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New Music With Accordion

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hear new music from accordionist, keyboard player, and composer Ted Reichman, focusing on connections between improvisation and various forms of folk, popular music, and jazz.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Big Ears, Big Mouths

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Goethe once said, "music starts where words end." But what about when the words continue and the music joins in? All Ears celebrates this overlap tonight at 10 pm.

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New Sounds

New Music With Accordion

Friday, July 19, 2013

Hear new music from accordionist, keyboard player, and composer Ted Reichman, focusing on connections between improvisation and various forms of folk, popular music, and jazz. Also, there's mysterious music from Austrian multi-instrumentalist and composer Werner Pirchner for accordion.  Then, hear Kronos Quartet together with accordion adventurer Kimmo Pohjonen and sampling guru Samuli Kosminen.  The live strings and electric accordion plus effects and manipulations create a new, multi-dimensional sound world. That, and more.

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Soundcheck

The Perils Of Picking Just Three

Monday, June 10, 2013

Soundcheck host John Schaefer was recently asked for his three favorite songs, and his head nearly exploded. 

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New Sounds

Music From the North

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hear some Icelandic electronic chamber music with a delicate undercurrent of minimalism from the young Olafur Arnalds on this New Sounds.  The rest of this Northern edition of the show includes music from Norway and Sweden, and more from Iceland.

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New Sounds

Music for Angels

Sunday, February 19, 2012

For this New Sounds program, listen to some celestial music, but also works that are much darker.  We'll hear a bit of the flowing, dreamlike and epic "Angel of Light" by Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara along with an excerpt from Jürgen Knieper's original score for the film "Wings of Desire."

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Soundcheck

Strange Musical Bedfellows

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Loutallica is part of a long history of musical collaboration, says John Schaefer. 

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New Sounds

Music From the North

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hear some Icelandic electronic chamber music with a delicate undercurrent of minimalism from the young Olafur Arnalds on this New Sounds.  The rest of this Northern edition of the show includes music from Norway and Sweden, and more from Iceland.

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New Sounds

Music for Angels

Monday, February 07, 2011

For this New Sounds program, listen to some celestial music, but also works that are much darker.  We'll hear a bit of the flowing, dreamlike and epic "Angel of Light" by Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara along with an excerpt from Jürgen Knieper's original score for the film "Wings of Desire." 

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New Sounds

New Music from Finland

Thursday, January 13, 2011

There’s music from Finland for this New Sounds, which is a musical hotbed of many genres: classical, folk, weirdly dressed heavy metal rock bands, and some of the less easily defined new music types.  We’ll hear from accordion virtuoso Maria Kalaniemi along with something else for accordion (& electronics) by Kimmo Pohjonen.  Plus, there’s also music by multi-instrumentalist Pekka Pohjola, who was best known as a bass player, of the jazz-inflected (maybe even proggy) variety.  We might also hear music by Einojuhani Rautavaara, and perhaps even  “Winter was Hard,” by composer Aulis Sallinen in a Kronos Quartet performance.   All that, and more.

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New Sounds

Listener Poll Show for 2010

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Here's the rebuttal to last night’s program where the listeners weigh in on the best new music releases of 2010. First off, a big thank you to all of the listeners who voted! We found that there were some hard-fought battles this year between well-waged Facebook (and other social media) campaigns and other organized mailing list calls-to-action. However, we have a clear front-runner, with some unexpected and predictable results.  The voting closed at noon today.  Tonight's 25th annual New Sounds Listener Poll show will contain the music that emerged victorious from this year's contest.

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New Sounds

Middle Eastern Chamber Music

Thursday, November 11, 2010

For this New Sounds, listen to some small ensemble works revolving around the sounds of Persian and Arabic instruments and melodies.  We'll hear "Silent City" from Kayhan Kalhor with Brooklyn Rider, along with some music from Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble.  Plus, listen to the Kronos Quarte recording, "Floodplain", and more.

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New Sounds

“Electric” Music

Sunday, August 22, 2010

For this New Sounds, hear some works that make use of the actual sounds of electricity, whether man-made or naturally occurring.  Christine Southworth uses the sounds of a Van Der Graaf Generator and two Tesla Coils in her collection called “Zap!”  Also, Annie Gosfield and Terry Riley look at the charged sounds made beyond the earth’s atmosphere.  And Johanna Beyer, an overlooked figure from the 1930s, is represented by a celestial work for early electric instruments.

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New Sounds

New Music for String Quartet Plus

Monday, July 12, 2010

For this New Sounds, we'll hear from the Kronos Quartet's recent release "Floodplain." This record is full of music from Serbia, Azerbajan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Lebanon, incorporating other sounds, live and taped. 

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New Sounds

Music From the North

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Hear some Icelandic electronic chamber music with a delicate undercurrent of minimalism from the young Olafur Arnalds on this New Sounds.  The rest of this Northern edition of the show includes music from Norway and Sweden, and more from Iceland.

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New Sounds

Works For String Quartet

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

From the Soundcheck archives, we'll hear live performances of music for string quartet by Fred Frith, Huang Ruo, and Sir John Tavener.

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