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Strings and Drones

Sunday, April 19, 2015

On this New Sounds, droning chords provide the foundation for improvisation, melody, and exploration from string instruments. 

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Strings and Drones

Friday, March 21, 2014

Hear strings and drones from American composer Ellen Fullman, the South Indian-born double violinist Shankar, along with Maya Beiser and Kayhan Kalhor.

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Strings and Drones

Thursday, December 13, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to a combination of strings and drones from the likes of American composer Ellen Fullman, the South Indian-born double violinist known as Shankar, (formerly L. Shankar, not to be confused with the late Ravi Shankar), along with Maya Beiser and Kayhan Kalhor.  Ellen Fullman is best known for her work with the long-string instrument (LSI), a curious way of using physics and acoustics to make music.  The LSI is an array of bronze wires (maybe 20 meters or more in length) strung near waist height across a performance space and played by rubbing rosined fingertips while walking between banks of strings.  The overtones of the strings as well as the room interact and make the giant instrument. 

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Cross-Cultural Music

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Listen to this New Sounds for some cross-cultural music, including a brand-new collaboration between violinist Joshua Bell and Anoushka Shankar called "Variant Moods."  We'll also dig into the WNYC Archives for a work from 1967 concert at the U.N., featuring Anoushka's father, Ravi Shankar, performing a sitar and violin duet with the late classical violinist Yehudi Menuhin, accompanied by the late tabla master Ustad Alla Rakha.

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New Music for Electric Violin (Special Podcast)

Monday, August 15, 2011

WNYC

Listen to compositions for electric violin on this New Sounds program.  We'll hear Nico Muhly's Seeing Is Believing, a concerto for electric violin, which features the Aurora Orchestra and Thomas Gould on electric six-string violin, Also, we'll hear music by John Adams from his work, "The Dharma At Big Sur" - "Sri Moonshine" for electric violin and orchestra. It's an homage to the beat poets and to minimalists, like Terry Riley, with its Eastern-tinged strings and shimmering suspended chords.  Plus, other works.

 

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The World on Four Strings

Saturday, March 19, 2011

For this New Sounds, hear violin music inspired by the Cajun, Norwegian, Balkan, Near Eastern, and Indian traditions.  There are works by Steve Tibbetts & Knut Hamre, Kaila Flexer & Gari Hegedus, Michael Galasso, and more.   With any luck, we'll also hear some Celtic Baltic Sephardic music from Teslim, some Norwegian meets Cajun-flavored Louisiana polka from Frigg, and others.

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Cross-Cultural Music

Friday, January 07, 2011

Listen to this New Sounds for some cross-cultural music, including a brand-new collaboration between violinist Joshua Bell and Anoushka Shankar called "Variant Moods."  We'll also dig into the WNYC Archives for a work from 1967 concert at the U.N., featuring Anoushka's father, Ravi Shankar, performing a sitar and violin duet with the late classical violinist Yehudi Menuhin, accompanied by the late tabla master Ustad Alla Rakha.

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Anoushka Shankar, Stephen Mitchell, and Roberta Bondi — Approaching Prayer [remix]

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Americans are religious and non-religious, devout and irreverent. But in astonishing numbers, across that spectrum, most of us say that we pray. We explore the subject of prayer, how it sounds, and what it means in three different traditions and lives.

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[Unedited] Roberta Bondi with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Americans are religious and non-religious, devout and irreverent. But in astonishing numbers, across that spectrum, most of us say that we pray. We explore the subject of prayer, how it sounds, and what it means in three different traditions and lives.

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[Unedited] Stephen Mitchell with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Americans are religious and non-religious, devout and irreverent. But in astonishing numbers, across that spectrum, most of us say that we pray. We explore the subject of prayer, how it sounds, and what it means in three different traditions and lives.

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[Unedited] Anoushka Shankar with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Americans are religious and non-religious, devout and irreverent. But in astonishing numbers, across that spectrum, most of us say that we pray. We explore the subject of prayer, how it sounds, and what it means in three different traditions and lives.

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Roberta Bondi, Gregory Plotnikoff, Michele Balamani, Anoushka Shankar, and Stephen Mitchell — Patterns of Prayer [remix]

Thursday, November 27, 2003

In recent years, the practices of prayer have been evolving for many religious traditions. Even western medicine is looking at prayer as it expands its concept of healing. In this program, we consult several people from a variety of practices about the ro

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The New Sounds Live Concert Series

Thursday, September 28, 1989

Listen to Shankar performing "Kriti" and "Aberi." Plus, duo pianists Double Edge with Meredith Monk's "Ellis Island," Kevin Volans' "Dance & Kneeling Dance," and David Borden's "Double Portrait".