Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of March 24-28, 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.
DAVID LEWISTON: GLOBAL SOUND COLLECTOR David Lewiston is not a musician. He's a sound recordist,
collecting musical moments from around the world. Remember the
first album of Balinese Gamelan music or Tibetan chant you heard?
Chances are it was recorded by David Lewiston. Since the mid-1960s
Lewiston has been dragging tape recorders around the world and
up mountains to capture the ecstatic music of other cultures.
Many of these recordings were issued on by Nonesuch records on
their Explorer series. Recently Nonesuch has been re-issuing thee
recordings for the first time on CD. We spoke with David Leiston
back in 1995 when this venerable pioneer of the world's music
talked about his travels and some of the sounds he's experienced.
Wednesday 03/26/03 DAVID & STEVE
GORDON: SOUNDING THE RITUAL CHANT
In the second of two features, brothers David & Steve Gordon
talk about extending their tribal drum sound into global chants
and electronica grooves. Best know for their drumming CDs like
SACRED SPIRIT DRUMS and DRUM MEDICINE (Sequoia), the brothers
have split into new areas of music. Steve Gordon released his
solo debut, DRUM PRAYER (Sequoia), which, despite the title is
about voice as much as rhythm. He creates original chants using
words in Sanskrit and Lakota. David Gordon, meanwhile, has produced
an album by the singer, Sophia, called CHAKRA HEALING CHANTS (Sequoia)
which fuses Sanskrit and Hebrew words. We visit each of their
studios where they unfold their new direction.
DEBORAH MARTIN: AMBIENT SAVANT We go inside Spotted Peccary studios to discover Deborah Martin,
a somewhat elusive musician and composer who has released two
solo albums and several collaborations over the last decade. Martin
is part of the Spotted Peccary label collective that includes
Jon Jenkins, David Helpling, Greg Klamt and at times, Steve Gordon
of David & Steve Gordon. She's even gotten bassist Tony Levin
on her CDs. Martin mixes mystical musings and ambient designs
on her albums, including a work in progress that's drawn from
her trip to Tibet.
D.I.Y COMPUTER MUSIC Ever had the urge to make your own music but you can't play
anything? On we'll show you how when we demonstrate a computer
composing program called Ableton Live. It's one among many new
options for the desktop composer.
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