Friday, April 17, 2015
Monday, April 06, 2015
Monday, September 08, 2014
Friday, August 08, 2014
For this New Sounds show, listen to post-minimalist works that are somewhat keyboard-centric. Hear music by Daniel Wohl, from the musicians of TRANSIT, and featuring vocals by Julia Holter. There’s also music from French composer Sylvain Chaveau, from a collection of works for cinema, along with another piece used in film by Clint Mansell, his “Welcome to Lunar Industries.” Plus, the Irish composer Simon O’Connor reworks J.S. Bach for the Ergodos Musicians, and a multi-part work by Nico Muhly from his “Drones” release.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Richard Reed Parry, a composer and member of the rock band Arcade Fire, writes classical compositions based the actual pulse of the performers themselves. Stream his "Music for Heart and Breath" all this week.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Hear music made with drones on this New Sounds program, including music by lute player Jozef van Wissem in collaboration with Jim Jarmusch and new ambient music from Brian Eno. There's also music from a recent release simply called "Drones" by New York composer Nico Muhly. Muhly's collection of pieces contains sets of drones, one set each featuring violin, viola & piano, and is mostly acoustic. Then, listen to part a slow-build ambient suspension of a dance score for the company Chunky Move by Australians Oren Ambarchi and Robin Fox, revolving around guitar, electronic drones, and percussion.
Sunday, April 06, 2014
Since taking the helm as Music Director in 2009, the NY Phil's Alan Gilbert has been doing an annual series of new works called Contact! To its credit, so far the series has presented over ten world premiere-New York Philharmonic commissions.
Monday, March 31, 2014
For this New Sounds, listen to new music from violinist and vocalist Caleb Burhans. His latest release “Evensong” explores both the secular and sacred, along with works both instrumental and choral. Listen to his "The Things Left Unsaid," one of the instrumentals on the record. Also, hear music by Nico Muhly, which draws from both the minimalist tradition and Anglican hymns. Plus, an ambient-sounding work from Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti.
Special thanks to our hardworking New Sounds Assistant, Isabel Kim, for making this podcast possible.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Essie Jain presents “All Became Golden,” an album that’s not just a new collection of her beautiful songs, it’s a new idea of what an album can be. “All Became Golden” is as much a film as it is an audio experience. Composer/singer Essie Jain, filmmaker Natalie Johns, and arranger Nico Muhly join David Garland to talk about this ambitious project.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
For this New Sounds, hear a hypnotic work of vocal layers from the electronic duo Matmos, “Just Waves,” from their Ganzfeld EP, a concept record based on their own telepathic experiments. Throughout the progression of the work, these ebbing and flowing voices -Matmos (M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel) together with three other singers: Dan Deacon, Angel Deradoorian (Dirty Projectors), and Clodagh Simonds (Fovea Hex)- speak-sing the transcripts of the psychic session material in pitched clusters, until the sensations described in the experiment are shaped back into one single phrase about the “triangle at the top.”
Friday, January 17, 2014
By Amanda Angel
Throughout human history, cultural thinkers have tried to find connections between the five senses. Now, some musicians are trying to intermingle sound, colors and scents.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Hear piano music, with and without electronics on this New Sounds program. Listen to the “Trilogy Sonata” – music from the so-called “portrait operas” by Philip Glass, reworked by Paul Barnes, and performed by pianist Jeremy Limb. The sonata is in three parts, containing music from “Einstein on the Beach,” music from "Akhnaten," (about the Egyptian pharaoh), and “Satyagraha,” (about Mahatma Gandhi.)
Thursday, January 02, 2014
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
On Friday, Nov. 22, Q2 Music presents Great Britten – a 24-hour marathon celebrating the centennial of British composer Benjamin Britten, hosted by Nico Muhly and including a star-studded roster of Britten enthusiasts.