Monday, March 17, 2014
Listen to music for quartets on this New Sounds - but not the usual two violins, viola, and cello. Rather, the guiding principle will be four musicians, playing everything from marimba to mandolin. Hear from the electric guitars of Dither Quartet, along with music from the Prism Sax Quartet (saxophones). Then there's music from the Brooklyn-based percussion quartet Ensemble et al, - whose members "take a garage band approach" to chamber works, minimalism, modal jazz, and instrumental rock- on marimba, vibraphone, glockenspiel, and drum set. (The KISS t-shirt in some of their online photos does wonders to set their tone.)
Thursday, June 13, 2013
by Caryn Havlik —
It’s been a tumultuous time at the New Sounds office. In recent weeks, we sent off an intern to school in New Orleans, and welcomed a new summer intern. Thanks to their help, the New Sounds Assistant, or the "staff" has had time to hoard things and perhaps consider sharing them with John Schaefer for New Sounds (or Soundcheck.) Here are some things to get excited about that might not all be New Sounds material.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
2012 marks the 28th Annual New Sounds Listener Poll from WNYC, New York Public Radio. Well, we are just about 89% sure that this is the 28th annual such poll, with a margin of error of 3 points.
The rules are simple: choose ten entries, released in 2012 - and to play our little game- preferably aired on New Sounds. To have your vote count, choose at least one release, but no more than ten. One submission per person, please.
John Schaefer's own highly-opinionated best-of 2012 New Sounds show airs at 11PM on Jan. 9, 2013. The Listener Poll closes at 12 noon E.S.T. on 1/10/13. Listen to the results of the poll at 11PM on Jan. 10, 2013.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
On September 5, 2012, John Cage would have celebrated his 100th birthday. To commemorate the legendary composer's centennial, New Sounds's John Schaefer presents 13 archival episodes of Cage interviews, rare recordings and performances Wednesdays this fall on Q2 Music at 8 pm.
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
As part of Music of Constant Change, Q2 Music spotlights archival episodes of WNYC's New Sounds by streaming interviews between host John Schaefer and many of Glass's most important colleagues, including Ravi Shankar and director Robert Wilson.
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Philip Glass has been an extremely prolific composer, and has had long associations with two major record labels. Here are 10 recordings that will serve as an introduction to his hugely influential music.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
For Maverick Mixtapes, we've asked musicians from different musical backgrounds to curate an hour of music that they deemed best fit the ideal of an "American Maverick." Today's featured individual is radio personality John Schaefer, host of WNYC's New Sounds and Soundcheck.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
This is the 2011 New Sounds Listener Poll from WNYC, New York Public Radio.
We are just about 86% sure that this is the 26th annual such poll. Then again, it just might be the 27th. The rules are simple: choose 5 (five) entries, released in 2011 (and preferably aired on New Sounds.) To have your vote count, choose at least one release, but no more than five. One submission per person, please.
John Schaefer's own highly-opinionated best-of 2011 list airs at 11PM on Jan. 11, 2012.
The Listener Poll closes at 12 noon E.S.T. on 1/12/12. Listen to the results of the poll at 11PM on Jan. 12, 2012.