Friday, October 08, 2010
On this New Sounds, hear some unconventional piano works, including some amplified piano in a work by Charles Ives, “Serenity” as played by Jenny Q Chai from a collection of works, “New York Love Songs.” Also from that same record, a work by Taiwanese composer Ashley Wang, involving digital piano. Plus, from a new recording, listen to Lou Harrison’s Concerto for Piano and Javanese Gamelan. The piano has been retuned to “play nicely” with the gamelan tunings in this world premiere recording featuring Gamelan Pacifica and pianist Adrienne Varner. That and more.
Friday, September 24, 2010
The UK guitarist and composer James Blackshaw is a prodigious young talent who’s been seen as part of the guitar tradition of the late American John Fahey. Now, his work has expanded to include mysticism, occasional other instruments, and long-form, almost classical structures. He’ll play live in our studio, and we'll listen to some of his recent release, "The Glass Bead Game." And more.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
For this New Sounds, London-based death-jazz band The Neil Cowley Trio stopped by the studio on their first US tour. Listen to their incredibly tight and thoughtful originals like "His Nibs" and "She Eats Flies" performed live on this program. It's some groove-based post-jazz with an Eastern edge that demands your attention. RIYL: the Bad Plus, Shostakovich, Madness, thrash-punk, Thelonious Monk, The Sex Pistols, Philip Glass.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Hear from Nico Muhly's latest, "I Drink The Air Before Me," on this New Sounds. There's also music from Jason Moran's "Ten," which features some sampled sounds as well. Plus, Michael Formanek Quartet and the new "23 Neo" along with Donnacha Dennehy's "Reservoir" for solo piano, played by Isabelle O'Connor, and more.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
By Amanda Angel
American pianist Jeremy Denk is known for his audacious programs and his thoughtful observances on music. Before hitting the stage for performances this week in New York, he spoke with WQXR and shared his list of his favorite piano works that he's playing right now.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Above the shrieks of dancing teenagers and the rumble of passing buses, Manuel Vega played the piano at Fordham Plaza in the Bronx. He's not a concert pianist. He's just a regular guy who happened to see a piano on the sidewalk.
Friday, June 04, 2010
Monday, March 08, 2010
By Cary Barbor
Strangely overlooked in this year's Oscar nominations – even for Marvin Hamlisch's kinetic score – The Informant! gets inside the highly unreliable thoughts of Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon), a biochemist turned whistleblower for Archer Daniels Midland. Amid beige cubicles, the story unravels in surprising and funny ways, ...