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Another Side of the Trumpet

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hear the trumpet used in new, nontraditional ways on this episode of New Sounds. 

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New Music for Trumpet

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Listen to a bit of new music for trumpet and electronics by Nils Petter Molvaer, from his 2011 record, “Baboon Moon,” on this New Sounds program.  There’s also music from a lovely collaboration record between a Senegalese singer/kora player Ablaye Cissoko and German-born trumpeter Volker Goetze, a late-night gem combining West African music and ethereal, atmospheric European jazz.

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Another Side of the Trumpet

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Hear new music for trumpet from a collaboration by Volker Goetze & Ablaye Cissoko for trumpet and kora featuring their tribute to “Haiti” on this New Sounds show.  Also, listen to works by Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen, and by the American trumpet manipulator Jon Hassell.  Plus, hear one of the stranger works written for trumpet by La Monte Young from a concert recording made by WNYC in 1993, the "Melodic Version of the Second Dream of the High Tension Line Stepdown Transformer from the Four Dreams of China."  That, and more.

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Mystics and the Mediterranean

Saturday, November 09, 2013

For this New Sounds, we’ll sample liberally from the latest recording from Moroccan-born singer Amina Alaoui, called “Arco Iris.”  It’s a pan-Mediterranean blend of flamenco music from Spain, fado music from Portugal, Arab-Andalusian music and Brazilian choro, linked by jazz and a night in Tunisia.

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A Weave of Musical Cultures

Monday, May 27, 2013

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear a collaboration between two giants - Bill Frisell and Brazilian singer/songwriter/guitarist/percussionist Vinicius Cantuaria - which melds traditional Latin rhythms with loops and improvisational jazz.  There’s also music from global musician composer/DJ/tabla-playing/producer Karsh Kale.  Plus, hear Afro-Indian sounds from Trilok Gurtu & the Frikyiwa Family who combine south-Malian percussive styles with the rhythmic influences of Gurtu’s Indian heritage.  And much more.

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New Music for Trumpet

Friday, May 24, 2013

Listen to a bit of new music for trumpet and electronics by Nils Petter Molvaer, from his latest, “Baboon Moon,” on this New Sounds program.  There’s also music from a lovely collaboration record between a Senegalese singer/kora player Ablaye Cissoko and German-born trumpeter Volker Goetze, a late-night gem combining West African music and ethereal, atmospheric European jazz.

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Another Side of the Trumpet

Monday, December 10, 2012

Hear new music for trumpet from a collaboration by Volker Goetze & Ablaye Cissoko for trumpet and kora featuring their tribute to “Haiti” on this New Sounds show.  Also, listen to works by Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen, and by the American trumpet manipulator Jon Hassell.  Plus, hear one of the stranger works written for trumpet by La Monte Young from a concert recording made by WNYC in 1993, the "Melodic Version of the Second Dream of the High Tension Line Stepdown Transformer from the Four Dreams of China."  That, and more.

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Mystics and the Mediterranean

Friday, October 19, 2012

For this New Sounds, we’ll sample liberally from the latest recording from Moroccan-born singer Amina Alaoui, called “Arco Iris.”  It’s a pan-Mediterranean blend of flamenco music from Spain, fado music from Portugal, Arab-Andalusian music and Brazilian choro, linked by jazz and a night in Tunisia.

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A Weave of Musical Cultures

Friday, May 25, 2012

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear a collaboration between two giants - Bill Frisell and Brazilian singer/songwriter/guitarist/percussionist Vinicius Cantuaria - which melds traditional Latin rhythms with loops and improvisational jazz.  There’s also music from global musician composer/DJ/tabla-playing/producer Karsh Kale.  Plus, hear Afro-Indian sounds from Trilok Gurtu & the Frikyiwa Family who combine south-Malian percussive styles with the rhythmic influences of Gurtu’s Indian heritage.  And much more.

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New Music for Trumpet

Monday, February 13, 2012

Listen to a bit of new music for trumpet and electronics by Nils Petter Molvaer, from his latest, “Baboon Moon,” on this New Sounds program.  There’s also music from a lovely collaboration record between a Senegalese singer/kora player Ablaye Cissoko and German-born trumpeter Volker Goetze, a late-night gem combining West African music and ethereal, atmospheric European jazz. 

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Rumi Songs

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Experience musical settings of texts by the great Persian poet and mystic Jalalladin Rumi on this, his death date. From the order of dervishes he founded – the Mevlevi Dervishes – to a modern setting by Philip Glass and a Rumi-inspired song by Rickie Lee Jones, we’ll hear a broad range of responses to Rumi’s poetry.

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Mystics and the Mediterranean (Podcast Edition)

Friday, August 05, 2011

WNYC

For this New Sounds, we’ll sample liberally from the latest recording from Moroccan-born singer Amina Alaoui, called “Arco Iris.”  It’s a pan-Mediterranean blend of flamenco music from Spain, fado music from Portugal, Arab-Andalusian music and Brazilian choro, linked by jazz and a night in Tunisia.

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Mystics and the Mediterranean

Friday, July 08, 2011

For this New Sounds, we’ll sample liberally from the latest recording from Moroccan-born singer Amina Alaoui, called “Arco Iris.”  It’s a pan-Mediterranean blend of flamenco music from Spain, fado music from Portugal, Arab-Andalusian music and Brazilian choro, linked by jazz and a night in Tunisia. 

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Caravan Variations

Monday, August 09, 2010

Like camels slogging through the sand, the exotic strains of “Caravan,” by Duke Ellington and his sometime trombonist Juan Tizol (with rarely heard lyrics by Irving Mills), have been played loose, fast, swinging, and/or slow by just about everyone. For this New Sounds program, it’s another of the occasional series of programs of Theme and Variations, where the premise is simple: take a single piece of music and explore what a number of musicians have done with it, through arrangements, deconstructions, and revisions of the original theme.

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