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New Releases, April 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

John Schaefer combs through all the CD stacks, SoundCloud files, and digital releases that came through this April and plays some of the best of the best.

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New Sounds

Arctic Music

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hear arresting new music for Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq & Kronos Quartet by Canadian Derek Charke - his epic "Tundra Songs." Also, music by Tanya Tagaq, Ben Frost & Paola Prestini.

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Mixtapes

Ben Frost on Mirrors, Metals & Vacant Spaces

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Iceland-based composer Ben Frost's fourth solo album "AURORA" – a blend of modern classical and electronica – topped many "Best of 2014" lists. Hear his Mixtape.

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New Sounds

Inspired by Sci-Fi

Thursday, December 11, 2014

It's nerd-night! There’s music inspired by Sci-Fi books & film for this New Sounds program.  Listen to the internet opera/sonic book by Mendi & Keith Obadike, “The Sour Thunder,” & more.

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New Sounds

Orchestral and Electronic Music

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear electronic-inspired orchestral music from Ted Hearne and Anna Thorvaldsdottir, music from Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason, and a work from Brian Eno as well.

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New Sounds

New Releases, June 2014 (Special Podcast)

Monday, July 21, 2014

WNYC

New Sounds airs new releases from June 2014 for the world to hear. Listen to abrasive industrial-ish music by Ben Frost, and some playfully layered music from the Australian group, Rabbitsss, along with some Mali-pop from the NYC-based outfit, Benyoro.  Plus, hear hauntingly gorgeous music from SANS, a quartet made up of zither, duduk, bass clarinet, saxophone and fujara accompanying Finnish runo songs as well as some music from the flavorful and hypnotic Hungarian Serb tambura band, Sondorgo. 

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New Sounds

New Releases, June 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

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 Soundcloud files, and other 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. Listen to abrasive industrial-ish music by Ben Frost, some playfully layered music from the Australian group, Rabbitsss, some Mali-pop from the NYC-based outfit, Benyoro, and more.

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New Sounds

Sometimes it Snows in April: New Music Finds From New Sounds

Friday, April 18, 2014

WNYC
We’ve been practically snowed under by the relentless storm of great new music coming in, (not all of it in the New Sounds vein), and we need to clear our conscience.
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New Sounds

Ben Frost's "Solaris"

Sunday, March 09, 2014

For this New Sounds, we'll take a listen to the symphonic suite by Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason, "Solaris."  The international Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative's music protégé for 2010-2011, Frost, (mentored by none other than Brian Eno) joins us in the studio to present the reimagined soundtrack for the 1972 Andrei Tarkovsky film.

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New Sounds

Inspired by Sci-Fi

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

There’s music inspired by Sci-Fi books & film for this New Sounds program.  Listen to the internet opera and sonic book by Mendi & Keith Obadike, “The Sour Thunder,” which consists of two simultaneous stories; Mendi traveling with a friend to study Afro-Dominican culture and tracing the slave trade through the Dominican Repulic, and that of a state called Solaika Dast, where scent is the method of communication. There’s also recent music by Londoner Pete M. Wyer, his “Planet 49,” a response to the Danny Boyle film, “Sunshine” about a mission in 2057 to set off a nuclear bomb to reignite our dying sun. 

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New Sounds

Music for Saxophone(s)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

For this New Sounds, there’s music from Montreal-based musician Colin Stetson on (mostly bass) saxophone without looping or overdubbing. (How DOES he do it?)  Stetson’s technique of circular breathing (much like digeridoo players) combined with nearly 20 microphones placed all over a studio- including on Stetson’s throat and on the instruments themselves - created an original palette of sounds, thanks to producer Shahzad Ismaily and engineer Efrim Menuck from Godspeed You! Black Emperor/A Silver Mt Zion.  Ben Frost then mixed these tracks into a haunting and riveting record, “New History Warfare Vol. 2 .  (Excited note: guest appearances by both Shara Worden and Laurie Anderson.)

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New Sounds

Ben Frost's "Solaris"

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

For this New Sounds, we'll take a listen to the symphonic suite by Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason, "Solaris."  The international Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative's music protégé for 2010-2011, Frost, (mentored by none other than Brian Eno) joins us in the studio to present the reimagined soundtrack for the 1972 Andrei Tarkovsky film.  

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New Sounds

Piano Solos and Ensembles

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Hear from Nico Muhly's "I Drink The Air Before Me," on this New Sounds.  There's also music from Jason Moran's "Ten," which features some sampled sounds as well. Plus, Michael Formanek Quartet and the new "23 Neo" along with Donnacha Dennehy's "Reservoir" for solo piano, played by Isabelle O'Connor, and more.

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New Sounds

Music for Saxophone(s)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

For this New Sounds, there’s music from Montreal-based musician Colin Stetson on (mostly bass) saxophone without looping or overdubbing. (How DOES he do it?)  Stetson’s technique of circular breathing (much like digeridoo players) combined with nearly 20 microphones placed all over a studio- including on Stetson’s throat and on the instruments themselves - created an original palette of sounds, thanks to producer Shahzad Ismaily and engineer Efrim Menuck from Godspeed You! Black Emperor/A Silver Mt Zion.  Ben Frost then mixed these tracks into a haunting and riveting record, “New History Warfare Vol. 2 .  (Excited note: guest appearances by both Shara Worden and Laurie Anderson.)

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New Sounds

Ben Frost, Compositional Doom

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Australian-born, Iceland-based composer and sound artist Ben Frost shares his ghostly and paranoid new release "By The Throat."  Frost has brought a number of collaborators on board, including composer Nico Muhly, Swedish metal band Crowpath, Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara and all-female Icelandic string quartet Amiina to help create this music of the foreground.

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The New Canon

What's New, Pussycat?

Friday, February 17, 2012

In lieu of a chat this week, the New Canon is all new with some recent releases worth a closer listen. We'll hear some selections from our latest Album of the Week, Ben Frost's and Daníel Bjarnason's Tarkovsky-inspired Solaris, a Messaien-inspired piano and birdsong concerto, and more.

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New Sounds

Dark Ambient Electronica

Sunday, February 05, 2012

For this New Sounds, we'll listen to some electronic music from Iceland by the Australian-born composer Ben Frost.  Dark acoustically generated guitar and piano textures are expertly combined with electronically processed stabs and eruptions on Frost's record "By the Throat."  Plus, there's ambient post-rock music from Mountains, and some of Wendy Carlos' "Sonic Seasonings" from the early 70s, featuring the found sounds of wolves.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Moody Manipulation and Snowy Sentiment fill 'Sólaris'

Thursday, December 29, 2011

With winter officially here, there's no better time than to slip into Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason's imagined score for Andrey Tarkovsky's haunting film Solaris. Read on for more information and to snag a free download, this week only, of "Reyja."

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New Sounds

Piano Solos and Ensembles

Monday, December 12, 2011

Hear from Nico Muhly's latest, "I Drink The Air Before Me," on this New Sounds.  There's also music from Jason Moran's "Ten," which features some sampled sounds as well. Plus, Michael Formanek Quartet and the new "23 Neo" along with Donnacha Dennehy's "Reservoir" for solo piano, played by Isabelle O'Connor, and more.

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New Sounds

Ben Frost's "Solaris"

Thursday, November 17, 2011

For this New Sounds, we'll take a listen to the symphonic suite by Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason, "Solaris."  The international Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative's music protégé for 2010-2011, Frost, (mentored by none other than Brian Eno) joins us in the studio to present the reimagined soundtrack for the 1972 Andrei Tarkovsky film.   

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