Nana Simopoulos

New Sounds

Still More Cool Stuff: Ensemble Bash, Cellos for Film, String Quartet & Gamelan

Monday, April 22, 2013


There’s been too much quiet for too long from the impatient staff.  During the brief hiatus, the softball season began, and was then disrupted. (Go NYPR Independents!)  The recently-hobbled and still impatient-to-recover staff has had a lot of fun on the internets while trying her level best to bounce back.  Here’s a sampling of musical things that brought joy and delight while icing and elevating. Maybe someday John Schaefer will get a chance to hear them.


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New Sounds

Middle Eastern ChamberLoungeJazz

Saturday, March 10, 2012

For this New Sounds show, we’ll hear some Middle Eastern chamber/lounge/world/jazz. It’s hard to know what to call it, but it’s music with a decided Arabic flavor.  Listen to the Canadian trio Cordâme (augmented by percussionists and a guitarist) dance around Ellington and Ravel while incorporating Persian music, Indian music, Armenian and African music.