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Unremembered, by Sarah Kirkland Snider

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hear the world premiere of Sarah Kirkland Snider's song-cycle for 7 vocalists & chamber orchestra,"Unremembered," setting poetry by /writer Nathaniel Bellows, from New Sounds Live 2013.

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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

Neither Pop Nor Art Song

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

At the junction of art and pop songs lies tonight's New Sounds program. Listen to a song by Clogs, featuring guest vocalists Sufjan Stevens and Shara Worden.  Also, listen to music from Sarah Kirkland Snider from her gorgeous work, "Penelope," with vocals again by Shara Worden.  There's music from How To Destroy Angels, which is Reznor's latest collaboration with Atticus Ross and Rob Sheridan, along with his singer wife Mariqueen Maandig.  Hear innovative songstress Katie Mullins, as she crafts melodies around the African thumb piano, the mbira.  Plus, songs from David Sylvian, Evelyn Glennie featuring Bjork, and Susanna and the Magical Orchestra.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: Penelope Songs

Sunday, September 08, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to selections from Sarah Kirkland Snider's epic song cycle, Penelope. From a New Sounds Live recorded in March of 2011 at Merkin Hall as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, hear composer/vocalist Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond.  together with the versatile sextet yMusic.  Also, yMusic performs Snider's instrumental piece, "Daughter of the Waves."

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New Sounds

Unremembered, by Sarah Kirkland Snider

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Hear the world premiere of Sarah Kirkland Snider's latest song-cycle for seven vocalists and chamber orchestra,"Unremembered," featuring vocal performances by DM Stith, Shara Worden and Padma Newsome along with the Orchestra for the Next Century. The work sets poetry by New-York-based poet/writer Nathaniel Bellows, recalling strange and beautiful happenings experienced during a childhood in rural Massachusetts.

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Mixtapes

Steven Mackey's Music for Sleepless Nights

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The music of Grammy-winning composer and guitarist Steven Mackey has been performed by an extensive roster of orchestral and chamber groups. His Mixtape features selections to get you through sleepless nights.

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Mixtapes

A Smattering of Notes and Rhythms with Sarah Kirkland Snider

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider has worked with a who's-who of the new-music world, including ACME, Roomful of Teeth, Signal and NOW Ensemble. She also a cofounder of New Amsterdam records. Last month, her song cycle Unremembered premiered at the Ecstatic Music Festival. Listen to her Mixtape today at 3 pm.

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New York Now

Listen: Clogs, Sarah Kirkland Snider and Orchestra for the Next Century

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

On Feb. 6, Q2 Music presented a live webcast of indie favorites Clogs and Orchestra for the Next Century, and the premiere of Sarah Kirkland Snider's new song cycle, Unremembered. Listen to the full show.

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New Sounds

Neither Pop Nor Art Song

Monday, February 04, 2013

At the junction of art and pop songs lies tonight's New Sounds program. Listen to a song by Clogs, featuring guest vocalists Sufjan Stevens and Shara Worden.  Also, listen to music from Sarah Kirkland Snider from her gorgeous work, "Penelope," with vocals again by Shara Worden.  There's music from How To Destroy Angels, which is Reznor's latest collaboration with Atticus Ross and Rob Sheridan, along with his singer wife Mariqueen Maandig.  Hear innovative songstress Katie Mullins, as she crafts melodies around the African thumb piano, the mbira.  Plus, songs from David Sylvian, Evelyn Glennie featuring Bjork, and Susanna and the Magical Orchestra.

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New Sounds Live

Ecstatic Music Festival 2013: Clogs, Sarah Kirkland Snider & Orchestra for the Next Century

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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For this second of three New Sounds Live concerts from the Ecstatic Music Festival, on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at 7:30PM at Merkin Hall, it's a double-bill of vocally-driven new music. Hear Sarah Kirkland Snider's new song-cycle for seven vocalists and chamber orchestra,"Unremembered," featuring vocal performances by DM Stith, Shara Worden and Padma Newsome along with the Orchestra for the Next Century.  The work sets poetry by New-York-based poet/writer Nathaniel Bellows recalling strange and beautiful happenings experienced during a childhood in rural Massachusetts. Also sharing the bill is the indie chamber band Clogs in a trio incarnation with Newsome (vocals, viola), Rachael Elliott (bassoon) and Thomas Kozumplik (percussion). Together with the Orchestra for the Next Century, directed by Gary Schneider, Clogs perform new works and arrangements by Newsome, Worden and Stith.

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New Sounds

Women's Tales

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Listen to a recent recording featuring vocalist Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond together with the new-music supergroup Signal (led by Brad Lubman) performing Snider’s remarkable song cycle, “Penelope” on this New Sounds.  It’s a haunting 60-minute song cycle for female voice, chamber orchestra, and electronics that limns the boundaries between art song, chamber folk and post-rock. 

 

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: Penelope Songs

Thursday, August 16, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to selections from Sarah Kirkland Snider's epic song cycle, Penelope. From a New Sounds Live recorded in March of 2011 at Merkin Hall as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, hear composer/vocalist Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond.  together with the versatile sextet yMusic.  Also, yMusic performs Snider's instrumental piece, "Daughter of the Waves."

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: Penelope Songs

Thursday, May 12, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to selections from Sarah Kirkland Snider's epic song cycle, Penelope. From a New Sounds Live recorded in March of 2011 at Merkin Hall as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, we'll hear composer/vocalist Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond.  together with the versatile sextet yMusic.  Also, yMusic performs Snider's instrumental piece, "Daughter of the Waves."

 

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Shara Worden, Sarah Kirkland Snider and yMusic

Monday, March 14, 2011

On Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m., Q2 and New Sounds Live team up to bring you a live audio Webcast from Merkin Concert Hall hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer. Part of the inaugural Ecstatic Music Festival, this evening features composer/vocalist Shara Worden and the stunning sextet yMusic performing works by Worden and Sarah Kirkland Snider.

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New Sounds

John Schaefer's Top 10 of 2010

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

For this New Sounds program, John Schaefer throws his annual, highly subjective, completely opinionated list of the ten best new-music releases of 2010 into the ring. Listen to the contenders for this year: a chamber ensemble (ahem, feat. members of the National)  in collaboration with an indie vocalist, a Genius-award-winning jazz pianist and his trio, a classical ensemble with a rock rhythm section made of members from an influential post-rock band, a singer-speaker-storyteller with an alter-ego, an indie-classical song cycle for the same vocalist as mentioned above, and an unexpectedly beautiful combination of poetry, singer-songwriter and avant-jazz ensemble.  Plus some of the usual suspects...

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Penelope and yMusic

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Since it burst onto the scene four years ago, New Amsterdam Records has been at the forefront of New York City's indie-classical music scene. In this October 18, 2010 show at (Le) Poisson Rouge, New Amsterdam Records' co-director, Sarah Kirkland Snider, celebrates the recent release of her song cycle, Penelope. Performers include vocalist Shara Worden and the cross-genre ensemble, yMusic.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Sarah Kirkland Snider’s “Penelope,” feat. Shara Worden

Monday, October 18, 2010

Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider has serves up a dreamy song cycle for the indie rock generation with "Penelope." Download "This is What You're Like" here.

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