Cold Blue

New Sounds

Musical Landscapes

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Journey through musical landscapes from the likes of Karen Tanaka, Jim Fox, and 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams on this New Sounds show. Listen to an Arctic landscape from a live recording made by our sister station, Q2, at Le Poisson Rouge, featuring ACME, performing a work by John Luther Adams, “In a Treeless Place, Only Snow.”  Then, continue on in the icy sound-world with a work from Karen Tanaka, “Frozen Horizon.”  Also, listen to a work from the California-based composer and Cold Blue Music records founder, Jim Fox.  And more.


The New Canon

Musical Microcosms from Cold Blue

Monday, December 03, 2012

This week's episode of The New Canon features selections by John Luther Adams, Gavin Bryars and more from the Cold Blue label's chilling new compilation. We'll also hear new recordings of music by Warren Gooch, Rain Worthington and shakuhachi master James Nyoraku Schlefer.


New Sounds

Ambient Classical (Encore Edition)

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to ambient classical California composers like Phillip Schroeder, Harold Budd, Daniel Lentz, and more. Composer/music professor Phillip Schroeder uses multiple pianos and digital delays to generate dense masses of shimmering trills and cascades that create a complex calm and openness.