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New Sounds

Singular Electric Guitars

Monday, January 16, 2012

This New Sounds program showcases electric guitarists who have developed their own singular sound, usually in conjunction with electronics and processing.  We'll hear from the distinctive guitar hero Vernon Reid, longtime member of the band Living Colour as featured in a duo recording with none other than Bill Frisell.  There’s an arresting collection of various guitars, guitar synths, the occasional banjo riff - plus 1980's drum machines!  Then listen to a collaborative composition from David Torn, Elliot Sharp and Vernon Reid, along with soundscapes from both David Torn and Robert Fripp.  

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Soundcheck

Got Live If You Want It

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

John Schaefer's mixed feelings about live albums

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Soundcheck

The Case for Live Music

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Concert-going can be work - but worth it.

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New Sounds

Robert Fripp’s Soundscapes, Live 2010, Part 2

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

For this second installation of Robert Fripp's Soundscapes as part of New Sounds Live, we present performances that were recorded on the evenings of both Dec. 3 and Dec. 4, 2010.  These performances might possibly have been the last major public outings for the English guitarist, composer, and founder of the prog-rock band, King Crimson.  

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New Sounds

Singular Electric Guitars

Monday, January 03, 2011

This New Sounds program showcases electric guitarists who have developed their own singular sound, usually in conjunction with electronics and processing.  We'll hear from the distinctive guitar hero Vernon Reid, longtime member of the band Living Colour as featured in a duo recording with none other than Bill Frisell.  There’s an arresting collection of various guitars, guitar synths, the occasional banjo riff - plus 1980's drum machines!  Then listen to a collaborative composition from David Torn, Elliot Sharp and Vernon Reid, along with soundscapes from both David Torn and Robert Fripp.    

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New Sounds

Robert Fripp’s Soundscapes, Live 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Electric-guitar based ambient music created in the moment by Robert Fripp is what you’ll hear on this New Sounds.  Best known as the founder and leader of King Crimson, he developed a tape-looping technique eventually dubbed “Frippertronics,” which he used when he worked with Brian Eno in the mid 1970’s.  (Fripp also formed an acoustic steel string performance-ensemble - the League of Crafty Guitarists in the mid-80’s - which has influenced countless guitarists.) 

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New Sounds Live

Robert Fripp’s Soundscapes

Friday, December 03, 2010

WNYC

Based on his Frippertronics explorations of the ‘70s, English guitarist, composer, and founder of the prog-rock band, King Crimson, Robert Fripp creates site-specific solo performances weaving sonic tapestries with electric guitar and digital effects.  Each of these Soundscapes performances is a one-of-a-kind event and is a rare chance to see Fripp live, and according to the artist himself, perhaps for the last time.  Free at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden on Friday, Dec. 3 at 12:30PM and 7PM and on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 12:30PM and 7PM.

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