Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of September 15-19, 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.
Monday 09/15/03 PATRICK BALL'S CELTIC
JOURNEY Long before the Celtic craze hit America, harpist Patrick
Ball was spreading the Irish gospel, playing the songs of legendary
bard Turlough O'Carolan and other Celtic tunes. Born in America
and living in northern California, he's recorded nine albums in
the last 20 years, each one full of the lilting melodies and haunting
atmospheres of the Celtic lands. He's just released an anthology
of his music, MUSIC ON THE WIND (Celestial Harmonies). Ball is
one of the few masters of the wire-strung harp, which was played
in the 17th and 18th century, unlike the conventional gut and
nylon stringed harps of today. Patrick Ball weaves the tale of
his Celtic journey.
Tuesday 09/16/03 CD OF THE MONTH It's The Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai for this month's CD of the
Month, and it's the latest from Japanese synthesist Kitaro. Based
on the sounds of bells from the Temples of Shikoku, it's Kitaro's
best album in years.
Thursday 09/18/03 KAKI KING: HER
WAY OR THE SUBWAY Kaki King began her career playing on New York City subway
stops. Now this frighteningly virtuosic and independent guitar
player from Brooklyn has a new, critically acclaimed CD called
EVERYBODY LOVES YOU (Velour Records). She's adapted the extended
techniques of Preston Reed and Michael Hedges and discovered her
own distinctive voice. Kaki talks about a music journey from New
York subways to concert stages.
Friday 09/19/03 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 Top
radio program. You'll usually hear him playing Scriabin and Mozart,
but on his new 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
Echoes Programs for the week of September 15-19,
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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