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Vespers

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Hear new takes on the Vespers, most not involving the voice or prayer, yet still with a sense of ritual, when things become dark and still, with Oscar Bettison's "Gauze Vespers," & more.

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New Sounds

Vespers

Sunday, August 03, 2014

This New Sounds program takes a new look at the ancient form of ritual music for evening prayer – Vespers.  This evening prayer service, also known as “eveningsong,” is found in both Western and Eastern (Byzantine) Catholicism, along with Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran churches, and some Protestant denominations as well.  The idea was to have a service at sunset, when the sun’s angle would hit the church and set it aglow with magical light through the stained glass windows.

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Vespers

Thursday, July 11, 2013

This New Sounds program takes a new look at the ancient form of ritual music for evening prayer – Vespers.  This evening prayer service, also known as “eveningsong,” is found in both Western and Eastern (Byzantine) Catholicism, along with Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran churches, and some Protestant denominations as well.  The idea was to have a service at sunset, when the sun’s angle would hit the church and set it aglow with magical light through the stained glass windows.

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A New Look at the Four Seasons, Pt. 2

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Our look at the Four Seasons continues on this New Sounds, with the companion program to last night, geared towards the non-violin centered works that have used the Four Seasons as their launch pad.  Again, these are works inspired by the Vivaldi work, including music from an electronic version by Wendy Carlos, a piece by Danish-born, Brooklyn-based saxophonist Rene Mogensen, plus Japanese flute improvisations, and many more.

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A New Look at the Four Seasons, Pt. 1

Saturday, February 16, 2013

For this New Sounds, we’ll take a new look at the Four Seasons - not the Vivaldi work, but instead what it has inspired.  There are lots of other composers who have riffed off of that theme, say - Thomas Wilbrandt, Astor Piazzolla, Philip Glass, and Mark O'Connor, to name a few.

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New Sounds

A New Look at the Four Seasons, Pt. 2

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Our look at the Four Seasons continues on this New Sounds, with the companion program to last night, geared towards the non-violin centered works that have used the Four Seasons as their launch pad.  Again, these are works inspired by the Vivaldi work, including music from an electronic version by Wendy Carlos, a piece by Danish-born, Brooklyn-based saxophonist Rene Mogensen, plus Japanese flute improvisations, and many more.

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New Sounds

A New Look at the Four Seasons, Pt. 1

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

For this New Sounds, we’ll take a new look at the Four Seasons - not the Vivaldi work, but instead what it has inspired.  There are lots of other composers who have riffed off of that theme, say - Thomas Wilbrandt, Astor Piazzolla, Philip Glass, and Mark O'Connor, to name a few.

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Dark Ambient Electronica

Sunday, February 05, 2012

For this New Sounds, we'll listen to some electronic music from Iceland by the Australian-born composer Ben Frost.  Dark acoustically generated guitar and piano textures are expertly combined with electronically processed stabs and eruptions on Frost's record "By the Throat."  Plus, there's ambient post-rock music from Mountains, and some of Wendy Carlos' "Sonic Seasonings" from the early 70s, featuring the found sounds of wolves.

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