All Ears with Terrance McKnight

A Survey of American Iconoclasts

Saturday, January 12, 2013

America's most robust export is its art and culture. But as with many things that become customary, our ubiquitous expressions seem less vibrant and prophetic here at home.

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New Sounds Live

Brooklyn Philharmonic's New Music Sampler, Oct. 12, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


This season’s New Sounds Live Concert Series gets underway when Mos Def, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, songstress Mellissa Hughes, and other special guests join members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic for a "reduction sampler."   Hear Derek Bermel’s arrangements of Mos Def’s original songs, 19th century Shape Note singing, works by David T. Little, Lev Zhurbin (aka Ljova), Corey Dargel, and Frederic Rzewski, all in small ensemble versions of music that the full orchestra will play later in the season.  The performance takes place at 7PM in the World Financial Center's Winter Garden on Wednesday October 12, 2011.  Admission is FREE.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live Mementos

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Hear some musical memories from the New Sounds Live concert series on this program.   The California EAR Unit plays "Coming Together" by Frederic Rzewski - a socially conscious work - and one of his masterpieces.  Also, Lionheart and the quartet Ethel play an excerpt from the new commercial release of "John The Revelator" by Phil Kline, a work commissioned by WNYC.  Plus, music by Terry Riley & The All Stars, Peter Garland, and more.