Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of April 12-16, 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 THE MUNDI ENSEMBLE The Mundi Ensemble plays ancient music, but with a post-modern
sensibility. Based in Austin, Texas, but headed up by British
born guitarist Darrel Mayer, the ensemble plays ancient songs
and new compositions with a minimalist sensibility and a hint
of Duane Eddy, albeit on classical guitar. Their second album,
AS BARLEY FALLS (International Rain) is a whimsical mix of old
and new, recorded live in a church. We gathered The Mundi Ensemble
in their Austin living room for a riveting live performance of
GLEN TARACHOW: TICK, TOCK, DRIP Glen Tarachow is a New York City based composer who spends
most of his time writing commercial jingles and soundtracks.
But on his own, he creates an ambient soundworld called "Waterclocks"
(Burning Water Rebellion Records). It's a mesmerizing work of
interlaced melodic cycles picked with time-stepping delicacy.
Unlike most cyclical pieces, Tarachow recorded his guitar and
keyboard piece line by line, playing all the parts straight through.
In his Astoria studio, Glen Tarachow takes us inside the synchronous
timepiece of WATERCLOCKS.
CHRISTOPHER O'RILEY'S CLASSICAL ROCK PIANO Christopher O'Riley is a noted classical concert pianist as
well as the host of Public Radio International's FROM THE TOProm
the Top radio program. You'll usually hear him playing Scriabin
and Mozart, but on his latest album, he plays the music of Radiohead,
the critically acclaimed English art rock group. O'Riley started
playing this music on piano during breaks on FROM THE TOP and
wound up with an album's worth of material now called TRUE LOVE
WAITS: Christopher O'Riley Plays the Music of Radio Head (Sony
Classical). Christopher talks about his obsession with Radiohead
and transferring their music to piano in what he calls the most
difficult music he's ever played.
DAVID WRIGHT: GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE David Wright is a longtime English synthesist who released
his first album back in 1991. Since then, he's had several solo
releases and is a co-founder of Code Indigo, a synthesizer ensemble
essaying a quantum sci-fi approach to space music. On his own,
Wright initially drew on sources that include Klaus Schulze and
Vangelis for his orchestral space music, but recent albums like
WALKING WITH GHOSTS, show a more electronica side to this artist.
In addition to his own music, Wright also runs the A.D. Music
label whose artists include Witchcraft, Robert Fox and Code Indigo.
In his Bungay, England studio, David Wright plugs us in.
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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