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Joseph Byrd

New Sounds

Atmospheric Percussion Works

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

This New Sounds is chock full of works that use percussion atmospherically.  Hear the looped hockety rhythms of the Portico Quartet, who create a hypnotic electrified and trancey soundworld on their most recent release.  There's also concert music from the wide-ranging New York luminary, Joseph Byrd, as performed by ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble), featuring Timo Andres.  Plus, pianist Benedikt Jahnel and his trio focus on rhythmic placement to achieve atmospheric wordless songs. Perhaps there will also be music from drummer Allison Miller or a gamelan-laden dance score from composer Mary Ellen Childs. And more.

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The New Canon

The Edge of Light

Monday, February 25, 2013

This week on the New Canon, we hear a new recording of early symphonic works by Benjamin Britten performed by Amsterdam Sinfonietta, ACME's recent release featuring the compositions of Joseph Byrd and selections from "The Edge of Light", our album of the week featuring Gloria Cheng and the Calder Quartet in performance of music by Messiaen and Saariaho.

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New Sounds

Atmospheric Percussion Works

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

This New Sounds is chock full of works that use percussion atmospherically.  Hear the looped hockety rhythms of the Portico Quartet, who create a hypnotic electrified and trancey soundworld on their most recent release.  There's also concert music from the wide-ranging New York luminary, Joseph Byrd, as performed by ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble), featuring Timo Andres.  Plus, pianist Benedikt Jahnel and his trio focus on rhythmic placement to achieve atmospheric wordless songs. Perhaps there will also be music from drummer Allison Miller or a gamelan-laden dance score from composer Mary Ellen Childs. And more.

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