Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of January 13-17, 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 LISA LYNNE We've had Celtic harpist Lisa Lynne perform many times on
Echoes before, but never quite like this. In her San Fernando
Valley living room, she gathers members of the Lian Ensemble,
a group of Iranian exile musicians who add their exotic colors
to Lisa's Celtic and Elizabethan tinged themes. Lisa plays music
from her newest album, MAIDEN'S PRAYER (New Earth).
CD OF THE MONTH:
JEFF PEARCE: BLEED Bleed is the foreboding name of a new CD by ambient guitarist
Jeff Pearce, but Pearce's wounds are more emotional than physical.
This darkly introspective, but quietly melodic CD finds Pearce
creating reverberant guitar orchestrations through his fragile
melodies into loops, delays, and echos that build and converge,
creating a sonic womb of contemplation. Pearce says the album
is based on some old journals and the teenage traumas and yearnings
they awakened, but you don't need to know that to hear the melancholy
in his music. This album also includes more contemporary inspirations.
He recorded "Through Tears" while watching the events
of 9-11 unfold. That track debuted on An Echoes Requiem in October,
THOMAS NEWMAN 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, it doesn'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.
MEDWYN GOODALL: ANCIENT ARTHURIAN AMBIENCES Medwyn Goodall has never met a New Age concept he didn't like.
Over the last quarter century, he's released over 80 CDs, each
bathed in a New Age concept from Fairies to Angels, with stops
at meditation, Celtic anthems and more. In his rustic home in
Southern England, Goodall talks about his prolific proclivities,
his early days as a rocker and his links to the pastoral and ancient
spirits of England.
Echoes Programs for the week of January 13-17,
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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