Monday, August 15, 2011
Listen to compositions for electric violin on this New Sounds program. We'll hear Nico Muhly's Seeing Is Believing, a concerto for electric violin, which features the Aurora Orchestra and Thomas Gould on electric six-string violin, Also, we'll hear music by John Adams from his work, "The Dharma At Big Sur" - "Sri Moonshine" for electric violin and orchestra. It's an homage to the beat poets and to minimalists, like Terry Riley, with its Eastern-tinged strings and shimmering suspended chords. Plus, other works.
Friday, January 21, 2011
For this New Sounds, we'll listen to some electronic music from Iceland by the Australian-born composer Ben Frost. Dark acoustically generated guitar and piano textures are expertly combined with electronically processed stabs and eruptions on Frost's record "By the Throat." Plus, there's ambient post-rock music from Mountains, and some of Wendy Carlos' "Sonic Seasonings" from the early 70s, featuring the found sounds of wolves.
Thursday, January 06, 2011
Here's the rebuttal to last night’s program where the listeners weigh in on the best new music releases of 2010. First off, a big thank you to all of the listeners who voted! We found that there were some hard-fought battles this year between well-waged Facebook (and other social media) campaigns and other organized mailing list calls-to-action. However, we have a clear front-runner, with some unexpected and predictable results. The voting closed at noon today. Tonight's 25th annual New Sounds Listener Poll show will contain the music that emerged victorious from this year's contest.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Listen to music by relative whippersnappers, as we serve up youth on this New Sounds program. We'll hear from Australian composer William Gardiner, just 22, who lives in Sydney. His music, from a release called "Onliving," has a minimalist/post-minimalist/post-rock feel. Also, listen to something from "Speaks Volumes" by the New York-based Nico Muhly, who's worked with Philip Glass and Bjork, to name a few. There's also music from Dominic Frasca and Rich O'Meara.
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Listen to some new takes on traditional folk songs for this New Sounds programs. Hear Nico Muhly's work "The Only Tune," from his record "Mothertongue," a collection of works which began as he tried to reconnect with the folk music of my childhood.
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.