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New Sounds provides a place for your left and right brain to unwind at the end of day. Host John Schaefer combs recent recordings for one of the most educational and enchanting hours on radio. For 20 years, he's been finding the melody in the rainforest and the rhythm in an orchestra of tin cans. The program offers new ways to hear the ancient language of song.More from New Sounds »

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#3928: With Guitarist Shane Parish (Special Podcast)

Guitarist and educator Shane Parish is a sonic adventurer, perhaps best known as the mastermind behind the Asheville, North Carolina-based avant instrumental jazz-mathpunk band Ahleuchatistas, formerly a quartet, now a duo. Besides the jazz and mathrock, their musical stew also includes elements Chinese folk music, minimalism, and lots of other stuff. But Parish has just released a solo record of "weird old Americana" entitled Undertaker, Please Drive Slow on John Zorn's Tzadik label, recorded in an old cabin in the woods. He joins John live in the studio to perform some of them on acoustic guitar. Parish has taken these old timey songs, and "abstracted them in utterly fascinating ways, evoking the haunting and brooding world of the American South" writes John Zorn. Comparisons wouldn't be out of place to American Primitive guitarists like John Fahey or Robbie Basho, but in the spaces that Parish creates, one might also think of Morton Feldman. In Parish's ever-evolving reworkings of these folky blues tunes, the songs straddle keys; he's not content to remain firmly in one or the other. Then, on a song like Geeshie Wiley's "The Last Kind Words," Parish takes the vocal melody and makes it more abstract, turning it into a prepared guitar percussion piece in a John Cage way, via paper clips and a slide. Shane Parish's prepared guitar (John Schaefer/WNYC) PROGRAM #3928, With Shane Parish (First Aired 12-12-2016) ARTIST: Ahleuchatistas WORK: Requiem for the Sea [6:46] RECORDING: Heads Full of Poison SOURCE: Cuneiform Records INFO: https://cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/heads-full-of-poison-3 ARTIST: Shane Parish WORK: Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground (Blind Willie Johnson) [4:29] RECORDING: Live, WNYC Studio, Dec. 2016 SOURCE: This performance not commercially available. INFO: Appears on Undertaker, Please Drive Slow, out now on Tzadik Records 4016 ARTIST: Shane Parish WORK: Oh Death [3:45] RECORDING: Undertaker, Please Drive Slow SOURCE: Tzadik Records 4016 INFO: tzadik.com ARTIST: Shane Parish WORK: The Maid Freed From the Gallows [7:04], The Last Kind Words (Geeshie Wiley) [5:25] RECORDING: Live, WNYC Studio, Dec. 2016 SOURCE: his performance not commercially available. INFO: Appears on Undertaker, Please Drive Slow, out now on Tzadik Records 4016 ARTIST: Tim Sparks WORK: I'll Fly Away [5:37] RECORDING: Chasin' the Boogie SOURCE: Tonewood INFO: cdbaby.com

#3912: With Zakir Hussain & Niladri Kumar (Special Podcast)

"Indian music does not stop and start with Ravi Shankar." So says tabla master Zakir Hussain, who, along with young sitar virtuoso, Niladri Kumar, joins John in the studio for a live performance. Zakir Hussain, son of Ustad Alla Rahka, isn't just a genius Indian tabla player and composer, as well as a virtuoso improviser - he is, bar none, one of the world's great percussionists working in many genres. Zakir is a global citizen open to all kinds of collaborations, playing with everyone from George Harrison to the Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, from John McLaughlin's Shakti and Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Project; he's laid down beats for Scottish fiddlers Charlie McKerron (Capercaillie) and Patsy Reid (formerly of Breabach), and performed and recorded with scores of Indian classical musicians. Then, there was the recording by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin of a triple concerto featuring fellow soloists Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer, along with Zakir Hussain's own showcases of otherworldly drum wizards, the Masters of Percussion. Now, Niladri Kumar, who made his first public performance at the age of 6, comes from a long line of sitar players -which goes some five generations back; his father was Pandit Kartik Kumar. Niladri also did recording sessions for Hindi films from a very young age, and happens to be in a band called Sitar Funk, a global fusion of Hindi film music, Indian classical, and Western music. He's even gone electric, creating an invention called the Zitar, a combination of sitar and guitar. It has fewer strings (5 instead of 20) with an electric pickup inside, so that Niladri can get a rock guitar sound out of it. OH – and he plays chords on the sitar. Niladri Kumar has been part of the Masters of Percussion tour, and this is his second duo tour with Zakir Hussain. Niladri Kumar and Zakir Hussain perform a radio-friendly (short) Raga Charukeshi, for Rupak Tal (a seven beat rhythmic cycle) and Raga Bhairavi in Teental (16 beats.) Not to gush, but Zakir Hussain can communicate in so many languages – Persian, Gujarati, German, English- that it's no wonder that he is also versed in many musical languages – like being able to speak jazz or Afro-Cuban rhythms, Nigerian talking drums, or Indonesian gamelan. To him, improvising is like speaking that language. (Perhaps for percussion nerds,) Zakir also treats us to a spoken drum conversation, or "reciting the Bols" – the syllables that correspond to the strokes of the tabla- like "Dha ti ra ki ta" and "na ga dhin na dhin na gin na."

#3880: Americana Chamber Music (Special Podcast)

Listen to chamber music packed with strong Americana flavors for this New Sounds. There's music from guitarist William Tyler, ETHEL in collaboration with the Native American flutist Robert Mirabal, violist/composer Jessica Meyer, and music from guitarist/composer Bill Frisell. Hear a work by the ETHEL cellist Dorothy Lawson, based on the Heart Sutra from the collaborative record by ETHEL & Robert Mirabal, "The River." Also, from another maverick string quartet, Brooklyn Rider, listen to their recording of a work with Americana overtones by guitarist Bill Frisell, his "John Steinbeck." Then, listen to a lovely folk-inspired work from Nashville-based guitarist/composer William Tyler, from his recent "Modern Country," a collection of songs about the vanishing America. There's also music by looping violist Jessica Meyer, which draws on Appalachian fiddling, as well as music from cellist Erik Friedlander, who in both a solo and an ensemble setting, puts his own stamp on Americana music. Plus, hear a work from the Modern Mandolin Quartet, composed by and featuring David Balakrishnan, violinist and founder of the Turtle Island Quartet. Special Podcast of New Sounds #3880, "Americana Chamber Music" Playlist ARTIST: Jessica Meyer WORK: Source of Joy, excerpt [1:35] RECORDING: Sounds of Being SOURCE/INFO: jessicameyer.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Sasha Matson WORK: Steel Chords III: Steel Dances [6:30] RECORDING: Steel Chords / I-5 SOURCE: Audioquest #1013 INFO: valley-entertainment.com ARTIST: Brooklyn Rider WORK: Bill Frisell: Steinbeck [2:54] RECORDING: Almanac SOURCE: Mercury Classics / In A Circle Records #002159302 INFO: mercuryclassics.com, available at iTunes, Amazon.com, Emusic.com ARTIST: Jessica Meyer WORK: Source of Joy [3:26] RECORDING: Sounds of Being SOURCE/INFO: jessicameyer.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Charles Lloyd & Jason Moran WORK: Lloyd: Journey Up River (Hagar Suite), excerpt [:43] RECORDING: Hagar's Song SOURCE: ECM Records 2311 INFO: ecmrecords.com ARTIST: Erik Friedlander WORK: Nostalgia Blindside [4:57] RECORDING: Nighthawks SOURCE: Skipstone Records INFO: erikfriedlander.com ARTIST: ETHEL & Robert Mirabal WORK: Dorothy Lawson: Gat'te [6:56] RECORDING: The River SOURCE: Innova 946 INFO: innova.mu, available on Amazon and iTunes ARTIST: Modern Mandolin Quartet with David Balakrishnan WORK: Balakrishnan: Interplay - Shoka [6:10] RECORDING: Interplay SOURCE: d'Note 1034 INFO: dnote.com | modernmandolinquartet.com ARTIST: William Tyler WORK: I'm Gonna Live Forever (If It Kills Me) [5:25] RECORDING: Modern Country SOURCE: Merge Records MRG 545 INFO: mergerecords.com ARTIST: Erik Friedlander WORK: Yakima RECORDING: Block Ice & Propane SOURCE: Skipstone Records INFO: erikfriedlander.com

#3886: West African Strings (Special Podcast)

Hear music that features the traditional string instruments of Western Africa, like the kora (folk-harp), ngoni (a lute-harp), and the guitar, which has become a traditional instrument in Mali and Senegal. Listen to the 22-stringed kora, steeped in seven centuries of Senegalese tradition, from Seckou Keita. Usually the kora has 21 strings, but in southern Senegal and Guinea Bissau, the 22-stringed kora survives, despite the legend of the first ever kora given to the griot Jali Mady 'Wuleng' (Jali Mady 'The Red') by the djinns, the spirits of the African bush. When Jali Mady died, it was said that his fellow griots took one string away in his memory. Hear music from Malian guitarist Anansy Cisse, along with pschedelic-tinged Moorish music from Mauritanian singer Noura Mint Seymali. Then, listen to music by Malian guitarist Djelimady Tounkara, known for his unique guitar tunings and his work with the Rail Band. (He was supposed to have been part of the recording sessions that produced the award-winning album Buena Vista Social Club, but his passport arrived late, so he was kept from participating.) Also, listen to these West African instruments, as played by artists who have migrated to places like Belgium, France, Canada, and Lithuania. There's music from Senegalese musicians Malick Pathé Sow (guitar, hoddu) & Bao Sissoko (kora), who now live in Belgium, from their fantastic 2012 record, Aduna. Hear patient blues of the Loire river combining kora, violin, and ngoni from the French-Malian collaboration named Deltas. Then, hear music from the gorgeous 2015 record, Jardin Migrateurs, by the Canadian early music group, Ensemble Constantinople together with kora player Ablaye Cissoko. That, and much more. PROGRAM #3886, West African Strings (First Aired 8-05-2016) ARTIST: Seckou Keita WORK: If Only I Knew, excerpt [1:30] RECORDING: Seckou Keita: 22 Strings SOURCE: Arc Music EUCD/LP 2585 INFO: seckoukeita.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Malick Pathé Sow & Bao Sissoko WORK: Kora Julo [4:07] RECORDING: Aduna SOURCE: Muziek Publique INFO: muziekpublique.be, available at iTunes & Emusic.com ARTIST: Anansy Cisse WORK: Sekou Amadou [5:12] RECORDING: Mali Overdrive SOURCE: Riverboat, TUGDD1079 INFO: worldmusic.net ARTIST: Noura Mint Seymali WORK: Arbina [2:47] RECORDING: Arbina SOURCE: Glitterbeat GBCD/LP 038 INFO: glitterbeat.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Peter Gregson WORK: Time, excerpt [1:00] RECORDING: Touch SOURCE: Sono Luminus DSL-92191 INFO: sonoluminus.com ARTIST: Deltas WORK: Deltas La [4:18] RECORDING: Ligerian Blues SOURCE: Buda Musique 860290 INFO: budamusique.com ARTIST: Constantinople, Ablaye Cissoko WORK: Fleuve (Fleuve Saint Louis) [5:00] RECORDING: Jardins Migrateurs SOURCE/INFO: ablayecissoko.lnk.to | constantinople.ca/creations ARTIST: Malituanie feat. Baba Sissoko, led by Indrė Jurgelevičiūtė WORK: Laydou – Promise [6:42] RECORDING: Malituanie SOURCE: onerootmusic.com INFO: onerootmusic.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Peter Gregson WORK: Time, excerpt [:55] RECORDING: Touch SOURCE: Sono Luminus DSL-92191 INFO: sonoluminus.com ARTIST: Seckou Keita WORK: If Only I Knew [4:22] RECORDING: Seckou Keita: 22 Strings SOURCE: Arc Music EUCD/LP 2585 INFO: seckoukeita.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal WORK: Super Etoile [3:54] RECORDING: Musique de Nuit SOURCE: Six Degrees Records INFO: sixdegreesrecords.com ARTIST: Djelimady Tounkara WORK: Sory Mankanbora [3:23] RECORDING: Djely Blues SOURCE: Label Bleu LBLC2603 INFO: Available at iTunes, Emusic.com, Amazon.com ARTIST: (Adebola) Kuku, feat. Tony Allen WORK: Owo [4:20] RECORDING: Ballads & Blasphemy; the Areligious Gospel of Adebola Kuku SOURCE: Buda Musique 860274 INFO: budamusique.com

#3893: With Guitarist Guy Buttery (Special Podcast)

South African guitarist Guy Buttery visits the studio to perform music from his latest self-titled record. Hear virtuosic feats of bending, tapping, picking, harmonics, and other techniques and textures yet to be named for guitar. Dig into his latest record on which he has collaborated with South African musicians Vusi Mahlasela, kora-to-guitar wizard Derek Gripper, and blues guitarist Dan Patlansky, along with a piece for sarangi and mbira – "From Srinagar." More pictures from the session here: Facebook.com/newsounds Guy Buttery plays a custom-made Casimi guitar, a "piano that fits in a guitar case," made of very dense & heavy African blackwood, and sporting double carbon-fiber truss rods to handle the bending of the neck. Plus, music from the late Malian guitarist and griot Tiécoro Sissoko, who played for many years as a sideman with Toumani Diabate in Bamako. Listen to the title track from his only recording, "Keme Borama." PROGRAM #3893, With Guy Buttery (First Aired 8-30-2016) ARTIST: Guy Buttery with Piers Faccini WORK: The Upper Reaches [5:09] RECORDING: Guy Buttery SOURCE/INFO: guybuttery.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Guy Buttery WORK: A Piece for Rudolf Fritsch [5:20] RECORDING: Live, WNYC 8/25/16 SOURCE: This performance not commercially available. INFO: A version with William Ackerman is available at guybuttery.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Guy Buttery WORK: From Srinagar [3:32], To Goulimine [feat. Dan Patlansky] [03:05] RECORDING: Guy Buttery SOURCE/INFO: guybuttery.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Guy Buttery WORK: Verbosity [4:00] RECORDING: Live, WNYC 8/25/16 SOURCE: This performance not commercially available. INFO: The studio version is available at guybuttery.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Guy Buttery WORK: Two Chords & The Truth [feat. Derek Gripper] [3:40] RECORDING: Guy Buttery SOURCE/INFO: guybuttery.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Guy Buttery WORK: Werner Meets Egberto in Manaus [5:17] RECORDING: Live, WNYC 8/25/16 SOURCE: This performance not commercially available. INFO: A version featuring Vusi Mahlasela is available at guybuttery.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Tiécoro Sissoko WORK: Keme Borama [4:38] RECORDING: Keme Borama SOURCE: KSK Records CD 013 INFO: kskrecords.bandcamp.com

#3477: Music With Folk Roots (Special Podcast)

Listen to ensemble pieces which incorporate or draw from the folk music of several different parts of the world on this New Sounds program. Hear music that simulates the sound of Norwegian folk fiddling. It's the work of Princeton University professor Dan Trueman, founder of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra and a Norwegian hardanger fiddle specialist together with So Percussion. Then, listen to Nordic klezmer/folk band Afenginn, who take what they need from other parts of the world and their own to create a (their words) "Bastard Ethno" music. Plus, Ale Møller brings in the Norwegian form of bagpipe, along with the traditional Norwegian willow-bark flute, in his latest, a collaboration with the Bohuslän Big Band. Hear music by Nathan Davis which is inspired by the function of mbira music in the life rituals of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. Then, listen to folktronica from the Argentine producer and musician Gaby Kerpel which uses mbira samples in addition to those of South American instruments. Plus, music featuring thumb piano from the Norwegian Karl Seglem. All that, and more. PROGRAM # 3477, music with folk roots (First aired on 6/7/2013) ARTIST(S) RECORDING CUT(S) SOURCE So Percussion & Dan Trueman Neither Anvil Nor Pulley Hang Dog Springar [a Slow Dance], excerpt [2:00] Cantaloupe Music digital-only release http://bangonacan.org/store/music/neitheranvilnorpulley Ale Møller/Bohuslän Big Band Pegasus Poste restante: Kaval [6:07] Prophone - #PCD 121 http://www.mdt.co.uk/moller-ale-pegasus-ale-moller-bohuslan-big-band-prophone.html or Download from Emusic.com Afenginn Bastard Etno Perky [3:48] Afenginn / Westpark Music http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/Afenginn1 OR http://afenginn.bandcamp.com/album/bastard-etno, or download from Emusic.com Doug Perkins Simple Songs of Birth and Return Nathan Davis: Two Shadows, excerpt 1:00] FCR 126 www.dougperkins.com www.newfocusrecordings.com Doug Perkins Simple Songs of Birth and Return Nathan Davis: a Tale Begun [3:24] FCR 126 www.dougperkins.com www.newfocusrecordings.com Karl Seglem Ossicles Mårblå [7:55] Ozella 034 www.ozellamusic.com Kojiro Umezaki & Brooklyn Rider (Cycles) "(CYCLES), WHAT FALLS MUST RISE", excerpt [2:00] In a Circle Records 007 www.inacirclerecords.com So Percussion & Dan Trueman Neither Anvil Nor Pulley A Cow Call [Please oh Please Come Home!] [2:49] See above. Christine Southworth, Calder Qt. String Quartets Christine Southworth: Honey Flyers, mvmt 1 [9:39] www.kotekan.com OR www.airplaneears.com Gaby Kerpel Carnabailito Toritos [4:25] Nonesuch #79684 www.nonesuch.com

#3718: New Music from Ireland Part 4 (Special Podcast)

New Sounds returns to Ireland for the fourth part of our series on the country's contemporary music scene. For Part 4, host John Schaefer speaks with Derry-based composer Neil Burns whose work bridges atmospheric pop and contemporary classical music. Burns discusses his piece "Walls of Sound," a kind of audio tour of Derry, Ireland's city walls that includes processed environmental recordings and spare accompaniment. Neil Burns also shares how his atmospheric pop work has informed his approach to his contemporary classical composition. Later in the hour, John Schaefer meets with Greg Caffrey in Belfast to discuss making music through tough times in Belfast and the Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble he founded. Composer Neil Burns (courtesy of the artist) PROGRAM #3718 New Music from Ireland Part 4 (First aired on 4/23/2015) ARTIST: Neil Burns WORK: Things That Came After (1) [2:17] RECORDING: Mood Music Vol. 1, 2006-2013 SOURCE: neilburnsmusic.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Neil Burns WORK: Bishop's Gate to Ferryquay Gate [4:38] RECORDING: new music::new Ireland two SOURCE: Contemporary Music Centre INFO: www.cmc.ie ARTIST: Neil Burns WORK: Ferryquay Gate to Foyle Street [4:25] RECORDING: Walls of Sound SOURCE: neilburnsmusic.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Comrade Hat WORK: The Path That Goes On [2:50] RECORDING: Follow the Dawn SOURCE: comradehat.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Neil Burns WORK: The Great White Osprey [5:30] RECORDING: On Thin Ice SOURCE: neilburnsmusic.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Kate Ellis, cello ; Linda Buckley, vocals WORK: Jump, excerpt [:45] RECORDING: Jump SOURCE: Diatribe Records INFO: shop.diatribe.ie ARTIST: Ireland String Quartet WORK: Greg Caffrey: béal mouth beul mooth [2:24] RECORDING: AHRC Irish and Scottish Poetry Project SOURCE: Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry ARTIST: The Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble WORK: Greg Caffrey: These are the clouds about the fallen Sun [:57] RECORDING: Hard Rain Ensemble SOURCE: hardrainensemble.com ARTIST: The Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble WORK: Morton Feldman: Duration I [:30] RECORDING: Hard Rain Ensemble SOURCE: hardrainensemble.com ARTIST: The Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble WORK: Iain McCurdy: Philharmonie [1:09] RECORDING: Hard Rain Ensemble SOURCE: hardrainensemble.com ARTIST: Craig Ogden WORK: Greg Caffrey: Deluge [3:30] RECORDING: First Construction in Nylon SOURCE: Cactus Records INFO: cactusrecords.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Craig Ogden WORK: Greg Caffrey: First Construction in Nylon [3:42] RECORDING: First Construction in Nylon SOURCE: Cactus Records INFO: cactusrecords.bandcamp.com

#3641: Music for Bowed Strings (Special Podcast)

For this New Sounds, listen to works for violin, cello, and the 10-stringed Hardanger d'Amore fiddle. There's a work from Irish cellist Kate Ellis, (who is also Artistic Director of the Crash Ensemble,) from her solo record, "Jump," a collection of new music for solo cello and electronics by 5 Irish composers. Listen also to an atmospheric mix of cello and voice from the Icelandic cellist/composer/singer Hildur Guðnadóttir. One of the tunes features the bass player Skúli Sverrisson, Guðnadóttir's eerie whisper, and a fretted cello, resonated through two grand pianos, for a hypnotic thrum, that skirts a line between gentle menace and blissful escape. Then, hear a duo record from Caoimhin O Raghallaigh (of The Gloaming) and Dan Trueman (founder of Princeton Laptop Orchestra), which stretches and recombines the DNA of Norwegian folk and Irish trad fiddling on a 10-stringed instrument, the Hardanger d'Amore. There's also fiddle music from composer, sound engineer and producer Adrian Hart, based in Ireland. Plus, sample music from the collaborative record of music by Kate Moore for cellist Ashley Bathgate, Stories for Ocean Shells, and more. PROGRAM #3641, Music for Bowed Strings ARTIST: Ashley Bathgate WORK: Kate Moore: Broken Rosary [1:00] RECORDING: Stories for Ocean Shells SOURCE: Cantaloupe Music INFO: bangonacan.org ARTISTS: Hildur Guðnadóttir, featuring Skúli Sverrisson WORK: Heima [4:26] RECORDING: Saman SOURCE: Touch # TO:96 INFO: touchshop.org ARTIST: Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh WORK: Cloud [5:19] RECORDING: Music For An Elliptical Orbit SOURCE: shop.diatribe.ie ARTISTS: Hildur Guðnadóttir, featuring Skúli Sverrisson WORK: Líður [2:47] RECORDING: Saman SOURCE: Touch # TO:96 INFO: touchshop.org ARTIST: Kate Ellis WORK: Niall Vallely: Sondas [10:27] RECORDING: Jump SOURCE: shop.diatribe.ie INFO: kateelliscello.com ARTIST: Adrian Hart WORK: Canone [7:30] RECORDING: Cuisle SOURCE: shop.diatribe.ie ARTIST: Ashley Bathgate WORK: Kate Moore: Broken Rosary [5:41] RECORDING: Stories for Ocean Shells SOURCE: Cantaloupe Music INFO: bangonacan.org ARTIST: Moon Ate the Dark (Anne Rose Carter and Christopher Bailey) WORK: Messy Hearts, excerpt [:38] RECORDING: Moon Ate the Dark SOURCE: Sonic Pieces/ Morr Music INFO: bandcamp.com ARTISTS: Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Dan Trueman WORK: What What What [4:17] RECORDING: Laghdú SOURCE: store.irishmusic.net

#3858: Collaborative Works (Special Podcast)

Hear collaborative works of all kinds for this New Sounds, from guitar and string quartet to chamber ensemble; from piano duet to accordion trio music. Listen to a work, "Trying to Speak," by New York guitarist and composer Kaki King, in collaboration with the string quartet ETHEL, from King's multimedia masterpiece "The Neck is a Bridge to the Body." When she performs the work live, images are projected onto the body of her custom guitar, while she works her finger-style virtuosic magic. Then, hear shimmering music from New York composer Chris Cerrone, in collaboration with the Chicago-based ensemble, Eighth Blackbird. From their recent record, "Hand Eye," Cerrone's work, "South Catalina" piano, clarinet, and percussion provide stately chords augmented by a flurry of violin, cello, & flute. Also, listen to a 20-fingered collaboration, ZOFO, performing music by Terry Riley. There's also collaborative music featuring the Berlin Guitar Ensemble and the Argentine-born, now Berlin-based audio artist and producer, Andrés Jankowski. A.K.A. 1605munro, and more. PROGRAM #3858, Collaborative Works (First Aired 5-9-2016) ARTIST: Eighth Blackbird WORK: Chris Cerrone: South Catalina, excerpt [1:50] RECORDING: Hand Eye SOURCE: Cedille Records 90000 162 INFO: cedillerecords.org ARTIST: Kaki King & ETHEL WORK: Trying to Speak I [3:49] RECORDING: The Neck is a Bridge to the Body SOURCE/INFO: kakiking.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Kaki King & ETHEL WORK: Trying to Speak II [4:14] RECORDING: The Neck is a Bridge to the Body SOURCE/INFO: kakiking.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Eighth Blackbird WORK: Chris Cerrone: South Catalina [10:54] RECORDING: Hand Eye SOURCE: Cedille Records 90000 162 INFO: cedillerecords.org ARTIST: ZOFO WORK: Terry Riley: G song [9:30] RECORDING: ZOFO plays Terry Riley SOURCE: Sono Luminus DSL-92189 INFO: sonoluminus.com ARTIST: Berlin Guitar Ensemble vs. 1605munro WORK: Andres G. Jankowski: Macarimbas [4:40] RECORDING: Berlin Guitar Ensemble vs. 1605munro SOURCE: Possible Records PR740020 INFO: berlinguitarensemble.com pro.beatport.com/label/munropark Available at Amazon and iTunes. ARTIST: Gabriel Prokofiev / Peter Gregson WORK: Jerk Driver (DJ Spooky remix) [3:07] RECORDING: Cello Multitracks SOURCE: Nonclassical NONCLSS014 INFO: gabrielprokofiev.bandcamp.com

#3582: Music From the Near East and North Africa (Special Podcast)

For this New Sounds, listen to works from the Near East and North Africa, in both arrangement and intent. Begin with music inspired by Marco Polo's travels by oud player and Doctor of Byzantine musicology, Kyriakos Kalaitzidis. Then, there's loping Gnawa music with groove from Moroccan singer and bass lute player Hassan Hakmoun, his "Dima Dima" (Always). Hear some music from Tunisia by percussionist Imed Alibi featuring singer Emel Mathlouthi on the tune "Maknassy." There's music from Kronos Quartet and an arrangement of music by Syrian singer Omar Souleyman from their record "A Thousand Thoughts." Sample even more music for oud by Paris-based Palestinian Adnan Joubran along with another work rooted in the oud by Belgian Karim Baggili, who has roots in Jordan. Plus, hear music from the Montreal-based trio Bomata, clearly influenced by music of the Middle-East and the Mediterranean, and more. PROGRAM #3582 Music From the Near East and North Africa (First aired on 3/26/2014) ARTIST: Imed Alibi WORK: Balkani Connection [1:00] RECORDING: Safar SOURCE: IRL 079 INFO: irl.bigcartel.com ARTIST: Kyriakos Kalaitzidis/Ensemble Constantinople & En Chordais WORK: Gallop [4:25] RECORDING: The Musical Voyages of Marco Polo SOURCE: World Village 479092 INFO: store.hmusa.com ARTIST: Imed Alibi, feat. Emel Mathlouthi WORK: Maknassy [5:04] RECORDING: Safar SOURCE: IRL 079 INFO:irl.bigcartel.com ARTIST: Karim Baggili (feat. Le Trio Joubran) WORK: Kali City [4:46] RECORDING: Kali City SOURCE: homerecords.be INFO: homerecordsbe.bandcamp.com | karimbaggili.be ARTIST: Adnan Joubran WORK: My Way Home [5:59] RECORDING: Borders Behind SOURCE: World Village 479084 INFO:store.hmusa.com | adnanjoubran.bandcamp.com ARTIST: Bomata WORK: Sesame [4:48] RECORDING: Arômes d'ailleurs INFO: bomata.bandcamp.com but download from Amazon or Emusic.com ARTIST: Imed Alibi WORK: Balkani Connection [1:00] RECORDING: Safar SOURCE: IRL 079 INFO: irl.bigcartel.com ARTIST: Kronos Quartet WORK: Eviç Taksim (Tanburi Cemil Bey) RECORDING: A Thousand Thoughts SOURCE: Nonesuch 536952 INFO: www.nonesuch.com

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