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New York Indie Classical

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Sample music from many "indie classical" musicians and composers on this New Sounds, from people like Ted Hearne, Missy Mazzoli, and Christopher Cerrone, to name a few.

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New Releases February 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Brand new music by saxman Colin Stetson & violinist Sarah Neufeld, the Northumbrian folk phenoms The Unthanks, Scottish band Treacherous Orchestra, & Malian music from the BKO Quintet.

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New Sounds

Electronic or Acoustic?

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Hear electronic or acoustic or electro-acoustic chamber music from Bing and Ruth, Missy Mazzoli & Victoire, Chris Cerrone, and a score by Jon Opstad, and an early work by John Adams.

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New Sounds

"Indie Classical" and "Garage Chamber" (Special Podcast)

Monday, November 24, 2014

WNYC
Hear so-called “indie classical” works on this New Sounds - music which is at home in both the contemporary classical music world and the indie rock/pop music halls.

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"Indie Classical" and "Garage Chamber"

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hear so-called “indie classical” works on this New Sounds - music which is at home in both the contemporary classical music world and the indie rock/pop music halls. 

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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

New York Indie Classical

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sample music from many "indie classical" musicians and composers on this New Sounds, from people like Ted Hearne, Missy Mazzoli, and Christopher Cerrone, to name a few.

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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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With Brooklyn Rider & Martin Hayes

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The new music string quartet Brooklyn Rider certainly does get around.  They’ve been part of Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, recorded Debussy as well as all five string quartets by Philip Glass,write and perform their own originals, and even collaborated with the kemenchech (Persian fiddle) virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor.  They’re currently touring with multiple Grammy Award-winning banjoist Béla Fleck.   Brooklyn Rider joins us in the studio for this New Sounds program, and they’ve brought an extra player – the Celtic fiddler Martin Hayes (of County Clare.)

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New Sounds

New Music Youngsters

Sunday, June 23, 2013

On this New Sounds, listen to some of the central players of the indie-chamber, or indie-classical "scene."  We'll hear from yMusic, a new music group who can move between folk, classical, and indie quite effortlessly.  We'll hear music from their latest recording, a demo of Gabriel Kahane's song cycle, “For the Union Dead,” (music by Gabriel Kahane, words by Robert Lowell), along with music from the ACME ensemble, recorded live.  Plus, another live recording from the New Sounds Live concert series at Merkin Hall featuring the 8-person strong group, Newspeak.

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Soundcheck

Missy Mazzoli And Victoire: Live From The World Financial Center

Friday, December 07, 2012

For three nights in October, WNYC presented live concerts at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden atrium, with each one hosted by John Schaefer. In the last of the three part series, composer Missy Mazzoli performs a set with her all-female electroacoustic band Victoire. 

 

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    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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    New York Indie Classical

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

    Sample music from many "indie classical" musicians and composers on this New Sounds, from people like Ted Hearne, Missy Mazzoli, and Christopher Cerrone, to name a few.  Listen to Cerrone's spacious piano work, "Hoyt-Schermerhorn," as performed by pianist/composer Timo Andres.  Then there's a piece from Andy Akiho, who has composed a number of works featuring steel drums.

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    New Sounds Live

    New Sounds Live with John Schaefer

    Wednesday, October 03, 2012

    WNYC

    The New Sounds Live fall concert series kicks off this October with three nights of free live shows at the World Financial Center Winter Garden, celebrating the WNYC music program Soundcheck, as it launches into its second decade.  The shows themselves are a wide sampling of music, featuring Afrobeat party band Antibalas with indie-punk legend Ted Leo performing the music of Hugh Masekela (October 23), pianist/composer Vijay Iyer with electro-chamber band Victoire (October 24), and The Brooklyn Philharmonic with with Pan Sonatas Steel Orchestra & special guests (October 25.)  John Schaefer, host of Soundcheck and New Sounds, will emcee the shows.

    All performances will be taped for later broadcast on WNYC, and streamed live at Q2 Music.


    EVERY NIGHT IN THE CONCERT SERIES IS FREE!  Shows start at 8PM.

    World Financial Center Winter Garden
    Antibalas / Ted Leo performs Hugh Masekela - Tuesday, October 23rd at 8PM
    Vijay Iyer / Victoire - Wednesday, October 24th at 8PM
    Brooklyn Philharmonic - Thursday, October 25th at 8PM
    220 Vesey Street
    Battery Park City ››› Directions
    Admission FREE

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    With Brooklyn Rider & Martin Hayes

    Monday, August 27, 2012

    The new music string quartet Brooklyn Rider certainly does get around.  They’ve been part of Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, recorded Debussy, write and perform their own originals, and even collaborated with the kemenchech (Persian fiddle) virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor.  They’ve just released a record of all five string quartets by Philip Glass.   Brooklyn Rider joins us in the studio for this New Sounds program, and they’ve brought an extra player – the Celtic fiddler Martin Hayes (of County Clare.)

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    New Sounds

    New Music Youngsters

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

    On this New Sounds, listen to some of the central players of the indie-chamber, or indie-classical "scene."  We'll hear from yMusic, a new music group who can move between folk, classical, and indie quite effortlessly.  We'll hear music from their latest recording, a demo of Gabriel Kahane's song cycle, “For the Union Dead,” (music by Gabriel Kahane, words by Robert Lowell), along with music from the ACME ensemble, recorded live.  Plus, another live recording from the most recent New Sounds Live concert at Merkin Hall featuring the 8-person strong group, Newspeak.

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    New Sounds

    Leave a Message at the Beep (Special Podcast)

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012

    WNYC

    From the melodious inflections of phone messages, listen to a number of works sourcing voicemails, most from tape(!) on this New Sounds program. Hear Irish composer Roger Doyle’s “Memento Mori,” composed around intimate verbal time capsules culled from various answering machine messages of Doyle's family, close friends and partners, all of them recorded and preserved in the late 80's.

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    NightMusic III

    Sunday, March 25, 2012

    This is another part in the series, "NightMusic"  an hour of works that evoke the darkness, the stillness, the mystery and the uncertainty of night.  We'll hear "Dark Was The Night" a song without words from Phil Kline's apocalyptic mass, "John the Revelator," featuring the vocal group Lionheart and the quartet Ethel.  Plus, music by John Adams, his powerful and terrifying "Night Chorus" from the opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," and other works.

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    Downtown, Then and Now

    Monday, October 10, 2011

    WNYC

    Take a dip into minimal hypnotic music with something from composer/professor (theory and history of sound!) Anthony Moore and composer/artist Alexis Georgopoulos, who goes by “Arp.”  Moore was formerly a member of weird pop band Slapp Happy, and has also studied Indian classical music with Viram Jasani.  Georgopoulos used to be a member of California percussion ramble band Tussle and has written a few film scores and works for dance.  Together, these two punks have crafted a collection of tunes recalling the Penguin Café Orchestra stuck in a Möbius strip, with two for Englishman Robert Wyatt called “Wild Grass I & II.”

     

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    Bang on a Can Marathon 2009, Part II

    Monday, October 10, 2011

    Hear some more highlights from the 2009 Bang on a Can Marathon, including some manic music for saxophone by composer and dervish Ken Thomson.

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