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New Sounds

David Lang's "love fail"

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Using ancient and modern texts, excerpts from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, and other sources, Lang retells a universal love story, both found and unfulfilled.

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New York Now

Listen: David Lang's Opera 'The Difficulty of Crossing a Field'

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hear David Lang's 2002 opera The Difficulty of Crossing a Field with libretto by Mac Wellman, as recorded live in concert with the Harlem Quartet on Sept. 28 at Roulette.

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New Sounds

Glass-y Music

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hear fragile and glassy music on this New Sounds program, including low-fi, 1-bit electronic music by New York-based composer Tristan Perich, and Michael Hearst of One Ring Zero.

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Top 5 @ 105

Top 5 Classical Music and Dance Collaborations This Fall

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

This fall, a substantial number of projects being presented in New York offer potential excitement for both for both dance and music lovers, including these five.

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Mixtapes

Tristan Perich on Connections Across Structure, Genre & Style

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sound, visual and installation artist Tristan Perich is fascinated with the sound of 1-bit electronics. His Mixtape features music where "each piece is in dialogue with multiple others."

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Cincinnati Symphony Mines the Terror of the Sublime in 'Hallowed Ground'

Monday, September 08, 2014

Issued on Cincinnati Symphony's own label, "Hallowed Ground" finds unexpected connections between David Lang's hard, bitter pieces and those by Aaron Copland and Nico Muhly.

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New Sounds

Bang on a Can at 25

Sunday, September 07, 2014

For more than 25 years, Bang on a Can has been a force in new music. The three co-founders join this New Sounds to celebrate a quarter-century of "Big Beautiful Dark and Scary."

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New Sounds

Bells, Mallets, and Winds

Monday, June 23, 2014

This New Sounds is chock-a-block full of unusually textured new music, featuring some percussion-based works and other recent arrivals which may or may not incorporate wind families of clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, and then add to that hammered dulcimer, zither, marimba and/or accordion.

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New York Now

On-Demand Audio: Late 20th Century Works from AXIOM

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Ensemble AXIOM and conductor Jeffrey Milarsky's second concert of their 2013-2014 series, featuring Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas and others in Alice Tully Hall on February 27.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

David Lang Sets Many Subtle Heartbreaks in 'love fail'

Monday, May 19, 2014

David Lang's love fail is a sort of micro-opera about subtle heartbreak and based on the legend that inspired Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. Listen to the entire album, featuring Anonymous 4, this week. 

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Top 5 @ 105

Five Symphonic Storytellers You Need To Be Listening To

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Carnegie Hall’s Debs Composer Chair David Lang is overseeing a concert series called Collected Stories. Here are five other composers who made music a storytelling medium.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

When Words Get in the Way

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Tonight at 10 pm, host Terrance McKnight blends the spoken with the unspoken and the old with the not so old. We feature choral music by David Lang, and a wordless serenade to Mozart by Bobby McFerrin.

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New Sounds

Bang on a Can PCF Concert 2014

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

From the New Sounds Live Concert Series, listen to portions of the Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert 2014 – a partnership with the Ecstatic Music Festival, recorded live at Merkin Hall this past March.  Hear Bang on a Can co-founders Julia Wolfe's “Lick” and David Lang's Schubert-inspired “Death Speaks” with guest vocalist Shara Worden. There’s also music by one of the three PCF-commissioned composers, the Brooklyn-based electroacoustic composer Daniel Wohl.  

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New Sounds

From the Bang On A Can Founders

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to music from the founding composers of New York’s Bang on a Can organization: David Lang, Michael Gordon, and Julia Wolfe.  Since 1987, this collective has been a force in new music, commissioning works from new composers, presenting and recording new work, and educating and developing new musicians.  Hear music recorded at the 2009 Bang on a Can Marathon by co-founder Julia Wolfe, featuring two ensembles from Denmark. It’s “Thirst,” part of larger, collective work by all three founding composers,“Water,” which is a “meditation on the poetry of water, what it means to have it, how we misuse it and how we struggle for it.”

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New Sounds

David Lang's "love fail"

Monday, March 10, 2014

Pulitzer-Prize winning composer and one of the three founders of Bang on a Can, David Lang, along with the women of vocal quartet Anonymous 4 join us to preview the work Lang had just written for the group, “love fail.” Like his “Little Match Girl Passion,” the work centers on the sound of four voices and percussion.  But in the piece, “love fail,” these components are the centerpiece of a multi-media extravaganza, including sound design, lighting design, projections and video, along with clothing and sets.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Big Ears, Big Mouths

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Goethe once said, "music starts where words end." But what about when the words continue and the music joins in? All Ears celebrates this overlap tonight at 10 pm.

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WQXR Blog

What Lou Reed Gave Classical Music

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The rock 'n' roll iconoclast was more than punk's most important ancestor. But his career with the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist inspired many classical musicians who yearned to walk on the wild side.

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New Sounds

Glass-y Music

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Hear fragile and glassy music on this New Sounds program, including low-fi, 1-bit electronic music by New York-based composer Tristan Perich.  Listen to the collision of math, physics, and code, in Perich’s “Observations,” for two crotales.  (Incidentally, 1-bit is the lowest possible digital representation of audio.)  Then there’s also music by Michael Hearst (he of One Ring Zero), from his latest, “Songs for Unusual Creatures.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

The Hand that Rocks

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Tonight at 10 pm, Terrance McKnight considers the fact that sometimes it takes a tragedy in our lives to accept a helping hand. On tap are works by Debussy, Satie, Higdon and Lang.

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Mixtapes

Tristan Perich on Connections Across Structure, Genre & Style

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Sound, visual and installation artist Tristan Perich is fascinated with the sound of 1-bit electronics – low fidelity tones generated with the least possible amount of digital information. His Mixtape features music where "each piece is in dialogue with multiple others."

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