Wednesday, March 30, 2011
For this New Sounds, take a listen to the new kind of art song. There are some traditional America hymns, spirituals, and folk songs, recast as art songs, arranged into an unsettled and haunted landscape by George Crumb. It’s something that composer Charles Ives did nearly 100 years before Crumb. We’ll also hear music by Ives, as performed by Theo Bleckmann and the quintet Kneebody – a group who uses piano, trumpet, saxophone, bass, drums and some effects.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
For this New Sounds, we'll sample the extended tradition of the classical art song into the world of contemporary music and listen to a whole slew of new songs for the 21st century. We'll hear from Emily Wells, Christine Fellows, and some new takes on songs by Charles Ives. Plus, music from Rachel Unthank/Robert Wyatt, the Cesarians, Gabriel Kahane, and more.