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New Sounds Live: Blancanieves

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hear the Wordless Music Orchestra perform Alfonso Vilallonga's score for the Snow-White-as-bullfighter silent film Blancanieves (2012), recorded live at Brookfield Place from Feb. 2015.

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New Sounds Live

Silent Films, Live Scores 2015

Friday, January 09, 2015

WNYC
Silent Films/Live Music with Man Ray films chosen by Jim Jarmusch, Pablo Berger's Blancanieves, plus live music by SQÜRL, Wordless Music Orchestra, Alfonso Vilallonga. Feb 17-20 at 8PM.
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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: Tubular Bells

Thursday, November 20, 2014

From the New Sounds Live Concerts, hear a new arrangement of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells by guitarist Grey Mcmurray, with the Wordless Music Orchestra from Brookfield Place, Oct. 2014.

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Spinning on Air

Stories With and Without Language: The Musical Adventures of Iva Bittová

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Iva Bittová is a storyteller who rarely uses actual language to convey the emotions of her stories. Singing wordlessly, or using an implied language of her own, she creates intimate, engrossing narratives. David Garland welcomes Iva Bittová to the WNYC Studio to perform and talk about her music. She sings and plays violin simultaneously, sings some songs for voice alone, and with kalimba, drawing chiefly from material on her new ECM album, "Iva Bittová." Plus she tells of living in rural upstate New York, and being a film star in the Czech Republic.

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New Sounds

Iceland via Lincoln Center

Sunday, May 05, 2013

When Icelandic art-rock band Sigur Rós (sometimes falling into classical or minimalist camps, sometimes labeled post-rock, but always ethereal) was on a short hiatus, their members were busy, either spending time with their babies or presenting world premieres.  On November 15, 2010, John Schaefer was on location at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle near Lincoln Center for the White Light Festival where Kjartan Sveinsson (Sigur Rós multi-instrumentalist) and Jónsi Birgisson (voice of Sigur Rós) presented new works.  For this New Sounds, we’ll sample some of these live performances.

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New York Now

Listen: Clint Mansell with Full Band and String Quartet

Saturday, April 06, 2013

On April 4, Q2 Music offered a live audio webcast of the New York City performance debut of English composer Clint Mansell—best known for his scores to the films of Darren Aronofsky—from the Church of St. Paul the Apostle. Hear the entire show on demand.

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New Sounds

Iceland via Lincoln Center

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

When Icelandic art-rock band Sigur Rós (sometimes falling into classical or minimalist camps, sometimes labeled post-rock, but always ethereal) was on a short hiatus, their members were busy, either spending time with their babies or presenting world premieres.  On November 15, 2010, John Schaefer was on location at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle near Lincoln Center for the White Light Festival where Kjartan Sveinsson (Sigur Rós multi-instrumentalist) and Jónsi Birgisson (voice of Sigur Rós) presented new works.  For this New Sounds, we’ll sample some of these live performances.

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New Sounds Live

Silent Film Series

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

WNYC

New Sounds Live Silent Film Series
Live performances by two celebrated new-music orchestras: The Wordless Music Orchestra performs Jóhann Jóhannsson's score to Bill Morrison’s The Miners’ Hymns, and The Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble performs Michael Gordon's score for Morrison’s masterpiece Decasia.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

On-Demand Webcast from the Temple of Dendur

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Wordless Music Orchestra marked the 9/11 anniversary at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sunday with a reflective program of Schnittke, Golijov, Ingram Marshall and William Basinski. Listen to the full concert here.

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Cued Up

The (Re)Sinking of the Titanic from the Guggenheim

Sunday, April 17, 2011

On Sunday at 2 p.m., listen in to the Wordless Music Orchestra’s recreation of The Sinking of the Titanic, a performance done at the Guggenheim Museum on April 14th 2011, the 99th anniversary of the ship’s demise

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Credo in Credo

Monday, November 22, 2010

Last Monday, November 15, we had the great pleasure of streaming Lincoln Center's White Light Festival: Credo, a truly inspiring show featuring world premieres by Kjartan Sveinsson and Jónsi Birgisson, members of the Icelandic art-rock band Sigur Rós, performed by a stellar roster of international ensembles, including the Hilliard Ensemble, the Latvian National Choir and the Wordless Music Orchestra led by Jeffrey Milarsky.

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Women Box

Wordless Music Concerts

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

WNYC presents concerts from the Wordless Music Series, hosted by Radio Lab's Jad Abumrad. Devoted to the desegregation of musical boundaries, Wordless Music pairs rock and electronic musicians with more traditional chamber and new music performers, to create an entirley new concert experience.

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