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Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Composer Max Richter has taken apart Vivaldi's original set of violin concertos, "The Four Seasons," and reconfigured the components while reclaiming the work as a beautiful object.

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Abstract Soundscapes

Sunday, January 04, 2015

For this New Sounds, listen to some abstract soundscapes from Poland, from Berlin via an Icelandic composer, and from Brooklyn-based musicians as well.

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New Soundtracks

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Listen to an hour of recent soundtracks for both film and dance, featuring music from Philip Glass, Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, and cellist Lori Goldston.

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New Sounds Live: Miners' Hymns Live

Saturday, July 12, 2014

From the New Sounds Live concerts, we'll hear “The Miners’ Hymns,” a film score from the Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.  The work is a brass-heavy elegy to the coal mining culture in Northeast England, with the brass elements hearkening back to the colliery bands, which used to be the local entertainment.

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Electronic Places

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hear electronic works on this New Sounds from three different countries - Iceland, Germany, and America, and about very specific places - Copenhagen, Milan, Borodino, near Moscow, the Okeefenokee Swamp, and an American piece about a French zoo.  Listen to electroacoustic wizard and composer Jóhann Jóhannsson’s score from an impressionistic documentary film by director Max Kestner, along with ethereal music from Sigur Ros.  There’s also music from Apparat, which is the stage name of German electronic musician Sascha Ring.  Plus, hear music from pioneering electronic musicians Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin, from their recent “Instrumental Tourist,” and more.

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New Sounds Live: Bang on a Can PCF Concert 2013

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

From the New Sounds Live concert series, listen to some of the newly commissioned works from the Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert, recorded in Spring 2013 at Merkin Hall, as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival.  Hear multimedia composer Anna Clyne's "A Wonderful Day," incorporating the spoken and sung words of Chicago street musician Wooly from Mississippi.  Plus, Dan Deacon's "Sago An Ya Rev," a textural morphing transcription of a NASA Voyager featuring audience participation (and you all at home) via the smart phone Dan Deacon App. In preparation for tonight's New Sounds, you can download the Dan Deacon App (for iPhone or Android) and play along with his piece as you listen!

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Scoring Bill Morrison

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Listen to some of the musical scores for Bill Morrison's silent films on this New Sounds program.  There’s a mix of brass ensemble & electronics in Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson’s score to “The Miners’ Hymns,” a documentary that depicts an ill-fated mining community in England. One "can almost hear the cavernous mineshafts and their ominous heritage in the brutal electronic treatments, and hear the creaking, crumbling landscapes beneath the haunting brass." (Boomkat)

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Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi

Friday, April 18, 2014

Composer Max Richter has taken apart Vivaldi's original set of violin concertos, "The Four Seasons," and reconfigured the components while reclaiming the work as a beautiful object.  Richter opened up some of the repeating patterns already present in the work and as he says, “literally wrote myself into Vivaldi’s score.”  For this New Sounds, Max Richter joins us to present some of his "Recomposed: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons.”

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Mixtapes

Visceral Connections with Jóhann Jóhannsson

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The music of Iceland composer and producer Jóhann Jóhannsson draws from a palette of ambient music, post-rock and orchestral music. His Mixtape includes visceral music from Mahler, Messiaen and Stockhausen.

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Abstract Soundscapes

Thursday, December 05, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to some abstract soundscapes from Poland, from Berlin via an Icelandic composer, and from Brooklyn-based musicians as well.

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With Dustin O'Halloran

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Dustin O’Halloran is an American pianist/composer based in Berlin, whose approach to solo piano music is geared to avoid being lumped into either the buttoned-up classical tradition or the vapid noodlings of new age.  He has developed an introspective, cinematic, perhaps “post-classical”/”post-rock” sound, which feels atmospheric, emotive and melodically direct.

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New Soundtracks

Monday, September 09, 2013

For this program, hear an hour of recent soundtracks for both film and dance.  Listen to music from the new, otherwise silent film, “Visitors” by filmmaker Jon Kane – about our ambivalent relationship with technology.  Seven years in the making, "Visitors" is the fourth collaboration between director Godfrey Reggio and composer Philip Glass.  Also, hear selections from the keyboard-driven soundtrack, “The Beauty Inside,” from the American pianist/composer Dustin O’Halloran, who now lives in Berlin.

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Electroacoustic Blends

Saturday, September 07, 2013

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear three recordings that feature a blend of acoustic instruments and electronic processing.  From a score to the new film by Bill Morrison, “The Miners’ Hymns,” listen to organ, brass ensemble, and electronics, by the master of mixing electronic and acoustic sounds - Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.

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Mixtapes

Visceral Connections with Jóhann Jóhannsson

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The music of Iceland composer and producer Jóhann Jóhannsson draws from a palette of ambient music, post-rock and orchestral music. His Mixtape includes visceral music from Mahler, Messiaen and Stockhausen.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: Miners' Hymns Live

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

From the New Sounds Live concerts, we'll hear “The Miners’ Hymns,” a film score from the Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.  The work is a brass-heavy elegy to the coal mining culture in Northeast England, with the brass elements hearkening back to the colliery bands, which used to be the local entertainment.

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Scoring Bill Morrison

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Listen to some of the musical scores for Bill Morrison's silent films on this New Sounds program.  There’s a mix of brass ensemble & electronics in Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson’s score to “The Miners’ Hymns,” a documentary that depicts an ill-fated mining community in England. One "can almost hear the cavernous mineshafts and their ominous heritage in the brutal electronic treatments, and hear the creaking, crumbling landscapes beneath the haunting brass." (Boomkat)

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New Sounds Live: Bang on a Can PCF Concert 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

From the New Sounds Live concert series, listen to some of the newly commissioned works from the Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert, recorded last week at Merkin Hall, as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival.  Hear multimedia composer Anna Clyne's "A Wonderful Day," incorporating the spoken and sung words of Chicago street musician Wooly from Mississippi.  Plus, Dan Deacon's "Sago An Ya Rev," a textural morphing transcription of a NASA Voyager featuring audience participation (and you all at home) via the smart phone Dan Deacon App. In preparation for tonight's New Sounds, you can download the Dan Deacon App (for iPhone or Android) and play along with his piece as you listen! 

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Electronic Places

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hear electronic works on this New Sounds from three different countries - Iceland, Germany, and America, and about very specific places - Copenhagen, Milan, Borodino, near Moscow, the Okeefenokee Swamp, and an American piece about a French zoo.  Listen to electroacoustic wizard and composer Jóhann Jóhannsson’s score from an impressionistic documentary film by director Max Kestner, along with ethereal music from Sigur Ros.  There’s also music from Apparat, which is the stage name of German electronic musician Sascha Ring.  Plus, hear music from pioneering electronic musicians Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin, from their recent “Instrumental Tourist,” and more.

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Abstract Soundscapes - Special Podcast

Friday, January 04, 2013

WNYC

For this New Sounds, listen to some abstract soundscapes from Poland, from Berlin via an Icelandic composer, and from Brooklyn-based musicians as well.  Hear a soundscape from the Berlin-based Icelandic one-woman band Kira Kira, from her record Feathermagnetik.  Also, listen to something from Brooklyn-based electronic artist Laurel Halo, featuring the voice as instrument.  Then, there's a percussion-centric work, "6," one of the number pieces from John Cage (whose 2012 centennial celebrations are still going on), and a percussive soundscape by another Brooklyn-based musician, drummer/composer Tim Kuhl.

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Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Composer Max Richter has taken apart Vivaldi's original set of violin concertos, "The Four Seasons," and reconfigured the components while reclaiming the work as a beautiful object.  Richter opened up some of the repeating patterns already present in the work and as he says, “literally wrote myself into Vivaldi’s score.”  For this New Sounds, Max Richter joins us to present some of his "Recomposed: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons.” 

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