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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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Spinning on Air

Great In-Studio Performances 2014, pt. 2

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Music from 2014 sessions, including unaired performances by Patti Smith, and performances by Tree Lab, M. Lamar, Bernice, The GOASTT, Future Feminism, Bishi, Uri Caine, and others.

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New Sounds

With John Zorn

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Composer, producer, performer, conductor, record label founder, and MacArthur Genius John Zorn joins us to present selections from his massive Masada Project, Book 2: Book of Angels.

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The Brothers Balliett

IMPROVE-isations

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Is the appropriation of the past (as material for a new work) any less creative than all-new material? Thursday at 3 pm, the Brothers Balliett listen to new takes on old music.

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Spinning on Air

John Zorn Presents Masada: Angels, Inspiration, and Improvisation

Sunday, August 31, 2014

John Zorn visits the WNYC Studio to present some of his Masada series of compositions along with pianist Uri Caine, guitarist Jon Madof, and saxophonist Uri Gurvich.

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New Sounds

New Approaches to Shape Note Hymns

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to music that is rooted in the shape-note singing tradition from the 19th century, with tunes and texts directly taken from Protestant hymnals, and other works originally notated in "shape notes" (square, round, triangular, and diamond-shaped note heads) that enabled non-music reading congregations to sing them. Listen to a brand new duo recording from trumpeter Dave Douglas and pianist Uri Caine, who arranged some of these tunes, and wrote originals inspired by these shape-note hymns, but wordless. Then, from Anonymous 4, listen to vocal renditions of these tunes, where the quartet sings the hymn through in the solfège syllables (do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti) before adding words on the second time around.

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The Brothers Balliett

The Graffiti Show

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Writing music over top of other music is nothing new. Today at 3 pm the Brothers Balliett explore some of the most exciting and contemporary examples of musical graffiti writers, from Max Richter to Uri Caine and Wolfgang Rihm.

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The Brothers Balliett

Jazz Interventions

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Classical composer have long incorporated elements from the world of jazz – it's been going on since Ravel and Stravinsky, with perennial additions from composers like Mark-Anthony Turnage and Michael Daugherty. This week, the Brothers Balliett listen to jazzy takes on Faure, Stravinksky and Rachmaninov.

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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

Beethoven, Bruckner, and Mahler. Sort of.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

For this New Sounds, we'll hear "ReWriting Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony" by Michael Gordon, along with music from Uri Caine where he takes on Mahler - "Urlicht/Primal Light."  Plus, hear Mary Jane Leach's "Bruckstuck," and more.

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New Sounds

With John Zorn

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Composer, producer, performer, conductor, record label founder, and musical ringleader John Zorn (add “genius” in there too – he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship) joins us for this New Sounds program to present selections from his massive Masada Project, Book 2: Book of Angels.  Comprised of over 300 tunes, the Book of Angels is inspired by traditional Jewish music and at various points combines jazz with elements of psych-rock, many world music traditions, brass band parades, and thrash metal.  On the occasion of his 60th birthday, Zorn came by the studio to present music from just some of the recordings of The Book of Angels.  Listen to selections by Secret Chiefs (members of Mr. Bungle), pianist Uri Caine, Pat Metheny, the Masada Quintet featuring Joe Lovano, Mycale (a vocal quartet), cellist Erik Friedlander, and many others.  The rest of the music, which was too much to fit into one New Sounds show is part of this Bonus Podcast.

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The Brothers Balliett

Early Music...Again??

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The sonic possibilities of historic instruments are indeed immeasurable. Today's composers have recently realized this—and with this realization came an entire orchestra of new sound colors. Today's Brothers Balliett episode tackles early instruments in modern music and the art of the new-music remix.

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New Sounds

Beethoven, Bruckner, and Mahler. Sort of.

Friday, November 09, 2012

If we are not pre-empted for special election coverage tonight, for this New Sounds, we'll hear "ReWriting Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony" by Michael Gordon, along with music from Uri Caine where he takes on Mahler - "Urlicht/Primal Light."  Plus, hear Mary Jane Leach's "Bruckstuck," and more.

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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

Theme & Variations - Goldberg Variations

Monday, May 28, 2012

From a Satie-influenced piano solo to electronics to a large jazz-based ensemble, Bach’s celebrated variations are themselves varied for this New Sounds program.  We’ll hear some varations adapted almost beyond recognition, by composers like Derek Bermel, David Del Tredici, and Uri Caine.  Listen to a version arranged by Karlheinz Essl for string trio with electronic manipulation of the instruments along with Derek Bermel's funky Kontraphunktus.

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New Sounds

Extreme Spirituals (Encore Edition)

Monday, August 01, 2011

There's gospel singing in a new music context on this edition of New Sounds. Hear some extreme spirituals - rearranged, well known African-American spirituals and 19th century art songs - from the Boston-based chamber rock band Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, in collaboration with Oral Moses. The resulting music is an unorthodox but deeply moving blend of Birdsongs' punk-proggy art rock instrumentation together with the strong and majestic voice of Oral Moses.

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New Sounds

Beethoven, Bruckner, and Mahler. Sort of.

Friday, July 15, 2011

For this New Sounds, we'll hear "ReWriting Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony" by Michael Gordon, along with music from Uri Caine where he takes on Mahler - "Urlicht/Primal Light."  Plus, hear Mary Jane Leach's "Bruckstuck," and more.

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New Sounds

Theme & Variations - Goldberg Variations

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

From a Satie-influenced piano solo to electronics to a large jazz-based ensemble, Bach’s celebrated variations are themselves varied for this New Sounds program.  We’ll hear some varations adapted almost beyond recognition, by composers like Derek Bermel, David Del Tredici, and Uri Caine.  Listen to a version arranged by Karlheinz Essl for string trio with electronic manipulation of the instruments along with Derek Bermel's funky Kontraphunktus. 

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