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New Music for Clarinets

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Can’t get enough clarinet? Music from David Krakauer, Beth Custer, Evan Ziporyn, Don Byron, Alan Batiste,

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New Sounds

Bang on a Can at 25

Sunday, September 07, 2014

For more than 25 years, Bang on a Can has been a force in new music. The three co-founders join this New Sounds to celebrate a quarter-century of "Big Beautiful Dark and Scary."

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New Sounds

New Music for Clarinets

Friday, January 17, 2014

Can’t get enough clarinet?  This New Sounds is for you.  Hear music from David Krakauer from his latest cinematic venture, “The Big Picture,” arrangements and interprtations of familiar movie soundtracks by classic film composers.  Also, listen to music by  multi-instrumentalist Doug Wieselman, (Antony and the Johnsons, Lounge Lizards, Cibo Matto) for solo clarinet and looping based on melodies heard from bodies of water. 

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New Sounds

John Schaefer's Annual Top Ten -2013 edition

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to John Schaefer's completely personal and opinionated look at the ten best new music releases of 2013. There will probably be something by a Russian pianist/composer and a Tibetan singer, perhaps some music from a guitarist/composer who also plays in the National, and a vocalist/composer who practically creates choruses of herself.  Also, listen for music from the IDM world with gamelan-like percussion, as well as Indo-jazz music from a South Asian suite. 

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New Sounds

Bang on a Can at 25

Monday, August 12, 2013

Bang on a Can, the composers collective and revolutionary force hatched a quarter century ago as a plot in an East Village diner, celebrates a milestone anniversary of creating and presenting new music on this New Sounds show.  The Bang on a Can All-Stars, the resident ensemble of six musicians, give the unofficial US premiere of 3 parts of the suite "Field Recordings," with works by BoaC Co-founder Julia Wolfe, Florent Ghys, and Evan Ziporyn.  Plus works by Bang on a Can's two other co-founders, David Lang and Michael Gordon.

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Mixtapes

The Symbiosis of Composer and Performer According to Evan Ziporyn

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A prolific composer and performer, Evan Ziporyn has written for Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, Kronos Quartet and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. He cofounded the Bang on a Can All-Stars and is the founder of Gamelon Galak Tika. His Mixtape celebrates the duality of composer and performer.

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New Sounds

Music from Bali: "A House in Bali"

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Listen to excerpts from the new opera by Evan Ziporyn, “A House in Bali” on this New Sounds.  The work is based on the memoirs of Canadian-American composer Colin McPhee who first brought the sounds of gamelan-influenced music to the west.

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Bang on a Can Marathon 2010 - Part II

Saturday, December 29, 2012

For this edition of New Sounds, listen to some of the 2010 highlights from the annual new music extravaganza, recorded live at the World Financial Center.  We'll hear a work for percussion and 1-bit electronics from New York-based Tristan Perich, who combines math and physics with acoustic and electronic music for elegant and austere results.  That, and more.

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New Sounds

Electric Guitar-Informed Music

Sunday, October 07, 2012

For this New Sounds, hear some music by electric guitarists (and multi-instrumentalist MacArthur Genius John Zorn ) for other instruments…like saxophone quartet!  The Swiss sax ensemble ARTE Quartett plays music by John Zorn from their brilliant record, Different Worlds, which also includes music by Terry Riley, Lebanese composer Rabih Abou-Khalil, and arrangements of Swiss folk songs.

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New Releases, April 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

It's that time of the month again for the new releases show on New Sounds. John Schaefer carefully sorts through the stacks, bins, and towers of new CDs, records, and bandcamp sites which have come across his desk or into his email over the past month to present some choice cuts.  We hope to hear from Amadou & Miriam, BMOP and Evan Ziporyn, and the local Brooklyn outfit Choban Elektrik, as well as a host of other choice recordings.

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New Sounds

Bang on a Can at 25

Friday, April 27, 2012

Bang on a Can, the composers collective and revolutionary force hatched a quarter century ago as a plot in an East Village diner, celebrates a milestone anniversary of creating and presenting new music on this New Sounds show.  The Bang on a Can All-Stars, the resident ensemble of six musicians, give the unofficial US premiere of 3 parts of the suite "Field Recordings," with works by BoaC Co-founder Julia Wolfe, Florent Ghys, and Evan Ziporyn.  Plus works by Bang on a Can's two other co-founders, David Lang and Michael Gordon.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

The End of Evan Ziporyn's 'Big Grenadilla/Mumbai' is Its Beginning

Monday, April 16, 2012

Evan Ziporyn’s newest album on Cantaloupe pairs two concertos for unconventional solo instruments -- bass clarinet and tabla -- which is "akin to a mental yoga exercise, finding balance in extremes."

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The New Canon

Ziporyn it Up

Monday, April 16, 2012

This week, the New Canon streams clarinetist composer Evan Ziporyn's new album, Big Grenadilla/Mumbai, an atmospheric duo of concertos for unconventional solo instruments. Plus, music by Einojuhani Rautavaara, Brooklyn Rider and Krzysztof Penderecki.

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Music from Bali: "A House in Bali"

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Listen to excerpts from the new opera by Evan Ziporyn, “A House in Bali” on this New Sounds.  The work is based on the memoirs of Canadian-American composer Colin McPhee who first brought the sounds of gamelan-influenced music to the west.

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New Sounds

Electric Guitar-Informed Music

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

For this New Sounds, hear some music by electric guitarists (and multi-instrumentalist MacArthur Genius John Zorn ) for other instruments…like saxophone quartet!  The Swiss sax ensemble ARTE Quartett plays music by John Zorn from their brilliant record, Different Worlds, which also includes music by Terry Riley, Lebanese composer Rabih Abou-Khalil, and arrangements of Swiss folk songs.

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Cued Up

Minimalist Match

Sunday, December 12, 2010

If you think of Ireland, contemporary art music probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. Maybe you should. When it's gross and cold out this Sunday, snuggle up to two live concerts of warm post-minimalism that were plucked from right under the noses of New York audiences at (Le) Poisson Rouge. We present a globe-trotting alloy of composer-performers that include Evan Ziporyn and the Irish new music heavyweights, Crash Ensemble.

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Q2 Music

Bali Comes to Brooklyn

Thursday, October 14, 2010

On Friday, October 15 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m, Q2 spotlights the fertile, inclusive and high-octane music-making of composer Evan Ziporyn, whose opera, A House in Bali, receives its New York premiere this week at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. For 3 continuous hours, enjoy full sonic immersion in Zipoyrn's diverse music worlds with recordings ranging from the percussion virtuosity of  So Percussion to live performances by Zyporyn's Gamelan Galak Tika from the 2010 Bang on a Can Marathon.

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New Sounds

Music from Bali: "A House in Bali"

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Listen to excerpts from the new opera by Evan Ziporyn, “A House in Bali” on this New Sounds.  The work is based on the memoirs of Canadian-American composer Colin McPhee who first brought the sounds of gamelan-influenced music to the west.

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WQXR Blog

Eight Days of Steve: Evan Ziporyn

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I'm not a first -- or even second -- generation Reichian: I was still in grade school in the late '60s when the Bob, Russ, etc. were taking the bus down from Wesleyan to rehearse what became Drumming in Steve's loft. He entered my consciousness my freshman year of high school, when Betty Jacobsen -- a hip, elderly "Materials of Music" teacher -- tore our heads open with It's Gonna Rain.

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