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Music for Gamelan

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hear music that features the gamelan from the Royal Court Gamelan of Surakarta, Lou Harrison, Eberhard Schoener, and Gamelan Son of Lion.

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New Music/Baroque Forms

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hear new music based on baroque forms like passacaglias, bourrees and courantes on this New Sounds, featuring excerpts from Caroline Shaw's "Partita for 8 Voices" by Roomful of Teeth. 

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The Sounds of Sunda

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Listen to music from Sunda (the western portion of Java), in Indonesia. & from western bands like Tribecastan, the Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan of Canada, Lou Harrison, and more.

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Indonesian Inspiration

Sunday, January 18, 2015

This New Sounds brings music by Canadian composer Vivian Fung inspired Indonesian gamelan, along with other works by westerners that look to that archipelago’s music.

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Gamelan-Inspired Music

Friday, August 22, 2014

Hear some gamelan-influenced music, complete with interlocking metallic percussion orchestras from just about everywhere but Indonesia on this New Sounds show.

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Choral Music, Gamelan-Style

Friday, August 15, 2014

Listen to music for chorus, "gamelan-style" on this New Sounds.  Japanese drummer and composer Yoshimi is the mastermind behind OOIOO, an improvisation-based project whose latest effort, “Gamel” revolves around voices and gamelan instruments, (with a bit of electric guitar and weird effects.) Yoshimi also drums for the Boredoms, helped curate the epic gatherings of drummers/percussionists between the two bridges in in 2007, “77 Boadrum” and “88 Boadrum” (on 8/8/2008), and is involved in many other musical ventures. [Yes, she is the enigma for whom the Flaming Lips album “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" was named.] Listen to the gamelan-based wonder that is “Don Ah," from “Gamel,” the seventh record from OOIOO, which is all sorts of curious, and full of freewheeling manic energy.

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New Music for Ancient Instruments

Sunday, March 16, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to Chris Brown's new work for gangsa, one of the traditional instruments of the Philippines, related to Indonesian gamelan.  There's also music from Raphael Mostel for Tibetan singing bowl and new music for traditional Japanese koto.

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Percussive Roots, New Routes

Thursday, February 20, 2014

For this New Sounds program, hear musical works that begin with a percussive idea, maybe even a traditional one, but then end up someplace else. Listen to a work by drummer/composer Dosh (probably better known as Andrew Bird’s collaborator for the past many years), who is also a multi-instrumentalist and a looper, besides.  From his 2013 release, “Milk Money,” sample a bit of the expansive, pulsing layers of keyboard, vocal samples, and drums on Dosh’s “Legos (for Terry).” There’s also tropical jazz pop from the Danish artist Frisk Frugt (aka Anders Lauge Meldgaard) which marries folk marimba, electric guitar and toy horns, with the results emerging like a sonic road-trip to Burkina Faso by way of Denmark after having picked up a hitchhiking Terry Riley.

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Indonesian Inspiration

Friday, January 03, 2014

This New Sounds brings music by Canadian composer Vivian Fung inspired Indonesian gamelan, along with other works by westerners that look to that archipelago’s music.  Fung, on her record, "Dreamscapes,” draws on the fast interlocking rhythms of Balinese gamelan and to a degree - John Cage’s prepared piano- to create an eerie soundworld on “Glimpses.”

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Music for Gamelan

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

For this New Sounds, hear music that features the gamelan, that large percussion orchestra, (usually metal - \m/), traditionally associated with the royal courts of Indonesia.  Listen to music from the Royal Court Gamelan of Surakarta, from a classic Nonesuch Explorer recording.  Also, hear music for gamelan by the American composer Lou Harrison, who with his partner, Bill Colvig, eventually designed and built their own gamelan ensembles.  Plus, there’s music from the German composer Eberhard Schoener who combined gamelan and electronics, along with something from Gamelan Son of Lion.

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New Music/Baroque Forms

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Hear new music based on baroque forms like passacaglias, bourrees and courantes on this New Sounds.  Hear a passacaglia from Caroline Shaw, the Pulitzer Prize-winning NYC-based composer from her “Partita for 8 Voices,” a suite of many dance forms. This winning work was written for the vocal group Roomful of Teeth, who are themselves something like a world music rock concert high wire act. There’s also a toccata for Indonesian gamelan, along with contemporary takes on the 400 year old Italian dance form - the passacaglia- from Danish lute player Rolf Lislevand, and more.

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The Sounds of Sunda

Friday, October 04, 2013

Sunda is the western portion of the island of Java, in Indonesia. For this New Sounds, listen to the music from both that region and from western bands like Tribecastan, the Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan of Canada, from Sabah Habas Mustapha, a member of London group 3 Mustaphas 3, and much more.  Hear music by Sasha Bogdanowitsch written for the group Pusaka Sunda.  The work, “If There Be Rivers, All Will Blossom,” is for Gamelan Degung, the chamber-sized gamelan ensemble which usually features the suling (flute), and is about the importance of keeping faith in life, and maintaining creativity in hardship. 

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Gamelan-Inspired Music

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Hear some gamelan-influenced music, some with interlocking metallic percussion orchestras from just about everywhere but Indonesia on this New Sounds show.

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New Music for Ancient Instruments

Friday, March 22, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to Chris Brown's new work for gangsa, one of the traditional instruments of the Philippines, related to Indonesian gamelan.  There's also music from Raphael Mostel for Tibetan singing bowl and new music for traditional Japanese koto.

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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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Indonesian Inspiration

Monday, September 10, 2012

This New Sounds brings music by Canadian composer Vivian Fung inspired Indonesian gamelan, along with other works by westerners that look to that archipelago’s music.  Fung, on her record, "Dreamscapes,” draws on the fast interlocking rhythms of Balinese gamelan and to a degree - John Cage’s prepared piano- to create an eerie soundworld on “Glimpses.”

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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 Music for Ancient Instruments

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to Chris Brown's new work for gangsa, one of the traditional instruments of the Philippines, related to Indonesian gamelan.  There's also music from Raphael Mostel for Tibetan singing bowl and new music for traditional Japanese koto.

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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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