Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Hear the world premiere of Bryce Dessner's "O Shut Your Eyes Against the Wind," performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars from the People's Commissioning Fund Concert at Merkin Hall, recorded as part of New Sounds Live and the Ecstatic Music Festival. Incidentally, Bryce plays with both the vocal-chamber-rock ensemble, Clogs, and the indie rock hometown heroes, the National. Also, we will hear the other world premieres commissioned by the people: Nick Brooke's playful "Menace (Sousa Medley)" and Karsh Kale's world premiere, "Crawl Walk Run Fly."
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
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.
Friday, February 04, 2011
New Sounds Live is proud to present the annual Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert: three world premieres commissioned by the people! New York’s electric chamber ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars take on new works by Bryce Dessner of The National and Clogs, producer and tabla player Karsh Kale and composer/genre-hopper Nick Brooke.