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Valgeir Sigurdsson

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

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

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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Q2 Music Album of the Week

The Textured, Celestial World of Daniel Bjarnason's 'Over Light Earth'

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason's new album of orchestral music reacts to the art of two abstract expressionist painters with otherworldly soundscapes that draw freely on the sounds of the past and present. Stream it all this week.

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The New Canon

Tell Us How You Really Feel

Monday, September 24, 2012

This week on the New Canon, we revisit our taste of Valgeir Sigurdsson's Architecture of Loss. Sampled on last week's program, it's our current Album of the Week and we'll hear it in rotation with new music from Jonny Greenwood and Kaija Saariaho.

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The New Canon

Visual Music

Monday, September 17, 2012

This week on the New Canon, we hear new recordings from composers Kenji Bunch and Valgeir Sigurdsson, along with cellist Mariel Roberts.

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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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