Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of November 18-22, 2002. 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 AXIOM OF CHOICE Axiom of Choice, the LA based Persian fusion group, plays
live on Echoes, merging sounds of the Middle East with atmospheres
of the west. Their new CD, UNFOLDING (Narada) is an ecstatic take
on the poetry of Omar Khayam, sung in Farsi by Axiom singer Mamak
Khadem. She's surrounded by the strings of Loga Ramin Torkian
who plays guitar and saz , Armenian duduk and Middle eastern percussion.
CD of the Month Club Selection
PHILIP GLASS-SCORING THE APOCALYPSE
Twenty years ago, composer Philip Glass and director Godfrey Reggio
lighted up the screen with Koyaanisqatsi, a non-narrative film
that explored the rapid change in life we're experiencing. Driven
by Philip Glass's kinetic, melodic score, the film was a unique
marriage of music and visuals. Now they've released the third
part of their trilogy, NAQOYQATSI (Sony Classical). It's an even
more harrowing view of the world that posits the idea that technology
rules us more than we rule technology. Glass and Reggio explore
the themes of their trilogy, which has taken on a different light
in a post 9-11 world.
ISHQ Echoes travels to Lands End in England where we find Ishq.
It sounds like an acronym for International Space Head Quarters
and judging from the music of Matt Hillier, that might be appropriate,
but it's actually a Persian greeting. Matt Hillier isn't Persian,
but he works a highly ambient brand of ethno-techno from his seaside
home. Hillier talks about the ambient spaces heard on his album
ORCHID (Instinct) and the landscape around them.
PHIL THORNTON'S BUDDHA-TO-EGYPT EXPERIENCE Veteran British guitarist and keyboard player Phil Thornton
has been exploring a world of musical exotica and mysticism since
the early 1980s. After stints with The Bay City Rollers and Sinead
O'Connor, he's created a trans-global sound of didgeridoos, spiraling
e-bow guitar lines and lyrical Renaissance recorders. In recent
years he's been exploring rhythms and melodies of the Middle East
with Egyptian percussion wizard Hossam Ramzy, who has played with
Jimmy Page & Robert Plant and Peter Gabriel. In his southern
England home, Thornton unfolds the tapestry of his latest album,
DREAMSCAPES (New World Records) and his Buddha Experience collections.
Echoes Programs for the week of November 18-22,
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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