Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of November 22-26, 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
STEVE TIBBETTS & CHOYING DROLMA: TRANS-AMBIENT TIBET
Several years ago, Minneapolis-based guitar iconoclast Steve Tibbetts
released a CD with a Tibetan nun named Choying Drolma. On CHO,
he set her ancient Tibetan chants and hymns to his ambient sound
designs. Bridging time and distance, Drolma and Tibbetts return
with a new CD called SELWA (Six Degrees). Tibetan for "luminous,"
"clear" or "awake," Selwa perfectly describes
the finely honed balance between Drolma's intoxicating, often
folkloric songs and Tibbetts' abstracted ambiences. We get the
nun and the guitarist together to talk about a meeting of worlds.
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH ANJA LECHNER AND VASILLIS TSABROPOULOS
At An Die Musik in Baltimore we enjoy a private and intimate performance
by German cellist Anja Lechner and Greek pianist Vasillis 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.
AN ECHOES THANKSGIVING WITH WILL ACKERMAN
In the tradition of great acoustic music drawn from the heartland
of America Echoes presents a special Thanksgiving program featuring
Vermont-based guitarist Will Ackerman. Ackerman was the founder
of Windham Hill records in 1977 and he, along with players like
Alex De Grassi and Michael Hedges, launched the acoustic guitar
renaissance of the 1980s. Ackerman has just released a a new
CD, RETURNING (Mary's Tree-Decca) on which he re-records his best-loved
tunes from the past 27 years. Joined by guitarist David Cullen,
Will Ackerman comes into the Echoes living room, carves the turkey
and then carves some of his beautiful guitar melodies, live on
an Echoes Thanksgiving.
ECHOES AT THE MOVIES
Echoes opens up the virtual multiplex to sample soundtracks from
the latest batch of films, not all of them Hollywood blockbusters.
We'll be hearing soundtracks by Chinese composer Tan Dun for
Jet Li's Hero and Gustavo Santaolalla's score to the Che Guevara
biopic, The Motorcycle Diaries. We'll also go off the Hollywood
red carpet and hear music for the animated film Illuminated Manuscripts.
It's all on the widescreen of Echoes.
Echoes Programs for the week
of November 22-26, 2004
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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