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Christopher Tignor

New Sounds

Dramatic Works

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Listen to music from Wires Under Tension, a NYC-based band formed by multi-instrumentalist/composer Christopher Tignor and drummer Theo Metz.  Their latest creation is called “Replicant, ” and is, yes(!) inspired by Philip K Dick's “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”, along with the film adaptation, “Blade Runner.”  According to the album’s site, “‘Replicant’ takes on the questions of mechanized identity, the feeling of flawed copies, and the inescapable bummer of being too self-aware.”  The music is layer after tasty layer of impossible sounds created by synth, swirls, drum licks, offered up all together as post-rock with grooves.

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New Sounds

NY-based Indie Classical Music

Monday, March 17, 2014

Hear New York-based “indie classical” music on this New Sounds program. The main event for this show is “Thunder Lay Down in the Heart,” a work by violinist/composer/sound engineer Christopher Tignor, who also leads the bands Slow Six and Wires Under Tension, in addition to having done string arranging work with the epic post-rock ensemble, This Will Destroy You.  Tignor’s latest record, "Thunder Lay Down in the Heart," features a collaboration with the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet John Ashbery, along with Rachel Grimes, (she of post-rock pioneers “Rachel’s), in addition to the stunning title track for string orchestra and electronics. 

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New Sounds

New Releases, February 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

It's the end of the month, which brings another bunch of new releases to New Sounds.  Listen for new music from Moroccan-born Brooklyn-based musician, player of the sintir (bass lute), and "Godfather of Gnawa" Hassan Hakmoun, from his forthcoming record, “Unity.”  Then, from Mali, hear mostly acoustic music from Habib Koite, followed by traditional music from Bulgaria, arranged and played by mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital, from Israel.

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New Sounds

Dramatic Works

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Listen to music from Wires Under Tension, a NYC-based band formed by multi-instrumentalist/composer Christopher Tignor and drummer Theo Metz.  Their latest creation is called “Replicant, ” and is, yes(!) inspired by Philip K Dick's “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”, along with the film adaptation, “Blade Runner.”  According to the album’s site, “‘Replicant’ takes on the questions of mechanized identity, the feeling of flawed copies, and the inescapable bummer of being too self-aware.”  The music is layer after tasty layer of impossible sounds created by synth, swirls, drum licks, offered up all together as post-rock with grooves. 

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Mixtapes

Christopher Tignor's Portrait of a 20-Something Kid

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Composer/violinist Christopher Tignor has worked with a healthy cross section of the new-music community, from Brooklyn Rider string quartet to the conductor-less string orchestra A Far Cry. He also leads the bands Slow Six and Wires Under Tension. Hear his mixtape today at 3 pm.

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New Sounds

Violin Works

Saturday, April 07, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to the new recording, "September Canons" featuring violinist Todd Reynolds performing a piece written for him by American composer Ingram Marshall.  It’s a soaring, searing work for violin with electronic processing, and is a "lamentation on the events of September 11, 2001." 

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New Sounds

NightMusic II

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Listen to another program of works that evoke the sounds rhythms, unsettled nature, and stillness (or not) of the night for this New Sounds.  There are works by pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi from his latest release, "Nightbook," along with Ingram Marshall's "Fog Tropes" for brass sextet and ambient sounds on tape.  Plus, we'll hear an excerpt from the "Politics of Quiet," from Meredith Monk and her vocal ensemble, together with Alarm Will Sound. And more.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

This Will Destroy You, Slow Six and A Far Cry

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

On February 9, 2012 the Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall juxtaposed the Boston-based string orchestra A Far Cry with post-rockers This Will Destroy You, composer/violinist Christopher Tignor and his instrumental rock group Slow Six.

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The New Canon

Ecstatic Electricity with Christopher Tignor

Friday, January 27, 2012

This Friday at 1pm, the New Canon jams with composer and Slow Six bandleader Christopher Tignor, asking in advance of his Ecstatic Music Festival appearance: Should there be a line between Indie Rock and Indie Classical?

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Q2 Music

Introducing Christopher Tignor

Friday, May 28, 2010

This week on Q2, we introduce you to the spacious and spacial sound world of composer and Slow Six bandleader Christopher Tignor. Listen in for focused programming, including an unreleased track, download his piece Cathedral and read an introduction by Tignor himself.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Video Economic Indicators: Our Space

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

We have more videos from the Uncommon Economic Indicators Video Contest. Take a look at what these contestants noticed in their neighboorhoods--a string of store closings, recession sculpture, living in a film set--these are definitely things we didn't know. Now we share them with all of you.

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