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Music That Revolves Around Poetry

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Hear a new take on Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, with the composer’s own poems in new settings by Uri Caine, sung in modern translation by Theo Bleckmann, & Korean poetry set by Sunny Kim.

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New Sounds

Classics Recomposed

Friday, January 16, 2015

Hear variations on, recompositions of, and even electronic treatments added to romantic, baroque & medieval works on this New Sounds.

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New Sounds

Being Dufay, And Machaut

Friday, September 05, 2014

Hear an hour of re-imaginings of the music by 14th C. composer Guillaume de Machaut and 15th C. composer Guillaume Dufay on this New Sounds in works by Robert Sadin, and Samuel Blaser.

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New Sounds

Music That Revolves Around Poetry

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

This New Sounds offers a new take on Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, with the composer’s own poems in new musical settings by Uri Caine and a modern English translation sung by Theo Bleckmann.  Originally, Vivaldi wrote that most famous set of four concertos based on his Italian sonnets about each of the seasons.  Listen to the re-working, along with other poetry set to music, including settings from Korean poetry by Sunny Kim.  There's also music by Harold Budd and Steve Reich, to name a few.

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New Sounds

Music That Revolves Around Poetry

Monday, September 24, 2012

This New Sounds offers a new take on Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, with the composer’s own poems in new musical settings by Uri Caine and a modern English translation sung by Theo Bleckmann.  Originally, Vivaldi wrote that most famous set of four concertos based on his Italian sonnets about each of the seasons.  Listen to the re-working, along with other poetry set to music, including settings from Korean poetry by Sunny Kim.  There's also music by Harold Budd and Steve Reich, to name a few. 

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New Sounds

Bleckmann and Kate Bush

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Theo Bleckmann, downtown vocalist extraordinaire, brings his band to unveil his new project – reinterpreting the songs of the reclusive British art-rocker Kate Bush. He takes on her mysterious songbook in "Hello Earth! - The Music of Kate Bush."

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Duos and Trios from Look & Listen Festival

Friday, June 01, 2012

For its second night, the 2012 Look & Listen Festival featured a star-studded line-up of diverse, unexpected collaborations and music from Taiwanese composer Ashley Fu-Tsun Wang, winner of the festival's annual composition competition.

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New Sounds

Kraftwerk Re-Covered

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

For this New Sounds program, it's a step beyond your pocket calculator -we'll hear all sorts of arrangements of Kraftwerk songs. There'll be an acoustic version of "The Mirror Stage" featuring lutenist Josef van Wissem and guitarist Gary Lucas.

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New Sounds

New Releases, November 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's that time -the end of the month - so here's the November 2011 new releases show on New Sounds. John Schaefer has carefully sorted through the stacks, bins, and boatloads of new CDs which have come across his desk over the past month to present some of the finest new releases. Now, if only he could find the desk, which is approaching nearly 2/3 the height achieved back at the old office at Centre Street.  

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Cued Up

Look & Listen Festival: Part III

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Cease the last full month of Summer with the Look & Listen Festival running through August here on Cued Up. For the fest's third concert of four, enjoy two world premieres by the delightfully unclassifiable drummer/composer John Hollenbeck and his group The Claudia Quintet with Theo Bleckmann, a world premiere by past Q2 composer-portrait Angélica Negrón and works by toy piano wiz Phyllis Chen and textural magician Zibuokle Martinaityte.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

The Ossia Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, August 04, 2011

The Ossia Symphony Orchestra (OSO) is a relative newcomer to the New York music scene though already it is at home both in the spotlight on stage and in the classrooms of inner-city schools. This performance on July 27 highlights OSO's performing talents at (Le) Poisson Rouge in a concert featuring the works of Kono Michi, Michael Gatonska, Kate Bush and Theo Bleckmann. Michi and Bleckmann are featured soloists and the group is led by Orlando Alonso.

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New Sounds

Bleckmann and Kate Bush

Friday, June 03, 2011

Theo Bleckmann, downtown vocalist extraordinaire, brings his band to unveil his new project – reinterpreting the songs of the reclusive British art-rocker Kate Bush. He takes on her mysterious songbook in "Hello Earth! - The Music of Kate Bush."

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New Sounds

Voice As Instrument

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hear small ensembles that use the voice as an instrument (often an electronic one) on this New Sounds program.  We'll listen to the Scandinavian-Belgian trio of Mikkel Ploug, Sissel Vera Pettersen, and Joachim Badenhorst along with the German-American trio of Theo Bleckmann, Gary Versace, and John Hollenbeck, -Refuge Trio- in which both vocalists use electronic processing. 

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Soundcheck

Gig Alerts: Theo Bleckmann

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Theo Bleckmann brings his tremendous vocal technique and playful compositional style to Littlefield Thursday night. Download his "Duet for One," a two-part vocal piece sung by Bleckmann alone.

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Q2 Music

Q2 Concert Pick: Hello Earth!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tonight at Symphony Space: vocalist Theo Bleckmann presents his re-imaginings of the songs of Kate Bush, the British singer-songwriter who skyrocketed to fame in the mid-80's.

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Cued Up

Bush via Bleckmann

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Kicking off the winter season of Cued Up on Q2, we're proud to honor Kate Bush by way of Theo Bleckmann. Bush -- an unrelenting experimentalist -- blew Madonna out of the water in the UK’s charts in 1985, forever changing the world's perception of a female solo artist. Always warming and delightfully eyebrow-raising, vocal wizard Theo Bleckmann interprets songs by the iconic British songstress in this week’s episode.

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Studio 360

Morrison, Love, Tripp

Saturday, February 14, 2004

Love Kurt Andersen and the Nobel prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison talk about love in all of its forms--for people, things and ideas.

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Studio 360

Morrison, Love, Tripp

Saturday, November 01, 2003

Kurt Andersen and Nobel prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison talk about loves of various kinds-for people, things and ideas.

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