Monday, July 25, 2011
We'll explore the deep tones of bands like Gato Loco whose lead instruments are the bass clarinet and the tuba on this New Sounds program. There's even more from the tuba with music by Tom Heasley and some bass clarinet work by Marty Erlich. We'll also hear the jazzy extensions of the bass saxophone in the works of the Maikotron Unit.
Friday, December 17, 2010
This New Sounds focuses on music that evokes a specific place. These artists have painted soundscapes for listeners. We'll hear from composer John Luther Adams (especially inspired by Alaska - where he has lived for decades) and also from composer/tuba player Tom Heasley. Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson also presents an image of his native country.