Monday, April 13, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Friday, October 11, 2013
It’s an all-acoustic program of music on this New Sounds, including music from Colin Jacobsen & the Silk Road Ensemble, violinist Hilary Hahn, and guitarist Kevin Hufnagel. If Hufnagel’s name sounds familiar, it could be because we heard from his ambient record “Transparencies” previously on New Sounds, or perhaps more likely, it is because of his work as a guitarist in Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, and Vaura, (largely metal outfits) among others. But on his latest release, “Ashland,” he has made a record of captivating and thoughtful instrumental miniatures built around the baritone ukulele, both prepared (with wooden file, hair elastic and sewing needle in the strings - nod to John Cage) and unaltered.
Monday, April 29, 2013
"A Walking Fire," Brooklyn Rider’s new recording, expertly manages to draw on the folk music roots of Romania, Hungary and Persia in a way that feels authentic, fresh and kitsch-free.
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."