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  • richardmitnick 12:20 PM on October 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Jeremy Dutcher, KELLY MORAN, , , Shida Shahabi (no credited photo was availble)   

    From New Sounds: “New, Newer, Newest: Piano, Three Ways” 

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

    John Schaefer by Marco Antonio

    So what’s sounding new on New Sounds Radio? If you’re looking for genre-free, hand-picked, ear-catching, other-hyphened-word music then we are your friends and your ears and brain will thank you for tuning in. Let us do the hard work for you finding what’s great out there with a simple click of the pink LISTEN LIVE button in the top left.

    They say that the piano is the universal instrument. They also say that if a piano falls on you, you would B-Flat.

    Bad jokes aside, we at New Sounds could happily switch over to our friends at WQXR and listen to Mozart’s piano concertos and Chopin’s preludes all day long, but when the piano is presented in a new, weird and wonderful ways, as the latest three additions to the New Sounds Radio rotation do, then our ears really prick up.

    Flora — Shida Shahabi

    You might not think of 70s Persian pop or 90s MTV when listening to Shida Shahabi’s work, but that’s what she grew up listening to growing up in Sweden to parents who had recently fled the Iran-Iraq war.

    She studied classical music at the The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, which is probably why you can hear allusions to Eric Satie, Federico Mompou or Chopin in her music rather than The Cure, but she later switched to visual arts.

    I wonder if this is why she has focused on capturing every single sound the piano makes in her track Flora — there’s something glorious about all the creaks, shuffles, hisses and mechanical noises on the recording, and they paint a very visual image of an actual piano being played.

    In the same way people love the grainy, crackly sound quality of vinyl, it makes for incredibly nostalgic and intimate sound (that would also probably sound even better on vinyl).

    Helix (Edit) — Kelly Moran

    Kelly Moran by Timothy Saccenti courtesy of Warp Records

    New York-based composer, multi-instrumentalist and New Sounds host Kelly Moran has recently #blessed us with a release from her upcoming album Ultraviolet.

    Helix (Edit) you’re hearing the prepared piano. It starts off slow, demonstrating all the wonderfully percussive, un-piano-like noises Kelly has created by carefully arranging bits and pieces of various materials inside the piano, intertwined among the strings and hammers.

    As the music builds and cascades over a bed of synths, it starts to sound less like a piano and more like a gamelan or hammered dulcimer, the kind of lush audio trickery that always makes Kelly’s music mesmerizing to listen to.

    Ultestakon — Jeremy Dutcher

    Jeremy Dutcher by Tijana Martin -THE CANADIAN PRESS

    This year’s Polaris Prize winner is the Toronto-based composer and operatic tenor Jeremy Dutcher, who blends Wolastoq roots with classical and electronic instruments and techniques.

    His debut record which won the prize, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa (Our Maliseet Songs), is sung entirely in the near-extinct Indigenous language of ‘Wolastoqiyik’, which is the language of the Maliseet, the First Nation people of the Wabanaki Confederacy.

    Jeremy is a self-taught pianist and in Ultestakon (Shaker Lullaby), it’s quite striking to hear how a simple piano line can highlight both the voice and the language so beautifully. Layers of heartbeat percussion, clapping, electronics, strings and wax cylinder recordings of Wolastoqiyik elders from the Canadian Museum of History soon join, but piano and voice are at the core of this lullaby.

    See the full article here .

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    NewSounds.org infuses the eclectic spirit of the radio show into a full online and live event experience. Combining the New Sounds radio show, WNYC’s Soundcheck podcast and the adventurous spirit of WQXR’s Q2 Music, NewSounds.org will be a place for discovery, conversation, insights into the creative process, and of course 24/7 music.
    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.”

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 12:43 PM on August 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: BRANDON LOPEZ TRIO, JAMIE BAUM SEPTET+, KELLY MORAN, , ,   

    From Roulette: Upcoming events 

    Roulette Intermedium

    From Roulette

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    BRANDON LOPEZ TRIO • 9/4
    2018 Van Lier Fellow
    Tickets: $18 online | $25 doors

    The composer premieres new work set to interrogate the traditional structure of a trio, allowing sound to have equal importance to harmony and melody.

    PURCHASE TICKETS

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    KELLY MORAN • 9/9
    2018 Van Lier Fellow
    Tickets: $18 online | $25 doors

    Pianist and composer Kelly Moran performs a selection of electro-acoustic keyboard works for her first Van Lier Fellowship concert at Roulette.

    PURCHASE TICKETS

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    RESONANT BODIES FESTIVAL •
    9/11 – 9/13
    Tickets: $15 online | $20 doors

    The acclaimed festival returns in its sixth annual incarnation as New York’s most innovative and wide-ranging presenter of contemporary vocal artists including Helga Davis, Lucy Dhegrae, Caroline Shaw, and Sarah Maria Sun.

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    JAMIE BAUM SEPTET+ • 9/16
    Tickets: $18 online | $25 doors

    The Jamie Baum Septet+ celebrates the recent release of their much-anticipated album Bridges.​

    PURCHASE TICKETS

    See the full article here .


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    Mission

    Roulette’s mission is to support artists creating new and adventurous art in all disciplines by providing them with a venue and resources to realize their creative visions and to build an audience interested in the evolution of experimental art.

    History

    Roulette Intermedium was founded in 1978 at the height of the Downtown Experimental Arts revolution by three young composers: trombonist/composer Jim Staley, composer/producer David Weinstein, and Intermedia artist Dan Senn. The informal concerts they presented in a small loft space in TriBeCa in Manhattan soon attracted an audience and critical attention. The first donation – an unsolicited and unexpected check for $1,000 – arrived in the mail from the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, suggested by noted composer, John Cage. By the mid-1980s, Roulette had emerged as “a landmark for New York’s downtown new music composers.”

    Over the next three decades, Roulette attracted a steadily growing audience and worldwide reputation as a center for musical innovation. Seminal pioneering figures who have presented their work at Roulette, oftentimes early in their careers, include Maryanne Amacher, Robert Ashley, Anthony Braxton, Simone Forti, Bill Frisell, Philip Glass, Yusef Lateef, Christian Marclay, Meredith Monk, Ikue Mori, Pauline Oliveros, Zeena Parkins, Arthur Russell, Kaija Saariaho, Wadada Leo Smith, Henry Threadgill, and John Zorn. Roulette continues to make a mark as a venue where scores of promising avant-garde artists make their first professional statements. Representatives of the latest generation of composing artists who have recently developed and presented works at Roulette include Aaron Burnette, Maria Chavez, Phyllis Chen, Jennifer Choi, Mario Diaz de Leon, Mary Halvorson, Darius Jones, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Alfredo Marin, Tristan Perich, Matana Roberts, Tyshawn Sorey, Ben Stapp, C. Spencer Yeh and many more.

    As audiences grew and rents in lower Manhattan began to rise, the staff and Board members began the search for a larger, more flexible and affordable home. On September 15th, 2011, Roulette opened a new chapter in its history when it moved into the 1928 Memorial Hall in the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District. The new 400-seat theater allows us to expand our presentations along with our services to artists and our community; each season, we now present more than 100 music, dance, and intermedia performances. Our annual attendance now tops 60,000.

    In recent years, Roulette has effected a major transition, expanding programs, audiences and community, but it is still an artist-driven space, valued for its payment of professional guaranteed fees, its insistence on the best presentation conditions, and the provision of other critical artists’ services. Our GENERATE Program, supported for more than 30 years by the Jerome Foundation and other private and public support, awards emerging and established composers commissions and/or monetary stipends along with extensive rehearsal time in Roulette’s theater, access to audio and lighting equipment and technical staff to help them with their experiments, and full production support for performances of the work created during the residency.

    Our programming has expanded globally through Roulette’s online and television broadcast programs where audiences all over the world can explore the treasures of our archives. Roulette TV features senior figures of the avant-garde movement and their young successors.

    Roulette is one of the few surviving organizations to maintain its identity as an Artists’ Space and its commitment to bring the experimental performing arts to a wider public; its history of performances (preserved in an archive that contains nearly 3,000 hours of recordings and videos), leaves a detailed and distinguished record of almost four decades of artistic development, experimentation, and achievement.

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
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