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Acoustic Music Inspired by Electronica

Monday, April 06, 2015

Listen to acoustic music inspired by electronica –IDM (intelligent dance music) to downtempo or ambient music – but completely performed on acoustic instruments on this New Sounds.

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New Sounds

Choral and/or Electronic Works

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Hear electronic music informed by the sounds of choral music and the mirror image, blurring the boundaries between both. There’s choral music for a Norwegian video installation from percussionist/composer Qasim Naqvi of the band Dawn of Midi.  This music is informed by electronics, although the voices are unprocessed. Naqvi taught the singers how to embody the sonic characteristics of a monophonic synthesizer with their voices, hence the unusual vocal quality to the work. 

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New Sounds

Piano Grooves

Thursday, June 19, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to a few groove-based pieces for piano and electronics, including recent music from Jace Clayton (aka DJ Rupture) which looks back to an outsider figure of “Downtown” Manhattan scene in the 1980’s – Julius Eastman, the late gay African American composer, pianist, vocalist, and dancer. Eastman’s work forms the basis of Clayton’s album; two long works – one involving the “n” word, and “Gay Guerilla.” Hear the conclusion of “Gay Guerrilla” arranged for two pianos and electronics, along with the latest from Brandt Bauer Frick, and 11-musician strong Berlin-based ensemble who reproduce rhythms and sounds of electronic dance music (EDM) mostly acoustically.

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New York Now

On-Demand Audio: Dawn of Midi and Bright Wave

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

On Feb. 1, post-minimal jazz trio Dawn of Midi joined chamber sextet Bright Wave for an evening of premieres as part of the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival. Stream the show on demand.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Listener Poll 2013 Results

Thursday, January 09, 2014

The results are in, and thanks to all of the listeners who submitted their short-lists. Here's the rebuttal to last night’s program where we present what you, the listeners, have chosen as the best new music releases of 2013. Listen for some world music-inflected jazz, an acoustic piano trio (also Radiolab favorites), and two poignant records on themes of war and its aftermath.  Find out who emerged victorious from this year's contest on the 29th annual New Sounds Listener Poll show.

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New Sounds

Acoustic Music Inspired by Electronica

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Listen to acoustic music inspired by electronica –encompassing everything from danceable grooves and IDM (intelligent dance music) to downtempo or ambient music – but completely performed on acoustic instruments on this New Sounds.  Hear music originally by Aphex Twin, re-imagined and arranged for the acoustic instruments of the 20-piece chamber orchestra Alarm Will Sound.  Also, listen to music by Dawn of Midi, who re-create the sounds of electronic music using only acoustic instruments. Plus, hear music from the Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble from Germany along with the classical guitars of the Mobius Trio, pianist Matthew Shipp, and more.

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New Sounds

New Releases, June 2013 (Special Podcast)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

WNYC
John Schaefer sorts through the abundance of submissions which have come across his desk and into his inbox to present some of the finest new releases for the month of June 2013.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Dawn of Midi

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

WNYC

The jazz minimalists Dawn of Midi perform at Le Poisson Rouge Tuesday. Download "Nix."

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Mixtapes

Dawn of Midi on Tightropes and Intelligible Shapes

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Though New York City's Dawn of Midi resembles a jazz trio, their mechanical, textured music has more in common with post-rockers Tortoise or the pensive electronica of Squarepusher than, say, Miles Davis. Hear their Mixtape today at 3 pm.

 

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New Sounds

New Releases, June 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

It's that time of the month again for the new releases show on New Sounds. John Schaefer carefully separates the wheat from the chaff for this show.  He'll sort through the stacks of new CDs, the Soundcloud files, and other digital submissions which have come across his desk and into his inbox over the past month to present some of the finest new releases. He'll skim off the cream. He'll pick the lentils from the ashes. You get it. 

Hear music from the Mobius Trio, who make new guitar ensemble music, along with multi-layered 6-string magic from Ben Brody.   Then, listen to Dawn of Midi, who make groove music that sounds as though it is electronica, but it's made acoustically.  Also, hear the bayan, an accordion-like instrument, as it is used in the Bester Quartet. Plus, music from Philippe Petit which may or may not involve electric cymbalum, triple caterpillar drum guitar, and/or electric psalterion.

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New Sounds

Piano Grooves (Special Podcast - We're Back!)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

WNYC

For this New Sounds Special Podcast*, listen to a few groove-based pieces for piano and electronics, including brand-new music from Jace Clayton (aka DJ Rupture) which looks back to an outsider figure of “Downtown” Manhattan scene in the 1980’s – Julius Eastman, the late gay African American composer, pianist, vocalist, and dancer. Eastman’s work forms the basis of Clayton’s album; two long works – one involving the “n” word, and “Gay Guerilla.” Hear the conclusion of “Gay Guerrilla” arranged for two pianos and electronics, along with the latest from Brandt Bauer Frick, and 11-musician strong Berlin-based ensemble who reproduce rhythms and sounds of electronic dance music (EDM) mostly acoustically.

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New Sounds

Piano Grooves

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to a few groove-based pieces for piano and electronics, including brand-new music from Jace Clayton (aka DJ Rupture) which looks back to an outsider figure of “Downtown” Manhattan scene in the 1980’s – Julius Eastman, the late gay African American composer, pianist, vocalist, and dancer. Eastman’s work forms the basis of Clayton’s album; two long works – one involving the “n” word, and “Gay Guerilla.” Hear the conclusion of “Gay Guerrilla” arranged for two pianos and electronics, along with the latest from Brandt Bauer Frick, and 11-musician strong Berlin-based ensemble who reproduce rhythms and sounds of electronic dance music (EDM) mostly acoustically. 

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