Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of March 29-April 2, 2004. 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 DRALA Drala is the New York City based world music ensemble headed
up by guitarist David Nichtern and bansuri flute player Steve
Gorn. They recently released their second album, Midnight Flower
(Dharma Moon). We visit Drala in their Manhattan studio where
they unfold the sinuous melodies and sensual eastern grooves,
MICHAEL WHALEN'S FETAL HEARTBEAT Michael Whalen is a veteran composer whose work in soundtracks
includes numerous scores for Discovery Channel and National Geographic
productions, jingles, and films directed by Rob Lowe and Vincent
Gallo. His latest albums include an ambient CD called Like Rain
Through My Hands and a soundtrack for a book called From Conception
To Birth: A Life Unfolds (Cherry Lane Records). It's a mesmerizing
journey that accompanies artfully manipulated photos of the birthing
process. In the womb of his studio, Michael Whalen talks about
music being born.
WILLIAM EATON: ALIEN STRINGS-GLOBAL MUSIC-SOUTHWEST VISIONS William Eaton is a Sedona-based guitarist and guitar luthier
who has invented several stringed instruments that not only have
an amazing sound, but are works of visual art. He's created hybrid
instruments like the Koto-harp Guitar, 26 stringed guitar and
the 31 stringed, O'ele'n Strings and the Lyre-Harp Guitar. They
all look like lost artifacts of a highly evolved alien culture.
Eaton deploys his instruments in an exotic world chamber fusion
that draws its rhythms from the Middle East and Africa, its melodies
from India and Appalachia and its atmosphere right out of the
desert southwest where Eaton lives. He's recorded albums with
Native flute icon R. Carlos Nakai and has several solo CDs on
the Canyon label. His latest is a double CD called SPARKS &
EMBERS. We talk with William Eaton and his ensemble about alien
strings, global music and southwestern visions.
Echoes Programs for the week of March 29-April
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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