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Classics Recomposed

Friday, January 16, 2015

Hear variations on, recompositions of, and even electronic treatments added to romantic, baroque & medieval works on this New Sounds.

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New Sounds

Year in Review 2014: John Schaefer's Top 10

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

John Schaefer presents his Top 10 new music releases of 2014. Listen to music by an Icelandic electro-acoustic composer, a Korean-American composer, a chamber-jazz-rock band, & more.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Year in Review 2014: 4

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

WNYC
In a shocking break with tradition, John Schaefer reveals his Top 10 new music releases of 2014, before January of 2015.
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New Sounds

Voice & Electronics

Thursday, May 01, 2014

On this edition of New Sounds, listen to music for voice and electronics, including the latest recording from Brooklyn-based composer Jacob Cooper, “Silver Threads.” It’s a song cycle written for soprano Mellissa Hughes, in which he employs laptop like a folk instrument.  The text of the first movement comes from a haiku by Basho, and the following five movements came from asking five contemporary poets to write their own poems in response to the Basho haiku. Listen to Cooper’s setting of the original haiku, and one with text by Tarfia Faizullah.  SEE Silver Threads release show at Le Poisson Rouge on May 7.

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New Sounds

Medieval + Electronic = ?

Monday, April 14, 2014

This New Sounds explores the equation of medieval + electronic = ?  Hear ecstatic melodies from the 12th century German composer abbess mystic Hildegard of Bingen in a contemporary context.  There are many versions of her “O Viridissima Virga,” incorporating modern electronics and sound design from the likes of Jocelyn Montgomery and David Lynch to arranger and producer Richard Souther. There’s also a version from the Korean-Amercian Bora Yoon as well, from her latest, “Sunken Cathedral.” Yoon's settings are ominous and disorienting when she transports these Hildegard songs into her electronic sound-world. 

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New Sounds

New Releases, March 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

It's the most wonderful time of the month - the showcasing of new releases! On this New Sounds program, listen to the pick of the piles, the cream of the crop. John Schaefer carefully sorts through the stacks and boatloads of new CDs & downloads which have come across his desk over the past month to present some of the finest new releases. Listen to music from trumpeter Ambrose Akimusire, along with a preview of the forthcoming record from Kronos Quartet.  There's also music from Bora Yoon, and a collaboration between guitarist Joel Harrison and sarodist Anupam Shobhakar. And much more.

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Cued Up

Salem, Massachusetts in 2011

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Inspired by the Salem witch trials, Cued Up concocts a witch's brew of spellbinding string quartets, crystalline electronics, mischievous female vocals, and other works that sound like the musical equivalent to fortune-telling.

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Bang On A Can Marathon 2008, Part II

Sunday, August 15, 2010

There's more music from the 2008 edition of new music’s biggest annual party, the Bang On A Can Marathon at the World Financial Center.  For this New Sounds, expect music from Caleb Burhans, who is running in multiple music circles these days, with Alarm Will Sound, and the chamber duo itsnotyouitsme, along with his vocal career as a countertenor. 

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