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Coping Strategies

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Celebrate loss. Say "so what?" to adversity. Shout into the abyss. Talk with friends. David Garland presents these and other "coping strategies" suggested in songs.

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New Sounds

Post-Rock 101

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Explore music by some of the seminal post-rock bands on this edition of New Sounds, including music by the late guitarist/bassist Jason Noble (Rachel's,Young Scamels), among others.

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New Sounds

The New Music/Rock Music Connection

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

This New Sounds program highlights the connection between new music and rock music, including music from the latest Steve Reich recording, "Radio Rewrite" taking on Radiohead songs.

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New Sounds

Neither Pop Nor Art Song

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

At the junction of art and pop songs lies tonight's New Sounds program. Listen to a song by Clogs, featuring guest vocalists Sufjan Stevens and Shara Worden.  Also, listen to music from Sarah Kirkland Snider from her gorgeous work, "Penelope," with vocals again by Shara Worden.  There's music from How To Destroy Angels, which is Reznor's latest collaboration with Atticus Ross and Rob Sheridan, along with his singer wife Mariqueen Maandig.  Hear innovative songstress Katie Mullins, as she crafts melodies around the African thumb piano, the mbira.  Plus, songs from David Sylvian, Evelyn Glennie featuring Bjork, and Susanna and the Magical Orchestra.

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New Sounds

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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New Sounds

"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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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Secret Gardens

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Old and new, near and far, secret and public, guest host Lauren Rico explores the beautiful delights that composers and songwriters have nurtured over the centuries.

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New Sounds

John Schaefer's Annual Top Ten -2013 edition

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to John Schaefer's completely personal and opinionated look at the ten best new music releases of 2013. There will probably be something by a Russian pianist/composer and a Tibetan singer, perhaps some music from a guitarist/composer who also plays in the National, and a vocalist/composer who practically creates choruses of herself.  Also, listen for music from the IDM world with gamelan-like percussion, as well as Indo-jazz music from a South Asian suite. 

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New Sounds

Post-Rock 101

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Explore music by some of the seminal post-rock bands on this edition of New Sounds, including music by the late guitarist/bassist Jason Noble, a quiet pioneer in the style.  Hear some of his work with bands like Rachel's and the Young Scamels, among others.  Also, there's other post-rock music from bands like Chicago-based Tortoise, Montreal-based Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and the chamber instruments of Clogs. 

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New Sounds

Music Built Around Violins and Cellos

Saturday, August 17, 2013

There’s plenty of music built around cello(s) and violin(s) on this New Sounds program.  We’ll start with a polyrhythmic work from Clogs, a quartet containing guitarist/composer Bryce Dessner and composer/arranger/string performer Padme Newsome.  Then, listen to music by Bryce Dessner for the American cellist Zach Miskin. Based in Paris, Miskin intends to “push the limits of the cello.”  He wants “to take the instrument out of its classical ‘box’ and travel with it through beautifully crafted loops and overdubs, solo passages in songs and in samples, while of course exploring the exotic territory of improvisation.”  We’ll hear more of his musical deviations in another work by Nick Zammuto (the Books.)

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New Sounds

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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Mixtapes

A Smattering of Notes and Rhythms with Sarah Kirkland Snider

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider has worked with a who's-who of the new-music world, including ACME, Roomful of Teeth, Signal and NOW Ensemble. She also a cofounder of New Amsterdam records. Last month, her song cycle Unremembered premiered at the Ecstatic Music Festival. Listen to her Mixtape today at 3 pm.

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New Sounds

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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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Clogs

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Lovely, lyrical shapeshifting band Clogs play Merkin Hall Wednesday night. Download "Sundown Song" and listen to the show live on Q2 Music.

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New York Now

Listen: Clogs, Sarah Kirkland Snider and Orchestra for the Next Century

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

On Feb. 6, Q2 Music presented a live webcast of indie favorites Clogs and Orchestra for the Next Century, and the premiere of Sarah Kirkland Snider's new song cycle, Unremembered. Listen to the full show.

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New Sounds

Neither Pop Nor Art Song

Monday, February 04, 2013

At the junction of art and pop songs lies tonight's New Sounds program. Listen to a song by Clogs, featuring guest vocalists Sufjan Stevens and Shara Worden.  Also, listen to music from Sarah Kirkland Snider from her gorgeous work, "Penelope," with vocals again by Shara Worden.  There's music from How To Destroy Angels, which is Reznor's latest collaboration with Atticus Ross and Rob Sheridan, along with his singer wife Mariqueen Maandig.  Hear innovative songstress Katie Mullins, as she crafts melodies around the African thumb piano, the mbira.  Plus, songs from David Sylvian, Evelyn Glennie featuring Bjork, and Susanna and the Magical Orchestra.

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New Sounds

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 Sounds Live

Ecstatic Music Festival 2013: Clogs, Sarah Kirkland Snider & Orchestra for the Next Century

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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For this second of three New Sounds Live concerts from the Ecstatic Music Festival, on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at 7:30PM at Merkin Hall, it's a double-bill of vocally-driven new music. Hear Sarah Kirkland Snider's new song-cycle for seven vocalists and chamber orchestra,"Unremembered," featuring vocal performances by DM Stith, Shara Worden and Padma Newsome along with the Orchestra for the Next Century.  The work sets poetry by New-York-based poet/writer Nathaniel Bellows recalling strange and beautiful happenings experienced during a childhood in rural Massachusetts. Also sharing the bill is the indie chamber band Clogs in a trio incarnation with Newsome (vocals, viola), Rachael Elliott (bassoon) and Thomas Kozumplik (percussion). Together with the Orchestra for the Next Century, directed by Gary Schneider, Clogs perform new works and arrangements by Newsome, Worden and Stith.

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New Sounds

"Indie Classical"

Monday, January 14, 2013

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 Sounds

The Art of New Songs

Saturday, September 08, 2012

We'll hear works that exist at the juncture of art song and pop song on this New Sounds. There's music from Clogs, who have lately become purveyors of vocal chamber pop, with additions of singers from the indie rock world. There's also a brilliant collection of new work from Corey Dargel, a Texas-born, Brooklyn based composer, who impishly crafts classical pop song cycles. Plus, music by Natalie Merchant, Alex Cline, Brian Dewan, and David Sylvian.

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