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Music for Alternative Tunings

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hear works by American composer Mathew Rosenblum influenced in part by a love of Javanese music, Sonic Youth, and by the music of LaMonte Young on this New Sounds program.

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Revisiting Dean Drummond

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

On this New Sounds, we remember composer, professor, instrument inventor, and multi-instrumentalist, Dean Drummond.  Drummond, who passed away on Saturday, was the founder and conductor of Newband, which played the famous Harry Partch Instrumentarium - the 43-note-to-the-octave instruments that Partch invented in the middle of the 20th century.  Dean was the curator of this unique collection for many years, and was also an instrument inventor himself and a composer. From a February 1995 New Sounds Live concert, hear his arrangement of Thelonious Monk's "Round Midnight" for Partch instruments, Partch's own "Two Studies on Ancient Greek Scales," and Drummond's major piece, "The Day the Sun Stood Still."  Drummond also explains how he came to meet and play with Harry Partch, develop his own instruments, and more.

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New Sounds

Music for Alternative Tunings

Monday, December 30, 2013

Hear works by American composer Mathew Rosenblum influenced in part by a love of Javanese music, the music produced by Sonic Youth, and by the music of LaMonte Young on this New Sounds program.  Listen to Rosenblum's set of two works; Fantasy for Roberta Liss, and Gymnopedie for Art Jarvinen, both of which use a 21-note to the octave scale along with the 12-note equal tempered scale to which Western ears might be more attuned.

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New Sounds

Remembering Dean Drummond

Thursday, April 18, 2013

On this New Sounds, we remember composer, professor, instrument inventor, and multi-instrumentalist, Dean Drummond.  Drummond, who passed away on Saturday, was the founder and conductor of Newband, which played the famous Harry Partch Instrumentarium - the 43-note-to-the-octave instruments that Partch invented in the middle of the 20th century.  Dean was the curator of this unique collection for many years, and was also an instrument inventor himself and a composer. From a February 1995 New Sounds Live concert, hear his arrangement of Thelonious Monk's "Round Midnight" for Partch instruments, Partch's own "Two Studies on Ancient Greek Scales," and Drummond's major piece, "The Day the Sun Stood Still."  Drummond also explains how he came to meet and play with Harry Partch, develop his own instruments, and more.

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New Sounds

Music for Alternative Tunings

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hear works by American composer Mathew Rosenblum influenced in part by a love of Javanese music, the music produced by Sonic Youth, and by the music of LaMonte Young on this New Sounds program.  Listen to Rosenblum's set of two works; Fantasy for Roberta Liss, and Gymnopedie for Art Jarvinen, both of which use a 21-note to the octave scale along with the 12-note equal tempered scale to which Western ears might be more attuned. 

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