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Dramatic Works

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Listen to music from Wires Under Tension, a NYC-based band formed by multi-instrumentalist/composer Christopher Tignor and drummer Theo Metz.  Their latest creation is called “Replicant, ” and is, yes(!) inspired by Philip K Dick's “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”, along with the film adaptation, “Blade Runner.”  According to the album’s site, “‘Replicant’ takes on the questions of mechanized identity, the feeling of flawed copies, and the inescapable bummer of being too self-aware.”  The music is layer after tasty layer of impossible sounds created by synth, swirls, drum licks, offered up all together as post-rock with grooves.

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The Brothers Balliett

The Double Concerto Show

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Today at 3 pm, the Brothers Balliett take a look at that oh-so-unselfish form, the double concerto – music for two soloists and orchestra. Featuring music of Peter Maxwell Davies and Philip Glass.

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New Sounds

Mostly Wordless Vocal Music

Friday, March 07, 2014

This New Sounds program consists of some mostly wordless vocal pieces, from Philip Glass to Roomful of Teeth, and vocalist and tape loop manipulator, Juliana Barwick.  Listen to the Glass score to Koyanisqatsi, and anexcerpt called “Vessels” featuring the Western Wind Vocal Ensemble.  Then Roomful of Teeth sings a work by Judd Greenstein working in Tibetan-style overtone/undertone chanting, yodeling, and hocketing.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Philip Glass's Latest Meditative Score for Godfrey Reggio

Monday, February 03, 2014

In his fourth collaboration with director Godfrey Reggio, Philip Glass has written the score for "Visitors," a film featuring close-ups of human faces. Stream the complete score all week.

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Studio 360

Beyond Koyaanisqatsi: A New Film from Godfrey Reggio

Friday, January 31, 2014

Godfrey Reggio’s films “are like a cat that barks. They’re unusual, the names of the films are off the wall,” he tells Kurt Andersen. Most people know Reggio for the 1982 film Koyaanisqatsi, a word from the Hopi language meaning “life out of balance,” and its two sequels. Reggio’s new film Visitors is in black-and-white ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Visit with Godfrey Reggio

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Godfrey Reggio, director of "Koyaanisqatsi" (1982) and his new film, "Visitors", talks about this latest collaboration with composer Philip Glass and his style of wordless film-making.

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New Sounds

Rhythms of Minimalism

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

On this New Sounds, listen to new music from American composer Chris Campbell. On his latest, “Things You Already Know,” homemade instruments of propane tank drums, bowed psaltery and singing bowls are combined with guitars, cellos and drums to creep, scrape and eventually burst, then string melodies soar, and jams are proverbially kicked out.

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New Sounds

Piano Plus - Mostly

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hear piano music, with and without electronics on this New Sounds program.  Listen to the “Trilogy Sonata” – music from the so-called “portrait operas” by Philip Glass, reworked by Paul Barnes, and performed by pianist Jeremy Limb.  The sonata is in three parts, containing music from “Einstein on the Beach,” music from "Akhnaten," (about the Egyptian pharaoh), and “Satyagraha,” (about Mahatma Gandhi.)

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Risk-Taking Chamber Music

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Guest host Mariko Hughes presents an eclectic mix that includes small ensembles that perform traditional fare, pieces with non-Western instruments like the kora, and even a bit of jazz. Listen to the full show.

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New Sounds

New Sounds From Tibet

Sunday, December 08, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to music that was inspired by Tibet.  We'll hear "Karma Shadub," for violin and chorus by violinist/composer Paul Giger, based on centuries-old Tibetan Buddhist chant .  Plus, music from Minnesota-based composer/guitarist Steve Tibbetts, along with music from Philip Glass's Tibetan-inspired works as well.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Philip Glass "In the Spirit"

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Composer Philip Glass discusses “In the Spirit,” a benefit concert for the Garrison Institute, at Town Hall. The concert features the New York premiere of “Songs of Milarepa,” by Glass; as well as sacred music from the Renaissance; Mandingo kora music from Gambia, West Africa; Sufi music of the Middle East, and Wu Man performing Chinese traditional music and original music by Glass.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Flutist Claire Chase Has Breath and Breadth in 'Density'

Monday, October 14, 2013

On her newest album, "Density," Claire Chase, flutist and director of the International Contemporary Ensemble, presents selections by Reich, Lucier, Balter, Varèse and more. Stream the album all this week. 

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Movies on the Radio

Maximum Power from Minimalism

Saturday, September 28, 2013

David Garland highlights some recent movie music by Minimalist composers, including Johann Johannsson's score for "Prisoners" and Philip Glass's for "Visitors."

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New Sounds

With Brooklyn Rider & Martin Hayes

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The new music string quartet Brooklyn Rider certainly does get around.  They’ve been part of Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, recorded Debussy as well as all five string quartets by Philip Glass,write and perform their own originals, and even collaborated with the kemenchech (Persian fiddle) virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor.  They’re currently touring with multiple Grammy Award-winning banjoist Béla Fleck.   Brooklyn Rider joins us in the studio for this New Sounds program, and they’ve brought an extra player – the Celtic fiddler Martin Hayes (of County Clare.)

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New Sounds

New Soundtracks

Monday, September 09, 2013

For this program, hear an hour of recent soundtracks for both film and dance.  Listen to music from the new, otherwise silent film, “Visitors” by filmmaker Jon Kane – about our ambivalent relationship with technology.  Seven years in the making, "Visitors" is the fourth collaboration between director Godfrey Reggio and composer Philip Glass.  Also, hear selections from the keyboard-driven soundtrack, “The Beauty Inside,” from the American pianist/composer Dustin O’Halloran, who now lives in Berlin.

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Operavore

Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Contemporary Operas

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Think you know modern operas? Can you tell Glass from Golijov? Test your knowledge of contemporary operas in our quiz.

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The Brothers Balliett

Five Takes on the Voice

Thursday, September 05, 2013

In the last fifty-or-so years, composers have explored an exceptionally wide range of expression in music for solo voice. Today at 3 pm, the Brothers Balliett feature vocal music by Milton Babbitt, Harrison Birtwistle and Philip Glass.

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New Sounds

Poetry Set to Music, II

Thursday, August 22, 2013

This New Sounds is the companion program to last night's show, where we'll not be limited to English-language poets.  Look forward to texts by Rumi (Persian poet and mystic), set by Philip Glass.  Also, listen for poetry by Pablo Neruda in a setting by Osvaldo Golijov.  Plus, music by 17th century Alevi-Bektashi poets, as rendered by the band Niyaz and their vocalist Azam Ali, and more music with poetry by Pablo Neruda, and perhaps text by Rainer Maria Rilke, and more.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Philip Glass's Latest (and Most Unusual) Collaboration

Monday, August 19, 2013

"Concert of the Sixth Sun" is the latest meeting between Philip Glass and musicians from outside the Western classical tradition and easily the most unusual collaboration. Stream it in full all this week.

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WQXR Blog

Nearly 100 Composers Call for End to Minnesota Orchestra Lockout

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The longest labor dispute in U.S. orchestral history witnessed a new salvo on Thursday as 91 composers sent an open letter to the Minnesota Orchestra’s musicians, administrators and board.

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