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Where We Live

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Listen to music from itsnotyouitsme, where Grey McMurray is the guitar-playing half and Caleb Burhans is the violin-playing half. Also, pieces from their independent projects and more.

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New Sounds

Mostly Wordless Vocal Music

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Hear mostly wordless vocal pieces, from Philip Glass to Roomful of Teeth, and vocalist and tape loop manipulator, Juliana Barwick.

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New Sounds

With Missy Mazzoli

Monday, March 30, 2015

Composer, keyboardist and bandleader Missy Mazzoli joins John Schaefer to introduce selections from her new recording, “Vespers for a New Dark Age.”And more.

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New Sounds

A Modern Liederabend

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It’s a modern liederabend, “song night,” featuring vocal & choral music from Paola Prestini inspired by Kandinsky, chamber opera by Missy Mazzoli, & opera by MIT professor Tod Machover.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: Music of Caroline Shaw, Part 2

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

From the recent New Sounds Live at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, listen to more music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw.

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New Sounds Live: Music of Caroline Shaw

Friday, February 20, 2015

From the New Sounds Live Concert Series, listen to music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, including the vocal acrobatics of the octet Roomful of Teeth. And more.

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New Sounds

Baroque Dance Forms

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Listen to a suite of pieces by Caroline Shaw, a member of vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth. Note: all the movements in her Pulitzer Prize-winning suite are named for baroque dance forms.

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New Music/Baroque Forms

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hear new music based on baroque forms like passacaglias, bourrees and courantes on this New Sounds, featuring excerpts from Caroline Shaw's "Partita for 8 Voices" by Roomful of Teeth. 

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New York Now

Listen: Roomful of Teeth Performs Paul Lansky

Sunday, January 18, 2015

October 19, members of the vocal octet Roomful of Teeth performed new arrangements of Paul Lansky's "Idle Chatter" series at the "Sound/Source" festival of electronic music.

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New Sounds

From Speech to Song

Thursday, October 16, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to works that begin with speech, but incorporate sampling, delays, and other electronic manipulations, like Scott Johnson's "John Somebody" and others.

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New Sounds

Choral Music Without Words

Monday, July 07, 2014

Hear choral works that make use of a choir for color and texture, rather than the delivery of a text on this New Sounds.  From violinist and composer Timba Harris, listen to an album length suite of pieces about the Cascade Mountains at the time of Mount St. Helens’ eruption in 1980.  His “neXus I: Cascadia” features a big choir and minimal strings and electronics, depicting a monarch butterfly, black bear, and the flora and fauna in the in the Pacific Northwest affected by the eruption of the volcano. Also, listen to a work without words written for vocal octet Roomful of Teeth, called “AEIOU,” by Ecstatic Music Festival founder and composer Judd Greenstein. Plus, the vocal ensemble, New York Polyphony, makes over the medieval into something modern with their remix of a Gregorian chant piece.  And more.

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New Sounds

Where We Live

Monday, March 24, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to music from the band itsnotyouitsme, where Grey McMurray is the guitar-playing half and Caleb Burhans is the violin-playing half.  Hear them as that duo, and separately with some of their other projects.  One of these is a collaborative work between So Percussion and Grey McMurray called “Where (we) Live.” This series of songs is about each members' personal homes, the artistic home when they join forces, and then a questioning of all these homes by purposefully inviting the unknown to “come on over.”

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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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WQXR Blog

Classical Grammy Awards to Minnesota Orchestra, Dawn Upshaw, Thomas Adès

Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Minnesota Orchestra won the Grammy for Best Orchestral Performance on Sunday for its album of Sibelius’s Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4.

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New Sounds

New Sounds of Baroque Dance Forms

Monday, January 13, 2014

Listen to a suite of pieces by Caroline Shaw, a member of vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth. Note: all the movements in her Pulitzer Prize-winning suite are named for baroque dance forms.

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New Sounds

A Modern Liederabend

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

It’s a modern liederabend, literally “song night,” for this New Sounds show.  Listen to vocal and choral music from living composers like Missy Mazzoli – and some of her multimedia chamber opera about Isabelle Eberhardt, as well as MIT professor Tod Machover – and an aria from his opera VALIS, based on the Phillip K. Dick novel.  Also, there’s music by Paola Prestini inspired by Kandinsky's 1912 manuscript of woodcuts and prose, “Sounds.”  Also, listen to new music from Bryce Dessner, featuring the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and Kronos Quartet from his recent release, “Aheym.”  And more.

This Friday, 11/22, and Saturday, 11/23 at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is the third biennial Lieder-pa-looza, featuring many of these works.  Details here.

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New Sounds Live: Music of Caroline Shaw, Part 2

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

From the recent New Sounds Live at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, listen to more music by this year's Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw.  Hear works for both of her groups, the brilliant chamber band ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble) and the vocal acrobatics of the octet Roomful of Teeth, performing the work that won the Puliitzer: Partita for 8 Voices.  And more.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: Music of Caroline Shaw

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

From the recent New Sounds Live at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, listen to music by this year's Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw.  Hear works for both of her groups, the brilliant chamber band ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble) and the vocal acrobatics of the octet Roomful of Teeth.  Plus, hear a surprise work featuring just Caroline Shaw herself -her voice and violin, with loops and processing - called "Study for Othmar Ammann." And more.

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New Music/Baroque Forms

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Hear new music based on baroque forms like passacaglias, bourrees and courantes on this New Sounds.  Hear a passacaglia from Caroline Shaw, the Pulitzer Prize-winning NYC-based composer from her “Partita for 8 Voices,” a suite of many dance forms. This winning work was written for the vocal group Roomful of Teeth, who are themselves something like a world music rock concert high wire act. There’s also a toccata for Indonesian gamelan, along with contemporary takes on the 400 year old Italian dance form - the passacaglia- from Danish lute player Rolf Lislevand, and more.

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New York Now

Listen: Caroline Shaw and Roomful of Teeth

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Q2 Music recently streamed the first in a series of two live webcasts featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw. Listen to the concert featuring Roomful of Teeth. 

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