Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of January 27-31, 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 ROBERT RICH Robert Rich plugs into the Echoes Living Room and performs
live. The San Francisco Bay area synthesist is one of the leading
exponents of techno-tribal music, mixing throbbing percussive
rhythms with swirling textures and melodies that may undulate
on bamboo flutes, lap steel guitar or synthesizer. In the Echoes
Living Room, he conjures up the darkly shifting textures of his
latest CD, BESTIARY (Release) as well as his more organic, techno-tribal
works like PROPAGATION (Hearts of Space)
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH DRALA The world music ensemble, Drala, performs live on Echoes.
Drala is David Nichtern and Steve Gorn. Nichtern is a noted composer
and guitarist best known for writing the Maria Muldaur hit "Midnight
at the Oasis" and for an extensive list of session work.
Steve Gorn has lent his serene bansuri flute sounds to everyone
from Paul Simon to percussionist Glen Velez. As Drala, they sculpt
a modal, meditative sound. With the addition of electric bass
and Indian tabla, Drala performs music from their self-titled
debut on Dharma Moon, live on Echoes.
DO IT YOURSELF DESKTOP MUSIC
Ever have the urge to make your own music but you can't play an
instrument? We'll show you how when we demonstrate a computer-based
"sequencing instrument" called Abelton Live. It's just
one among many options the desktop composer has for building tunes
out of samples and loops.
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.
Echoes Programs for the week of January 27-31,
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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