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Carla Kihlstedt

New Sounds

Yodels and Hockets

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hear music involving yodeling & the rhythmic technique called hocketing, featuring Roomful of Teeth & music by Merrill Garbus, Circle Songs by Bobby McFerrin, & music by Meredith Monk.

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After the Storm

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Hear music from Carla Kihlstedt/Matthias Bossi, inspired by Bossi’s mother’s recollection of the Hurricane Carol's 1954 destruction, plus an excerpt from Ted Hearne’s “Katrina Ballads.”

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New Music for 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

For this last show of 2014, look ahead to music due out in 2015. Listen to synthesizer music inspired by Euclidian geometry by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, banjo music by Jake Schepps & more.

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Clarinet-Centric New Music

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hear new music for clarinets, including a preview of the new album, "Orphic Machine" by clarinetist/composer Ben Goldberg, space-jazz from Belgium, music by Derek Bermel & more.

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Fair Play for Women

Monday, November 17, 2014

This New Sounds program goes for works by women, including music from Juliana Barwick's recent record, “Nepenthe,” Canadian percussionist Beverly Johnston, & a song cycle by Leah Kardos.

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Unconventional Songs

Saturday, July 19, 2014

We'll hear unusual approaches to songs on this New Sounds program, including something from vocalist/composer/songwriter Julia Holter, whose recent "Ekstasis," both bewitches and confounds with its substantial song-craft and challenging freak-pop.  Listen to songs by Julia Holter, along with recent songs from violinist/composer Carla Kihlstedt, and songwriter Lee Feldman.  Plus, ...

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New Sounds Live: Carla Kihlstedt, ICE, Face the Music

Friday, May 16, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear the concert recording of the world premiere of violinist vocalist Carla Kihlstedt's "At Night We Walk In Circles And Are Consumed by Fire."  The work is a collaborative commission with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and inspired by dreams - dreams collected from the band, some of her own, and some solicited through Facebook.  Comprised of nine song-parts, the topics range from meeting one's younger self, to having all of your teeth fall out, and a flying dream.

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Art Songs

Friday, May 02, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to unusual art songs from the likes of Mikel Rouse, Clogs, and Carla Kihlstedt & Matthias Bossi.  Hear brand new material from Clogs, the purveyors of vocal chamber pop, from their forthcoming EP, “The Sundown Song.” There's also a piece from Texas-born, Brooklyn based composer Corey Dargel, and his song cycle – “Someone Will Take Care of Me,” as performed by ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble.)

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After the Storm

Monday, February 03, 2014

Hear music from Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi, inspired by Bossi’s mother’s recollection of the destruction wrought by Hurricane Carol in 1954 on this New Sounds.  Then there’s a musical warning from the Australian band Coolangubra, along with an excerpt from Ted Hearne’s “Katrina Ballads.” Also, listen to music from Alexander Desplat and Benjamin Britten’s score to “Moonrise Kingdom,” where the pivotal scene takes place as a hurricane sweeps through the island off the New England coast.

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Yodels and Hockets

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to music involving yodeling, (the abrupt change of pitch in a voice during a single note) and hockets.  Hocketing is a rhythmic technique where you take two or more musicians and split up the melody between them so that one note, pitch, (or chord) sounds while the other rests.  Listen to music by Merrill Garbus, aka TuneYards, performed by her and some performed by the vocal octet Roomful of Teeth.  Also, from vocal innovator, conductor, and improviser Bobby McFerrin, hear one of his Circle Songs.

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Fair Play for Women

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

As host John Schaefer observed about the previous show, it was dominated by music from men, so to keep the air fair, this New Sounds program contains works by women. Preview the forthcoming record by Juliana Barwick, “Nepenthe,” featuring countless fragments of her voice electronically layered to create soaring choral music.  Then, listen to selections from a song cycle by Leah Kardos based on themes of technology, loneliness and the human condition. All of the texts have been taken from a few years of collected spam emails.  

 

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Unconventional Songs

Thursday, July 04, 2013

We'll hear unusual approaches to songs on this New Sounds program, including something from vocalist/composer/songwriter Julia Holter, whose recent "Ekstasis," both bewitches and confounds with its substantial song-craft and challenging freak-pop.  Listen to songs by Julia Holter, along with recent songs from violinist/composer Carla Kihlstedt, and songwriter Lee Feldman.  Plus, music from Elizabeth & the Catapult.

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Small Acoustic Ensembles

Sunday, May 26, 2013

For this New Sounds, hear some music from violinist/composer Jenny Scheinman, along with something from violinist Carla Kihlstedt & percussionist/keyboardist Matthias Bossi.  These two, Kihlstedt & Bossi, have another record of music for dance, Still You Lay Dreaming: Tales for the Stage, II, a companion album to their 2009 release, Ravish, and Other Tales for the Stage.  Also, indie chamber music from Clogs, and chamber folk from the Penguin Cafe Orchestra (not to be confused with the newly-formed "Penguin Cafe," which features founding member Simon Jeffes' son, Arthur.)

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New Sounds Live with Clogs, Orchestra for the New Century

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

From the New Sounds Live Concert Series, hear some music from the Ecstatic Music Festival 2013 at Merkin Hall.  Listen to new works by  the indie chamber band Clogs in a trio incarnation with Padma Newsome (vocals, viola), Rachael Elliott (bassoon) and Thomas Kozumplik (percussion). Together with the Orchestra for the Next Century, directed by Gary Schneider, Clogs perform this new material, along with pieces by Newsome, Shara Worden and DM Stith. Plus, music from Causing a Tiger, a song-based improvising trio consisting of Violinist/Vocalist Carla Kihlstedt, Bassist/Guitarist Shahzad Ismaily, and Drummer/Storyteller Matthias Bossi.

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New Sounds Live: Carla Kihlstedt, ICE, Face the Music

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

For this New Sounds, hear the concert recording of the world premiere of violinist vocalist Carla Kihlstedt's "At Night We Walk In Circles And Are Consumed by Fire."  The work is a collaborative commission with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and inspired by dreams - dreams collected from the band, some of her own, and some solicited through Facebook.  Comprised of nine song-parts, the topics range from meeting one's younger self, to having all of your teeth fall out, and a flying dream.

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Listen: Carla Kihlstedt, ICE, Causing a Tiger and Face the Music

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Tonight at 7:30 pm, Q2 Music presents a live audio webcast of singer-instrumentalist Carla Kihlstedt with the International Contemporary Ensemble, live from the Ecstatic Music Festival.

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Art Songs

Thursday, January 24, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to unusual art songs from the likes of Mikel Rouse, Clogs, and Carla Kihlstedt & Matthias Bossi.  Hear brand new material from Clogs, the purveyors of vocal chamber pop, from their forthcoming EP, “The Sundown Song.” There's also a piece from Texas-born, Brooklyn based composer Corey Dargel, and his song cycle – “Someone Will Take Care of Me,” as performed by ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble.)

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New Releases, Dec. 2012 Special Podcast

Friday, January 18, 2013

WNYC

For this New Sounds, John Schaefer sifts through the avalanche of CDs (and digital offerings) piled up in his office to find a sampling of new releases worthy of showcasing in tonight's New Sounds program.  Also, he'll look back at some of the things that came out during 2012 that might have gone unnoticed on the chaos that is his desk, and ahead to some of the things that 2013 holds.  Listen to inventive voice-based music from Holly Herndon, some hypnotic plucked strings from Ljova, and some Zimbabwean music by way of Scandinavia in a collaborative project called Monoswezi.

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New Sounds Live

New Sounds Live: Carla Kihlstedt, ICE, Face the Music

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

WNYC

On Saturday, January 26, 2013, New Sounds Live and the Ecstatic Music Festival present multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, bandleader and composer Carla Kihlstedt together with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), for the premiere of Kihlstedt's new ICElab commission, At Night We Walk in Circles and Are Consumed by Fire. Written for nine members of ICE plus Kihlstedt, the song cycle is based on dreams and their mirror on waking lives.  Also on the bill are Kihlstedt's band, Causing a Tiger, and teen alt-classical ensemble Face the Music, who will join ICE in performing the legendary composer George Lewis's Artificial Life 2007.

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New Releases, December 2012

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

For this New Sounds, John Schaefer sifts through the avalanche of CDs (and digital offerings) which has piled up in his office to find a sampling of new releases worthy of showcasing in tonight's New Sounds program.  Also, he'll look back at some of the things that came out during 2012 that might have gone unnoticed on the chaos that is his desk, and ahead to some of the things that 2013 holds.

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