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A Musical Travelogue

Saturday, May 24, 2014

There’s an hour of music for far-off places on this New Sounds program.  Listen to a work written by Princeton professor Paul Lansky, called “Travel Diary.”  From a new recording by the Meehan/Perkins Duo, the work is a "kind of meditation on travel particularly for those who don't do it that much." Parts were inspired by an actual cross-country trip taken by the composer and his family, wrong turns and a younger child asking "Are we there yet?"

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New Sounds

A Musical Travelogue

Monday, May 06, 2013

There’s an hour of music for far-off places on this New Sounds program.  Listen to a work written by Princeton professor Paul Lansky, called “Travel Diary.”  From a new recording by the Meehan/Perkins Duo, the work is a "kind of meditation on travel particularly for those who don't do it that much." Parts were inspired by an actual cross-country trip taken by the composer and his family, wrong turns and a younger child asking "Are we there yet?"

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New Sounds

Remembering Butch Morris, At Length

Thursday, January 31, 2013

WNYC

Butch Morris, who died this past Tuesday at 65, was a cornetist and conductor, best known for developing a musical vocabulary that he called “Conduction.”  The term meant conducted improvisation, where Butch would shape the music through a series of gestures, and both audience and ensemble could watch the performance unfold as they listened.  It is not the type of musical experience that radio is good at capturing, unfortunately; it really is one of those “you had to be there” things.   But we did give it a try, once, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

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New Sounds

A Musical Travelogue

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

There’s an hour of music for far-off places on this New Sounds program.  Listen to a work written by Princeton professor Paul Lansky, called “Travel Diary.”  From a new recording by the Meehan/Perkins Duo, the work is a "kind of meditation on travel particularly for those who don't do it that much." Parts were inspired by an actual cross-country trip taken by the composer and his family, wrong turns and a younger child asking "Are we there yet?"

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New Sounds

Musical Miniatures

Sunday, November 07, 2010

For this New Sounds, listen to Bobby Previte's "The 23 Constellations of Joan Miro."  It's a set of 23 musical miniatures, buoyant responses to each of the colorful, whimsical, and sensual "Constellation" paintings by artist Joan Miro.  That and other music for large ensembles, including the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, Relache, and Jon Balke and Magnetic North Orchestra.

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