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Music From the Dark Side

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Listen to music from the dark side, including music by Bryce Dessner played by Kronos Quartet along with music by the Irish choir Anúna performing Tenebrae in Gaelic, and more.

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A Modern Liederabend

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It’s a modern liederabend, “song night,” featuring vocal & choral music from Paola Prestini inspired by Kandinsky, chamber opera by Missy Mazzoli, & opera by MIT professor Tod Machover.

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New Sounds

Music for Strings, Old and New

Friday, March 06, 2015

Listen to Bryce Dessner's string quartet "Little Blue Something" with the piece that inspired it: "Little Blue Nothing" by Czech duo Irena Havlova & Vojtěch Havel, & other string music.

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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 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 Music From the Concert Hall

Friday, December 26, 2014

Listen to some new music from the concert hall from composer, singer, violinist and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Burhans and his latest release, the “emo-classical” epic, “Evensong.”

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Now is the Winter of our Discontent

Sunday, December 21, 2014

For this New Sounds program listen to songs about winter, as we welcome spring from San Francisco-based finger-style guitarist Sean Smith to the minimalist cool of the Geoff Smith Band.

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Black Mountain Songs

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

For this New Sounds, John Schaefer talks with co-curators of “Black Mountain Songs,” Richard Reed Parry and Bryce Dessner, and Brooklyn Youth Chorus Director Dianne Berkun-Menaker.

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New York Now

On-Demand Audio: The Knights Spotlight the Music of Bryce Dessner

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

October 15, New York ensemble The Knights presented the music of Bryce Dessner, best known as a guitarist and songwriter in The National. Stream entire show on demand.

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New Sounds Live: The Knights & Bryce Dessner

Thursday, November 13, 2014

From the New Sounds Live Concert Series, listen to new music from a collaboration between guitarist/composer Bryce Dessner and the flexible NY-based orchestral collective, The Knights.

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New Sounds Live from Brookfield Place 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WNYC
The New Sounds Live Concert Series presents three FREE nights of music at Brookfield Place, with the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Bryce Dessner & the Knights, and "Tubular Bells."
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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Richard Reed Parry Taps Performers' Inner Metronomes in 'Music for Heart and Breath'

Monday, July 21, 2014

Richard Reed Parry, a composer and member of the rock band Arcade Fire, writes classical compositions based the actual pulse of the performers themselves. Stream his "Music for Heart and Breath" all this week. 

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New Sounds Live from Ecstatic Music 2012

Sunday, June 15, 2014

From the New Sounds Live concert series recorded in 2012, the extremely talented genre-blind sextet yMusic performs new works by Richard Reed Parry & Son Lux (aka Ryan Lott.)  Hear some new works by Richard Reed Parry, including a piece for stethoscopes & yMusic.  Parry is a multi-instrumentalist with the Grammy-winning rock band, Arcade Fire, and the co-founder of the post-rock outfit Bell Orchestre.

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Post-Rock/Post-Classical

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Listen to two big pieces which might be labeled post-classical or post-rock on this New Sounds program. There’s music from composer Bryce Dessner, featuring a diverse palette of bowed vibraphone, harmonium, electric guitar, and orchestra, in Dessner’s “Raphael” (2007).  Also, hear almost orchestral music with a post-rock ambient drone approach in “Virginia,” a large work from the Austin, TX-based duo Stars of the Lid.  Plus a work from Stars of the Lid founder Adam Wiltzie and composer Dustin O’Halloran, as A Winged Victory For the Sullen, and more. 

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New Sounds Live at WFC, Mostly

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sample some of the new works premiered at our New Sounds Live concert series featuring the Brooklyn Phil (before the collapse) and their music director, Alan Pierson, along with the final concert of the American Composers Orchestra’s SONiC Festival for this program.  We’ll hear the premiere of Bryce Dessner’s "St. Carolyn by the Sea," written for the American Composers Orchestra and two electric guitar soloists (Bryce & his brother, Aaron), from the World Financial Center in October 2011.

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Now is the Winter of our Discontent

Thursday, April 03, 2014

"Now is the Winter of our Discontent / Made glorious Summer by this sun of York..." (Shakespeare's Richard III) or, if you prefer, "Winter is Coming" (or at least Season 4 of "Game of Thrones.") For this New Sounds program listen to songs about winter, as we welcome spring from San Francisco-based finger-style guitarist Sean Smith to the minimalist cool of the Geoff Smith Band.  There's the rare bit of instrumental music from Meredith Monk along with music for cellist Zach Miskin, written by guitarist Bryce Dessner (the National, Clogs), as well as keyboard music from David Borden.  Also, from New York-based Matt McBane and Build, hear "Imagining Winter."  Listen to Icelandic composer Valgeir Sigurðsson's take on winter, as well as Japanese pianist/composer/producer Ryuchi Sakamoto's music, "Ice." That, and more.

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New York Now

On-Demand Audio: Ensemble LPR

Friday, March 07, 2014

March 7, Q2 Music streamed a live webcast of Le Poisson Rouge's in-house Ensemble LPR, performing the music of Jonny Greenwood, Bryce Dessner and Bela Bartok. Listen to the show on demand. 

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New Works for Electric Guitar

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Hear works for electric guitar on this New Sounds program, including music by Bryce Dessner (of the National and Clogs) and Glenn Branca (the leader of many guitar armies.)  Plus, listen to a piece by Nick Didkovsky from a private recording at a panel held in Philadelphia, and something from Steven Mackey as well.

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"Indie Classical"

Sunday, February 02, 2014

For this New Sounds, take a listen to some music from the chamber group yMusic, playing Son Lux and a work by Judd Greenstein.  Also, music from Clogs, featuring Bryce Dessner and more in the vein of "indie classical."

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New Releases, January 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

It's the end of the month, which is the time for sharing the latest releases that have come across John Schaefer's desk and into the New Sounds inbox.  On deck, a work by Bryce Dessner that was premiered at a New Sounds Live concert event just a few years ago, "St. Carolyn by the Sea," as well as film music by Jonny Greenwood (of Radiohead fame.)  Then, listen to some music, both early and late from Denmark, along with what very well might place highly on John Schaefer's end-of-year best-of list: the debut record from the Irish "supergroup," the Gloaming.  That, and more.

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