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Valgeir Sigurðsson

New Sounds

Music Inspired by Architecture

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Listen to music inspired by architecture, like Neil Rolnick's electronic violin concerto, "Gardening at Gropius House" featuring violinist Todd Reynolds, & members of Alarm Will Sound.

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New Sounds

New & Old Electronic Music

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Listen to electronic music both old and new from the now Hawaii-based K. Leime, as well as a electronic music, jazz and new music blend in a piece from Michael William Gilbert, & more.

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New Sounds

Classical Meets Electronica

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

For this New Sounds, there’s music at the juncture of composed music, ambient and modern electronica, including a work by Annie Gosfield, for bits and pieces of metal.  From her “Flying Sparks And Heavy Machinery” release, we’ll hear driving machine samples, layers of ambient noise, crashing metal and electronic blips assembled into a nearly pulsing dance-y musical journey through a working factory.

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New Sounds

Music Inspired by Architecture (Special Podcast)

Monday, March 10, 2014

WNYC

For this New Sounds program, listen to an hour of music inspired by  architecture.  Hear Neil Rolnick's electronic violin concerto, "Gardening at Gropius House" featuring violinist Todd Reynolds and members of Alarm Will Sound conducted by Alan Pierson. (Walter Gropius was an influential architect and founder of the Bauhaus school, whose Massachusetts residence was carefully designed both in the structure as well as the grounds, which included a Japanese garden.)

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New Sounds

New & Old Electronic Music

Monday, December 16, 2013

Listen to electronic music both old and new from the now Hawaii-based K. Leimer.  There’s austere & flowing space music from a recent release called "Permissions,” along with music combining the sounds of world music traditions with electronics from his 1980’s film soundtrack to “The Land of Look Behind," a film about Jamaica and Bob Marley.

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New Sounds

Classical Meets Electronica

Saturday, December 07, 2013

For this New Sounds, there’s music at the juncture of composed music, ambient and modern electronica, including a work by Annie Gosfield, for bits and pieces of metal.  From her “Flying Sparks And Heavy Machinery” release, we’ll hear driving machine samples, layers of ambient noise, crashing metal and electronic blips assembled into a nearly pulsing dance-y musical journey through a working factory.

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New Sounds

Music Inspired by Architecture

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

For this New Sounds program, listen to an hour of music inspired by architecture.

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New York Now

Listen: Valgeir Sigurðsson and Nadia Sirota

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hear Icelandic composer-producer Valgeir Sigurðsson and new-music violist Nadia Sirota as recorded live in concert on Mar. 27 at (Le) Poisson Rouge.

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New Sounds

Classical Meets Electronica

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

For this New Sounds, there’s music at the juncture of composed music, ambient and modern electronica, including a work by Annie Gosfield, for bits and pieces of metal.  From her “Flying Sparks And Heavy Machinery” release, we’ll hear driving machine samples, layers of ambient noise, crashing metal and electronic blips assembled into a nearly pulsing dance-y musical journey through a working factory.

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Mixtapes

The Bedroom Community of Iceland's Valgeir Sigurðsson

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Composer, producer and founder of Iceland's Bedroom Community record label, Valgeir Sigurðsson has become a lynchpin for Iceland's indie rock and classical scenes. He shares his Mixtape.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Valgeir Sigurðsson's 'Architecture of Loss'

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sigurðsson’s latest release, "Architecture of Loss" was conceived as an accompaniment to choreographer Stephen Petronio’s ballet of the same name. The album is at once cinematic and intimate, alternating moments of textural ambiance and intense lyricism.

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New Sounds

New & Old Electronic Music

Friday, September 07, 2012

Listen to electronic music both old and new from the now Hawaii-based K. Leimer.  There’s austere & flowing space music from a recent release called "Permissions,” along with music combining the sounds of world music traditions with electronics from his 1980’s film soundtrack to “The Land of Look Behind," a film about Jamaica and Bob Marley.

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New Sounds

With Daniel Bjarnason

Saturday, June 02, 2012

The young Icelandic composer Daniel Bjarnason has worked with Sigur Ros, Amina, and other Icelandic rock and non-classical acts.  For this New Sounds program, he’ll unveil a new work at our piano and present some of his electronically-enhanced chamber music on his album "Processions."  Its careful and beautiful chaos veers from shred-classical to the lyrical and then the clangorous.

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New Sounds

Score One for Valgeir Sigurðsson

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Limning that boundary between chamber and classical on the one side and rock and electronica on the other, is composer/producer Valgeir Sigurðsson's score for “Draumalandið” (“Dreamland”), a documentary about the exploitation of Iceland's natural resources.  Sigurðsson is probably best known for working with Bjork, but for this record of anxious and driving music, he has teamed up with his Bedroom Community labelmates; composer/arranger Nico Muhly, industrial doomster Ben Frost, and folksinger Sam Amidon, among others.   We’ll hear from Sigurðsson’s record for this New Sounds, and much more.

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