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Music of Caroline Shaw with Roomful of Teeth & ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble)

Friday, September 13, 2013

WNYC

This fall’s New Sounds Live events in October represent the first-ever survey of the music of Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw, “a musician of many sorts.” Shaw performs as a violinist with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) and as a vocalist with Roomful of Teeth. Earlier this year, the composer/vocalist/violist/violinist became, at the age of 30, the youngest-ever recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Music for her work "Partita for 8 Voices." Hear Shaw's remarkable music in a two-part series, featuring both of the ensembles she plays in and her interactive film/music piece called “Ritornello.” That's Roomful of Teeth on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 7PM and ACME on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 7PM at the Winter Garden of Brookfield Place (formerly World Financial Center.) Both performances will be taped for later broadcast on WNYC, and streamed live at Q2 Music.  Admission is FREE.

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Q2 Music

Caroline Shaw's Pulitzer Prize Pop-Up Festival

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

On Monday, Caroline Shaw won the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Hear our special program highlighting Shaw's contributions as a violinist, composer and singer.

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WQXR Blog

Caroline Shaw Wins 2013 Pulitzer for Music

Monday, April 15, 2013

Caroline Shaw, a New York-based graduate student, has won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for music for her Partita for 8 Voices.

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New Sounds

Choral Music Without Words

Monday, March 25, 2013

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

Schaefer's Top Ten of 2012

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to John Schaefer's completely personal and opinionated look at the ten best new music releases of 2012. There just might be something by a Brooklyn-based Afrobeat party band, a violinist (usually a classical player) in collaboration with a German improvising pianist, and perhaps something from a cult American singer.  Listen for a vocal octet and a composer who reworked one of the classical music "war horse" works to great effect. 

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    New Sounds

    Where We Live

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012

    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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    New Sounds

    Mostly Wordless Vocal Music

    Tuesday, December 04, 2012

    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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    Mixtapes

    Roomful of Teeth and The World's Oldest Instrument

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

    This week's Mixtape comes from conductor, singer and composer Brad Wells, who founded the a cappella octet Roomful of Teeth in 2009 with the intention of updating vocal music with a 21st Century bent toward technique and eclecticism.

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    Q2 Music Album of the Week

    The Vocal Octet Roomful of Teeth Sets the Bar Unfairly High

    Monday, October 22, 2012

    The a cappella octet Roomful of Teeth have trained in non-Western traditions and have collaborated with several fashionable composers. Hear the results on their debut album.

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    The New Canon

    Giving New Voice to Complexity

    Monday, October 22, 2012

    This week on The New Canon, hear new recordings from the experimental German-born, British composer Max Richter and Danish icon Per Norgard, as well as highlights from the exciting debut CD of vocal octet, Roomful of Teeth.

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    New Sounds

    New Sounds of Baroque Dance Forms

    Friday, October 12, 2012

    For this New Sounds program, listen to a suite of pieces by Caroline Shaw, a member of the vocal ensemble, Roomful of Teeth. All of the movements in her suite are named after baroque dance forms, how J.S. Bach and other baroque composers might have done.  Hear those forms echoed in the music of Paul Lansky, and Ralph Towner, along with lute player and composer Rolf Lislevand, and the late Englishman Jon Lord. And more.

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    Soundcheck

    Gig Alert: Ecstatic Summer featuring Merrill Garbus and Roomful of Teeth

    Friday, June 29, 2012

    The frontwoman of tUnE-yArDs, Merrill Garbus, performs with Roomful of Teeth, William Brittelle and The Yehudim at the Ecstatic Summer concert at the River to River Festival on Saturday night. Download her group's tune "Bizness." 

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    Q2 Music Live Concerts

    Listen Now: Glasser and Roomful of Teeth

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012

    On February 23rd, 2012, the Ecstatic Music Festival brought together experimental pop artist Glasser and progressive vocal octet Roomful of Teeth for an evening of experimentation and collaboration. The program also included performances of pieces by Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs), Sarah Kirkland Snider, and more. You can now stream the whole show on-demand.

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