Following is a listing of the musical selections on
Echoes this week. 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.
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FEATURES FOR THE WEEK
ECHOES OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY Echoes' executive producer Kimberly Haas takes over the controls
on International Woman's Day, spinning out music from the feminine
side of the Echoes soundscape.
MARCH CD OF THE MONTH
SOULFOOD: MYSTIC CANYONS DJ Free a.k.a Gordy Schaeffer is Soulfood, and with various
collaborators, he's released over 20 CDs in the last seven years.
For MYSTIC CANYONS, he returns to the sound of the first Soulfood
album, BREATHE, creating a Native American ambient music. Befitting
his DJ roots, MYSTIC CANYONS is a seamless journey of Native American
flutes, triumphal acoustic guitar, meditative piano and plush
synthesizer atmospheres all wrapped in ethereal melodies that
bend like the arc of a hawk traversing the Sonoran Plateau. Soulfood's
MYSTIC CANYONS is the Echoes March CD of the Month.
LAUREL MACDONALD'S LUCID LULLABIES On her latest CD LUSCINIA'S LULLABY, Laurel MacDonald sings
in Latin, Gaelic, English, and in a lighthearted vocalese that
owes as much to the swinging 60's pop of the Swingle Singers as
to the avant-garde of Meredith Monk. In their Toronto studio,
MacDonald and her partner, producer Philip Strong, layer voices,
rhythms and atmospheres to create soundtracks for modern dance
and independent films. We talk to Laurel MacDonald, Philip Strong
and Toronto Dance Theater choreographer Christopher House, about
music and movement.
JUNO REACTOR: MUSIC MAGIC MATRIX Juno Reactor is a techno-ambient collective centered on Ben
Watkins. He began as a more conventional techno-composer but has
expanded his sound considerably to include flamenco guitars, Latin
Chants and heavy metal thunder. In recent years he's composed
music for the Matrix films and last year he released the latest
Juno Reactor CD, LABYRINTH (Metropolis Records). Ben Watkins talks
about his own music matrix.
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