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Boston Opera? It's Wicked Good, Says Odyssey Opera Founder

Thursday, September 12, 2013

On Sunday, a new opera company will make its début in Boston: Odyssey Opera, founded by conductor Gil Rose. Their first offering is ambitious, writes Marion Rosenberg.

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New Sounds

With Steven Mackey

Monday, February 18, 2013

Electric guitarist, composer and Princeton University professor Steven Mackey returns to New Sounds for this program.  His enormous and ambitious work, “Dreamhouse,” a collaboration with singer/producer/writer Rinde Eckert and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, for orchestra, electric guitars, and singers was released last year.

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New Sounds

Electric Guitar-Informed Music

Sunday, October 07, 2012

For this New Sounds, hear some music by electric guitarists (and multi-instrumentalist MacArthur Genius John Zorn ) for other instruments…like saxophone quartet!  The Swiss sax ensemble ARTE Quartett plays music by John Zorn from their brilliant record, Different Worlds, which also includes music by Terry Riley, Lebanese composer Rabih Abou-Khalil, and arrangements of Swiss folk songs.

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New Sounds

New Releases, April 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

It's that time of the month again for the new releases show on New Sounds. John Schaefer carefully sorts through the stacks, bins, and towers of new CDs, records, and bandcamp sites which have come across his desk or into his email over the past month to present some choice cuts.  We hope to hear from Amadou & Miriam, BMOP and Evan Ziporyn, and the local Brooklyn outfit Choban Elektrik, as well as a host of other choice recordings.

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Orchestra of the 21st Century

Saturday, March 31, 2012

For this New Sounds, we'll focus on the orchestra of the 21st Century.  Chances are this orchestra is a bit leaner and more versatile than a  100 member-plus symphony orchestra and most likely includes electric and/or electronic instruments.  We'll hear many examples, including Alarm Will Sound, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and Sujian Stevens' The BQE Project, a work for a quirky symphony orchestra. And more.

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New Sounds

With Steven Mackey

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Electric guitarist, composer and Princeton University professor Steven Mackey returns to New Sounds for this program.  His enormous and ambitious work, “Dreamhouse,” a collaboration with singer/producer/writer Rinde Eckert and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, for orchestra, electric guitars, and singers has just been released.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

The Addictive Rhythms of Eric Moe Come to a Head in 'Kick & Ride'

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Why should Eric Moe's Kick & Ride, Q2 Music's Album of the Week, come with a warning? Read on to find out, and to snag a download (this week only) from the title concerto.

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New Sounds

Electric Guitar-Informed Music

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

For this New Sounds, hear some music by electric guitarists (and multi-instrumentalist MacArthur Genius John Zorn ) for other instruments…like saxophone quartet!  The Swiss sax ensemble ARTE Quartett plays music by John Zorn from their brilliant record, Different Worlds, which also includes music by Terry Riley, Lebanese composer Rabih Abou-Khalil, and arrangements of Swiss folk songs.

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New Sounds

Orchestra of the 21st Century

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

For this New Sounds, we'll focus on the orchestra of the 21st Century.  Chances are this orchestra is a bit leaner and more versatile than a  100 member-plus symphony orchestra and most likely includes electric and/or electronic instruments.  We'll hear many examples, including Alarm Will Sound, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and Sujian Stevens' The BQE Project, a work for a quirky symphony orchestra. And more.

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New Sounds

Listener Poll Show for 2010

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Here's the rebuttal to last night’s program where the listeners weigh in on the best new music releases of 2010. First off, a big thank you to all of the listeners who voted! We found that there were some hard-fought battles this year between well-waged Facebook (and other social media) campaigns and other organized mailing list calls-to-action. However, we have a clear front-runner, with some unexpected and predictable results.  The voting closed at noon today.  Tonight's 25th annual New Sounds Listener Poll show will contain the music that emerged victorious from this year's contest.

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New Sounds

With Steven Mackey

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Electric guitarist, composer and Princeton University professor Steven Mackey returns to New Sounds for this program.  His enormous and ambitious work, “Dreamhouse,” a collaboration with singer/producer/writer Rinde Eckert and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, for orchestra, electric guitars, and singers has just been released.

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