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New Sounds Year In Review: Staff Picks

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Listen to new music records from 2014, as picked by the New Sounds Staff: Fall Intern Emma Munger, Temporary Producer Isabel Kim, and the New Sounds All-Purpose Assistant Caryn Havlik.

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With John Zorn

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Composer, producer, performer, conductor, record label founder, and MacArthur Genius John Zorn joins us to present selections from his massive Masada Project, Book 2: Book of Angels.

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New Sounds Year in Review 2014: 3

Monday, December 29, 2014

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The New Sounds Staff of one finally weighs in with a year-end new music list. It's about time too, since being on tour with a metal band is only an excuse for so long...
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New Looks at Old American Folksongs

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Listen to arrangements of American folk music and their descendants for this New Sounds, including Julia Wolfe's "Steel Hammer" and new music by banjo duo Abigail Washburn & Béla Fleck.

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Non-Classical Music (Special Podcast)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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For this New Sounds, listen to some non-classical music from classically-trained musicians, including an acoustic music quartet that is neither classical nor jazz - The 442s, comprised of members of the St. Louis Symphony, and jazz musicians. There’s also new music from Shara Worden, who records as My Brightest Diamond, from her brand-new EP, "None More Than You" scored for vocals, brass and percussion – something that can be performed with say – a marching band! Then, hear music by Andrew McKenna Lee with members of the Knells, some very cinematic work by the French-born London-based Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, and more music from the L.A.-based collective, wild Up. Plus, something from electronic musician/ sound designer/ producer/ programmer Michael Hammond, aka No Lands, as well as a tune from cellist Erik Friedlander. And more.

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Non-Classical Music

Thursday, July 17, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to some non-classical music from classically-trained musicians, including an acoustic music quartet that is neither classical nor jazz - The 442s, comprised of members of the St. Louis Symphony, and jazz musicians. There’s also new music from Shara Worden, who records as My Brightest Diamond, from her brand-new EP, "None More Than You" scored for vocals, brass and percussion – something that can be performed with say – a marching band! Then, hear music by Andrew McKenna Lee with members of the Knells, some very cinematic work by the French-born London-based Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, and more music from the L.A.-based collective, wild Up. Plus, something from electronic musician/ sound designer/ producer/ programmer Michael Hammond, aka No Lands, as well as a tune from cellist Erik Friedlander. And more.

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New Releases, May 2014 & Pete M. Wyer

Friday, May 30, 2014

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.  There's music from cellist Erik Friedlander, and the Dublin Guitar Quartet, who have arranged the music of Philip Glass.  Also, new recordings of music by Meredith Monk, and more. 

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With John Zorn

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Composer, producer, performer, conductor, record label founder, and musical ringleader John Zorn (add “genius” in there too – he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship) joins us for this New Sounds program to present selections from his massive Masada Project, Book 2: Book of Angels.  Comprised of over 300 tunes, the Book of Angels is inspired by traditional Jewish music and at various points combines jazz with elements of psych-rock, many world music traditions, brass band parades, and thrash metal.  On the occasion of his 60th birthday, Zorn came by the studio to present music from just some of the recordings of The Book of Angels.  Listen to selections by Secret Chiefs (members of Mr. Bungle), pianist Uri Caine, Pat Metheny, the Masada Quintet featuring Joe Lovano, Mycale (a vocal quartet), cellist Erik Friedlander, and many others.  The rest of the music, which was too much to fit into one New Sounds show is part of this Bonus Podcast.

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Music Built Around Violins and Cellos

Saturday, August 17, 2013

There’s plenty of music built around cello(s) and violin(s) on this New Sounds program.  We’ll start with a polyrhythmic work from Clogs, a quartet containing guitarist/composer Bryce Dessner and composer/arranger/string performer Padme Newsome.  Then, listen to music by Bryce Dessner for the American cellist Zach Miskin. Based in Paris, Miskin intends to “push the limits of the cello.”  He wants “to take the instrument out of its classical ‘box’ and travel with it through beautifully crafted loops and overdubs, solo passages in songs and in samples, while of course exploring the exotic territory of improvisation.”  We’ll hear more of his musical deviations in another work by Nick Zammuto (the Books.)

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Still More Cool Stuff: Ensemble Bash, Cellos for Film, String Quartet & Gamelan

Monday, April 22, 2013

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There’s been too much quiet for too long from the impatient staff.  During the brief hiatus, the softball season began, and was then disrupted. (Go NYPR Independents!)  The recently-hobbled and still impatient-to-recover staff has had a lot of fun on the internets while trying her level best to bounce back.  Here’s a sampling of musical things that brought joy and delight while icing and elevating. Maybe someday John Schaefer will get a chance to hear them.

 

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New Works for Cello

Sunday, December 09, 2012

This New Sounds brings us something from cellists Zoe Keating, Erik Friedlander, and Brent Arnold.   The San Francisco-based Keating loops layers upon layers of cello to create her own one-woman orchestra.  We'll hear from her latest, "Into the Trees."

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Music Built Around Violins and Cellos

Monday, July 30, 2012

There’s plenty of music built around cello(s) and violin(s) on this New Sounds program.  We’ll start with a polyrhythmic work from Clogs, a quartet containing guitarist/composer Bryce Dessner and composer/arranger/string performer Padme Newsome.  Then, listen to music by Bryce Dessner for the American cellist Zach Miskin. Based in Paris, Miskin intends to “push the limits of the cello.”  He wants “to take the instrument out of its classical ‘box’ and travel with it through beautifully crafted loops and overdubs, solo passages in songs and in samples, while of course exploring the exotic territory of improvisation.”  We’ll hear more of his musical deviations in another work by Nick Zammuto (the Books.)

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New Works for Cello

Friday, December 02, 2011

This New Sounds brings us something from cellists Zoe Keating, Erik Friedlander, and Brent Arnold.   The San Francisco-based Keating loops layers upon layers of cello to create her own one-woman orchestra.  We'll hear from her latest, "Into the Trees."

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Shara Worden & On the Road

Friday, January 21, 2011

The co-founder of the Belarus Free Theatre, Natalia Kaliada, tells Kurt about her run-in with the KGB of Belarus, and her new status as an exile. Shara Worden – part of a new generation of musicians who isn't afraid to mix classical composition with indie rock sounds – performs live ...

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Unusual Small Ensembles

Saturday, November 27, 2010

For this New Sounds, listen to a whole treasure trove of unusual instrument combinations in smallish configurations.  We’ll hear from the Senegalese singer/kora player Ablaye Cissoko and German-born trumpeter Volker Goetze, who collaborated on an exotic and mysterious effort, “Sira,” (translates as Mermaid.)  On it, they demonstrate Cissoko’s immersion in jazz, and Goetze's fascination with African music sometimes in dancey, plucked melodies and soft plaintive horn tranquility. 

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On the Road With the Friedlanders

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

In the 1960s and 70s, the photographer Lee Friedlander took his family on summer road trips.  Along the way, he took pictures that established him as one of the most acute, celebrated, modern chroniclers of America.  Friedlander’s young son Erik (now a noted cellist) was sitting in the back seat.

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New Works for Cello

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

This New Sounds brings us something from cellists Zoe Keating, Erik Friedlander, and Brent Arnold.   The San Francisco-based Keating loops layers upon layers of cello to create her own one-woman orchestra.  We'll hear from her latest, "Into the Trees." 

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Gig Alerts: Erik Friedlander's Broken Arm Trio with Doug Wamble

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Downtown cellist Erik Friedlander will debut new music with his Broken Arm Trio and slide guitarist Doug Wamble tonight at the Stone. Download his playful track "Pretty Penny."

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Peanuts, Kerouac, Matisyahu

Friday, October 17, 2008

Good grief! Charles Schulz's biographer reveals some surprising secrets about the creator of "Peanuts." A couple of newlyweds struggle over whether On the Road is just a boy book; and the cellist Erik Friedlander improvises music to a passage from the book. We explore changing the look of interstate highway signs. Plus, a Hasidic Jewish reggae singer tells us how he got that way.

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On the Road

Friday, September 14, 2007

The road trip as a rite of passage. Sean Penn tells us about his new movie, Into the Wild, a true story about a young man who leaves everything behind to live alone in the Alaskan wilderness. And we celebrate the 50th anniversary of On the Road. A couple of newlyweds struggle over whether it’s just a boy book - and the cellist Erik Friedlander improvises music to a passage from the book.

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