Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of July 5-9, 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.
FEATURES FOR THE WEEK
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH BANSHEE IN THE KITCHEN Banshee
in the Kitchen is a California trio whose hearts reside in Ireland.
Brenda Hunter, Mary Tulin and Jill Eglund make up the Banshees,
playing hammered dulcimer & fiddle, guitar & bouzouki,
and flute & accordion respectively. In the flatlands of Bakersfield,
they've forged an evocative Celtic sound that merges folk, classical
and world music elements heard on their latest CD, CATCHING THE
MOONCOIN. We catch Banshee in the Kitchen in Mary Tulin's living
room, where they create their own brand of Celtic enchantment.
BT: THE SOUL OF A MONSTER BT a.k.a. Brian Transeau,
is a darling of the dance floor, and is responsible for a genre
called techno-trance. But the electronic composer's music has
always been deeper and more multi-faceted than that. You can hear
his emotional range on the soundtrack to MONSTER, a harrowing
film portrait of Aileen Wuornos, a street prostitute who was executed
for killing seven men in Florida during the 1980s. Her life was
horrible, but BT finds a soul in her world, revealed in minimalist
cycles, ambient atmospheres and a touch of ambient Americana.
BT talks about his score to Monster.
ECHOES JULY CD OF THE MONTH
FRITZ HEEDE: ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS ILLUMINATED
MANUSCRIPTS is a vibrant world fusion CD orchestrated by multi-instrumentalist
Fritz Heede, and a soundtrack to a brilliant animated DVD of the
same name. Like that DVD, Heede's music transports you into a
constantly morphing, surreal world full of propulsive rhythms,
serpentine melodies and floating ambiences. It's a virtual Middle
Eastern music in a psychedelic dream with Heede weaving his guitars,
sitar and keyboards in with a group that includes percussionist
Gilbert Levy, flutist Suzanne Teng and a host of middle eastern
musicians playing oud, douduk, and kanun. We journey through Fritz
Heede's Illuminated Manuscripts, Echoes July CD of the Month.
THE MINISTRY OF INSIDE THINGS: ELECTRONIC DECRYPTION The
Ministry of Inside Things is synthesist Chuck van Zyl and guitarist
Art Cohen. Van Zyl is a disciple of 70's space music and hosts
the long-running space music radio show, Stars End at WXPN in
Philadelphia. When he isn't spinning CDs of heroes like Tangerine
Dream, Klaus Schulze and their more recent descendants, he creates
his own electronic dreamscapes with Art Cohen. Their debut CD
is EVERLASTING MOMENT (Synkronos). In van Zyl's Upper Darby home,
Chuck van Zyl and Art Cohen talk about the inspiration, directions
and secrets of The Ministry of Inside Things.
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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