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Spinning on Air's 25th Anniversary with Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, John Zorn, and Diane Cluck.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

 

 

 

The event was hosted by the show's creator David Garland, and featured performances by, and conversations with, ...

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New Sounds

Recent Soundtracks

Saturday, February 25, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to some recent film scores, new music-style.  We'll hear from a collection of soundtrack work that Nick Cave has done with Warren Ellis, called "White Lunar."  It's a 2-disc set including music from the forthcoming film "The Road," along with music from two documentary films; one about young girls caught up in Cambodia's sex trade and the other, "The English Surgeon," follows a doctor's attempt to bring neurosurgery to post-Soviet Ukraine.

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A John Zorn Christmas

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Radical composer John Zorn reveals to David Garland that Zorn’s Jewish family celebrated Christmas throughout his childhood, and he continues to love those memories and the holiday music that evokes and celebrates them. Zorn presents selections from his new album “A Dreamers Christmas,” an unexpectedly sweet collection of his arrangements of Christmas classics..

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New Sounds

New Music Soundtracks

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to some new music film scores by the likes of John Zorn, and keyboardist, composer and producer Wayne Horvitz.  Plus, from Greece, there's music by Eleni Karaindrou, along with music from Michael Nyman and Philip Glass.  And much more.

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New Sounds

More Cross-Cultural Music

Friday, April 01, 2011

German percussionist and producer Sven Kacirek collected field recordings from his travels along the Kenyan coast and in the hinterland near Lake Victoria.  Then, with a bit of studio wizardry, he layered marimba, piano, and various other percussion atop the Kenyan musicians.  We’ll listen to this musical journey through Kenya for this New Sounds program.  

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John Zorn presents Masada

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Composer John Zorn presents recordings of his Masada project, and talks with host David Garland about Masada and the upcoming Masada Marathon at New York City Opera, plus NYC Opera's staged performance of Zorn's monodrama "La Machine de l’être."

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New Sounds

Recent Soundtracks

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to some recent film scores, new music-style.  We'll hear from a collection of soundtrack work that Nick Cave has done with Warren Ellis, called "White Lunar."  It's a 2-disc set including music from the forthcoming film "The Road," along with music from two documentary films; one about young girls caught up in Cambodia's sex trade and the other, "The English Surgeon," follows a doctor's attempt to bring neurosurgery to post-Soviet Ukraine. 

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New Sounds

John Zorn

Thursday, September 02, 2010

For this edition of New Sounds, hear music more music by John Zorn. The MacArthur Fellow, sax player, composer, and record label founder is one of the central figures on the New York "downtown scene." Today is his birthday.  We'll hear some Masada chamber music, something from the Filmworks series, some of his Ennio Morricone arrangements, and much more. 

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New Sounds

New Sounds of Film Music

Sunday, September 10, 1989

Film scores might not seem likely fodder for arrangements, but in this September 8, 1989 episode New Sounds showed why they are. The show begins with a sampling of Walt Disney film classics interpreted by the likes of Sun Ra, Harry Nilsson, Tom Waits, and others.

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