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Harold Budd

New Sounds

Music That Revolves Around Poetry

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Hear a new take on Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, with the composer’s own poems in new settings by Uri Caine, sung in modern translation by Theo Bleckmann, & Korean poetry set by Sunny Kim.

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New Sounds

Cinematic Instrumental Music

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hear cinematic instrumental music from the English composer/vocalist Donna McKevitt, pianist/producer Chilly Gonzales, Olafur Arnalds' score to the British series “Broadchurch," & more.

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New Sounds

Ambient Electroacoustic Works

Saturday, October 18, 2014

For this New Sounds, sample some recent ambient electro-acoustic music from the likes of New Jersey-based composer Frances White, Canadian producer Loscil (Scott Morgan), and Fazio.

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Studio 360

Harold Budd Isn’t Afraid to Make Pretty Music

Friday, March 07, 2014

At 77, Harold Budd’s career has taken him from bebop to avant-garde minimalism to the lush, atmospheric soundscapes for which he’s become famous. Critics call Budd “the godfather of ambient music,” an honorific he rejects.

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Studio 360

Son of God & Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Last Role

Friday, March 07, 2014

For the first time in a decade, Jesus is starring on the big screen, and the creators of Son of God are determined to avoid the bad blood from last time. Producers of the final Hunger Games movie attempt to resurrect Philip Seymour Hoffman, digitally. And Kurt Andersen talks with the composer Harold Budd ...

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New Sounds

Music That Revolves Around Poetry

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

This New Sounds offers a new take on Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, with the composer’s own poems in new musical settings by Uri Caine and a modern English translation sung by Theo Bleckmann.  Originally, Vivaldi wrote that most famous set of four concertos based on his Italian sonnets about each of the seasons.  Listen to the re-working, along with other poetry set to music, including settings from Korean poetry by Sunny Kim.  There's also music by Harold Budd and Steve Reich, to name a few.

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New Sounds

Ambient Electroacoustic Works

Monday, September 16, 2013

For this New Sounds, we’ll sample some recent ambient electro-acoustic music from the likes of New Jersey-based composer Frances White, Canadian electronic/ambient producer Loscil (Scott Morgan), and Fazio.  Listen to electroacoustic chamber music by Frances White, which she wrote especially for eighth blackbird, and incorporates the traditional Japanese shakuhachi flute.

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New Sounds

Music That Revolves Around Poetry

Monday, September 24, 2012

This New Sounds offers a new take on Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, with the composer’s own poems in new musical settings by Uri Caine and a modern English translation sung by Theo Bleckmann.  Originally, Vivaldi wrote that most famous set of four concertos based on his Italian sonnets about each of the seasons.  Listen to the re-working, along with other poetry set to music, including settings from Korean poetry by Sunny Kim.  There's also music by Harold Budd and Steve Reich, to name a few. 

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New Sounds

Ambient Electroacoustic Works

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

For this New Sounds, we’ll sample some recent ambient electro-acoustic music from the likes of New Jersey-based composer Frances White, Canadian electronic/ambient producer Loscil (Scott Morgan), and Fazio.  Listen to electroacoustic chamber music by Frances White, which she wrote especially for eighth blackbird, and incorporates the traditional Japanese shakuhachi flute. 

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New Sounds

Ambient Classical (Encore Edition)

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to ambient classical California composers like Phillip Schroeder, Harold Budd, Daniel Lentz, and more. Composer/music professor Phillip Schroeder uses multiple pianos and digital delays to generate dense masses of shimmering trills and cascades that create a complex calm and openness.

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