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Live from Ecstatic Music 2012: Dan Deacon, Part 1

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

For this New Sounds program, we’ll listen to some more highlights from the New Sounds Live concert series at Merkin Hall, collaborating with the 2012 Ecstatic Music Festival.  Hear Dan Deacon’s large-scale work for the NOW Ensemble, the Calder String Quartet, and live processing, “An Opal Toad with Obsidian Eyes.” 

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New Sounds Live: Miners' Hymns Live

Thursday, March 15, 2012

From the New Sounds Live concerts, we'll hear “The Miners’ Hymns,” a film score from the Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.  The work is a brass-heavy elegy to the coal mining culture in Northeast England, with the brass elements hearkening back to the colliery bands, which used to be the local entertainment. 

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Ecstatic Music Festival: Dan Deacon with NOW Ensemble & the Calder Quartet

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

WNYC

The celebrated New York-born composer and electronic musician Dan Deacon returns to the Ecstatic Music Festival following last year’s sold-out collaboration with So Percussion. This time around, Deacon has prepared a series of new works for two chamber groups: NOW Ensemble, dubbed “a deft young group gaining attention” (New Yorker), and the “outstanding” (New York Times) Calder Quartet.

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Ecstatic Music Festival: Nick Zammuto & Jason Treuting with janus, Daisy Press & Grey McMurray

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

WNYC

Nick Zammuto of The Books and Jason Treuting (pictured) of So Percussion break away from their bands for an evening of spelling bees, homemade videos and fantastically-textured music, joined by janus, guitarist Grey McMurray and vocalist Daisy Press.

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Ecstatic Music Festival: Richard Reed Parry & Son Lux, with yMusic

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

WNYC

The versatile and stunning sextet, yMusic, performs new works by Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire / Bell Orchestre) and Son Lux utilizing the organic processes of the human body.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Jóhann Jóhannsson's The Miners' Hymns: Live from World Financial Center Winter Garden

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tonight at 7:30 pm, Q2 Music and New Sounds Live present a live Webcast of Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson's visceral score to filmmaker Bill Morrison's silent film, "The Miners' Hymns."

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WNYC Commissions

Sunday, January 15, 2012

For this New Sounds, we'll hear the early music vocal group Anonymous 4 performing works commissioned by WNYC by both Richard Einhorn and Steve Reich.  Richard Einhorn’s “A Carnival of Miracles,” an exploration of different kinds of freedoms - religious, scientific, artistic, cultural, sexual, and political - was composed for A4 and 2 cellos.  The title refers to the medieval idea of Carnival, a time when the social order is ritually upended and all is allowed.

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SONiC Conclusion from the American Composers Orchestra

Monday, October 17, 2011

On Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 pm, the concluding night of the American Composers Orchestra's SONiC Festival, the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center played palatial host to the world premiere of composer-performer Bryce Dessner's double guitar concerto, St. Carolyn by the Sea. Featuring Bryce Dessner on guitar along with his twin brother Aaron Dessner, the SONiC-commissioned piece was led by American Composer Orchestra conductor George Manahan and hosted by John Schaefer from WNYC's New Sounds Live. 

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Last Chance!: Mos Def and The Brooklyn Philharmonic

Thursday, October 06, 2011

On October 12 at 7 pm, Q2 Music presents a live audio Webcast of the Brooklyn Philharmonic from the World Financial Center performing music by Mos Def, Frederic Rzewski, Lev Zhurbin, David T. Little and Corey Dargel.

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American Pie / ACO SONiC Festival, Oct. 22, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

WNYC

New Sounds Live presents “American Pie,” the grand finale to the American Composers Orchestra's SONiC Festival at the World Financial Center’s Winter on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 7PM.  The National's Bryce Dessner will perform with Aaron Dessner as guitar soloists in Bryce's new orchestral piece, "St. Carolyn by the Sea." Based on American novelist and Beat poet Jack Kerouac's "Big Sur," "St. Carolyn by the Sea" will be premiered by American Composers Orchestra (ACO), which commissioned the piece. Admission is FREE.

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New Sounds Live with Shara Worden and yMusic

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Held until now, hear some of the music from the New Sounds Live with Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) & yMusic from March of 2011 on tonight's show.  At that concert, Worden wore both her composer and performer hats, treating us to a preview of songs on the  forthcoming "All Things Will Unwind." Highlights from the night will hopefully include live performances of "Be Brave," "There's a Rat," "She Does Not Brave the War," and others, featuring yMusic, percussionist Brian Wolfe, and guest vocals by DM Stith at Merkin Concert Hall's Ecstatic Music Festival.

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New Releases, August 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fresh from the shrinkwrap, the internet, and live burial on John Schaefer's desk, it's this month's new releases!  However we might have tracked these down, we can assure you that these are the pick of the piles, things that might live up to the blog/media hype, and the newest, weirdest, most appealing music you might hear all month. 

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Live Gloryland II (Encore Edition)

Friday, August 12, 2011

From the New Sounds Live concerts at Merkin Hall, Anonymous 4, the famed early music vocal quartet, teams up with violinist Darol Anger and guitarist Scott Nygaard to revisit early American folk spirituals, shape-note hymns, and Gospel blues. This is part 2 of 2, featuring this revival of 19th century American hymnody.

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Long Time Traveling (Encore Edition)

Saturday, August 06, 2011

From the New Sounds Live concerts at Merkin Hall, Anonymous 4, the famed early music vocal quartet, teams up with violinist Darol Anger and guitarist Scott Nygaard to revisit early American folk spirituals, shape-note hymns, and Gospel blues.

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New Sounds Live with The Bad Plus

Sunday, July 24, 2011

From the New Sounds Live concerts at Merkin Hall, the post-jazz piano trio Bad Plus performs their striking mix of rockin’ originals and equally rockin’ covers – of Stravinsky and other classical works.  And the Benevento/Mathis/Barr trio, also a keyboard-based, post-jazz band, plugs in and plays both originals and surprising covers.

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Cued Up

Meredith Monk: On the Up and Up

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Cued Up dives head first into the fearless, mystical sound world of composer-vocalist Meredith Monk. Recorded live in The Greene Space, Monk and Vocal Ensemble and the Todd Reynolds Quartet perform her original pieces.

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New Sounds Live: Ethel plays Jacob TV, Part II

Thursday, July 07, 2011

From the New Sounds Live concerts at Merkin Hall, the string quartet Ethel plays music by Dutch composer Jacob TV (Jacob ter Veldhuis), including the controversial “Take A Wild Guess,” based on sound clips of prison inmates, and the lighthearted “Body of Your Dreams,” built around samples of TV infomercials.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Meredith Monk Live Videocast

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Today at 7 pm, Q2 brings you a live video webcast from The Greene Space. Meredith Monk, a pioneer in extended vocal techniques and interdisciplinary performance, performs with her Vocal Ensemble and the Todd Reynolds Quartet.

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New Sounds Live: Bobby Previte & So Percussion

Thursday, April 28, 2011

From the New Sounds Live Concert Series, we'll hear part of Bobby Previte's "Terminals," a set of five pocket concertos for five different soloists and orchestra, which had its premiere exactly one month ago tonight at Merkin Hall as part of the closing concert of the Ecstatic Music Festival.  So Percussion is the "orchestra" for these works, which left space for the soloists to bring their own improvising voices to the work — voices that Previte knows well from years of collaboration with each. 

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Man With a Movie Camera

Sunday, April 10, 2011

From the New Sounds Live concerts at the World Financial Center, Jason Swinscoe leads the Cinematic Orchestra in his score for the landmark silent film “Man With a Movie Camera,” in its American premiere.

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