Following is a listing of the musical selections on
Echoes this week. 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.
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number if your station is one of them.
FEATURES FOR THE WEEK
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH ARYEH FRANKFURTER We travel to the San Francisco basement studio of Aryeh Frankfurter
where he plays Nordic music for Celtic harp live on Echoes. Aryeh
Frankfurter is a multi-instrumentalist based in San Francisco
who can whip off world jazz fusion solos on violin or pluck the
most delicate melody on Celtic harp. On his latest album, AURORA
OF THE NORTHERN HARP (Lion Harp), he adapts music for Swedish
Cow horn and clogged fiddle to his Celtic strings. We hear him
do it live.
BILL FONTANA: RESOUNDING THE WORLD Bill Fontana is a trained musician and composer, but his music
doesn't use any orchestral instruments. Instead, he takes natural
sounds from the environment, like ocean waves at Normandy, the
clockworks of Big Ben, or the foghorns of his home by the San
Francisco Bay, and transmits them to distant locales. Fontana
creates a sonic dislocation, allowing us to hear these sounds
and landscapes in new ways. In his studio, Bill Fontana takes
us out to the world and into sound.
IRARI'S BALKAN LAMENTS Irina Mikhailova grew up in Kazakhstan, but since moving to
San Francisco in 1992, she's become a diva of the global music
scene there, singing with the world fusion groups Lumin and Medicine
Drum and the Bulgarian choir, Kitka. Now she's teamed up with
Oakland-based pianist Ira Stein, formerly of the Windham Hill
duo Ira Stein and Russel Walder. Together, they create chamber
works from Bulgarian, Rumanian and Russian folk songs on their
CD, ESQUISSE. Ira Stein and Irina Mikhailova talk about their
JEFF BEAL: CARNIVALE'S DARK MIDWAY HBO's Carnivale is a dark, mystical peek inside a depression-era
carnival touring dust bowl that exist in a nether world between
Christianity and the supernatural. The DVD of the first season
has just been released as well as a soundtrack CD (on Varese Sarabande).
The second season begins this month. Jeff Beal, whose recent work
includes scores for TIBET: CRY OF THE SNOW LION and POLLACK, composes
the music for this deep psychological landscape that harkens back
to a rustic americana but with a distinctly ambient sound. Beal
and series executive producer Howard Klein talk about a music
full of dust storms and magic.
Echoes Programs for the week of February 28-March
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collections of Living Room Concerts, artist interviews and more,
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you to an Amazon.com entry to purchase the CD, while the "iTunes"
button will take you to iTunes to purchase the song. If there
is no "buy-it" button or "iTunes" button,
the music is not currently carried by Amazon.com or iTunes.
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