Friday, November 21, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
By Amanda Angel
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Monday, September 08, 2014
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.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
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.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
By Amanda Angel
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
By Brian Wise
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.
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.
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."