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Downtown, Then and Now

Monday, October 10, 2011

WNYC

Take a dip into minimal hypnotic music with something from composer/professor (theory and history of sound!) Anthony Moore and composer/artist Alexis Georgopoulos, who goes by “Arp.”  Moore was formerly a member of weird pop band Slapp Happy, and has also studied Indian classical music with Viram Jasani.  Georgopoulos used to be a member of California percussion ramble band Tussle and has written a few film scores and works for dance.  Together, these two punks have crafted a collection of tunes recalling the Penguin Café Orchestra stuck in a Möbius strip, with two for Englishman Robert Wyatt called “Wild Grass I & II.”

 

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New Music for Violin(s) and Electronics

Monday, July 04, 2011

Cornelius Dufallo, composer and violinist in the group Ethel, draws inspiration from the New York nightscape on his solo effort, "Dream Streets."  On this New Sounds program, we’ll hear how Dufallo's acoustic and electronic elements are used to weave stasis music.

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The World on Four Strings

Saturday, March 19, 2011

For this New Sounds, hear violin music inspired by the Cajun, Norwegian, Balkan, Near Eastern, and Indian traditions.  There are works by Steve Tibbetts & Knut Hamre, Kaila Flexer & Gari Hegedus, Michael Galasso, and more.   With any luck, we'll also hear some Celtic Baltic Sephardic music from Teslim, some Norwegian meets Cajun-flavored Louisiana polka from Frigg, and others.

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The East Is Read

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hear music based on Chinese stories for this edition of New Sounds.  Listen to the latest from Damon Albarn (yes, he of Gorillaz, Blur, as well as The Good the Bad and the Queen) - "Monkey: Journey to the West."  Albarn wrote this opera based on the Tang Dynasty manuscript about Monkey, who crashes heaven demanding a longer lease on life after having discovered that he is a mere mortal.  He calls for traditional Chinese percussion instruments, an Ondes Martenot, and a blaring contraption of his own invention known as a Klaxophone! 

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Signal & Steve Reich

Sunday, September 26, 2010

For this edition of New Sounds, we’re joined by Brad Lubman , the leader of Signal, New York's new-music "supergroup," a flexible army of 13-30 musicians who combine the intimacy of chamber music with the power of a compact orchestra.

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New Music for Violin(s) and Electronics

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cornelius Dufallo, composer and violinist in the group Ethel, draws inspiration from the New York nightscape on his solo effort, "Dream Streets."  On this New Sounds program, we’ll hear how Dufallo's acoustic and electronic elements are used to weave stasis music. 

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