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New Sounds

Hearing Voices

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Listen to music from composer John McGuire based on the sounds of one soprano voice (his wife) multiplied, refracted and superimposed to create a choral fantasia.

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New Sounds

Voice & Electronics

Thursday, May 01, 2014

On this edition of New Sounds, listen to music for voice and electronics, including the latest recording from Brooklyn-based composer Jacob Cooper, “Silver Threads.” It’s a song cycle written for soprano Mellissa Hughes, in which he employs laptop like a folk instrument.  The text of the first movement comes from a haiku by Basho, and the following five movements came from asking five contemporary poets to write their own poems in response to the Basho haiku. Listen to Cooper’s setting of the original haiku, and one with text by Tarfia Faizullah.  SEE Silver Threads release show at Le Poisson Rouge on May 7.

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New Sounds

Hearing Voices

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Listen to music from composer John McGuire based on the sounds of one soprano voice (his wife) multiplied, refracted and superimposed to create a choral fantasia.  Also, hear music from Christine Baczewska, who explores the voice as instrument, similarly incorporating multi-tracking to create textured, overlapping choruses. Plus, music by Laurel MacDonald and Paul Lansky’s “Idle Chatter,” and more.

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New Sounds

Hearing Voices

Friday, July 20, 2012

Listen to music from composer John McGuire based on the sounds of one soprano voice (his wife) multiplied, refracted and superimposed to create a choral fantasia.  Also, hear music from Christine Baczewska, who explores the voice as instrument, similarly incorporating multi-tracking to create textured, overlapping choruses. Plus, music by Laurel MacDonald and Paul Lansky’s “Idle Chatter,” and more.

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