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New Sounds Live Nuggets

Sunday, July 14, 2013

On this New Sounds program, we'll hear music from our New Sounds Live collaboration with the Ecstatic Music Festival: the Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert recorded at Merkin Hall.  The All-Stars perform Steve Martland's propulsive "Horses of Instruction." Also, listen to the hauntingly subtle “Convex/Concave/Concord” by Danish composer Pelle Gudmunsen-Holmgreen, and the intensely grooving “Believing” by Bang on a Can co-founder Julia Wolfe.  And more.

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Remembering Steve Martland

Friday, May 10, 2013

The late British composer, Steve Martland was one of the more quirky composers heard on New Sounds as long ago as the 1980’s. A refugee from punk rock, he studied with Louis Andriessen, before forming his own ensemble.  He passed away earlier this week, at the age of 53.  For this New Sounds, we remember him by revisiting live performances by the Steve Martland Band from the annual Bang on a Can Music Marathon, recorded at Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2000.  Listen to a piece of English folk music adapted to serve the purpose of being connected to football, “Kick,” along with a major work written for the Bang on a Can All-Stars, “Horses of Instruction,” which sounds like a muscular jazz-funk summit between Reich and Stravinsky.  There's also a performance of a short work, “Re-mix.”  Martland introduced each piece from the stage, as well as conducted his ensemble.   

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live Nuggets

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

On this New Sounds program, we'll hear music from our New Sounds Live collaboration with the Ecstatic Music Festival: the Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert recorded at Merkin Hall.  The All-Stars perform Steve Martland's propulsive "Horses of Instruction." Also, listen to the hauntingly subtle “Convex/Concave/Concord” by Danish composer Pelle Gudmunsen-Holmgreen, and the intensely grooving “Believing” by Bang on a Can co-founder Julia Wolfe.  And more.

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Flowering Youth

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Listen to music by relative whippersnappers, as we serve up youth on this New Sounds program. We'll hear from Australian composer William Gardiner, just 22, who lives in Sydney.  His music, from a release called "Onliving," has a minimalist/post-minimalist/post-rock feel. 

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Three Post-Minimalists

Saturday, April 30, 2011

For this New Sounds, we hear a work from young Irish composer Andrew Hamilton "Music for Roger Casement."  It’s a jaunty and combative work of many different textures; one hears organ and horns duking it out, while strings and oboe also tag-team in the musical brawl.  Hamilton is one of the MATA Young Composers commissioned in years past.  Also, we'll hear Steve Martland's "Horses of Instruction" a work for an 11-piece varied band that might evoke a jazz-funk summit between Reich and Stravinsky.  And a bit of a work by Nico Muhly.

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