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Altered Sounds of Acoustic Guitars

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Hear acoustic guitar music that has been altered or augmented, either by splicing tape, via electronic sounds, or computer trickery of some kind, like Michael Hedges & Dominic Frasca.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Year in Review 2014: 2

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

WNYC
Our New Sounds Fall Intern, Emma Munger, weighs in with the records that have impressed her most in 2014.
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WQXR Features

Café Concert: Pablo Villegas

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pablo Villegas has made his home in New York City for a decade, but his performances have a strong sense of his roots in La Rioja, Spain. Hear why in this Café Concert.

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Spinning on Air

The Eastern-Influenced Irish Blues of Guitarist Cian Nugent

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Irish guitar virtuoso Cian Nugent says his music has "Irish intentions" even though it isn't traditional Celtic music. 

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New Sounds

Altered Sounds of Acoustic Guitars

Thursday, December 19, 2013

For this New Sounds program, hear music for acoustic guitar that has been altered or augmented in some way, either by splicing tape, via electronic sounds, or computer trickery of some kind.  Listen to a work from the late Michael Hedges, for acoustic guitar and tape, chopped up, layered, and with some parts even spliced in backwards.

 

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Month of Mozart

Ten Great Mozart Guitar Shredding Videos

Thursday, November 21, 2013

In bedrooms, basements and man-caves around the world, Mozart's music is alive and well among electric guitarists. We’ve found ten of the most mind-blowing, face-melting Mozart “shreds.”

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Spinning on Air

The Gregarious Guitars of Don Bikoff

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Guitarist/composer Don Bikoff's album "Celestial Explosion" was released in 1968. The album featured acoustic guitar gently altered with studio effects, and an Eastern-influenced take on the bluesy finger-picking of Mississippi John Hurt and American Primitivism of John Fahey. Bikoff has continued to play and compose, and to accumulate experience with a sense of adventure and joy. He joins David Garland in the WNYC Studio to reminisce, laugh, and play us some guitar.

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New Sounds

The Road to Ruin

Saturday, November 17, 2012

For this program, instead of the high road, New Sounds takes the road to ruin. We'll hear music by Ross Bolleter for ruined piano, which the World Association for Ruined Piano Studies (WARPS) defines as "A piano [which] has been abandoned to all weathers, say on a sheep station or tennis court, with the result that few or none of its notes sound like that of an even-tempered uptight piano."

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New Sounds

Ensemble Music With Electric Guitar

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Imagine the solitude of mowing lawns while listening to music.  Now take two electric guitars, reverb, and paint a dreamy unfolding cinematic drifting record, by a group calling itself Lawnmower.

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New Sounds

Altered Sounds of Acoustic Guitars

Friday, September 21, 2012

For this New Sounds program, hear music for acoustic guitar that has been altered or augmented in some way, either by splicing tape, via electronic sounds, or computer trickery of some kind.  Listen to a work from the late Michael Hedges, for acoustic guitar and tape, chopped up, layered, and with some parts even spliced in backwards.

 

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Twi the Humble Feather

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Indie guitar duo Twi the Humble Feather performs at Manhattan Inn on Wednesday night. Download the band's new single "Fourth Door of the Red Palace." 

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New Sounds

The Road to Ruin

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

For this program, instead of the high road, New Sounds takes the road to ruin. We'll hear music by Ross Bolleter for ruined piano, which the World Association for Ruined Piano Studies (WARPS) defines as "A piano [which] has been abandoned to all weathers, say on a sheep station or tennis court, with the result that few or none of its notes sound like that of an even-tempered uptight piano."

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