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Nik Bärtsch’S Ronin

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Musical Machines

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Listen to the insistent rhythms & repetitions of acoustic instruments on this New Sounds, with solo music by Kris Davis, music by Arnold Dreyblatt, Switzerland’s Nik Bartsch, & more.

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European Postminimalism

Saturday, October 11, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear loads of European music from composers responding to American minimalism, including music from Swiss composer Nik Bartsch's Ronin, and Italy’s Ludovico Einaudi.

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Electronic Dance Music

Saturday, February 01, 2014

We will listen to music written as dance music but played on acoustic instruments, including covers and also acoustic music that delivers an electronic feel. Listen for Alarm Will Sound, Nik Bartsch/Ronin, Francesco Tristano, and much, much more.

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Musical Machines

Monday, November 18, 2013

Listen to the insistent rhythms and repetitions of acoustic instruments on this New Sounds, with. Hear solo music from Kris Davis- her “Saturn Return.” Its organized lines of prepared piano evoke John Cage at first, and build into a refined assembly line. Then, listen to music by the American composer based in Berlin, Arnold Dreyblatt, and his intentionally mechanistic, “Resonant Relations,” which has clouds of overtones.  Also, there’s music with a hint of jazz from both Switzerland’s Nik Bartsch, and a New York outfit, Bizingas, led by trombonist/pianist Bryan Drye. Plus, music for player pianos by Colin Nancarrow, arranged for the six musicians of the Bang on a Can All-Stars by Evan Ziporyn. 

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European Postminimalism

Friday, September 06, 2013

For this New Sounds, hear a load of European music from composers responding to American minimalism, including music from pianist and composer Arthur Jeffes – son of the the late Simon Jeffes, founder of Penguin Café Orchestra.  Hear some music by Sundog, the first new project on the Penguin Cafe Label, which is Arthur Jeffes on piano and Oli Langford on violin, and is something like "chopped up post-electro" minimalist chamber.

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New Sounds

Postminimal Piano

Saturday, March 02, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to some of the self-dubbed “ritual groove” of Pianist Nik Bärtsch's Ronin, a chamber jazz outfit who mix minimalism and James Brown liberally.  We’ll hear from the latest album “Llyria,” named after a luminous sea creature.

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New Sounds

Electronic Dance Music

Friday, January 11, 2013

We will listen to music written as dance music but played on acoustic instruments, including covers and also acoustic music that delivers an electronic feel. Listen for Alarm Will Sound, Nik Bartsch/Ronin, Francesco Tristano, and much, much more.

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New Releases October 2012

Thursday, November 08, 2012

After some delay due to both the devastating storm, Sandy, and the 2012 elections, it's finally time for the long-delayed October  new releases show on New Sounds. John Schaefer carefully sorts through the stacks, bins, and boatloads of new CDs which have come across his desk over the past month to present some of the finest new releases. He'll pick the lentils from the ashes to present the cream of this crop.

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New Sounds

Musical Machines

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Listen to the insistent rhythms and repetitions of acoustic instruments on this New Sounds, with. Hear solo music from Kris Davis- her “Saturn Return.” Its organized lines of prepared piano evoke John Cage at first, and build into a refined assembly line. Then, listen to music by the American composer based in Berlin, Arnold Dreyblatt, and his intentionally mechanistic, “Resonant Relations,” which has clouds of overtones.  Also, there’s music with a hint of jazz from both Switzerland’s Nik Bartsch, and a New York outfit, Bizingas, led by trombonist/pianist Bryan Drye. Plus, music for player pianos by Colin Nancarrow, arranged for the six musicians of the Bang on a Can All-Stars by Evan Ziporyn.  

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New Sounds

European Postminimalism

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

For this New Sounds, hear a load of European music from composers responding to American minimalism, including music from pianist and composer Arthur Jeffes – son of the the late Simon Jeffes, founder of Penguin Café Orchestra.  Hear some music by Sundog, the first new project on the Penguin Cafe Label, which is Arthur Jeffes on piano and Oli Langford on violin, and is something like "chopped up post-electro" minimalist chamber.

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New Sounds

Postminimal Piano

Friday, February 17, 2012

For this new sounds, listen to some of the self-dubbed “ritual groove” of Pianist Nik Bärtsch's Ronin, a chamber jazz outfit who mix minimalism and James Brown liberally.  We’ll hear from the latest album “Llyria,” named after a luminous sea creature.

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