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New Sounds Live with John Schaefer

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

WNYC

The New Sounds Live fall concert series kicks off this October with three nights of free live shows at the World Financial Center Winter Garden, celebrating the WNYC music program Soundcheck, as it launches into its second decade.  The shows themselves are a wide sampling of music, featuring Afrobeat party band Antibalas with indie-punk legend Ted Leo performing the music of Hugh Masekela (October 23), pianist/composer Vijay Iyer with electro-chamber band Victoire (October 24), and The Brooklyn Philharmonic with with Pan Sonatas Steel Orchestra & special guests (October 25.)  John Schaefer, host of Soundcheck and New Sounds, will emcee the shows.

All performances will be taped for later broadcast on WNYC, and streamed live at Q2 Music.


EVERY NIGHT IN THE CONCERT SERIES IS FREE!  Shows start at 8PM.

World Financial Center Winter Garden
Antibalas / Ted Leo performs Hugh Masekela - Tuesday, October 23rd at 8PM
Vijay Iyer / Victoire - Wednesday, October 24th at 8PM
Brooklyn Philharmonic - Thursday, October 25th at 8PM
220 Vesey Street
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New Music for Silent Films 2010

Sunday, June 10, 2012

From the New Sounds Live Silent Film series at the World Financial Center, listen to new music written for the films of Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu and played live by composer/bandleaders Robin Holcomb, Wayne Horvitz, and Lori Goldston. Hear excerpts from cellist Lori Goldston's score for a tale of father-son closeness - Ozu's "Passing Fancy," Wayne Horvitz' score to the melodrama of sibling sacrifice, "Woman of Tokyo," and highlights from Robin Holcomb's score for the crime thriller "That Night's Wife."

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New Songs Live: Elizabeth & the Catapult

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Hear a baroque pop-leaning commissioned work, "The Other Side of Zero" by composer/songwriter Elizabeth Ziman, leader of the pop/rock trio Elizabeth and the Catapult on this New Sounds.

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Brooklyn Philharmonic's New Music Sampler, Oct. 12, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

WNYC

This season’s New Sounds Live Concert Series gets underway when Mos Def, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, songstress Mellissa Hughes, and other special guests join members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic for a "reduction sampler."   Hear Derek Bermel’s arrangements of Mos Def’s original songs, 19th century Shape Note singing, works by David T. Little, Lev Zhurbin (aka Ljova), Corey Dargel, and Frederic Rzewski, all in small ensemble versions of music that the full orchestra will play later in the season.  The performance takes place at 7PM in the World Financial Center's Winter Garden on Wednesday October 12, 2011.  Admission is FREE.

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Bang on a Can PCF Concert 2009

Saturday, June 04, 2011

From the New Sounds Live concerts at Merkin Hall, the Bang On A Can All-Stars play a new work by Kate Moore, and sonic explorations at either end of the volume spectrum, from the soft, almost subliminal acoustics of Alvin Lucier.

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New Music for Silent Films 2010

Friday, May 27, 2011

From the New Sounds Live Silent Film series at the World Financial Center, listen to new music written for the films of Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu and played live by composer/bandleaders Robin Holcomb, Wayne Horvitz, and Lori Goldston.  These three Seattle-based composers managed to make it despite the Snowmageddon.   Hear excerpts from cellist Lori Goldston's score for a tale of father-son closeness - Ozu's "Passing Fancy," Wayne Horvitz' score to the melodrama of sibling sacrifice, "Woman of Tokyo," and highlights from Robin Holcomb's score for the crime thriller "That Night's Wife."

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New Sounds Live: Big and Bigger Bands

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Recorded live at Merkin Hall as part of the New Sounds Live concert series, together with the Ecstatic Music Festival mere weeks ago, listen to premiere works by the 8-piece ensemble Newspeak and Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, the 18-piece big band.  Mind control experiments and conspiracy theories are the subject matter for these brand-new pieces, and there might be works by Vijay Iyer and Nicole Lizée as well. 

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Robert Fripp’s Soundscapes, Live 2010, Part 2

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

For this second installation of Robert Fripp's Soundscapes as part of New Sounds Live, we present performances that were recorded on the evenings of both Dec. 3 and Dec. 4, 2010.  These performances might possibly have been the last major public outings for the English guitarist, composer, and founder of the prog-rock band, King Crimson.  

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New Sounds Live: Silent Films with New Music by Alloy Orchestra

Friday, January 14, 2011

WNYC

Experience original scores by the Alloy Orchestra to classic silent films as part of the New Sounds Live concert series on February 2, 3 & 4th, 2011, each night at 7PM at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden. There are three nights of silents to be heard and seen - Harold Lloyd's “Speedy,” Douglas Fairbanks’ “The Black Pirate,” and a trio of comedic shorts; including a Chaplin film, a Buster Keaton film, and a "Fatty" Arbuckle classic.

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The 23 Constellations of Joan Miro

Saturday, December 04, 2010

From the New Sounds Live Concert Series, recorded in October at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden, hear the American premiere of Bobby Previte's set of musical miniatures - "The 23 Constellations of Joan Miro."  It's an ambitious and colorful work by the composer/drummer Previte, where painting, poetry and music all come together, bringing to life a series of small canvases that Joan Miro painted during World War II.  Listen to Joan Miro's texts, read by actor David Patrick Kelly, and Bobby Previte's musical responses the paintings.

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Robert Fripp’s Soundscapes

Friday, December 03, 2010

WNYC

Based on his Frippertronics explorations of the ‘70s, English guitarist, composer, and founder of the prog-rock band, King Crimson, Robert Fripp creates site-specific solo performances weaving sonic tapestries with electric guitar and digital effects.  Each of these Soundscapes performances is a one-of-a-kind event and is a rare chance to see Fripp live, and according to the artist himself, perhaps for the last time.  Free at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden on Friday, Dec. 3 at 12:30PM and 7PM and on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 12:30PM and 7PM.

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New Sounds Special Podcast: O+A -Requiem for Fossil Fuels (Mini-Preview)

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

WNYC

"Requiem for Fossil Fuels," is a new setting by Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger of the traditional mass.  Performed by a quartet of vocal virtuosi with the composers at the helm of an 8-channel “Orchestra of Cities,” this piece is driven by the clamorous sounds of the metropolis (site-specific recordings): traffic, construction, alarms, chatter as well as sounds of helicopters, jets and harbor sourced outside the Winter Garden in 2004 when O+A presented their sonic installation, Blue Moon, on the Plaza. 

 

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Requiem for Fossil Fuels by O +A

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

WNYC

The first event of this season’s New Sounds Live concert series is “Requiem for Fossil Fuels,” a site-specific memorial mass combining human voices and ambient sound.  It’s the result of more than twenty years of work and collaboration by Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger, two sound artists/composers and sonic thinkers.  The performance takes place at 7PM in the World Financial Center's Winter Garden on Friday, November 12th.  Admission is FREE.

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Bang on a Can PCF Concert 2009

Friday, July 09, 2010

From the New Sounds Live concerts at Merkin Hall, the Bang On A Can All-Stars play a new work by Kate Moore, and sonic explorations at either end of the volume spectrum, from the soft, almost subliminal acoustics of Alvin Lucier. 

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Twitchy Renaissance-Infused Minimalism

Saturday, July 03, 2010

From the New Sounds Live concerts at Merkin Hall, Nico Muhly presents a series of new electroacoustic ensemble works, combining “twitchy Minimalism” and Renaissance polyphony.  Hear brand-new works from "Mothertongue," along with other works, recorded live.

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New Songs Live: Elizabeth & the Catapult

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hear a baroque pop-leaning commissioned work, "The Other Side of Zero" by composer/songwriter Elizabeth Ziman, leader of the pop/rock trio Elizabeth and the Catapult on this New Sounds.  

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New Sounds Live: A Sweeter Music

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

For this edition of New Sounds, hear live performances from a recent New Sounds Live concert at Merkin Hall - "A Sweeter Music."  Pianist Sarah Cahill performs new works by Frederic Rzewski, Jerome Kitzke, Phil Kline, and the Residents, among others. 

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Vaults: New Orleans in Brooklyn

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

The Rebirth Brass Band, together since 1983, is a musical institution among brass bands, often letting loose with heavy funk and inciting dance riots. The Wild Magnolias, a Mardi Gras “Indian” tribe, are another party parade band, whose elaborate costumes recall the dress of Native Americans, complete with feathers and ...

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