Entries from May 2011

267 :: 27 May 2011 :: JLA➔LF➔JT➔CW

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments

Starting with John Luther Adams’s new release on Cold Blue, we take a “that just reminds me of…” journey to music by Luc Ferrari, Jim Tenney, and Christian Wolff.       John Luther Adams:  …and bells remembered …    The Callithumpian Consort;  Cold Blue CB0035 (2011) Luc Ferrari:  Conversation Intime (1988)   Satoko Inoue, […]

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266 :: 20 May 2011 :: AIRPORTS Revisited

May 18th, 2011 · No Comments

Tonight we revisit a classic from the late 1970′s by Brian Eno, Music for Airports (1978).  In 1998, some twenty years after Eno released MfA, the Bang on a Can composers Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and Evan Ziporyn challenged themselves to orchestrate the four sections of MfA for acoustic instruments. Eno’s original MfA […]

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265 :: 13 May 2011 :: New Releases

May 13th, 2011 · No Comments

  John Luther Adams: Four Thousand  Holes (2010) Stephen Drury, piano; Scott Deal, vibraphone and bells; JL Adams, electronics Cold Blue CB0035 (2011) The composer writes about Four Thousand Holes: I came of age playing rock and roll. And although I left that musical world long ago, the truth is I’ve never really felt completely at […]

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264 :: 6 May 2011 :: STRINGS – Many / Four / One

May 5th, 2011 · No Comments

    Iannis Xenakis: Aroura (1971)  for 12 solo strings, or any multiple of 12 Aroura comes from ancient Greek and represents a measure of land corresponding to approximately 2700 square meters, or “the ground covered by a yoke ploughing oxen in one day.” “…the collision of hail or rain with hard surfaces, or the song of […]

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