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  • richardmitnick 4:56 PM on March 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From New Sounds: “#4095: With David Garland, Verdancy” 

    New Sounds
    Hand-picked music, genre free. 24/7 radio from New York City.

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    John Schaefer

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    Hear music by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Garland, who presents music from his latest work – a 4-CD set called Verdancy. The music is a celebration of nature, time, and expanded sense of time and is filled with woody, earthy clarinet, organ pipes, bowed psaltery, percussion, and a 12-string modified guitar, which Garland plays live to demonstrate how its sound through a specially-altered amp can envelop a listener and evolve.

    The record features many special guests, including Czech violinist/vocalist Iva Bittova, and instrument inventor/composer Arone Dyer (Buke and Gase), who also leads the Drone Choir. There is text in English by Yoko Ono, in Czech from Iva Bittova, text in Italian from Monteverdi, and intentionally imprecise Latin text by David Garland. Listen to portions of Verdancy, and catch up with David Garland, who also hosts the podcast called “Spinning On Air,” which had previously aired on New York Public Radio.

    PROGRAM #4095 With David Garland (First Aired: 3/22/2018)

    ARTIST: David Garland
    WORK: Forest Fracture [1:00]
    RECORDING: Live at Merkin Hall, 1988
    SOURCE: This performance not commercially available.
    INFO: http://davidgarland.com

    ARTIST: David Garland
    WORK: David Garland: Color Piece [12:36]
    RECORDING: Verdancy
    SOURCE/INFO: http://davidgarland.bandcamp.com

    ARTIST: David Garland (guitar by Kenji Garland)
    WORK: modified guitar chord demonstration [1:30]
    RECORDING: Live, March 2018
    SOURCE/INFO: This performance not commercially available.

    ARTIST: David Garland, Iva Bittova
    WORK: Monteverdi: Lamento della Ninfa [17:29]
    RECORDING: Verdancy
    SOURCE/INFO: http://davidgarland.bandcamp.com

    ARTIST: David Garland, Arone Dyer, Robin Dann
    WORK: David Garland: Lux Temporalis [7:32]
    RECORDING: Verdancy
    SOURCE/INFO: http://davidgarland.bandcamp.com

    ARTIST: David Garland
    WORK: David Garland: another rivet in the machine of the universe [5:05]
    RECORDING: Verdancy
    SOURCE/INFO: http://davidgarland.bandcamp.com

    See the full article here .
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    The centerpiece is New Sounds Radio, an online station hosted by New Sounds founder and long-running host John Schaefer, but infused with new, emerging voices including experimental musicians Kelly Moran, Eliza Bagg and Lora-Faye Åshuvud, and tastemakers Gamall Awad and Matt Werth, along with WQXR’s Helga Davis and Terrance McKnight, and composer-guitarist Phil Kline. The station will feature an array of styles and genres – from singer Courtney Barnett to contemporary classical music ensemble Kronos Quartet, from jazz icon Henry Threadgill to the Nordic folk music of Wardruna, from electronic composer and bandleader Anna Meredith to the stunning vocals of Puerto Rico’s Ileana Cabra.
    “With almost everything ever recorded anywhere now available online, where do you start? New Sounds might be the place,” said John Schaefer. “We try to be friendly and jargon free, and gleefully oblivious of genre. Our goal is to find the artists, the songs, and the sounds that you might love – if only you get a chance to hear them. And we believe that algorithms won’t give you the same experience as a set of recommendations from real people. A friendly guide is the best way to discover new music, or music that defies easy categorization; and some of that music just might change your life.”
    “For three decades, New Sounds was one of the last bastions of free form FM programming; completely genre-free and dictated solely by the impeccable and irresistible tastes of its host,” said Alex Ambrose, Senior Producer, New Sounds. “NewSounds.org will usher that sense of discovery and unpredictability into the digital age, drawing on the best of New York’s curatorial and taste-making power.”


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  • richardmitnick 2:20 PM on February 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From Q2 Music: “Michael Tilson Thomas and John Adams in The Greene Space” in March 2012 

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    “On Monday, March 26 at 7 pm, Q2 Music welcomes San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas, composer John Adams and the St. Lawrence String Quartet to The Greene Space for an evening of music and conversation about America’s great iconoclastic composers. WQXR’s David Garland and Q2 Music’s Nadia Sirota host the event.

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    Tilson Thomas’s appearance in The Greene Space comes during a four-city tour by the San Francisco Symphony, which focuses on American Mavericks, the orchestra’s ongoing multimedia initiative that started in 2000 with an acclaimed summer festival and later evolved into a public radio series and Web site. Composers covered in the series include John Cage, Steve Reich, Edgard Varèse, Terry Riley, Meredith Monk, John Adams and others. The series has raised questions about what — and who — exactly defines the maverick spirit in American music throughout history.

    Michael Tilson Thomas became Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony in September 1995; he’s received numerous accolades including 10 Grammy Awards, a Peabody for Radio Programming in 2008 for The MTT Files (a co-production with American Public Media), and in 2010, a National Medal of the Arts from President Obama.”

    See the full article here.

     
  • richardmitnick 5:04 PM on January 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From Q2 Music – Written on the Wind: Huang Ruo and Min Xiao-fen 

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    Q2 is the 24/7 New Music Stream from New York Public Radio

    Composer-Performers Huang Ruo and Min Xiao-fen Perform Live in The Greene Space

    On Jan. 27 at 7 pm in The Greene Space, composer Huang Ruo joins WQXR host David Garland for Written on the Wind — an evening of conversation and premiere performances from New York and China-based composers that explore how place and tradition shape a composer’s style.

    The evening includes music by New York composer/performers Min Xiao-Fen and Huang Ruo, Chen Xing-Ruo from Beijing, and Shen Ye from Shanghai, performed on traditional Chinese and western instruments.

    See the full article here.

     
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