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On-Demand Video: World Premiere of John Luther Adams's Sila: The Breath of the World

Monday, September 08, 2014

Recently, some 2,000 spectators gathered amid the chatter and car horns of New York City for the newest work from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams.

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New Sounds

New Music for Thumb Piano

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Listen to new music using various forms of the African thumb piano for this New Sounds, featuring works by Dutch cellist Ernst Reijseger, and the Norwegian Karl Seglem, among others.

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Soundcheck

Thanksgiving Matchmaker: Glenn Kotche and Michael Anthony

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

John Schaefer introduces Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche to award-winning chef Michael Anthony for a conversation about food, music, and what they're grateful for this Thanksgiving. 

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New Sounds

New Music for Thumb Piano

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The thumb piano (or mbira, kalimba, sanza, likembe), consists of a wooden board with attached staggered metal keys, and is widely heard throughout the Eastern and Southern African continent.  However, for this New Sounds, listen to music from Europe, North and South America, as well, using various forms of the African thumb piano.  To start, there’s music from Zimbabwe's Queen of Mbira, Stella Chiweshe, a trailblazer who learned her craft in the mid-late 1960's when it was forbidden for a woman to play the instrument.  Then, hear music by Nathan Davis which is inspired by the function of mbira music in the life rituals of the Shona people of Zimbabwe.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

The Polyrhythmic Elegance of Doug Perkins's Simple Songs

Monday, February 11, 2013

Doug Perkins, a co-founder of the quartet So Percussion, releases his solo debut album, featuring works by Nathan Davis, David Lang and Michael Gordon. Listen to the full album stream.

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The New Canon

Expanding American Minimalism

Monday, February 11, 2013

This week on the New Canon, we hear from Lavinia Meier's album of new Philip Glass transcriptions for harp and pianist Ole Kiilerich's updated take on Frederic Rzewski's THE PEOPLE UNITED WILL NEVER BE DEFEATED. We'll also sample percussionist Doug Perkin's "Simple Songs", our current album of the week.

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The New Canon

Monumental Symphonies, Simple Songs

Monday, January 21, 2013

This week's episode of the New Canon runs the gamut from complex, large scale symphonies from the likes of Henri Dutilleux (via Esa-Pekka Salonen and Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra) and Tan Dun to more intimate performances by percussionist Doug Perkins and Bill Ryan's ensemble Billband.

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Cued Up

Look & Listen Festival 2011: Opening Night

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Recorded this past May at the Chelsea Art Museum, the 10th annual Look & Listen Festival hit the ground running with a comprehensive opening night program of contemporary art music by Michael Gordon, Phillip Glass, Julia Wolfe, Sofia Gubaidulina, Jason Treuting and Jan Radzynski. This is the first of four concerts from the recent 2011 edition, and you can hear the rest throughout the month of August, every Sunday right here on Cued Up.

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The New Canon

Inuksuit Riot with John Luther Adams

Monday, June 13, 2011

This week on the New Canon we chat with composer John Luther Adams and percussionist Doug Perkins about the massive upcoming outdoor performance of Adams's Inuksuit, as part of Make Music New York.

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