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Olafur Arnalds

New Sounds

Between Two Worlds

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Listen to music between two worlds: orchestra, choral, or chamber works which also embrace elements of pop, rock and electronic music. Hear music from Son Lux, Missy Mazzoli, & more.

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New Sounds

Rewriting the Classics

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Listen to music based on or inspired by classic works of Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, and J.S. Bach, including Michael Gordon's "ReWriting Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony" and more.

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New Sounds

Cinematic Instrumental Music

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hear cinematic instrumental music from the English composer/vocalist Donna McKevitt, pianist/producer Chilly Gonzales, Olafur Arnalds' score to the British series “Broadchurch," & more.

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New Sounds

Classical-Adjacent Music

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Hear songs and instrumental pieces that are informed by classical music, yet ones which expertly ride the divide between classical and post-rock, or perhaps classical and electronica.

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New Sounds

Electro-Acoustic Ambient Works

Saturday, May 17, 2014

This New Sounds program samples a world of ambient works, with music from composers based in Iceland, Germany, Scotland, Poland, Sweden, and a work from a Brooklyn-based metal guitarist.  Listen to pulsing percussive ambient music by Berlin-based Nils Frahm, along with some stasis music featuring harpsichord by the Polish composer Jacaszek. Then, from Iceland, there's a score from composer, producer (and former metalhead) Olafur Arnalds, "Another Happy Day," with electro-acoustic soundscapes formed around piano and strings.

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New Sounds

Between Two Worlds (Special Podcast)

Monday, February 10, 2014

WNYC
Listen to music between two worlds: works with elements of classical music-be it orchestra, choral, or chamber music- which also embrace elements of pop, rock and electronic music.

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New Sounds

John Schaefer's Annual Top Ten -2013 edition

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to John Schaefer's completely personal and opinionated look at the ten best new music releases of 2013. There will probably be something by a Russian pianist/composer and a Tibetan singer, perhaps some music from a guitarist/composer who also plays in the National, and a vocalist/composer who practically creates choruses of herself.  Also, listen for music from the IDM world with gamelan-like percussion, as well as Indo-jazz music from a South Asian suite. 

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New Sounds

Between Two Worlds

Monday, December 23, 2013

Listen to music between two worlds on this New Sounds program, namely works with elements of classical music-be it orchestra, choral, or chamber music- which also embrace elements of pop, rock and electronic music.  Hear the latest from Son Lux (Ryan Lott), who builds lush orchestral sounding pop music, working with contemporary classical musicians like yMusic to create dramatic and catchy slices of music designed to make classification a challenge.  Also, listen to music from Icelandic keyboard player / composer Olafur Arnalds along with something from the Baltimore-based electronic wizard, Dan Deacon.  That, and more.

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Soundcheck

Watch: Olafur Arnalds, In The Studio

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Watch Icelandic composer and multi-instrumentalist Olafur Arnalds perform pieces from For Now I Am Winter in the Soundcheck studio.

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Classical-Adjacent Music

Friday, September 20, 2013

Hear songs and instrumental pieces that are informed by classical music, yet ones which expertly ride the divide between classical and post-rock, or perhaps classical and electronica, on this New Sounds show. There’s music from vocalist and composer Julianna Barwick, who does a lot of looping of her own sound.  Listen to “Forever,” from her latest record, “Nepenthe,” recorded with Sigur Rós collaborator Alex Somers in Iceland. Barwick continues to play with layers of reverb, and even adds members of múm and the string quartet Amiina - in all, making luminous and dramatic music that is easy to get lost in. 

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New Sounds

Electro-Acoustic Ambient Works

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

This New Sounds program samples a world of ambient works, with music from composers based in Iceland, Germany, Scotland, Poland, Sweden, and a work from a Brooklyn-based metal guitarist.  Listen to pulsing percussive ambient music by Berlin-based Nils Frahm, along with some stasis music featuring harpsichord by the Polish composer Jacaszek. Then, from Iceland, there's a score from composer, producer (and former metalhead) Olafur Arnalds, "Another Happy Day," with electro-acoustic soundscapes formed around piano and strings.

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