Tuesday, December 03, 2013
For this New Sounds, listen to some cross-cultural things, including piano music based on traditional Indian raga scales, music from a Persian bagpiper and Syrian sax player, Ethiopian music from the Netherlands, and more. Saeid Shanbehzadeh from Iran plays the neyanban (Persian bagpipe) and saxophone player Basel Rajoub from Syria come together in a collaboration recorded in Lisbon, Portugal. Also, hear music from Rajoub and his trio, which includes percussion and the traditional Persian zither, the qanun, along with a track from the duo of French guitarist Kevin Seddiki and Persian percussionist Bijan Chemirani.
See Saeid Shanbehzadeh & Basel Rajoub, at 8PM Saturday night, Dec. 7th, 2013, at the Asia Society as part of "New Sounds from Iran - Sound: The Encounter, New Music from Iran and Syria." Read more.
Sunday, February 06, 2011
New music from Finland, including music for kantele (Finnish folk harp) and electronic soundscape is what’s in store for this New Sounds program. Also, there’s music from the folk-pop-electronica group Varttina, along with a tune from the harmonium and fiddle-heavy Finnish folk revivalists JPP. Plus, hear some new works built around pre-existing music, where contemporary ensembles perform strange and unexpected arrangements of Metallica, Kraftwerk and other rock songs.