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With Dustin O'Halloran

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Dustin O’Halloran is an American pianist/composer based in Berlin, whose approach to solo piano music is geared to avoid being lumped into either the buttoned-up classical tradition or the vapid noodlings of new age.  He has developed an introspective, cinematic, perhaps “post-classical”/”post-rock” sound, which feels atmospheric, emotive and melodically direct.

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Post-Minimalist Music

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Philip Glass’s piano works have had a longstanding and widespread influence – on the so-called Post-minimalist composers, but also on musicians working in the electronic dance world.  One of them is Francesco Tristano, who brings electronica’s repeating motifs back to the piano in his solo piece “The Melody.”  We’ll hear that, as well as several of William Duckworth’s “Time Curve Preludes,” often considered the first major Post-minimalist work, and a work from the late Canadian composer Ann Southam directly inspired by Glass’s piano works.

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Violin Works

Saturday, April 07, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to the new recording, "September Canons" featuring violinist Todd Reynolds performing a piece written for him by American composer Ingram Marshall.  It’s a soaring, searing work for violin with electronic processing, and is a "lamentation on the events of September 11, 2001." 

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Violin and Cello Plus

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Listen to works for violin and cello, with electronics and without, or with piano or voice on this New Sounds.  There's music from Princeton-based composer Frances White, "The Old Rose Reader" for violin, voice, video animation, and electronics.  It's a romantic work containing stories about all varieties of roses, some famous for having been grown in Empress Josephine's garden at Malmaison.

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Sound and Music

Friday, March 02, 2012

For this New Sounds, we’ll listen to works that play with sound and music, at the intersection where one leaves off and the other begins.  Hear the latest from Brian Eno, in collaboration with like-minded musicians Jon Hopkins and Leo Abraham, called “Small Craft on a Milk Sea.” 

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Post-Minimalist Music (Special Podcast)

Friday, June 24, 2011

WNYC

Philip Glass’s piano works have had a longstanding and widespread influence – on the so-called Post-minimalist composers, but also on musicians working in the electronic dance world.  One of them is Francesco Tristano, who brings electronica’s repeating motifs back to the piano in his solo piece “The Melody.”  We’ll hear that, as well as several of William Duckworth’s “Time Curve Preludes,” often considered the first major Post-minimalist work, and a work from the late Canadian composer Ann Southam directly inspired by Glass’s piano works.

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Post-classical Chamber Music

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

"Post-classical Chamber Music" might be described as music that grows out of the “Classical” tradition but strips it down to the bare essentials. We’ll hear from the Belgium-based composer Sylvain Chauveau with music for piano and a couple of strings.  Also, listen to music from the Italian pianist/composer Ludovico Einaudi, along with something from the German composer Max Richter’s record “memoryhouse.”  Plus, new music from Christian Frederickson (formerly of Rachel’s), for a live performance/video installation, called “The Painted Bird (Part II): Amidst.” 

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With Dustin O'Halloran

Friday, June 10, 2011

Dustin O’Halloran is an American pianist/composer based in Berlin, whose approach to solo piano music is geared to avoid being lumped into either the buttoned-up classical tradition or the vapid noodlings of new age.  He has developed an introspective, cinematic, perhaps “post-classical”/”post-rock” sound, which feels atmospheric, emotive and melodically direct.

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Ambient Post-Rock

Sunday, June 05, 2011

For this New Sounds, there's ambient post-rock music from Jon Hopkins, a Scottish musician who writes and performs his own melody-led electronica. There's also music from the German pianist/composer Max Richter, along with something from Ludovico Einaudi's trio, Whitetree.  Plus, music by the instrument-driven Chicago post-rockers Tortoise, songs from drummer/composer Brian Blade, and more.

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Post-Minimalist Music

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Philip Glass’s piano works have had a longstanding and widespread influence – on the so-called Post-minimalist composers, but also on musicians working in the electronic dance world.  One of them is Francesco Tristano, who brings electronica’s repeating motifs back to the piano in his solo piece “The Melody.”  We’ll hear that, as well as several of William Duckworth’s “Time Curve Preludes,” often considered the first major Post-minimalist work, and a work from the late Canadian composer Ann Southam directly inspired by Glass’s piano works.

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New Approaches to Orchestral and Chamber Music

Saturday, August 21, 2010

We’ll hear some new approaches to orchestral, choral, and chamber music on this New Sounds.  Listen for conventional classical instruments with overdubs, processed orchestral music with an electronic sheen, gentle glowing choral music, classical music ringtones, and hi-tech as applied to chamber music. 

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Studio 360

360 Staff Pick: Infra

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

 

You wouldn't guess that Infra, an ambient-classical piece by Max Richter, was originally conceived as a score for Britain’s Royal Ballet; nothing about it screams 'dance' to me. While the music leaves the choreography to our imagination, it translates into an album quite nicely. Richter contrasts melodic chamber arrangements with subtle swaths of static and electric ripples. Yet the colors don't clash: on record they gel to suggest a painting, rather than a dance.

 

 

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