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New Sounds

Drummers / Bandleaders (Special Podcast)

Monday, October 20, 2014

WNYC
Listen to a variety of drummer-led bands, including Tony Allen (of Fela Kuti), Electric Kulintang (Susie Ibarra, Roberto Rodriguez), and composer/percussionist Bobby Previte.

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New Sounds

Drummers / Bandleaders

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear all sorts of drummer-led bands and ensembles, including music from composer/percussionist Susie Ibarra, alternative/avant-jazzer Jim Black, Afrobeat progenitor/drummer Tony Allen who played with Fela Kuti, and many others. There’s music from the brand-new record, “Drum Codes” by Electric Kulintang, which features co-leader Susie Ibarra on those traditional metallic gong-like percussion instruments of the Philippines and her percussionist/programmer husband, Cuban-American Roberto Rodriguez.

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New Sounds

Music for Big Bands

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

From Bjork’s sleeper hit, “It’s Oh So Quiet” from the 1990’s, to much more recent big band recordings, like that of the German-based Monika Roscher Bigband, listen to horns a-plenty in clever arrangements on this New Sounds.  Roscher is a German electric guitarist, singer, and big band leader, of an atypical big band, which sometimes incorporates more exciting, innovative possibilities that might have come from techno or punk.  Roscher says of her 18-piece band, “We’re experimental, and a bit weird. It can be a shock, if you’re not expecting it.” She also has been known to perform in hoods & masks.

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New Sounds

Big Bands, New Sounds-Style

Monday, April 28, 2014

We’re all about music for big bands on this New Sounds, and that’s certainly not the 1930’s swing bands.  Listen for elements of rock, classical, and minimalism to crop up in music from Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society.  We’ll also hear one or two arrangements of Bjork tunes by Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra.  Plus, there’s also a long-form suite of music from John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, along with music from the Industrial Jazz Group as well.

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Mixtapes

Omnivorous Listening with John Hollenbeck

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

The music of drummer and composer John Hollenbeck omnivorously draws from jazz, post-rock and contemporary classical traditions. It makes sense: he's collaborated with an eclectic roster of musicians. His Mixtape streams Wednesday at 3 pm.

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New Sounds

Unusual Lead Instruments

Saturday, November 05, 2011

For this New Sounds, hear some recent recordings that feature a strange assortment of music-making devices.  From music boxes, a choir that whistles, and the Chinese double-reed woodwind instrument called the suona, we'll hear from Bill Frisell, John Hollenbeck's Large Ensemble, Beat Circus, and more.  Not to be outdone, there's something from Gordon Grdina’s East Van Strings which showcases the oud, Arabic lute, paired with Western strings.

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Cued Up

Look & Listen Festival: Part III

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Cease the last full month of Summer with the Look & Listen Festival running through August here on Cued Up. For the fest's third concert of four, enjoy two world premieres by the delightfully unclassifiable drummer/composer John Hollenbeck and his group The Claudia Quintet with Theo Bleckmann, a world premiere by past Q2 composer-portrait Angélica Negrón and works by toy piano wiz Phyllis Chen and textural magician Zibuokle Martinaityte.

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New Sounds

Mid-Sized Ensembles

Saturday, July 09, 2011

We'll hear from four different mid-sized ensembles on this New Sounds program.  The thing to keep in mind is the versatility of all these bands, who all have bass and drums, so that they almost look like and sometimes sound like a rock or jazz band.  Listen to something from the "indie" classical band Build, John Hollenbeck's ensemble Claudia Quintet, the new music group Flexible Music, and the new music and jazz players of Joseph C. Phillips, Jr.'s group Numinous.

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New Sounds

New Music for Sax(es)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

For this New Sounds, we'll sample some music from the recording, "Infernal Machines" by the incredibly versatile Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, a big band that dips into jazz territory and the minimalist section of new music.  Also, there are songs and poetry about the Q train from saxophonist/composer Roy Nathanson, music from Sex Mob, something from  drummer/composer John Hollenbeck, and more.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Theo Bleckmann

Monday, September 27, 2010

Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to career longevity in New York's thriving musical scene and jazz singer, composer, and collaborator, Theo Bleckmann has more than enough to go around. In this September 22 performance at (Le) Poisson Rouge, Bleckmann presents his latest project, Hello Earth! - the music of Kate Bush, joined by John Hollenbeck (percussion), Skuli Sverrisson (bass), Henry Hey (keys, vocals) and Caleb Burhans (violin, guitar, vocals).

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New Sounds

Mid-Sized Ensembles

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

We'll hear from four different mid-sized ensembles on this New Sounds program.  The thing to keep in mind is the versatility of all these bands, who all have bass and drums, so that they almost look like and sometimes sound like a rock or jazz band.  Listen to something from the "indie" classical band Build, John Hollenbeck's ensemble Claudia Quintet, the new music group Flexible Music, and the new music and jazz players of Joseph C. Phillips, Jr.'s group Numinous.

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New Sounds

New Music for Sax(es)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

For this New Sounds, we'll sample some music from the incredibly versatile Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society - it's a big band that dips into jazz territory and the minimalist section of new music - and has just released a brand new recording, called "Infernal Machines."

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Hollenbeck plays Hollenbeck and Meredith Monk

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

On November 30th, 2009, composer and percussionist John Hollenbeck launched the first in a series of live Q2 webcasts from Greenwich Village’s (Le) Poisson Rouge with an ambitious, kinetic performance of music from his new CD.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alerts: John Hollenbeck

Monday, November 30, 2009

John Hollenbeck
"No Boat"
Playing at: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St., Greenwich Village)
Get: Tickets | Directions

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