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Rewriting the Classics

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Listen to music based on or inspired by classic works of Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, and J.S. Bach, including Michael Gordon's "ReWriting Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony" and more.

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New Sounds

Musical Portraits of the English Landscape

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to musical portraits of the rolling hills and little lanes of the English countryside, and the English fascination with landscape.  There’s music from a recent recording by English sax player, clarinetist and composer John Surman,“Saltash Bells.” Built around loops of synth tones, the work is an audio reminiscence of hearing bells ringing from the church across the river.  Also, listen to a portion of an early work from Mike Oldfield, “Hergest Ridge," named after an elongated hill on English/Welsh border.  Also, listen to music from Brian Eno and Jocelyn Pook.  Plus music by Michael Nyman from “Drowning By Numbers.”

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The Brothers Balliett

The Paul Celan Variety Hour

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thursday at 3 pm, the Brothers Balliett explore music built on the poetry of Romanian-born composer Paul Celan – leader of a harsh and often tragic life – courtesy of Michael Nyman and Harrison Birtwistle.

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The Brothers Balliett

Michael Nyman is Awesome

Thursday, February 20, 2014

If you love Michael Nyman, this is your show. If you think you might, this is a great introduction. If you hate his work, this show might turn you around. 

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New Sounds

With Michael Nyman

Saturday, March 09, 2013

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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New Sounds

Musical Portraits of the English Landscape

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to musical portraits of the rolling hills and little lanes of the English countryside, and the English fascination with landscape.  There’s music from a recent recording by English sax player, clarinetist and composer John Surman,“Saltash Bells.” Built around loops of synth tones, the work is an audio reminiscence of hearing bells ringing from the church across the river.  Also, listen to a portion of an early work from Mike Oldfield, “Hergest Ridge," named after an elongated hill on English/Welsh border.  Also, listen to music from Brian Eno and Jocelyn Pook.  Plus music by Michael Nyman from “Drowning By Numbers.”

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New Sounds

Narration in Music

Saturday, February 02, 2013

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 release, "The Way Out," a playful and surreal effort recorded in the Books' home studios.

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New Sounds

John Cage: City Circus, Program XII

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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Airs 11/21 at 10PM on the Special Stream
For this, the twelfth edition of the John Cage: City Circus programs, listen to the final concert performance by John Cage, recorded by WNYC at Central Park Summerstage, just two weeks before his death in July of 1992.  It was a world premiere of his work, Four6, featuring Cage, vocalist Joan La Barbara, pianist/percussionist Leonard Stein, and percussionist William Winant.

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New Sounds

"Full Fathom Five": The Tempest in Music

Monday, November 12, 2012

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 (the late Jason Noble and members of Rachel’s.)

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Eat, Play, Love: Michael Nyman's Journey Through India

Monday, July 09, 2012

In December 2000, Michael Nyman ventured to India for one month as part of an attempt to bridge the gap between Western and Indian classical traditions.

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The New Canon

Music of the Spheres

Monday, July 09, 2012

This week on the New Canon, we bliss out with an old favorite recently rereleased in Michael Nyman's Sangam. Meaning "confluence" or "coming together" in Sanskrit, the title represents Nyman's journeys throughout India between 2000 and 2002.

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New Sounds

Bang on a Can PCF Concert 2010, Part II

Sunday, June 24, 2012

From the New Sounds Live concerts at Merkin Hall, the Bang On A Can All-Stars premiere the newly commissioned work by Christine Southworth, called "Concerning The Doodle."  Rounding out the show are (relatively) older favorites by Michael Nyman, his "Manhatta" and Brian Eno's "Music for Airports 2/2."

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New Sounds

New Music Soundtracks

Saturday, April 28, 2012

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, February 23, 2012

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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New Sounds

Arab-Andalusian Music, Live

Saturday, December 03, 2011

The Orchestra of Tetouan, Morocco, performs classical Arab-Andalusian music live in our studio.  The north Moroccan port city of Tetouan, just a few dozen miles by sea from the southern tip of Spain, became a refuge for Sephardic Jews and Muslims escaping the demise of the culturally rich Al-Andalus and the fall of Granada (the last Muslim city in Spain), in 1492.  The music comes from centuries before that – as far back as the 9th Century - and can be traced to an Afro-Arab musician and poet, Ziryâb, a descendant of Persian slaves of African heritage.

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New Sounds

The Pulse of Minimalism

Saturday, July 30, 2011

The pulsing rhythms of minimalism, as heard in the music of English composer Michael Nyman, and fellow Brit Jeremy Peyton-Jones.  Plus there's music from trombonist/composer Paul Bailey and the "alt-classical garage band" Paul Bailey Ensemble.  It's possible that we'll also hear from guitarist Dominic Frasca and his takeoff of music based on Philip Glass, and more.

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New Sounds

Bang on a Can PCF Concert 2010, Part II

Monday, June 06, 2011

From the New Sounds Live concerts at Merkin Hall, the Bang On A Can All-Stars premiere the newly commissioned work by Christine Southworth, called "Concerning The Doodle."  Rounding out the show are (relatively) older favorites by Michael Nyman, his "Manhatta" and Brian Eno's "Music for Airports 2/2."

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New Sounds

What's New With Joby Talbot?

Sunday, May 08, 2011

English composer Joby Talbot joins John Schaefer for this New Sounds program to present excerpts from recent scores for the opera stage, dance, film, and television.  Talbot contributed the playful score to the coming-of-age film, "Son of Rambow."  We'll hear music from that film score, and take a sneak peek at an opera-in-progress, "Coma," from which Talbot performs a piano reduction - "Hospital."

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New Sounds

Arab-Andalusian Music, Live

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Orchestra of Tetouan, Morocco, performs classical Arab-Andalusian music live in our studio.  The north Moroccan port city of Tetouan, just a few dozen miles by sea from the southern tip of Spain, became a refuge for Sephardic Jews and Muslims escaping the demise of the culturally rich Al-Andalus and the fall of Granada (the last Muslim city in Spain), in 1492.  The music comes from centuries before that – as far back as the 9th Century - and can be traced to an Afro-Arab musician and poet, Ziryâb, a descendant of Persian slaves of African heritage. 

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New Sounds

The Pulse of Minimalism

Monday, August 23, 2010

The pulsing rhythms of minimalism, as heard in the music of English composer Michael Nyman, and fellow Brit Jeremy Peyton-Jones.  Plus there's music from trombonist/composer Paul Bailey and the "alt-classical garage band" Paul Bailey Ensemble.  It's possible that we'll also hear from guitarist Dominic Frasca and his takeoff of music based on Philip Glass, and more.

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