Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of February 17-21, 2003. The dates
on the playlists are the dates the programs are distributed to
stations. Please check the program ID number to verify the
program if your station broadcasts the program on a different
day than it is distributed.
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH GEORGE WINSTON & RAY MANZAREK Echoes is proud to present the very first performance of George
Winston and Ray Manzarek together. George Winston, an icon of
solo piano music and Ray Manzarek, a founding member of 60s rock
icons The Doors, call up melodies from 35 years ago. George Winston
has always claimed The Doors as a major influence and he recently
recorded an album of their music called NIGHT DIVIDES THE DAY:
THE MUSIC OF THE DOORS (Windham Hill). In this rare performance,
George Winston and Ray Manzarek sit at a pair of grand pianos
and play music from the album in their first-ever performance
NIGEL SHAW'S CALL OF THE MOORS Nigel Shaw is little known in the United States, but he's
released dozens of albums in England. We interviewed him on Echoes
in 1991 and caught up with him again this past summer. Nigel
plays music that ranges from New Age meditations to techno dance
grooves. We visit him on his farm in Dartmoor Forest where we
explore his recreation of an Iron Age roundhouse and hear his
latest ethno-techno derivations.
ECHOES AT THE GRAMMIES The Grammy Awards generally aren't the place you'll find music
on the edges of sound, but every year we discover hidden gems
from the Echoes soundscape lodged in the nominees. Besides the
obvious New Age category, which this year includes Kitaro, R.
Carlos Nakai, Tingstad & Rumbel and Will Ackerman, we'll hear
music drawn from the World Music, Film Soundtracks and Classical
categories. Echoes host John Diliberto will pick his favorites
and likely winners. It's on Echoes at the Grammies.
CARTER BURWELL-DEEP INSIDE THE UNDERSCORE Carter Burwell, film composer of Adaptation and films by the
Coen Brothers, is part of a new generation of soundtrack artists
that includes Thomas Newman, Hans Zimmer and Reinhold Heil &
Johnny Klimek. These composers are as likely to use electric
guitar as a string section and you'll find them banging on Balinese
gongs as much as timpani. Carter Burwell has been slowly rising
through the film ranks since he composed the score to Joel and
Ethan Coens' film, Blood Simple. Since then, he's scored all
their movies as well as THE ROOKIE, THE BIG LEBOWSKI, CONSPIRACY
THEORY and WAYNE'S WORLD II. His score for Spike Jonze's ADAPTATION
is an unusual merging of orchestra with ambient atmospheres and
Balinese gamelan. Burwell talks about the psychological underscore
of soundtrack composing.
Echoes Programs for the week of February 17-21,
Click on a program number to see that day's playlist.
Some stations tape-delay Echoes, please check with
your local station if there is some question about what program
was aired on a specific day.
The playlists include start times that indicate the
approximate beginning of that piece of music, represented in minutes
and seconds after the start of the hour.
There are also links to purchase many of the CDs, clicking
the "buy-it" button will take you to an Amazon.com entry
with more information about the CD. If there is no "buy-it"
button, the CD is not currently carried by Amazon.com.
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