Friday, July 18, 2014
There's music from the expected places, like Brooklyn's Andy Statman, David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness, and some from very unexpected places. Hear Cuban-Jewish music from Roberto Rodriguez, and a DJ collaboration from Socalled, along with some Afrobeat-meets-Jewish Nigerian style arrangements of Jewish wordless songs of praise from Zion80.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Can’t get enough clarinet? This New Sounds is for you. Hear music from David Krakauer from his latest cinematic venture, “The Big Picture,” arrangements and interprtations of familiar movie soundtracks by classic film composers. Also, listen to music by multi-instrumentalist Doug Wieselman, (Antony and the Johnsons, Lounge Lizards, Cibo Matto) for solo clarinet and looping based on melodies heard from bodies of water.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Listen to new music with old roots on this New Sounds program. Hear from the latest release, “Bella Ciao” by New York band Barbez, led by Dan Kaufman. Inspired both by ancient Roman-Jewish melodies, Italian neorealist cinema,and more immediately, by the songs of resistance during the Nazi occupation of Rome by the Italian partisans of World War II. The tunes weave European folksong, post-war classical, and experimental rock into heavy otherworldly protest cinema-scapes.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
For this New Sounds, hear arrangements of Jewish wordless songs of praise from around the world. There’s Nigerian style Afrobeat, trancey jazz, Afro-cuban dance music, a DJ collaboration, and music from the Jewish people of Uganda. A Fela Kuti-style band, led by guitarist Jon Madof does up the prayers that Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach set to music, and takes as its name “Zion80,” a nod to Fela’s “Nigeria 70/Africa 70.”
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Saturday, Mar. 16, Q2 Music and Williamsburg's Original Music Workshop presented an evening that bridged new vocal styles from New York and Africa. Watch on-demand video of the entire sold-out show.
Monday, January 07, 2013
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project devotes its latest – and 24th – recording in just five years to the music of New York composer Paul Moravec. Stream the entire album this week only.
Monday, August 02, 2010
Hear some frenzied Romanian gypsy punk from the New York-based Luminescent Orchestrii on this edition of New Sounds. Not willing to stop there, they can also rock the klezmer, bust out hip-hop beats and call upon Appalachian fiddle as well.