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Music From the Dark Side

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Listen to music from the dark side, including music by Bryce Dessner played by Kronos Quartet along with music by the Irish choir Anúna performing Tenebrae in Gaelic, and more.

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With Missy Mazzoli

Monday, March 30, 2015

Composer, keyboardist and bandleader Missy Mazzoli joins John Schaefer to introduce selections from her new recording, “Vespers for a New Dark Age.”And more.

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Music From the Dark Side

Friday, December 13, 2013

Listen to music from the dark side for this New Sounds program. Listen to music associated with Tenebrae, the  Christian service held during Holy Week in the spring where candles are extinguished gradually until all that is left is darkness.  There’s a work by Bruce Dessner played by Kronos Quartet and featuring  Sufjan Stevens, “Tenebre,” along with the Irish choir Anúna performing Tenebrae in Gaelic.  Also, listen to nocturnes from the band Rachel’s, and a work by Missy Mazzoli.  Then, hear “Dark Was the Night,” a piece of Phil Kline’s millennial mass “John the Revelator” and a short dark piece from Brian Eno as well.

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NightMusic III

Sunday, March 25, 2012

This is another part in the series, "NightMusic"  an hour of works that evoke the darkness, the stillness, the mystery and the uncertainty of night.  We'll hear "Dark Was The Night" a song without words from Phil Kline's apocalyptic mass, "John the Revelator," featuring the vocal group Lionheart and the quartet Ethel.  Plus, music by John Adams, his powerful and terrifying "Night Chorus" from the opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," and other works.

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Medieval Modernism

Sunday, April 24, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to Medieval Modernism, as Ambrose Field builds an electronic edifice on the 15th century music of Guillame Dufay.  Field describes: "The fragments of original Dufay are always presented entirely unaltered, and serve as a reference point within what is new." 

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New Sounds Live Mementos

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Hear some musical memories from the New Sounds Live concert series on this program.   The California EAR Unit plays "Coming Together" by Frederic Rzewski - a socially conscious work - and one of his masterpieces.  Also, Lionheart and the quartet Ethel play an excerpt from the new commercial release of "John The Revelator" by Phil Kline, a work commissioned by WNYC.  Plus, music by Terry Riley & The All Stars, Peter Garland, and more.

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NightMusic III

Monday, March 14, 2011

This is another part in the series, "NightMusic"  an hour of works that evoke the darkness, the stillness, the mystery and the uncertainty of night.  We'll hear "Dark Was The Night" a song without words from Phil Kline's apocalyptic mass, "John the Revelator," featuring the vocal group Lionheart and the quartet Ethel.  Plus, music by John Adams, his powerful and terrifying "Night Chorus" from the opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," and other works.

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