Tuesday, August 06, 2013
As host John Schaefer observed about the previous show, it was dominated by music from men, so to keep the air fair, this New Sounds program contains works by women. Preview the forthcoming record by Juliana Barwick, “Nepenthe,” featuring countless fragments of her voice electronically layered to create soaring choral music. Then, listen to selections from a song cycle by Leah Kardos based on themes of technology, loneliness and the human condition. All of the texts have been taken from a few years of collected spam emails.