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New Music for Thumb Piano

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Listen to new music using various forms of the African thumb piano for this New Sounds, featuring works by Dutch cellist Ernst Reijseger, and the Norwegian Karl Seglem, among others.

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The Brothers Balliett

Toys! Toys! Toys!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Did you ever consider taking your favorite toy as inspiration for a new composition? We hope you did, but if not, don't worry: this Thursday at 3 pm, dive into pieces by composers, such as Nathan Davis and Sofia Gubaidulina, who took inspiration from childhood trinkets like toy pianos. 

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New Sounds

For Whom the Bells Toll

Monday, April 21, 2014

From the multi-ton carillon to a tricycle bell, hear songs featuring bells, or about bells on this New Sounds. Listen to a song that reworks "Bicycle Built for Two" from Tin Hat, and a work from the group ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) playing music by Nathan Davis.  Hear music by Pantha du Prince in collaboration with the Norwegian percussion ensemble the Bell Laboratory, involving a bell carillon, a three-ton instrument comprised of 50 bronze bells and operated using a keyboard.

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The New Canon

The Mechanics of Escapement

Monday, July 22, 2013

On today's episode of The New Canon, hear music from Caleb Burhan's debut album, featuring Alarm Will Sound, The Trinity Wall Street Choir and the Tarab Cello Ensemble. Also on tap are new selections from Phyllis Chen and Conrad Tao. Listen today at 3 pm.

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New Sounds

New Music for Thumb Piano

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The thumb piano (or mbira, kalimba, sanza, likembe), consists of a wooden board with attached staggered metal keys, and is widely heard throughout the Eastern and Southern African continent.  However, for this New Sounds, listen to music from Europe, North and South America, as well, using various forms of the African thumb piano.  To start, there’s music from Zimbabwe's Queen of Mbira, Stella Chiweshe, a trailblazer who learned her craft in the mid-late 1960's when it was forbidden for a woman to play the instrument.  Then, hear music by Nathan Davis which is inspired by the function of mbira music in the life rituals of the Shona people of Zimbabwe.

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New Sounds

For Whom the Bells Toll

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

From the multi-ton carillon to a tricycle bell, hear songs featuring bells, or about bells on this New Sounds. Listen to a song that reworks "Bicycle Built for Two" from Tin Hat, and a work from the group ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) playing music by Nathan Davis.  Hear music by Pantha du Prince in collaboration with the Norwegian percussion ensemble the Bell Laboratory, involving a bell carillon, a three-ton instrument comprised of 50 bronze bells and operated using a keyboard.

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New Sounds

New Releases, June 2011 (special podcast)

Monday, September 26, 2011

WNYC

It's that time of the month again for the new releases show on New Sounds. John Schaefer carefully sorts through the stacks, bins, and boatloads of new CDs which have come across his desk over the past month to present some of the finest new releases.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

ICELab: Nathan Davis

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

In the third and final ICELab of the 2010-2011 season, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) presents Hollow Skies, featuring the music of percussionist and composer, Nathan Davis.

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