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Hybrid Ensembles

Friday, March 16, 2012

Hear some rock and/or classical hybrid ensembles on this edition of New Sounds.  There's relatively older music from the 1980's by Mikel Rouse, and some from Bang on a Can folks along with brand new music from Bing & Ruth (David Moore) and Newspeak.  That, and more.

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A Bang On A Can Memory

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

One moment in 25 years of Bang On A Can

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New Sounds

With Composer David Lang

Thursday, September 08, 2011

New York-based composer David Lang visits the WNYC studio for this edition of New Sounds.  We'll hear his Pultizer Prize-winning piece "The Little Match Girl Passion," and other recent recordings.

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New Sounds

Violin and Cello Plus

Friday, February 25, 2011

Listen to works for violin and cello, with electronics and without, or with piano or voice on this New Sounds.  There's music from Princeton-based composer Frances White, "The Old Rose Reader" for violin, voice, video animation, and electronics.  It's a romantic work containing stories about all varieties of roses, some famous for having been grown in Empress Josephine's garden at Malmaison.

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New Sounds

Bang on a Can PCF Concert 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hear the world premiere of Bryce Dessner's "O Shut Your Eyes Against the Wind," performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars from the People's Commissioning Fund Concert at Merkin Hall, recorded as part of New Sounds Live and the Ecstatic Music Festival.   Incidentally, Bryce plays with both the vocal-chamber-rock ensemble, Clogs, and the indie rock hometown heroes, the National.  Also, we will hear the other world premieres commissioned by the people: Nick Brooke's playful "Menace (Sousa Medley)" and Karsh Kale's world premiere, "Crawl Walk Run Fly."

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New Sounds

Lost Music

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

For this New Sounds Program, we’ll listen to intriguing music about being lost, both physically, and in the sense of just having no direction, and not knowing where you’re headed.  From duoJalal -violist Kathryn Lockwood and percussionist Yousif Sheronick- hear music by Kenji Bunch, an entire suite called “Lost & Found.” 

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New Sounds

A Weave of Musical Cultures

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear a collaboration between two giants - Bill Frisell and Brazilian singer/songwriter/guitarist/percussionist Vinicius Cantuaria - which melds traditional Latin rhythms with loops and improvisational jazz.  There’s also music from global musician composer/DJ/tabla-playing/producer Karsh Kale.  Plus, hear Afro-Indian sounds from Trilok Gurtu & the Frikyiwa Family who combine south-Malian percussive styles with the rhythmic influences of Gurtu’s Indian heritage.  And much more.

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New Sounds Live

Bang on a Can PCF Concert 2011

Friday, February 04, 2011

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New Sounds Live is proud to present the annual Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert: three world premieres commissioned by the people! New York’s electric chamber ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars take on new works by  Bryce Dessner of The National and Clogs, producer and tabla player Karsh Kale and composer/genre-hopper Nick Brooke.

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Top Five Brooklyn Happenings

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Brooklyn has long held a spot in the independent music firmament. Increasingly, symphonies, operas and experimental venues are growing alongside the indie rock scene. Here are our top five storylines we are following in Brooklyn:

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Top Five New Music Events for a New Year

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

This may be the year of the rabbit, but it also seems to be a great year for contemporary music. Here are the top five new music events sure to generate some heat these winter months.

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New Sounds

Hybrid Ensembles

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Hear some rock and/or classical hybrid ensembles on this edition of New Sounds.  There's relatively older music from the 1980's by Mikel Rouse, and some from Bang on a Can folks along with brand new music from Bing & Ruth (David Moore) and Newspeak.  That, and more.

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New Sounds

Terry Riley's Autodreamographical Tales

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Terry Riley, founder of minimalism, creator of the landmark work "In C," and student of classical Indian vocal master Pandit Pran Nath, joins us for this New Sounds to present new work he's done with the Bang on a Can All-Stars.  We'll hear selections from Riley's "Music from Autodreamographical Tales," where he was asked to write down his dreams and set them to music.  Listen to vivid dreams about zucchini, hazy long bus rides, saints making appearances over Italian lakes ("The Miracle"), and songs about cannabis - featuring Indian raga-inflected vocalizing.  Plus, there'll be sampling from other new recordings from Terry Riley, and more.

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New Sounds

With Composer David Lang

Friday, October 01, 2010

New York-based composer David Lang visits the WNYC studio for this edition of New Sounds.  We'll hear his Pultizer Prize-winning piece "The Little Match Girl Passion," and other recent recordings.

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