Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of March 10-14, 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.
ECHOES CD OF THE MONTH
PETER KATER'S RED MOON Peter Kater has been a staple on Echoes for years, especially
his collaborations with Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai.
On RED MOON (Silver Wave) he works with Nakai again as well as
other Native players including 2002 Grammy Award winner Mary Youngblood,
and non-Natives like Ara Tokatlian from Arco Iris and Paul McCandless
from Oregon. Powered by electronica grooves from Paul Avgerinos,
Kater orchestrates a richly textured, lushly melodic CD.
RED SHIFT MANTRA: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MAGIC KINGDOM In Orlando, Florida, there's a group who take the spirit of
Disney World and warp it into surreal landscapes. Red Shift Mantra
is a gathering of young musicians who orchestrate ambient landscapes,
but unlike most ambient bands, they play much of their music live.
A collective of violin, flute, piano, bass, keyboards, voice
and percussion, Red Shift Mantra channels inspirations that range
from Star Trek to Carl Sagan, Genesis to Tangerine Dream on their
debut album, DEEP FIELD IMAGE. We gather RSM together for a journey
THOMAS NEWMAN: THE ROAD TO SOUNDTRACK REDEMPTION The most idiosyncratic of the Newman film composing family
that includes his father, Alfred Newman, bother David and cousin
Randy Newman, Thomas Newman talks about breaking the mold of Hollywood
film scores. Newman's scores include "The Shawshank Redemption"
"Road to Perdition" and "Erin Brockovich."
He won an Emmy last year for his theme to HBO's "Six Feet
Under." "I still to this day wonder why strings equal
big screen," says Newman. In Newman's scores, they don't.
Gamelan metalophones, mutating guitars strummed with maracas
and sponges, and arcane instruments like the stroviol populate
his scores. We go inside Thomas Newman's Los Angeles studio where
he plays some Rube Goldberg style instruments and talks about
breaking the death-grip of the Hollywood orchestral score.
THE MUNDI ENSEMBLE: GETTING MEDIEVAL IN TEXAS The Mundi Ensemble sounds like the name of a classical group
polaying ancient music on Original instruments. The Mundi
Ensemble does play Ancient music, but with a post-modern sensibility.
Headed up by British born guitarist Darrel Mayer,
the ensemble plays ancient songs and new compositions with a minimalist
sensibility and a hint of Duane Eddy, albeit on
classical guitar. Their second album, AS BARLEY FALLS (check)
is a whimsical mix of the old and new, recorded live in an Austin
church where they're based. Members of the Mundi Ensemble talk
about ancient sounds in the Texan heartland.
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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