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New Sounds

Small Acoustic Ensembles

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

For this New Sounds, hear some music from violinist/composer Jenny Scheinman, along with something new from violinist Carla Kihlstedt & percussionist/keyboardist Matthias Bossi.  These two, Kihlstedt & Bossi, have a new record of music for dance, Still You Lay Dreaming: Tales for the Stage, II, a companion album to their 2009 release, Ravish, and Other Tales for the Stage.  Also, indie chamber music from Clogs, and chamber folk from the Penguin Cafe Orchestra (not to be confused with the newly-formed "Penguin Cafe," which features founding member Simon Jeffes' son, Arthur.) 

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New Sounds

EuroMinimalism, Part 1

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Though it developed in the States, Minimalism has spread, and now post-minimal music can be heard on both sides of the Atlantic. We'll hear music by Hauschka, Howard Skempton, Max Richter, the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Wim Mertens, and more.  Hauschka is the alias of German pianist/composer Volker Bertelmann, who playfully explores the  ‘prepared’ piano in his works.  We'll hear something from his latest release - "Ferndorf."  There's also music by British composer Howard Skempton, Belgian minimalist Wim Mertens, and much more.

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