Friday, March 25, 2011
For this New Sounds, listen to the new recording, "September Canons" featuring violinist Todd Reynolds performing a piece written for him by American composer Ingram Marshall. It’s a soaring, searing work for violin with electronic processing, and is a "lamentation on the events of September 11, 2001." Also, hear music by new York-based violinist and composer Christopher Tignor, of the band Slow Six, from his release “Core Memory Unwound.” Plus there’s music from Swiss violinist Paul Giger, with a Tibetan Buddhist-inflected piece for violin and choir, and a work for violin and keyboard by Max Richter.
Monday, March 07, 2011
For this New Sounds program, the first of a two-part series, we'll listen to many works that draw inspiration from the text of the requiem mass, but have come from different parts of the world. For starters, there's Mistico Mediterraneo, a collaboration involving three different artists: Sardinian trumpet player Paolo Fresu, Italian bandoneonist Daniele Di Bonaventura and Corsican all-male choral group A Filetta. We'll hear music from the principal composer of A Filetta, Jean-Claude Acquaviva, with his “Rex tremendae” and “Figliolu d’ella” from a requiem written in 2004. And much more.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
For this New Sounds Program, we’ll listen to intriguing music about being lost, both physically, and in the sense of just having no direction, and not knowing where you’re headed. From duoJalal -violist Kathryn Lockwood and percussionist Yousif Sheronick- hear music by Kenji Bunch, an entire suite called “Lost & Found.”