"Indie Classical": Indie Chamber Music (Special...10/06/15
For this New Sounds, hear new indie chamber works from the NYC-based group, NOW Ensemble and theAustralian chamber band Nonsemble. Plus, music bycomposer/bandleader/singer Becca Stevens, from herdaring and captivating record, “Perfect Animal.” From...
Afrobeat, Afropop, & Afrofunk (Special Podcast)
Hear Afropop and Afrobeat music from West Africa and elsewhere on this New Sounds, including new music from Malian desert-blues queen Khaira Arby, recent music from Afrobeat band Antibalas, and Mandinka pop from the re-united Malian supergroup from...
Crossing the Norwegian-Finnish Border (Special Podcast)
For this New Sounds, we’re at the Norwegian-Finnish border, with musicians who are either or both Finnish and Norwegian, and music which involves the Finnish folk-harp, thekantele (which is heldin a player’s lap or on a smalltable.) Hear music from...
Music Around the Globe (Special Podcast)
Listen to music from around the globe, in the music from Italy, India, Egypt, Tunisia and Mali on this New Sounds. Hear music of northeastern and southeastern Europe together in the eight members of Finno-Balkan Voices, a Finnish-Estonian folk singing...
Cycling Music (Special Podcast)
Hear music created by a cyclical approach to composition: some of it driven by technology, whereby layering, looping, or overdubbing are used to fit patterns against one another. Listen to works from Icelandic composer and violinist of amiina Maria...
Music With Found Voices (Special Podcast)
This episode, each track has something in common: the music is put to the sounds of voices taken out of one context and put into another. Start off with Brian Irvine’s exciting piece “Just A Little Lighter Cut of the Same Girls,” with samples from a...
Electronic Music Survey (Special Podcast)
Listen to electronic music from as far back as the 1970’s, along with brand new music from Tyondai Braxton for this New Sounds. Tyondai Braxton is an American composer and multi-instrumentalist who has recorded forboth Warp Records and Nonesuch. (He's...
New Music from Ireland Part 3 (Special Podcast)
This episode continues the series exploring the new music of Ireland. John Schaefer sits down with Jonathan Nangle at the Contemporary Music Centre in Dublin. Nangle tells how Donnacha Dennehy influenced him to explore more experimental music, and...
Various Electroacoustic Music (Special Podcast)
Hear music by Australian-born, London-based electroacoustic musician sound artist Leah Kardos along with music by Irish woodwind player and composer Seán Mac Erlaine, as well as other electroacoustic music on this New Sounds. Listen to several works...
With Missy Mazzoli (Special Podcast)
Composer, keyboardist and bandleader, Missy Mazzoli, joins John Schaefer to introduce selections from her new recording, “Vespers for a New Dark Age.” The work, commissioned by Carnegie Hall for the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival, is a 30-minute suite...
Gamelan Plus (Special Podcast)
Listen to works that include gamelan, but take a more western approach for this New Sounds - like combining Celtic traditional music and Indonesian gamelan in music from Gamelan Son of Lion and composer/sax player and bagpiper Matthew Welch. In the...
New Music for String Quartet (Special Podcast)
Hear unusual music for string quartet on this program, as Australian composer Andrew Byrne, now based in New York, uses the string quartet as a percussion instrument in his work called “Striking.” Then, listen to Bang on a Can All-Star saxman,...
Psychedelic World Music (Special Podcast)
Listen to world music that veers into psychedelic territory on this New Sounds, with Native-American inspired percussive drone music and Afrobeat from Brazil in music by Bixiga 70.
New Music for Hardanger Fiddle (Special Podcast)
Listen to new music for Hardanger fiddle, including a post-rock drone band, world music, electroacoustic music, and even an Irish-American duet for the traditional Norwegian instrument.
Music for Choir and Percussion (Special Podcast)
Music for choir and percussion by Andrew Byrne, Daniel Lentz, and Anna Thorvaldsdottir.
New Music for Duos (Special Podcast)
Xylouris White, Mary Lattimore Jeff Zeigler, Jeffrey Zeigler (confusingly) Jason Treuting, Piers Faccini Vincent Segal. Plus others
Sax Leads the Way (Special Podcast)
Hear some sax players leading the way on this edition of New Sounds, including new music from sax player Tamar Osborn and her London-based Afro-Eastern-space-jazz band, Collocutor.
November 2014 New Releases (Special Podcast)
New Releases for November 2014 featuring music by Philip Glass, Anthony Davis,Tomasz Trzcinski, Matt Skellenger, Trio Mediaeval, and more.
Music With Echoes of the Near East (Special Podcast)
For this New Sounds show, listen to music redolent of the near East, with echoes of Turkey, Israel, and Iran. Hear music from the French-born Klezmer clarinetist Yom, and his record “Silence of the Exodus.” The music tells the story of the departure...
Another World Music Edition (Special Podcast)
For this New Sounds, sample some recent releases of world music, including a brand new offering from Chancha via Circuito, the Argentine DJ and producer who merges Brazilian rhythms, Paraguayan harp, Andean mysticism and remixes South American...
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