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Bill Alves

New Sounds

Gamelan Plus (Special Podcast)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

WNYC
Listen to works that include gamelan, but take a more western approach, including music by Barbara Benary/Gamelan Son of Lion and composer/sax player and bagpiper Matthew Welch.

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Music for Gamelan

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hear music that features the gamelan from the Royal Court Gamelan of Surakarta, Lou Harrison, Eberhard Schoener, and Gamelan Son of Lion.

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Gamelan Plus

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Listen to works that include gamelan, but take a more western approach, including music by Barbara Benary/Gamelan Son of Lion and composer/sax player and bagpiper Matthew Welch.

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New Music/Baroque Forms

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hear new music based on baroque forms like passacaglias, bourrees and courantes on this New Sounds, featuring excerpts from Caroline Shaw's "Partita for 8 Voices" by Roomful of Teeth. 

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Music for Violin Plus

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Hear new music featuring violin on this New Sounds, including music by Irish fiddler/composer Adrian Hart, & selections from Anna Clyne's remarkable multimedia work, "The Violin."

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Percussive Roots, New Routes

Thursday, February 20, 2014

For this New Sounds program, hear musical works that begin with a percussive idea, maybe even a traditional one, but then end up someplace else. Listen to a work by drummer/composer Dosh (probably better known as Andrew Bird’s collaborator for the past many years), who is also a multi-instrumentalist and a looper, besides.  From his 2013 release, “Milk Money,” sample a bit of the expansive, pulsing layers of keyboard, vocal samples, and drums on Dosh’s “Legos (for Terry).” There’s also tropical jazz pop from the Danish artist Frisk Frugt (aka Anders Lauge Meldgaard) which marries folk marimba, electric guitar and toy horns, with the results emerging like a sonic road-trip to Burkina Faso by way of Denmark after having picked up a hitchhiking Terry Riley.

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New Music/Baroque Forms

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Hear new music based on baroque forms like passacaglias, bourrees and courantes on this New Sounds.  Hear a passacaglia from Caroline Shaw, the Pulitzer Prize-winning NYC-based composer from her “Partita for 8 Voices,” a suite of many dance forms. This winning work was written for the vocal group Roomful of Teeth, who are themselves something like a world music rock concert high wire act. There’s also a toccata for Indonesian gamelan, along with contemporary takes on the 400 year old Italian dance form - the passacaglia- from Danish lute player Rolf Lislevand, and more.

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