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New Sounds

Narration in Music

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to the found sounds of narration from strange and wonderful recordings in music by the Books.  We'll hear from their latest, "The Way Out," a playful and surreal effort recorded in the Books' home studios.

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"Full Fathom Five": The Tempest in Music

Monday, November 14, 2011

It’s the latest literary edition of New Sounds, featuring music inspired by Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and just one hour to fit in as much as we can.   There are many references to music in the play (and surely, many a term paper written to that end…) and this “Full Fathom Five,” one of Ariel’s songs, describes a death by shipwreck.  It’s also the title of one of the songs on the album, "Tempest" by the group The Young Scamels (Jason Noble and members of Rachel’s.)

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Psychosounds

Sunday, September 25, 2011

A surprising number of works have been inspired by psychiatry – or more specifically, by the plight of those in need of psychiatric treatment.  We’ll hear some of them.  From Elodie Lauten, listen to selections from her "Two Cents Opera."  There's also music from Peter Broderick's "Falling From Trees" and William Susman's "When Medicine Got It Wrong."  Plus music by Peter Gabriel for the film "Birdy," along with music by Michael Nyman, and more.

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New Music Soundtracks

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to some new music film scores by the likes of John Zorn, and keyboardist, composer and producer Wayne Horvitz.  Plus, from Greece, there's music by Eleni Karaindrou, along with music from Michael Nyman and Philip Glass.  And much more.

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New Sounds

With Michael Nyman

Thursday, November 04, 2010

The eminent English composer, film maker and photographer Michael Nyman discusses his original soundtracks to silent films, his new video work, and his penchant for recycling music – his own and others’.  

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Psychosounds

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A surprising number of works have been inspired by psychiatry – or more specifically, by the plight of those in need of psychiatric treatment.  We’ll hear some of them.  From Elodie Lauten, listen to selections from her "Two Cents Opera."  There's also music from Peter Broderick's "Falling From Trees" and William Susman's "When Medicine Got It Wrong."  Plus music by Peter Gabriel for the film "Birdy," along with music by Michael Nyman, and more.

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Narration in Music

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

For this New Sounds, listen to the found sounds of narration from strange and wonderful recordings in music by the Books.  We'll hear from their latest, "The Way Out," a playful and surreal effort recorded in the Books' home studios. 

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EuroMinimalism, Part II

Monday, September 20, 2010

For this New Sounds, listen to a follow-up to last night’s show, with minimal and post-minimal music from Michael Nyman, Anton Batagov, Ludovico Einaudi, Nik Bärtsch, and others. Nik Bartsch’s Ronin make "ritual groove," with repetitive motifs that gradually evolve. We'll also hear music from the Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi, and English minimalist Michael Nyman. Plus there's some music from the Russian keyboard player/composer Anton Batagov, who self-produces electronic and experimental works and releases them on his own private label. And as always, much more.

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"Full Fathom Five": The Tempest in Music

Thursday, July 22, 2010

It’s the latest literary edition of New Sounds, featuring music inspired by Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and just one hour to fit in as much as we can.   There are many references to music in the play (and surely, many a term paper written to that end…) and this “Full Fathom Five,” one of Ariel’s songs, describes a death by shipwreck.  It’s also the title of one of the songs on the album, "Tempest" by the group The Young Scamels (Jason Noble and members of Rachel’s.)

New Sounds

The New Opera, Part 1

Thursday, October 05, 1989

On this program we have sounds from the first part of the the New Opera series including excerpts from Philip Glass's opera "Einstein on the Beach" and "Satyagraha." Plus, music by John Adams and Michael Nyman.