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Music From the Dark Side

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Listen to music from the dark side, including music by Bryce Dessner played by Kronos Quartet along with music by the Irish choir Anúna performing Tenebrae in Gaelic, and more.

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Post-Rock 101

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Explore music by some of the seminal post-rock bands on this edition of New Sounds, including music by the late guitarist/bassist Jason Noble (Rachel's,Young Scamels), among others.

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New Sounds

Music From the Dark Side

Friday, December 13, 2013

Listen to music from the dark side for this New Sounds program. Listen to music associated with Tenebrae, the  Christian service held during Holy Week in the spring where candles are extinguished gradually until all that is left is darkness.  There’s a work by Bruce Dessner played by Kronos Quartet and featuring  Sufjan Stevens, “Tenebre,” along with the Irish choir Anúna performing Tenebrae in Gaelic.  Also, listen to nocturnes from the band Rachel’s, and a work by Missy Mazzoli.  Then, hear “Dark Was the Night,” a piece of Phil Kline’s millennial mass “John the Revelator” and a short dark piece from Brian Eno as well.

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Post-Rock 101

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Explore music by some of the seminal post-rock bands on this edition of New Sounds, including music by the late guitarist/bassist Jason Noble, a quiet pioneer in the style.  Hear some of his work with bands like Rachel's and the Young Scamels, among others.  Also, there's other post-rock music from bands like Chicago-based Tortoise, Montreal-based Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and the chamber instruments of Clogs. 

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Indie Rock Branches Out

Saturday, May 04, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to indie artists straddle the divide between world music, ambient and electronica as they incorporate or approximate traditional instruments, traditional sounds, and take the results well out of indie rock-land.  We'll hear from the Tradi-Mods Vs Rockers record, the latest in the Congotronics series, where carefully chosen artists have recorded homages to the original source material - landing someplace between reinventions and cover versions, and often go as far as being worthy of the dancefloor.

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New Piano-Based Music

Sunday, March 17, 2013

New music from the Neil Cowley Trio and the Bad Plus are on this New Sounds program, bands which on the surface resemble conventional piano trios, but pull liberally from the rock world and everywhere else.  We'll listen to both of their most recent releases, along with music from Rachel's, who also have a recent release.  Even though they are no longer together, this recording is of previously unavailable material.  All that, and more...

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"Full Fathom Five": The Tempest in Music

Monday, November 12, 2012

It’s the latest literary edition of New Sounds, featuring music inspired by Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and just one hour to fit in as much as we can.   There are many references to music in the play (and surely, many a term paper written to that end…) and this “Full Fathom Five,” one of Ariel’s songs, describes a death by shipwreck.  It’s also the title of one of the songs on the album, "Tempest" by the group The Young Scamels (the late Jason Noble and members of Rachel’s.)

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Jason Noble, In Memoriam

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Guitarist/bassist Jason Noble, a quiet pioneer in the style of "post-rock," passed away last week.  He was 40 years old.  On this New Sounds, hear some of his work with bands like Rachel's and the Young Scamels. Also, there's other "post-rock" music from bands like Tortoise, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Clogs, and more.

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RIP Jason Noble

Monday, August 06, 2012

You may not recognize his name, but his bands helped change the sound of modern rock.

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Indie Rock Branches Out

Friday, April 20, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to indie artists straddle the divide between world music, ambient and electronica as they incorporate or approximate traditional instruments, traditional sounds, and take the results well out of indie rock-land.  We'll hear from the Tradi-Mods Vs Rockers record, the latest in the Congotronics series, where carefully chosen artists have recorded homages to the original source material - landing someplace between reinventions and cover versions, and often go as far as being worthy of the dancefloor.

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New Piano-Based Music

Thursday, March 08, 2012

New music from the Neil Cowley Trio and the Bad Plus are on this New Sounds program, bands which on the surface resemble conventional piano trios, but pull liberally from the rock world and everywhere else.  We'll listen to both of their most recent releases, along with music from Rachel's, who also have a recent release.  Even though they are no longer together, this recording is of previously unavailable material.  All that, and more...

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"Full Fathom Five": The Tempest in Music

Monday, November 14, 2011

It’s the latest literary edition of New Sounds, featuring music inspired by Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and just one hour to fit in as much as we can.   There are many references to music in the play (and surely, many a term paper written to that end…) and this “Full Fathom Five,” one of Ariel’s songs, describes a death by shipwreck.  It’s also the title of one of the songs on the album, "Tempest" by the group The Young Scamels (Jason Noble and members of Rachel’s.)

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New Piano-Based Music

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New music from the Neil Cowley Trio and the Bad Plus are on this New Sounds program, bands which on the surface resemble conventional piano trios, but pull liberally from the rock world and everywhere else.  We'll listen to both of their most recent releases, along with music from Rachel's, who also have a recent release.  Even though they are no longer together, this recording is of previously unavailable material.  All that, and more...

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Neruda Settings

Friday, August 06, 2010

For this New Sounds program, experience the poetry of Pablo Neruda, set to music by a diverse array of composers, including the new recording of "Oceana" by Osvaldo Golijov.  There's also Peter Lieberson's "Neruda Songs," his farewell to his wife, the late mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.  Plus, music by Luciana Souza, and Francesca Ancarola, along with the Rachel's.

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"Full Fathom Five": The Tempest in Music

Thursday, July 22, 2010

It’s the latest literary edition of New Sounds, featuring music inspired by Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and just one hour to fit in as much as we can.   There are many references to music in the play (and surely, many a term paper written to that end…) and this “Full Fathom Five,” one of Ariel’s songs, describes a death by shipwreck.  It’s also the title of one of the songs on the album, "Tempest" by the group The Young Scamels (Jason Noble and members of Rachel’s.)