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Drummers / Bandleaders (Special Podcast)

Monday, October 20, 2014

WNYC
Listen to a variety of drummer-led bands, including Tony Allen (of Fela Kuti), Electric Kulintang (Susie Ibarra, Roberto Rodriguez), and composer/percussionist Bobby Previte.

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New Sounds

Drummers / Bandleaders

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear all sorts of drummer-led bands and ensembles, including music from composer/percussionist Susie Ibarra, alternative/avant-jazzer Jim Black, Afrobeat progenitor/drummer Tony Allen who played with Fela Kuti, and many others. There’s music from the brand-new record, “Drum Codes” by Electric Kulintang, which features co-leader Susie Ibarra on those traditional metallic gong-like percussion instruments of the Philippines and her percussionist/programmer husband, Cuban-American Roberto Rodriguez.

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New Sounds

Percussion Ensemble

Sunday, September 01, 2013

For this New Sounds listen to new works for lots of drums and other things to beat on, especially the University of North Texas Percussion Ensemble playing music by Graham Fitkin, from a recent recording, "Vespertine Formations." Also, there's music for percussion based on American minimalism, and works informed by Indonesian gamelan.  Plus, listen to music from Swedish jazz drummer/composer Bengt Berger inspired by Ghanaian funeral drumming.

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New Sounds

Percussion Ensemble

Friday, August 10, 2012

For this New Sounds listen to new works for lots of drums and other things to beat on, especially the University of North Texas Percussion Ensemble playing music by Graham Fitkin, from a recent recording, "Vespertine Formations." Also, there's music for percussion based on American minimalism, and works informed by Indonesian gamelan.  Plus, listen to music from Swedish jazz drummer/composer Bengt Berger inspired by Ghanaian funeral drumming.

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New Sounds

Percussion Ensemble

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

For this New Sounds listen to new works for lots of drums and other things to beat on, especially the University of North Texas Percussion Ensemble playing music by Graham Fitkin, from a recent recording, "Vespertine Formations." Also, there's music for percussion based on American minimalism, and works informed by Indonesian gamelan.  Plus, listen to music from Swedish jazz drummer/composer Bengt Berger inspired by Ghanaian funeral drumming. 

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Studio 360

Stewart Copeland

Friday, September 03, 2010

Sting may have been the front man, but drummer Stewart Copeland was the heartbeat of The Police. In his memoir Strange Things Happen Copeland talks about how the band’s creative friction helped sell over 50 million records. And he blows the cover on his father, who ...

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New Sounds

Voice As Instrument

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hear small ensembles that use the voice as an instrument (often an electronic one) on this New Sounds program. 

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