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White Bone Country

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White Bone Country

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Composer Andrew Byrne, an Australian composer based in New York, joins John Schaefer to present the striking sounds of his musical landscapes for piano and percussion.  The record, "White Bone Country" - a poetic title that refers to the Australian outback - is a collection of pieces in the American experimental tradition of Cowell, Harrison, and John Luther Adams, including works for processed piano and small metal percussion and the sampled sounds of prepared piano.  We’ll sample some of these mega-toy instruments, drones, and other startling sounds on this New Sounds. 

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New Sounds

White Bone Country

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Composer Andrew Byrne, an Australian composer based in New York, joins John Schaefer to present the striking sounds of his musical landscapes for piano and percussion.  The record, "White Bone Country" - a poetic title that refers to the Australian outback - is a collection of pieces in the American experimental tradition of Cowell, Harrison, and John Luther Adams, including works for processed piano and small metal percussion and the sampled sounds of prepared piano.  We’ll sample some of these mega-toy instruments, drones, and other startling sounds on this New Sounds.  Listen for another of Byrne’s works for piano four hands, with one pianist where one might expect - at the keyboard, but a percussionist plays the inside of the piano with mallets…

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360 Staff Pick: Byrne Country

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Composer Andrew Byrne spends most of his time in the U.S., but White Bone Country is about the ferocious, almost abstract deserts of his native Australia.  The instrumentation of piano and percussion sounds austere, but -- played by crack musicians Stephen Gosling and David Shively -- the ...

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