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Florent Ghys

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Florent Ghys on Canons, Guitars and Old School Synths

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Composer-bassist Florent Ghys uses snippets of television broadcasts and poetry as source material for heady, but playful compositions. Hear his Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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New Sounds

December 2014 New Releases

Monday, January 05, 2015

For this show, we're looking back at some of the records that came into the New Sounds library in late 2014.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Florent Ghys Mixes Whimsy and Laser-like Precision in 'Télévision'

Monday, December 29, 2014

Composer and double bassist Florent Ghys keeps headphones firmly cupped to listeners' ears with the whimsy and exacting assembling of materials in his latest album "Télévision."

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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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Mixtapes

Grooves, Pulses/Florals and Lines with Vicky Chow

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A fixture in New York's new-music scene, often as a member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, pianist Vicky Chow has worked with a formidable and varied roster of composers and performers, from John Adams and Terry Riley to Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo. Her Mixtape includes piano-driven music by Terry Riley, Nik Bartsch, Donnacha Dennehy, Thomas Adès, Chris Cerrone, Alva Noto and more.

 

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Hammered!

The Road Less Traveled

Monday, September 02, 2013

This week on Hammered! we queue up portions of Frederic Rzewski's epic musical novel The Road—in addition to a few driving playlists of our own. Tune in all week at 10 am.

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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

Grooves, Pulses/Florals and Lines with Vicky Chow

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A fixture in New York's new-music scene, pianist Vicky Chow has worked with a formidable and varied roster of composers and performers. Her mixtape includes favorites from Florent Ghys, Donnacha Dennehy, Nik Bartsch and more. 

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New Sounds

Bang on a Can Marathon 2010 - Part I

Saturday, December 22, 2012

For this New Sounds, we present highlights from the annual new music extravaganza, the Bang on a Can Marathon.  The French bass player, composer and laptop manipulator Florent Ghys writes witty minimalist pop music pieces. We’ll hear some of these, recorded live at the World Financial Center.

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New Sounds

New Releases, January 2012 (special podcast)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

WNYC

John Schaefer carefully sorts through the stacks, bins, and boatloads of new CDs, downloads, LPs, cassettes (!), which came across his desk this past January 2012. Hear some music by Guy Klucevsek, from his "the Multiple Personality Reunion tour," along with something from guitarist and experimenter Dustin Wong.  Also, listen to fiddle music from Brittany Haas & Dan Trueman and something from bassist/composer Florent Ghys.  Plus, a work from composer Zack Browning, as played by the Cadillac Moon Ensemble.  And more.

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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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New Sounds

New Releases, January 2012

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the month - time for new releases show on New Sounds! John Schaefer carefully sorts through the stacks, bins, and boatloads of new CDs, downloads, LPs, cassettes (!), which have come across his desk over the past month to present some choice cuts.

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The New Canon

We Got Next

Monday, May 09, 2011

MATA's executive director David T. Little and composer Florent Ghys join us on Monday at 4pm to talk about this fab festival, now in its 13th year and running this weekend at (Le) Poisson Rouge.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

MATA Festival Webcast: Composer/Performers

Monday, May 02, 2011

On Wednesday May 11 at 7:30 pm, Nadia Sirota hosts an evening chock full of world premieres from young composer-performers live from (Le) Poisson Rouge, home of the 2011 installment of the landmark New Music commissioning series, MATA Festival. The show features performances from Corey Dargel and Dither Electric Guitar Quartet, Angélica Negrón and Cantori NY, Chris Danforth with Jeff Bina, and French-born bassist, Florent Ghys, and includes on-stage interviews with the composers themselves.

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Q2 Music

Introducing Florent Ghys

Friday, July 23, 2010

Starting Monday, July 26, Q2 shines its spotlight on the young Frenchman Florent Ghys, who is quickly making a mark on the New Music scene, both in New York and abroad. Join us for a special weeklong focus on his music including new, unreleased tracks and a free download of his Hommage à Jacob Ter Veldhuis, available for a limited time.

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