Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of March 3-7, 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.
PETER KATER: RETURN TO VIRTUAL NATIVE SOIL Pianist Peter Kater spent most of the 1990s working with Native
American flute player R. Carlos Nakai in a series of acclaimed
CDs of duets, chamber ensembles and soundtracks. On his latest
CD, RED MOON (Silverwave), Kater returns to that fertile soil,
recording an album of Native American chamber arrangements with
an undertow of electronica rhythms. Teaming up with Nakai, Mary
Youngblood and other Native musicians, Kater orchestrates an ambient
native chamber music, even though during its making, few of the
players were ever in the same state, let alone the same studio.
Kater shows us how he created his virtual ensemble.
BARBARA HIGBIE II: VARIATIONS ON A FOLK PIANO In the second of a two-part feature on pianist Barbara Higbie,
we sit in the composers converted garage studio while she takes
us into the lyrical roots of her compositions and talks about
combining Terry Riley and Charlie Brown. The pianist and fiddler
came to early renown on the Windham Hill label, recording the
influential TIDELINE CD with then-husband, fiddler Darol Anger.
That led to the formation of Montreux, a heady acoustic fusion
of jazz, bluegrass and chamber music that included bassist Michael
Manring and mandolinist Mike Marshall. Now, Higbie is focusing
on solo piano for the first time, with the release of VARIATIONS
ON A HAPPY ENDING (Slowbaby).
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH AURAH Aurah is Swiss musicians Marc Dold and Judith Martin. You've
heard them both separately as session musicians and re-mix artists.
Dold's re-mix team, S.A.F, created the hit version of Enya's
"Only Time." As Aurah, they traffic in an electronica
brand of ethereal world fusion whose themes are inspired by Paulo
Coelho's mystic novel, "The Alchemist." They blend
Middle Eastern and flamenco touches with electronica grooves and
Martin's breathy vocals. In the Echoes living room they re-create
their sound live.
ECHOES AT THE MOVIES It's time to break out the popcorn and jumbo soda as Echoes
goes to the movies. The Holiday surge has brought us a host of
innovative soundtrack scores that go beyond the usual Hollywood
orchestrations. Echoes creates an imaginary one hour soundtrack
for these scores including music from ONE HOUR PHOTO, SOLARIS,
ROAD TO PERDITION and THE LORD OF THE RINGS.
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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