistant previews the exuberant record “Asphalt Orchestra plays the Pixies: Surfer Rosa” due out on November 18, 2014 from Cantaloupe Records.
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Alleged Orchestras

Saturday, March 22, 2014

All sorts of different ensembles will play with our expectations of the "orchestra," for this New Sounds program, including Alexander Berne & the Abandoned Orchestra, where the traditional orchestral instruments have been abandoned and Berne invented his own.  There's also music from the Asphalt Orchestra, a 12-piece guerrilla marching band whose spectacular antics, omnivorous repertoire, and brave arrangements invade streets via an exuberant new music parade.

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Alleged Orchestras

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

All sorts of different ensembles will play with our expectations of the "orchestra," for this New Sounds program, including Alexander Berne & the Abandoned Orchestra, where the traditional orchestral instruments have been abandoned and Berne invented his own.  There's also music from the Asphalt Orchestra, a 12-piece guerrilla marching band whose spectacular antics, omnivorous repertoire, and brave arrangements invade streets via an exuberant new music parade. 

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Another Private Reel: Live on Soundcheck

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Dip into the private stash of live recordings from John’s other show, Soundcheck, for this New Sounds program.  Hear Kronos Quartet playing Terry Riley, and some electroacoustic music from the Whitetree ensemble.

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Songs and Instrumentals for Big Bands

Saturday, October 20, 2012

For this New Sounds, we'll hear music from the unexpected and irresistible collaboration between Richmond, VA's Fight the Big Bull (9-piece avant jazz band), and San Francisco-based songwriter/ composer/musician (with a background in hymn singing) David Karsten Daniels, "I Mean to Live Here Still."

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Fake Orchestras

Sunday, May 06, 2012

The band name may say “Orchestra,” but the groups’ sounds are not what you’d expect.  Hear Slavic folk, Latin jazz, African guitars and balafons come together in music by The Fake Orchestra.  Also, listen to music from that variable group of musical friends, the Penguin Café Orchestra, along with music performed by the Senegalese Afro-Cuban group called Orchestra Baobob.  Plus, cellist Lori Goldston’s Black Cat Orchestra, the small big band that is Either/Orchestra, and the quiet slow pop duo called Susanna and the Magical Orchestra.  And more.

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Another Private Reel: Live on Soundcheck

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Dip into the private stash of live recordings from John’s other show, Soundcheck, for this New Sounds program.  Hear Kronos Quartet playing Terry Riley, and some electroacoustic music from the Whitetree ensemble.

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Alleged Orchestras

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

All sorts of different ensembles will play with our expectations of the "orchestra," for this New Sounds program, including Alexander Berne & the Abandoned Orchestra, where the traditional orchestral instruments have been abandoned and Berne invented his own.  There's also music from the Asphalt Orchestra, a 12-piece guerrilla marching band whose spectacular antics, omnivorous repertoire, and brave arrangements invade streets via an exuberant new music parade.   

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Fake Orchestras

Monday, April 25, 2011

The band name may say “Orchestra,” but the groups’ sounds are not what you’d expect.  Hear Slavic folk, Latin jazz, African guitars and balafons come together in music by The Fake Orchestra.  Also, listen to music from that variable group of musical friends, the Penguin Café Orchestra, along with music performed by the Senegalese Afro-Cuban group called Orchestra Baobob.  Plus, cellist Lori Goldston’s Black Cat Orchestra, the small big band that is Either/Orchestra, and the quiet slow pop duo called Susanna and the Magical Orchestra.  And more.

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Gig Alerts: Asphalt Orchestra

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The 12-piece ensemble that blends marching band polish with street music cool plays Lincoln Center's Out of Doors festival tonight. Download their exuberant take on the Frank Zappa tune "Zomby Woof."

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Another Private Reel: Live on Soundcheck

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dip into the private stash of live recordings from John’s other show, Soundcheck, for this New Sounds program.  Hear Kronos Quartet playing Terry Riley, and some electroacoustic music from the Whitetree ensemble. 

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Stream It Here: Asphalt Orchestra

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Urban marching band Asphalt Orchestra plays a wide range of music, including Swedish metal.

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