Pete M. Wyer
Friday, May 30, 2014
It's that time of the month again for the new releases show on New Sounds. John Schaefer carefully separates the wheat from the chaff for this show. He'll sort through the stacks of new CDs, the Soundcloud files, and other digital submissions which have come across his desk and into his inbox over the past month to present some of the finest new releases. He'll skim off the cream. He'll pick the lentils from the ashes. You get it. There's music from cellist Erik Friedlander, and the Dublin Guitar Quartet, who have arranged the music of Philip Glass. Also, new recordings of music by Meredith Monk, and more.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
There’s music inspired by Sci-Fi books & film for this New Sounds program. Listen to the internet opera and sonic book by Mendi & Keith Obadike, “The Sour Thunder,” which consists of two simultaneous stories; Mendi traveling with a friend to study Afro-Dominican culture and tracing the slave trade through the Dominican Repulic, and that of a state called Solaika Dast, where scent is the method of communication. There’s also recent music by Londoner Pete M. Wyer, his “Planet 49,” a response to the Danny Boyle film, “Sunshine” about a mission in 2057 to set off a nuclear bomb to reignite our dying sun.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
For this New Sounds, we'll hear music from Hauschka, also known as Volker Bertelmann. He's a German composer whose indie-chamber/post-rock music revolves around the sound of the prepared piano. He'll prepare our Steinway and play live. That, and more.