Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of January 17-21, 2005. 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.
FEATURES FOR THE WEEK
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH JONATHAN ELIAS Jonathan Elias caused a buzz a few years ago with his global
hymn for peace, THE PRAYER CYCLE. While working on PRAYER CYCLE
II, 9-11 and its aftermath happened and Elias took a break to
look out across the American landscape instead of the global village.
The result is a haunting tone poem called AMERICAN RIVER on which
he orchestrates a landscape that's equal parts cosmic, country
and Copland, searching for the lost soul of America. With a trio
of violinist Charlie Bisharat and cellist Cameron Stone, Elias
comes into the Echoes living room to play his often hallucinogenic
Americana tone poems live.
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH CLARA & JEAN-LUC PONTY Jean-Luc Ponty is the legendary French jazz violinist. Pianist
Clara Ponty is his daughter. The two recently recorded together
for the first time on Clara Ponty's MIRROR OF TRUTH (JLP Productions).
We gather them in the Echoes Living Room where they play the
delicate, romantic, classic-tinged themes of Clara Ponty's music
in a pair of duets and some Clara Ponty piano solos.
STEVE TIBBETTS & CHOYING DROLMA: TRANS-AMBIENT TIBET Several years ago, Minneapolis-based guitar iconoclast Steve
Tibbetts released a CD with a Tibetan nun named Choying Drolma.
On CHO, he set her ancient Tibetan chants and hymns to his ambient
sound designs. Bridging time and distance, Drolma and Tibbetts
return with a new CD called SELWA (Six Degrees). Tibetan for
"luminous," "clear" or "awake,"
Selwa perfectly describes the finely honed balance between Drolma's
intoxicating, often folkloric songs and Tibbetts' abstracted ambiences.
We get the nun and the guitarist together to talk about a meeting
Echoes Programs for the week of January 17-21,
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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