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Darcy James Argue'S Secret Society

New Sounds

Big Bands, New Sounds-Style

Saturday, January 14, 2012

We’re all about music for big bands on this New Sounds, and that’s certainly not the 1930’s swing bands.  Listen for elements of rock, classical, and minimalism to crop up in music from Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society.  We’ll also hear one or two arrangements of Bjork tunes by Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra.  Plus, there’s also a long-form suite of music from John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, along with music from the Industrial Jazz Group as well.

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New Sounds

Big Bands

Saturday, September 03, 2011

For this New Sounds, hear new music for large ensembles, sometimes with lots of brass, sometimes with an electric guitar.  We'll dig into the record "Infernal Machines" by Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, which brings together the best of mid-century big bands and the minimalism of Steve Reich.  There's also music by John Hollenbeck & the Jazz Big Band Graz from Austria along with music by New Yorker Roy Nathanson and the Jazz Passengers.  Plus, music that looks to Ethiopia from the Either Orchestra, and more.

For this New Sounds, hear new music for large ensembles, sometimes with lots of brass, sometimes with an electric guitar.  We'll dig into the record "Infernal Machines" by Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, which brings together the best of mid-century big bands and the minimalism of Steve Reich.  There's also music by John Hollenbeck & the Jazz Big Band Graz from Austria along with music by New Yorker Roy Nathanson and the Jazz Passengers.  Plus, music that looks to Ethiopia from the Either Orchestra, and more.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: Big and Bigger Bands

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Recorded live at Merkin Hall as part of the New Sounds Live concert series, together with the Ecstatic Music Festival mere weeks ago, listen to premiere works by the 8-piece ensemble Newspeak and Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, the 18-piece big band.  Mind control experiments and conspiracy theories are the subject matter for these brand-new pieces, and there might be works by Vijay Iyer and Nicole Lizée as well. 

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New Sounds Live

Darcy James Argue vs. David T. Little with Vijay Iyer & Nicole Lizee

Monday, February 14, 2011

WNYC

Mind control experiments and conspiracy theories are the subject matter for brand-new music performed by an electric chamber ensemble and a Grammy-nominated big band. Those are just two of the four offerings on this New Sounds Live concert at Merkin Hall, part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, on Thursday February 24, 2011 at 7:30.  Socially engaged, hybrid genre-straddling ensembles Newspeak and Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society take on brand new works written specifically for each. 

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New Sounds

Big Bands, New Sounds-Style

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

We’re all about music for big bands on this New Sounds, and that’s certainly not the 1930’s swing bands.  Listen for elements of rock, classical, and minimalism to crop up in music from Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society.  We’ll also hear one or two arrangements of Bjork tunes by Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra.  Plus, there’s also a long-form suite of music from John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, along with music from the Industrial Jazz Group as well.

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New Sounds

Big Bands

Friday, September 17, 2010

For this New Sounds, hear new music for large ensembles, sometimes with lots of brass, sometimes with an electric guitar.  We'll dig into the record "Infernal Machines" by Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, which brings together the best of mid-century big bands and the minimalism of Steve Reich.  There's also music by John Hollenbeck & the Jazz Big Band Graz from Austria along with music by New Yorker Roy Nathanson and the Jazz Passengers.  Plus, music that looks to Ethiopia from the Either Orchestra, and more.

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