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New Sounds

Latin American Poetry Settings

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Listen to contemporary settings of great Latin-American poets on this New Sounds, including the poetry of Chilean poet Elias Letelier by Canadian composer/electric guitarist Tim Brady.

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New Sounds

Latin American Poetry Settings

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Listen to contemporary settings of great Latin-American poets on this New Sounds. Hear a combination of choir and electric guitar by built around the poetry of Chilean poet Elias Letelier by Canadian composer/electric guitarist Tim Brady.  The work, “Atacama,” is sung in Spanish, with text about metal, circuitry, atoms and not thinking about microphones.  There’s also a work by the American composer Eric Whitacre and his setting of a text by Nobel Prize-winning Mexican poet Octavio Paz.  In it, the vocal group Polyphony together with a children’s choir simulate a storm by rattling tin for thunder and finger-snapping as rain.

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