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New Music With Piano

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Listen to some new music with piano on this New Sounds, including compositions from the pianist/composer Blue Gene Tyranny, who has worked with John Cage, Iggy Pop, and Carla Bley, among others.  We'll listen to the Digital Music Ensemble of the University of Michigan performing "Intermediary with a Rendition of Stardust." We'll also hear Canadian composer and pianist Lubomyr Melnyk's work, "Song of Galadriel" inspired by Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.  Plus, music from the minimalist tradition by both Terry Riley, and Belgian composer Wim Mertens.

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Spinning on Air

A Spark from the Infinite

Sunday, January 08, 2012

We’re trying to figure it all out—with songs. Terry Riley’s “A Spark from the Infinite” is just one of several songs here about striving for a bit of insight and wisdom, giving voice to the religious impulse, reconciling or contrasting the secular and sacred.

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Soundcheck

A Bang On A Can Memory

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

One moment in 25 years of Bang On A Can

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New Sounds

Another Private Reel: Live on Soundcheck

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Dip into the private stash of live recordings from John’s other show, Soundcheck, for this New Sounds program.  Hear Kronos Quartet playing Terry Riley, and some electroacoustic music from the Whitetree ensemble.

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New Sounds

With Terry Riley and David Harrington

Monday, May 30, 2011

Terry Riley and David Harrington join John Schaefer for this New Sounds program.  Riley is the composer of "In C," the landmark 1964 work that ushered in the style known as Minimalism. Harrington is leader of the Kronos Quartet, and helped to organize the all-star, once-in-a-lifetime cast who performed "In C" last season at Carnegie Hall.

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New Sounds

Gyan Riley's Guitar

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Gyan Riley, composer, guitarist, and son of new music legend Terry Riley, visits the studio for a live performance, and to present a work inspired by Bach, and commissioned by the New York Guitar Festival.  Also, there's recently recorded trio music from Gyan, including experiments with improvisation, and roots in chamber music.  Plus, the Irish-African titled, yet also Indian- and Spanish-sounding stand-alone little ditty of a new work for guitar, "Irican."

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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.

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New Sounds

Orchestra of the 21st Century

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

For this New Sounds, we'll focus on the orchestra of the 21st Century.  Chances are this orchestra is a bit leaner and more versatile than a  100 member-plus symphony orchestra and most likely includes electric and/or electronic instruments.  We'll hear many examples, including Alarm Will Sound, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and Sujian Stevens' The BQE Project, a work for a quirky symphony orchestra. And more.

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New Sounds

New Music With Piano

Monday, January 24, 2011

Listen to some new music with piano on this New Sounds, including compositions from the pianist/composer Blue Gene Tyranny, who has worked with John Cage, Iggy Pop, and Carla Bley, among others.  We'll listen to the Digital Music Ensemble of the University of Michigan performing "Intermediary with a Rendition of Stardust." We'll also hear Canadian composer and pianist Lubomyr Melnyk's work, "Song of Galadriel" inspired by Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.  Plus, music from the minimalist tradition by both Terry Riley, and Belgian composer Wim Mertens.

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Soundcheck

The Art and Craft of Songwriting

Monday, August 16, 2010

It may aspire to art, but songwriting is all about craft. 

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New Sounds

Another Private Reel: Live on Soundcheck

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dip into the private stash of live recordings from John’s other show, Soundcheck, for this New Sounds program.  Hear Kronos Quartet playing Terry Riley, and some electroacoustic music from the Whitetree ensemble. 

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New Sounds

With Terry Riley and David Harrington

Monday, June 28, 2010

Terry Riley and David Harrington join John Schaefer for this New Sounds program.  Riley is the composer of "In C," the landmark 1964 work that ushered in the style known as Minimalism. Harrington is leader of the Kronos Quartet, and helped to organize the all-star, once-in-a-lifetime cast who performed "In C" last season at Carnegie Hall.

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New Sounds

Works For String Quartet

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

From the Soundcheck archives, we'll hear live performances of music for string quartet by Fred Frith, Huang Ruo, and Sir John Tavener.

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