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New Sounds

New Music, Folk Roots

Thursday, March 17, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to some new music with folk roots, and unexpected folk collaborations.  There's music by Howard Skempton, the English minimalist, using "Wild Colonial Boy" in his piece "The Durham Strike."  Then listen to Jim Moray doing "Two Sisters," Tom Waits doing "Two Sisters," and Julia Wolfe's "Cruel Sister," based on the same song.

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New Sounds

EuroMinimalism, Part 1

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Though it developed in the States, Minimalism has spread, and now post-minimal music can be heard on both sides of the Atlantic. We'll hear music by Hauschka, Howard Skempton, Max Richter, the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Wim Mertens, and more.  Hauschka is the alias of German pianist/composer Volker Bertelmann, who playfully explores the  ‘prepared’ piano in his works.  We'll hear something from his latest release - "Ferndorf."  There's also music by British composer Howard Skempton, Belgian minimalist Wim Mertens, and much more.

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