Category: Program Highlights

Eleven Earth Day CDs

Today is Earth Day.  Tonight on Echoes we’ll celebrate with an Earth Day Soundscape, but you create your own soundscape any day with these 11 recordings that are drawn from nature. 1 Wendy Carlos – Sonic Seasonings Released in 1972,  Sonic Seasonings was ambient before ambient was coined. Taking the form of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,”…

James Hood Hangs Ten on a Hang Drum Live on Echoes

Moodswings Maestro Unplugs and Taps Metal Instead of Drums and Computer Keys Live There are only a few new instruments in the 20th century and one of them is the Hang, often referred to as the Hang drum to the consternation of its creators, Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer of PanArts in Switzerland.  They call…

Afro Celts Simon Emmerson in Echoes Podcast

Smells Good & Sounds Good: Afro Celt’s Simon Emmerson’s Fresh Handmade Sound Hear about it in the Echoes Podcast Simon Emmerson smells good.  Not because he’s necessarily so hygienic, but because for the last four years or so he’s been creating custom made spa soundtracks for Lush Spas.  They’re mostly in the UK,  but now…

Echoes Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

  DATE:           April 16, 2014 CONTACT: John Diliberto (610-424-8300)echoes@echoes.org Echoes Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant Supporting daily production of Echoes and a new initiative, Signal Paths – A Cross-generational Electronic Journey Exton, PA— National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that Pennsylvania Public Radio Associates, Inc/ECHOES is…

Chilled Cellos 2014

When is a cello more than a cello? When it’s played by looping cellists who turn their strings into an orchestra. Or it’s in a cello rock band with three cellos.  Or it’s sonically processed in an electronic landscape.  You’ll hear that and more with Chilled Cellos. I’ve got several loopers including Matthew Schoening,  Jami…

An Afro Celt Drops Musical Bath Bombs

Simon Emmerson smells good.  Not because he’s necessarily so hygienic, but because for the last four years or so he’s been creating custom made spa soundtracks for Lush Spas.  They’re mostly in the UK,  but now they’ve opened  in the US in New York City and Philadelphia.  Spa music usually has me going more manic…

Marissa Nadler Live on Echoes

Marissa Nadler is a singer-songwriter of delicate dimensions and deep atmospheres. Her latest album, July, is the story of one year in her life, from breakup to reunion. Today on Echoes she plays in the original Echoes Living Room, accompanied by cellist Janel Leppin of the duo Janel & Anthony. Nadler creates a dark and…

Natalie Merchant Giving Up Everything Video

Natalie Merchant Returns with Self-Titled Album and Haunting Video Natalie Merchant releases her first album of all original music this May.  Ahead of that, she’s released a simple, but powerful video for the best song on the album, “Gving Up Everything.”   John Diliberto (((echoes))) No Echoes station in your area.  You can hear it…

Steve Roach in Echoes Podcast

Steve Roach Contemplates the Contemplation of Structures from Silence in Echoes Podcast Over the last 25 years, Steve Roach has been one of the signature artists of Echoes.  He wrote our original theme music in 1989 and he was voted one of 20 Icons for 20 Years of Echoes.  I’ve known Roach since 1983 when…

Cosmic Cello and Downtempo Dreams

Hans Christian was one half of the group Rasa with singer Kim Waters, but before that he was a solo artist mixing his cello with electronics and other exotica.  He returns to solo form on a new CD called Hidden Treasures.  It’s an album of lush orchestrations featuring his cello, the Indian sarangi and sitara,…