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New Releases, April 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

It's that time of the month again for the new releases show on New Sounds. John Schaefer carefully sorts through the stacks of new CDs, Soundcloud files, and the highly anticipated 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.

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Q2 Music

Brooklyn Rider's White-Hot Walking Tour from Romania to Persia

Monday, April 29, 2013

"A Walking Fire," Brooklyn Rider’s new recording, expertly manages to draw on the folk music roots of Romania, Hungary and Persia in a way that feels authentic, fresh and kitsch-free.

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The New Canon

Super Collider

Monday, April 29, 2013

This week on The New Canon we listen to recordings that mix art music with folk music from Brooklyn Rider, Martin Perry and Christine Southworth.

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New Sounds

New Releases, March 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

It's the most fabulous time of the month.  John Schaefer carefully selects from all of the exciting and terrible things that have come into the New Sounds office via digital promo, CD, or the occasional throwback LP or cassette (not that easy to play around the office, sadly - please include digital download!) to present the best of the months' crop of new music releases.  From where the staff is sitting, it looks like there could be music from the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, Vinicius Cantuaria, and Brooklyn Rider. 

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New Sounds

Cool Stuff Meant for John Schaefer, But the Staff is Hogging It For Now

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

WNYC

Every now and again, we get overwhelmed with all of the good music that comes our way and impatient that our host, John Schaefer, has not yet heard the tracks.

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New Sounds

Music with Strings

Friday, January 25, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to music by Russian violist/composer Ljova (real name Lev Zhurbin) performed by the string quartet Brooklyn Rider.  Then there's music by young composer and drummer David T Little, and music by the extremely versatile violinist/composer Todd Reynolds.  Plus, hear something from the Turtle Island Quartet and composer/mayor Phillip K Bimstein as well.

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New Sounds

Tuff Strum

Friday, November 02, 2012

WNYC

Listen to “Cello Multitracks” on this New Sounds program.  It’s Gabriel Prokofiev's four-part suite scored for nine cellos, as realized by the technologically skilled cellist Peter Gregson, (yep, on all nine parts.) The work is sometimes jarring, sometimes it grooves, then it will like as not scuttle like dust bunnies, whether plucked or scraped.

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New York Now

On-Demand Video: Beethoven Remixed

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Thursday night, Q2 Music presented an evening of remixes and re-imaginings of Beethoven's string quartets in The Greene Space.

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Mixtapes

Eric Jacobsen's Rainy Day Mixtape

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A member of Brooklyn Rider string quartet, The Knights, Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Project and Mark O'Connor's String Quartet, cellist and conductor Eric Jacobsen has recorded works by everyone from Jimi Hendrix and Osvaldo Golijov to Shostakovich.

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New Sounds

Tuff Strum

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Listen to “Cello Multitracks” on this New Sounds program.  It’s Gabriel Prokofiev's four-part suite scored for nine cellos, as realized by the technologically skilled cellist Peter Gregson, (yep, on all nine parts.) The work is sometimes jarring, sometimes it grooves, then it will like as not scuttle like dust bunnies, whether plucked or scraped. 

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Listen: Open-Roof Show from Williamsburg's Newest Hotspot

Monday, September 10, 2012

Q2 Music presents an evening of new music recorded live the of performances by Brooklyn Rider, Talea Ensemble and International Contemporary Ensemble musicians.

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Q2 Music

Brooklyn Rider's Nicholas Cords on Breaking the 'Fourth Wall'

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The music of Philip Glass will always be inextricably linked with our very understanding of how to be a string quartet. Early on in our history as Brooklyn Rider, we decided to learn his String Quartet No. 3, which is an adaptation of his score for "A Life in Four Chapters," the brooding 1985 Paul Schrader film about the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima. Despite the relative simplicity of the score's veneer, we quickly discovered a rich inner life to the music and learned much about ourselves in the process.

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New Sounds

With Brooklyn Rider & Martin Hayes

Monday, August 27, 2012

The new music string quartet Brooklyn Rider certainly does get around.  They’ve been part of Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, recorded Debussy, write and perform their own originals, and even collaborated with the kemenchech (Persian fiddle) virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor.  They’ve just released a record of all five string quartets by Philip Glass.   Brooklyn Rider joins us in the studio for this New Sounds program, and they’ve brought an extra player – the Celtic fiddler Martin Hayes (of County Clare.)

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Bruce Levingston and Brooklyn Rider Celebrate The Premiere Commission's 10th Anniversary

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The NYC-based Premiere Commission organization recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with a performance at (le) Poisson Rouge. Pianist and founder Bruce Livingston was joined by Brooklyn Rider for an evening largely comprised of former and current commissions by the organization.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Brooklyn Rider, Janus Trio and American Contemporary Music Ensemble

Saturday, June 02, 2012

The third and final evening of the 2012 Look & Listen Festival concluded with performances by Brooklyn Rider, American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) and Janus Trio and festival pianist, Michael Brown.

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New Sounds

Silk Road Ensemble and Side Roads

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble explored the music of the famed trade route, and for this New Sounds program, we’ll follow some of the side roads, featuring musicians from the Silk Road Ensemble.  Hear from Japanese composer and shakuhachi player Kojiro Umezaki, who incorporates both traditional instruments and technology into his work.   We’ll hear one of Umezaki’s compositions, performed by Brooklyn Rider (also musicians of the Silk Road Ensemble.)

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The New Canon

Ziporyn it Up

Monday, April 16, 2012

This week, the New Canon streams clarinetist composer Evan Ziporyn's new album, Big Grenadilla/Mumbai, an atmospheric duo of concertos for unconventional solo instruments. Plus, music by Einojuhani Rautavaara, Brooklyn Rider and Krzysztof Penderecki.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Brooklyn Rider

Monday, February 13, 2012

New-music string quartet Brooklyn Rider plays with Bruce Levingston and Lisa Bielawa at Le Poisson Rouge as part of the Premiere Commission 10th anniversary concert on Monday night. Download "Seven Steps," the title song from the eclectic quartet's forthcoming album. 

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The New Canon

Brooklyn Rider: Four Play

Friday, October 21, 2011

This week, the New Canon moves to its new home on Fridays at 1 and kicks off with Brooklyn Rider's Johnny Gandelsman and Nicholas Cords to talk about the quartet's compositional collaboration. Our chat begins at 1:00pm.

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New Sounds

Middle Eastern Chamber Music

Sunday, October 16, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to some small ensemble works revolving around the sounds of Persian and Arabic instruments and melodies.  We'll hear "Silent City" from Kayhan Kalhor with Brooklyn Rider, along with some music from Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble.  Plus, listen to the Kronos Quarte recording, "Floodplain", and more.

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