Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of January 6-10, 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.
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH ANCIENT FUTURE Ancient Future whips up a global groove live in the Echoes
Living Room. Ancient Future is the longtime world fusion ensemble
that has been mixing Indian, Asian, African and Chamber music
into global designs since their 1980 debut album. They've just
released a new CD, PASSION PLANET (Ancient Future Music). In founder
and guitarist Matthew Montfort's Marin County home, we gathered
the band into his living room to play live on Echoes. This is
an all-star group that includes singer Irina Mikhailova (of Medicine
Drum and Lumin), Indian sitarist Habib Khan, Iranian percussionist
Emam and keyboardist Doug McKeehan.
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.
LOOP GURU LOOPS OUT Loop Guru is the influential ethno-techno band from England
that fuses samples of ethnic recordings into hallucinogenic soundscapes,
usually powered by the beat. Loop Guru is still making music,
but core members Sam Dodson and Jym Darling have created a couple
of splinter groups, Thaw and Slipper. In Dodson's suburban London
rowhouse, the two key us in to their new sound designs and give
us a sample of some of their works in progress, including adaptations
of early American jazz.
Echoes Programs for the week of January 6-10, 2003
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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