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New Sounds

Electroacoustic Chamber Music

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Listen to electro-acoustic chamber music, including double and triple-layered pianos from Tim Hecker, parapsychology-inspired music from Matmos, and music by Sylvain Chaveau.  

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New Sounds

When Words Don't Matter

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Hear a hypnotic work of vocal layers from electronic duo Matmos, “Just Waves,” based on their own telepathic experiments, music from Nico Muhly, Joan LaBarbara, Meredith Monk, & more.

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New Sounds

Downtown Collaborations

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Jason Treuting, the percussionist/composer -along with his mallets, sticks, and music - certainly gets around.   Treuting has made music with and for So Percussion, the Swedish folk-instrument wielding QQQ, the electronica duo Matmos, the Zappa-jazzy band Kneebody, and the guitarist/composer Steve Mackey, to name a few.  On this New Sounds, listen to music featuring Jason Treuting as soloist, collaborator, and composer.  There’s also music from multi-instrumentalist/composer Nick Zammuto, co-founder of the sonically and visually innovative duo the Books.

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Q2 Music

Sample Rate: 24-Hour Marathon of Electronic and Electro-acoustic Music

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sunday, April 27, join us for a special encore presentation of Sample Rate: 24-hours of electronic and electro-acoustic music curated and hosted by Morton Subotnick, Tyondai Braxton, Tristan Perich, Angélica Negrón, Matmos, Olga Bell and Daniel Wohl.

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New Sounds

Electroacoustic Chamber Music

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Listen to electro-acoustic chamber music from the likes of Tim Hecker, Matmos, and Sylvain Chaveau on this New Sounds. Hear techno chamber music from the now Baltimore-based Matmos, and their recent "The Marriage of True Minds," which has parapsychology as its theme.  The duo builds grooves out of unusual and startling sound sources, like the processed sound of a tap dancer shuffling on a stone floor, an amplified rubber band, bagpipes, and honky tonk piano, along with vocalists. 

 

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New Sounds

Percussion Ensembles

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hear music for percussion ensemble on this New Sounds, including brand-new music by Chicago-based composer Mason Bates from his record, “Stereo Is King.”  Written for Chicago Symphony Orchestra Principal Percussionist Cynthia Yeh, the title track is for electronics and a percussion trio of marimba, Thai gongs, and “toy drum set” (baby roto-toms and woodblocks) merged with processed Tibetan prayer-bowl recordings and restless drum n’ bass electronica. 

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New Sounds

When Words Don't Matter

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear a hypnotic work of vocal layers from the electronic duo Matmos, “Just Waves,” from their Ganzfeld EP, a concept record based on their own telepathic experiments.  Throughout the progression of the work, these ebbing and flowing voices -Matmos (M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel) together with three other singers: Dan Deacon, Angel Deradoorian (Dirty Projectors), and Clodagh Simonds (Fovea Hex)-  speak-sing the transcripts of the psychic session material in pitched clusters, until the sensations described in the experiment are shaped back into one single phrase about the “triangle at the top.”

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New Sounds

When Words Don't Matter (Special Podcast)

Monday, November 04, 2013

WNYC
For this New Sounds, hear a hypnotic work of vocal layers from electronic duo Matmos, “Just Waves,” from their Ganzfeld EP, a concept record based on their own telepathic experiments.

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New Sounds

Downtown Collaborations

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Jason Treuting, the percussionist/composer -along with his mallets, sticks, and music - certainly gets around.   Treuting has made music with and for So Percussion, the Swedish folk-instrument wielding QQQ, the electronica duo Matmos, the Zappa-jazzy band Kneebody, and the guitarist/composer Steve Mackey, to name a few.  On this New Sounds, listen to music featuring Jason Treuting as soloist, collaborator, and composer.  There’s also music from multi-instrumentalist/composer Nick Zammuto, co-founder of the sonically and visually innovative duo the Books. 

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Soundcheck

Matmos: A 'Marriage' Of Experimental Pop And Telepathy

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Even for quirky and creative electronic band Matmos, its new album is a bit of a left turn. The Marriage Of True Minds deals with paranormal or parapsychological brain activity, and specifically, telepathy. Watch the band perform a song from the album in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

Joshua Bell Can Conduct, Too; Matmos Reads Our Minds; Music At The Oscars

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

In this episode: Violinist Joshua Bell joins us to explain how he ended up becoming the new the music director and conductor of the renowned London-based chamber ensemble Academy of St. Martin in the Fields – and, he plays live.

Plus: The upcoming Academy Awards ceremony seems to be getting more musical by the day. We talk with New York Times writer Melena Ryzik about the live performances planned for the ceremony -- and who might take home the Oscar for best original song and score. 

And: The band known as Matmos has been making its own quirky, creative brand of electronic music since 1997. Their latest album is centered on paranormal brain activity – specifically, telepathy. We’re reading your mind, and know that you will enjoy this interview.

Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Matmos

Monday, February 11, 2013

Experimental electronic duo Matmos plays Le Poisson Rouge Monday night. Download the track "Teen Paranormal Romance."

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New Sounds

Electroacoustic Chamber Music

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Listen to a preview of the forthcoming full-length record from Matmos - "The Marriage of True Minds," which has parapsychology as its theme. This techno chamber music from the now Baltimore-based duo builds grooves out of unusual and startling sound sources, like the processed sound of a tap dancer shuffling on a stone floor, an amplified rubber band, bagpipes, and honky tonk piano, along with vocalists. 

 

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New Sounds

When Words Don't Matter

Thursday, November 15, 2012

For this New Sounds, hear a hypnotic work of vocal layers from the electronic duo Matmos, “Just Waves,” from their Ganzfeld EP, a concept record based on their own telepathic experiments.  Throughout the progression of the work, these ebbing and flowing voices -Matmos (M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel) together with three other singers: Dan Deacon, Angel Deradoorian (Dirty Projectors), and Clodagh Simonds (Fovea Hex)-  speak-sing the transcripts of the psychic session material in pitched clusters, until the sensations described in the experiment are shaped back into one single phrase about the “triangle at the top.”

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New Sounds

Members Only: So Percussion

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Listen to some music featuring the members of So Percussion on this New Sounds, including Jason Treuting's "Oblique music for 4 plus (blank)," recorded live by the Orchestra of the League of Composers at Miller Theater.

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Q2 Music

Awake with NOW Ensemble, Chiara and Matmos

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Join us Thursday at 7 pm to hear a performance by NOW Ensemble, Chiara Quartet and Matmos celebrating two CD releases at the Greenwich Village venue (le) Poisson Rouge.

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New Sounds

Downtown Collaborations

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Jason Treuting, the percussionist/composer -his mallets, sticks, and music - certainly get around.   Treuting has made music with and for So Percussion, the Swedish folk-instrument wielding QQQ, the electronica duo Matmos, the Zappa-jazzy band Kneebody, and the guitarist/composer Steve Mackey, to name a few.  On this New Sounds, listen to music featuring Jason Treuting as soloist, collaborator, and composer.  There’s also music from multi-instrumentalist/composer Nick Zammuto, co-founder of the sonically and visually innovative duo the Books.  

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New Sounds

Members Only: So Percussion

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Listen to some music featuring the members of So Percussion on this New Sounds, including Jason Treuting's "Oblique music for 4 plus (blank)," recorded live by the Orchestra of the League of Composers at Miller Theater.

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New Sounds

New Releases, April 2011 (Special Podcast)

Friday, July 08, 2011

WNYC

It's that time of the month again for the new releases show on New Sounds. John Schaefer carefully sorts through the stacks, bins, and towers of new CDs, records, and bandcamp sites which have come across his desk or into his email over the past month to present some choice cuts.

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Cued Up

Don't Mess Up. Listen to This.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Listen to Chiara Quartet, NOW Ensemble and Matmos share a concert bill that spans the outer reaches of haunting string quartets, groovy electronic experimentalism, and instrumental chamber pop intricacy.

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