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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FEATURES FOR THE WEEK
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH ANJA LECHNER AND VASSILIS TSABROPOULOS At An Die Musik in Baltimore we enjoy a private and intimate
performance by German cellist Anja Lechner and Greek pianist Vassilis
Tsabropoulos. Their latest album, CHANTS, HYMNS AND DANCES (ECM)
is one of the most perfectly pitched, subtly nuanced recordings
of 2004. The two artists adapt the music of Armenian mystic G.I.
Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann in a series of serene improvisations
that will have you redefining your concepts of beauty. We hear
them in a live and spontaneous performance.
JORANE-CELLO SONGS There aren't too many singer-songwriters whose main instrument
is the cello. Jorane is a Canadian musician with several albums
released north of the border, but she's just put out her first
U.S. recording, THE YOU AND THE NOW (Six Degrees), a haunting
disc of luminous cello driven songs and Jorane's darkly insinuating,
hymn-like vocals. Jorane talks about her music
SOUND TRIBE SECTOR NINE: ARTIFACTS OF THE FUTURE Sound Tribe Sector Nine calls themselves a collective, integrating
guest musicians, multimedia artists and even the audiences at
their live shows into their expansive musical concept. Fundamentally
a band of accomplished instrumentalists, STS9 has made computer-based
looping and sampling an integral part of both their live shows
and recording process. Guitarist Hunter Brown and bassist David
Murphy talk about the intersection of electronica and improvisation
that's heard on their latest CD ARTIFACT.
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH STELLAMARA Stellamara is a Bay Area band creating a world music of the
imagination, filtered through eastern European refrains, spun
in Persian grooves, blended in medieval modalities and supercharged
by San Franciscan multi-cultural sensibilities. It's all centered
by the vocal incantations of Sonja Drakulich whose voice evokes
Bulgarian choirs and middle eastern ululations in this richly
layered, percussive world fusion. They've just released their
first CD in 8 years, called THE SEVEN VALLEYS (Lucidity Music.)
We hear them playing live, on Echoes.
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