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Soundcheck

My Brightest Diamond, Yonder Mountain String Band

Friday, November 16, 2012

Today on Soundcheck, a double performance bill: First, My Brightest Diamond, led by singer Shara Worden performs songs from last year's fine album All Things Will Unwind with chamber ensemble yMusic.

Then, more music from the punk-infused bluegrass band Yonder Mountain String Band

Soundcheck

My Brightest Diamond And yMusic: Where Indie Rock And Indie Classical Meet

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Remember the Venn diagram? You know, two circles that overlap a little bit where they meet… well, if we made a Venn diagram consisting of indie rock in one circle, and indie classical in the other, My Brightest Diamond would find themselves right smack dab in the middle of ...

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Spinning on Air

yMusic

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The New York-based mini-orchestra yMusic champions music by young composers whose work combines the complexity of classical music, and the tuneful, rhythmic energy of pop. Today yMusic gathers in the WNYC Studio to talk with David Garland about their musical adventures, and to play striking music by Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), Judd Greenstein, and Son Lux.

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Spinning on Air

yMusic

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The New York-based ensemble yMusic champions music by young composers whose work combines the complexity of classical music, and the tuneful, rhythmic energy of pop. yMusic gathers in the WNYC Studio to talk with David Garland about their musical adventures, and to play striking music by Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), Judd Greenstein, and Son Lux.

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New Sounds

Music for Saxophone(s)

Friday, March 18, 2011

For this New Sounds, there’s music from Montreal-based musician Colin Stetson on (mostly bass) saxophone without looping or overdubbing. (How DOES he do it?)  Stetson’s technique of circular breathing (much like digeridoo players) combined with nearly 20 microphones placed all over a studio- including on Stetson’s throat and on the instruments themselves - created an original palette of sounds, thanks to producer Shahzad Ismaily and engineer Efrim Menuck from Godspeed You! Black Emperor/A Silver Mt Zion.  Ben Frost then mixed these tracks into a haunting and riveting record, “New History Warfare Vol. 2 .  (Excited note: guest appearances by both Shara Worden and Laurie Anderson.) 

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New Sounds Live

Penelope Selections

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

WNYC

Composer/vocalist Shara Worden, renowned in both the classical and indie rock worlds, is joined by the diversely talented sextet yMusic for an evening of works by Worden and Sarah Kirkland Snider, “a composer with an enviable knack for crafting moody, strikingly beautiful works" (Time Out New York). The show will include a selection of new and recent works by both composers, including the premiere of an instrumental work by Worden for yMusic, and selections from the duo's standout 2010 album, Penelope,

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