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Minimalism

New Sounds

Rhythms of Minimalism

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Music from Chris Campbell, Kate Soper, Philip Glass, Emanuele E. Forni, and Chris Morphitis.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Terry Riley 80th Birthday Bash

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

New Sounds Live concert series celebrates the minimalist electronic pioneer with an all-star performance of "In C."

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New Sounds

On a Large Scale

Saturday, October 25, 2014

On this New Sounds show, hear large-scale works, including a chamber poem by Dylan Mattingly depicting Amelia Earhart’s final flight, a jazz/flamenco suite by Alexis Cuadrado & more.

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WNYC News

Minimalism Originated Here? Maybe Not.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Jewish Museum is highlighting early examples of the genre Africa, Asia the Middle East and Latin America, many rarely seen before in the United States.

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Mixtapes

A Baroque Minimalism with Gregory Spears

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Composer Gregory Spears has collaborated with So Percussion, Eighth Blackbird and JACK quartet among others. His Mixtape illustrates his fascination with the parallels between early and contemporary music--a juxtaposition that appears frequently in his own music.

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Hammered!

Musical Genetics 101: A Little Goes A Long Way

Monday, October 14, 2013

This week, musical genetics 101. We survey keyboard-centric pieces whose forms are born from the brief but compact strands of musical DNA that begin them. 

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Movies on the Radio

Maximum Power from Minimalism

Saturday, September 28, 2013

David Garland highlights some recent movie music by Minimalist composers, including Johann Johannsson's score for "Prisoners" and Philip Glass's for "Visitors."

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New Sounds

On a Large Scale

Monday, September 23, 2013

On this New Sounds show, hear a world premiere recording by Dylan Mattingly written specifically for the New York-based ensemble of young musicians, Contemporaneous.  Mattingly is a composer, cellist and one of the founding co-artistic directors of the group (he’s also a pitcher for Bard College’s first ever club baseball team.)  Listen to part two of his epic and emotional poem for chamber orchestra depicting Amelia Earhart’s final flight, called “Atlas of Somewhere (On the Way to Howland Island): Islanded in a Stream of Stars.”

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Spinning on Air

Dennis Johnson's "November"

Sunday, August 18, 2013

This is the music of gradual change. A piano piece that runs for nearly six hours. Pensive. Music that sweeps the listener along into an elegiac exploration of gentle tonal and rhythmic shifts. This is November by Dennis Johnson. Several years ago La Monte Young gave composer and writer Kyle Gann a wobbly cassette transfer of Johnson's 1962 performance of a portion of November. Gann realized that the history of Minimalism needed to be rewritten to acknowledge November as one of its starting points. Gann joins David Garland to tell how his fascination for and curiosity about November led him to transcribe the old cassette, get in touch with Johnson, and create a full realization of the piece, which has now been recorded by pianist R. Andrew Lee. We hear about the piece, and hear excerpts from this multi-hour quiet explosion of ideas.

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New Sounds

Post-Minimalist Music

Saturday, August 03, 2013

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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Soundcheck

Low: Minimal Aesthetic, Delightfully Weird

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Watch the band perform two songs from its latest album The Invisible Way, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Mixtapes

A Baroque Minimalism with Gregory Spears

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Composer Gregory Spears has collaborated with So Percussion, Eighth Blackbird and JACK quartet among others. His Mixtape illustrates his fascination with the parallels between early and contemporary music--a juxtaposition that appears frequently in his own music.

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New Sounds

“What's Opera, (Doc)?”

Saturday, September 15, 2012

If the central idea of opera is people singing, then why are these pieces still called operas?  We’ll hear music from Laurie Anderson ’s “United States,” Robert Ashley’s “Perfect Lives,” and Philip Glass’s “Einstein On The Beach.”

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New Sounds

On a Large Scale

Friday, July 27, 2012

WNYC

On this New Sounds podcast, hear a world premiere recording by Dylan Mattingly written specifically for the New York-based ensemble of young musicians, Contemporaneous.  Mattingly is a composer, cellist and one of the founding co-artistic directors of the group (he’s also a pitcher for Bard College’s first ever club baseball team.)  Listen to part two of his epic and emotional poem for chamber orchestra depicting Amelia Earhart’s final flight, called “Atlas of Somewhere (On the Way to Howland Island): Islanded in a Stream of Stars.”

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New Sounds

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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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Philip Glass Ensemble

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Philip Glass Ensemble gives a free retrospective performance at the River To River Festival in Rockefeller Park on Wednesday night. Download the renowned composer's "Dance IX from In The Upper Room." 

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New Sounds

On a Large Scale

Thursday, June 07, 2012

On this New Sounds show, hear a world premiere recording by Dylan Mattingly written specifically for the New York-based ensemble of young musicians, Contemporaneous.  Mattingly is a composer, cellist and one of the founding co-artistic directors of the group (he’s also a pitcher for Bard College’s first ever club baseball team.)  Listen to part two of his epic and emotional poem for chamber orchestra depicting Amelia Earhart’s final flight, called “Atlas of Somewhere (On the Way to Howland Island): Islanded in a Stream of Stars.” 

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New Sounds

“What's Opera, (Doc)?”

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

If the central idea of opera is people singing, then why are these pieces still called operas?  We’ll hear music from Laurie Anderson ’s “United States,” Robert Ashley’s “Perfect Lives,” and Philip Glass’s “Einstein On The Beach.”

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New Sounds

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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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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