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Vijay Iyer: 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. On the last night of the event, jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer performs with his trio. The set included the piece "Break Stuff" which was inspired by music writer Jeff Chang's history of hip hop, the 2005 book Can't Stop, Wont Stop, and tells us how he was moved by a pivotal story from the dawn of the genre.

 

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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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    Vijay Iyer And Missy Mazzoli Live At The WFC, Fleetwood Mac

    Friday, December 07, 2012

    Today on the show, Soundcheck presents the last of the three-part series of shows from the World Financial Center, a double-bill featuring jazz pianist Vijay Iyer and composer Missy Mazzoli's all-female band Victoire. Then, KCRW's Anne Litt digs into the recent trend of Fleetwood Mac cover songs on two tribute compilations that came out in 2012. 

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    The Brooklyn Philharmonic At The Winter Garden

    Friday, November 30, 2012

    Back in October, Soundcheck took over the stage at the Winter Garden in the World Financial Center. Tonight, we'll hear the Brooklyn Philharmonic collaborating with a pan steel orchestra and two different indie musicians. Then, British neo-soul band performs in the studio.

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    Ted Leo, Antibalas Live From World Financial Center

    Friday, November 23, 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.

    Today on the show, Soundcheck presents the first of the three events, an Afro-centric show. The first set features Ted Leo, from the popular post-punk band Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, interpreting the music of South African pioneer Hugh Masekela. And in the second, Brooklyn's own Afropop big band Antibalas performs original music that carries on the tradition of the late Nigerian saxophonist, singer and bandleader Fela Kuti.

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    Ted Leo: Live From The World Financial Center

    Friday, November 23, 2012

    In the first part of the show, Ted Leo -- from the popular post-punk band Ted Leo & The Pharmacists -- interprets the music of South African pioneer Hugh Masekela. Leo explains that he was inspired by the space itself to do the Masekela theme. Listen in to hear Ted explain how.  

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    Brooklyn Philharmonic's New Music Sampler, Oct. 12, 2011

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011

    WNYC

    This season’s New Sounds Live Concert Series gets underway when Mos Def, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, songstress Mellissa Hughes, and other special guests join members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic for a "reduction sampler."   Hear Derek Bermel’s arrangements of Mos Def’s original songs, 19th century Shape Note singing, works by David T. Little, Lev Zhurbin (aka Ljova), Corey Dargel, and Frederic Rzewski, all in small ensemble versions of music that the full orchestra will play later in the season.  The performance takes place at 7PM in the World Financial Center's Winter Garden on Wednesday October 12, 2011.  Admission is FREE.

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    New Music for Silent Films: The Golem

    Saturday, April 23, 2011

    From the New Sounds Live silent film series at the World Financial Center, Tom Nazziola leads the BQE Project in excerpts from The Golem.  Also, from his trio of scores for surrealist films, guitarist Gary Lucas plays music for an early animated short and revisits a much more recent bit of film music by Alberto Iglesias.

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    New Sounds Live Silent Film Scores

    Thursday, March 24, 2011

    From the Alloy Orchestra's most recent three-night residency at the World Financial Center this past February, we'll listen to selections from some of their original film scores including Douglas Fairbanks' "The Black Pirate."  The Alloy Orchestra is just an orchestra of three -Terry Donahue, Roger Miller, Ken Winokur- whose instruments include their famous "rack of junk" (scrap metal transformed into percussion) together with electronic synthesizers and more.  We'll hear their original scores for the 1920 Buster Keaton film, "One Week"  and the 1917 Chaplin film, "Easy Street," and more.

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    Robert Fripp’s Soundscapes, Live 2010, Part 2

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011

    For this second installation of Robert Fripp's Soundscapes as part of New Sounds Live, we present performances that were recorded on the evenings of both Dec. 3 and Dec. 4, 2010.  These performances might possibly have been the last major public outings for the English guitarist, composer, and founder of the prog-rock band, King Crimson.  

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    New Sounds Special Podcast: O+A -Requiem for Fossil Fuels (Mini-Preview)

    Tuesday, November 02, 2010

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    "Requiem for Fossil Fuels," is a new setting by Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger of the traditional mass.  Performed by a quartet of vocal virtuosi with the composers at the helm of an 8-channel “Orchestra of Cities,” this piece is driven by the clamorous sounds of the metropolis (site-specific recordings): traffic, construction, alarms, chatter as well as sounds of helicopters, jets and harbor sourced outside the Winter Garden in 2004 when O+A presented their sonic installation, Blue Moon, on the Plaza. 

     

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    Requiem for Fossil Fuels by O +A

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010

    WNYC

    The first event of this season’s New Sounds Live concert series is “Requiem for Fossil Fuels,” a site-specific memorial mass combining human voices and ambient sound.  It’s the result of more than twenty years of work and collaboration by Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger, two sound artists/composers and sonic thinkers.  The performance takes place at 7PM in the World Financial Center's Winter Garden on Friday, November 12th.  Admission is FREE.

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