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New Sounds

Big Sounds, Small Ensembles

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

For this New Sounds program, listen to smaller groups who are capable of large expansive sounds.  There’s music by the Cinematic Orchestra, led by keyboardist/composer Jason Swinscoe, which is surely filmic in scope, while informed by jazz and electronica.  Then, sample music by bass player Skúli Sverrisson & sax player Óskar Guðjónsson, from a record that they did together, “Box Tree,” which comes folded up in a map.

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New Sounds

Eurasian Folk

Sunday, March 23, 2014

For this New Sounds, we’ll sample music rooted in both Europe and Asia, along with updated folk music from both regions.  Hear Indian sitar and Basque (northern Spain) marimba come together in music from Oreka Tx, as well as music from the throat singers of Tuva, Huun Huur Tu.  There’s also music from Sweden by Lena Willemark and Ale Möller, traditional Irish music from the Bothy Band, and if we're lucky, some high-energy Romanian gypsy brass from Mahala Rai Banda.

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New Sounds

Big Sounds, Small Ensembles

Monday, April 15, 2013

For this New Sounds program, listen to smaller groups who are capable of large expansive sounds.  There’s music by the Cinematic Orchestra, led by keyboardist/composer Jason Swinscoe, which is surely filmic in scope, while informed by jazz and electronica.  Then, sample music by bass player Skúli Sverrisson & sax player Óskar Guðjónsson, from a record that they did together, “Box Tree,” which comes folded up in a map.

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New Sounds

Eurasian Folk

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

For this New Sounds, we’ll sample music rooted in both Europe and Asia, along with updated folk music from both regions.  Hear Indian sitar and Basque (northern Spain) marimba come together in music from Oreka Tx, as well as music from the throat singers of Tuva, Huun Huur Tu.  There’s also music from Sweden by Lena Willemark and Ale Möller, traditional Irish music from the Bothy Band, and if we're lucky, some high-energy Romanian gypsy brass from Mahala Rai Banda.

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New Sounds

Eurasian Folk

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

For this New Sounds, we’ll sample music rooted in both Europe and Asia, along with updated folk music from both regions.  Hear Indian sitar and Basque (northern Spain) marimba come together in music from Oreka Tx, as well as music from the throat singers of Tuva, Huun Huur Tu.  There’s also music from Sweden by Lena Willemark and Ale Möller, traditional Irish music from the Bothy Band, and if we're lucky, some high-energy Romanian gypsy brass from Mahala Rai Banda.

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New Sounds

So Many Marimbas...

Saturday, April 09, 2011

...And only an hour of music for marimbas and marimba-like instruments from various traditions on this New Sounds program. Hear from Oreka Tx, a duo from Spain, who perform on an instrument made of cedar called the Txalaparta (it looks like pairs of wooden planks and is struck with mallets.) Also, listen to an arrangement of Steve Reich's "Electric Counterpoint" for marimba by Svet Stoyanov, a Professor of Percussion at Peabody. Plus, Super Marimba - music by Payton MacDonald, one of the founders of Alarm Will Sound. MacDonald makes a melodic stream of multiple layers of marimba, using looping machines and delay pedals, which then becomes several different simultaneous rhythmic cycles. And more.

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