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New Music With Piano

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Listen to some new music with piano on this New Sounds, including compositions from the pianist/composer Blue Gene Tyranny, who has worked with John Cage, Iggy Pop, and Carla Bley, among others.  We'll listen to the Digital Music Ensemble of the University of Michigan performing "Intermediary with a Rendition of Stardust." We'll also hear Canadian composer and pianist Lubomyr Melnyk's work, "Song of Galadriel" inspired by Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.  Plus, music from the minimalist tradition by both Terry Riley, and Belgian composer Wim Mertens.

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New Sounds

New Music With Piano

Monday, January 24, 2011

Listen to some new music with piano on this New Sounds, including compositions from the pianist/composer Blue Gene Tyranny, who has worked with John Cage, Iggy Pop, and Carla Bley, among others.  We'll listen to the Digital Music Ensemble of the University of Michigan performing "Intermediary with a Rendition of Stardust." We'll also hear Canadian composer and pianist Lubomyr Melnyk's work, "Song of Galadriel" inspired by Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.  Plus, music from the minimalist tradition by both Terry Riley, and Belgian composer Wim Mertens.

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New Sounds

EuroMinimalism, Part 1

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Though it developed in the States, Minimalism has spread, and now post-minimal music can be heard on both sides of the Atlantic. We'll hear music by Hauschka, Howard Skempton, Max Richter, the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Wim Mertens, and more.  Hauschka is the alias of German pianist/composer Volker Bertelmann, who playfully explores the  ‘prepared’ piano in his works.  We'll hear something from his latest release - "Ferndorf."  There's also music by British composer Howard Skempton, Belgian minimalist Wim Mertens, and much more.

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