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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 Sounds

Music for Alternative Tunings

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hear works by American composer Mathew Rosenblum influenced in part by a love of Javanese music, Sonic Youth, and by the music of LaMonte Young on this New Sounds program.

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New Sounds

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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New Sounds

Music for Alternative Tunings

Monday, December 30, 2013

Hear works by American composer Mathew Rosenblum influenced in part by a love of Javanese music, the music produced by Sonic Youth, and by the music of LaMonte Young on this New Sounds program.  Listen to Rosenblum's set of two works; Fantasy for Roberta Liss, and Gymnopedie for Art Jarvinen, both of which use a 21-note to the octave scale along with the 12-note equal tempered scale to which Western ears might be more attuned.

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Spinning on Air

Dennis Johnson's "November"

Sunday, August 18, 2013

This is the music of gradual change. A piano piece that runs for nearly six hours. Pensive. Music that sweeps the listener along into an elegiac exploration of gentle tonal and rhythmic shifts. This is November by Dennis Johnson. Several years ago La Monte Young gave composer and writer Kyle Gann a wobbly cassette transfer of Johnson's 1962 performance of a portion of November. Gann realized that the history of Minimalism needed to be rewritten to acknowledge November as one of its starting points. Gann joins David Garland to tell how his fascination for and curiosity about November led him to transcribe the old cassette, get in touch with Johnson, and create a full realization of the piece, which has now been recorded by pianist R. Andrew Lee. We hear about the piece, and hear excerpts from this multi-hour quiet explosion of ideas.

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New Sounds

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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New Sounds

Music for Alternative Tunings

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hear works by American composer Mathew Rosenblum influenced in part by a love of Javanese music, the music produced by Sonic Youth, and by the music of LaMonte Young on this New Sounds program.  Listen to Rosenblum's set of two works; Fantasy for Roberta Liss, and Gymnopedie for Art Jarvinen, both of which use a 21-note to the octave scale along with the 12-note equal tempered scale to which Western ears might be more attuned. 

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Top Five New Nonfiction Books About Classical Music

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Maestros, masterpieces, a minimalist and a modern instrument aren’t just highlights of the new classical music season — they’re subjects of a crop of new books about classical music.

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