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New Sounds

As the World Drones

Saturday, August 23, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to an hour of music built atop a drone, with music from Ergo, to traditional music of Georgia, to the medieval music of Hildegard von Bingen. 

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New Sounds

New Sound of Early Music

Monday, July 28, 2014

Take a new look at early music on this New Sounds program.  Listen to selections from the Luce Trio, involving Indian Shruti box, saxophone, electric guitar and bass.  Their album is based based on and/or inspired by music of past centuries, both originals and reworkings. Also, there's music from the Irish music production company, Ergodos, based on the German hymn, Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ by J.S. Bach.  Then, listen to Gregorian chant, remixed, by vocal group New York Polyphony, using alto and bass recorders, tin whistle, and violin.  Plus, music by Brian Eno, riffing on Pachelbel's Canon, and more.

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New Music from Norway

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Listen to some updated folksong arrangements, arrangements of medieval songs, and music that looks to other world traditions, all from Norway.  The updated folk comes to us from a collection of ballads, hymns, lullabies, sung by Trio Medieval, and we'll also hear Norwegian medieval song by Jan Garbarek & Agnes Buen Garnas.

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New Sounds

As the World Drones

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hear drones from across the world and recent recorded history on this New Sounds. Listen to instrumental melodies over drones, vocal melodies and vocal drones, and sometimes the drone of the Earth.  To that end, there's music from guitarist John Abercrombie, something from the band Ergo, and a piece from Norwegian saxophone player Jan Garbarek accompanied by a wind harp.  All that and more.

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New Sounds

Requiem-Based New Music, Part II

Sunday, June 30, 2013

For this second program of a two-part mini-series, we'll listen to more unconventional works that draw inspiration from the text of the requiem mass. There's music by Gavin Bryars, the Cadman Requiem, written in honor of Bryars' sound engineer and friend, Bill Cadman, who died in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.  Also, hear a requiem by Ragnar Grippe from Sweden for soprano and synthesizer, a wordless requiem by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, and more.

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New Sounds

New Sound of Early Music

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Take a new look at early music on this New Sounds program.  Listen to selections from the Luce Trio, involving Indian Shruti box, saxophone, electric guitar and bass.  Their album is based based on and/or inspired by music of past centuries, both originals and reworkings. Also, there's music from the Irish music production company, Ergodos, based on the German hymn, Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ by J.S. Bach.  Then, listen to Gregorian chant, remixed, by vocal group New York Polyphony, using alto and bass recorders, tin whistle, and violin.  Plus, music by Brian Eno, riffing on Pachelbel's Canon, and more.

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New Sounds

New Music from Norway

Monday, March 18, 2013

Listen to some updated folksong arrangements, arrangements of medieval songs, and music that looks to other world traditions, all from Norway.  The updated folk comes to us from a collection of ballads, hymns, lullabies, sung by Trio Medieval, and we'll also hear Norwegian medieval song by Jan Garbarek & Agnes Buen Garnas.

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New Sounds

Requiem-Based New Music, Part II

Thursday, June 14, 2012

For this second program of a two-part mini-series, we'll listen to more unconventional works that draw inspiration from the text of the requiem mass. There's music by Gavin Bryars, the Cadman Requiem, written in honor of Bryars' sound engineer and friend, Bill Cadman, who died in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.  Also, hear a requiem by Ragnar Grippe from Sweden for soprano and synthesizer, a wordless requiem by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, and more.

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New Sounds

As the World Drones

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hear drones from across the world and recent recorded history on this New Sounds. Listen to instrumental melodies over drones, vocal melodies and vocal drones, and sometimes the drone of the Earth.  To that end, there's music from guitarist John Abercrombie, something from the band Ergo, and a piece from Norwegian saxophone player Jan Garbarek accompanied by a wind harp.  All that and more.

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New Music from Norway

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Listen to some updated folksong arrangements, arrangements of medieval songs, and music that looks to other world traditions, all from Norway.  The updated folk comes to us from a collection of ballads, hymns, lullabies, sung by Trio Medieval, and we'll also hear Norwegian medieval song by Jan Garbarek & Agnes Buen Garnas.

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New Sounds

Larger Ensembles

Sunday, November 27, 2011

For this edition of New Sounds, we'll listen to larger ensemble pieces with multiple soloists.  First off, from a 1976 orchestra piece, we'll hear "Runes" by Keith Jarrett, with Jan Garbarek on saxophone, Charlie Haden on bass, and the composer at the piano.  Then there's music by drummer/composer Alex Cline for a 6-12 member ensemble, featuring Jeff Gauthier on violin.  Plus music from a soundtrack to the Merchant of Venice by Jocelyn Pook, with countertenor Andreas Scholl, and more.

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World Music from Norway

Saturday, October 15, 2011

For this New Sounds, we'll be treated to "Nordic introspection, Andalusian mysticism and Arabic hues" (-Dan Ouellette, Billboard.com), courtesy of Norwegian pianist and composer Jon Balke.  With Moroccan Amina Alaoui on vocals, Kheir-Eddine M'Kachiche from Algeria on violin, further accompanied by a couple of jazz musicians and a string ensemble, the music reaches back to the Baroque, but sounds well-traveled and trans-cultural.

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New Sounds

Larger Ensembles

Thursday, December 09, 2010

For this edition of New Sounds, we'll listen to larger ensemble pieces with multiple soloists.  First off, from a 1976 orchestra piece, we'll hear "Runes" by Keith Jarrett, with Jan Garbarek on saxophone, Charlie Haden on bass, and the composer at the piano.  Then there's music by drummer/composer Alex Cline for a 6-12 member ensemble, featuring Jeff Gauthier on violin.  Plus music from a soundtrack to the Merchant of Venice by Jocelyn Pook, with countertenor Andreas Scholl, and more.

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