Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of December 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.
ESSENTIAL ECHOES FOR 2003 The listeners had their say, now we have ours when the Echoes
staff picks their 25 Essential Echoes CDs for 2003. These are
the discs that made us want to get up and produce a radio show
everyday, music that pushed our envelope and reach a certain pinnacle
of perfection. You'll hear our choices, on ESSENTIAL ECHOES FOR
A FANTASY SOUNDTRACK FOR THE LORD OF THE RINGS Part Three On the eve of the release of THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN
OF THE KING, Echoes creates a fantasy soundtrack of music inspired
by the J.R.R. Tolkien novels. It's the music you wish had been
used on the film soundtrack including music from Sally Oldfield's
THE WATERBEARER and two artists who took their names from the
novels, Gandalf and Shadowfax. It's a journey through Middle
Earth in a Lord of the Rings Suite.
BRIAN ENO PART ONE: NEW DIRECTIONS LOST & FOUND As much music as you've heard from Brian Eno in the last thirty
odd years, there are literally shelves more works-in-progress
in his London studio. He's beginning to release some of it on
his Curiosities series (Opal Music), but there are scores more.
We take you into Eno's studio where the composer talks about
new directions lost and found, plays some current projects and
gives an impromptu Kaos Pad solo.
BRIAN ENO PART TWO: AMBIENCE OF THE LONG NOW Brian Eno usually operates on more than a single musical plane
at once. At the same time he might be producing U2, he could
also be sculpting an ambient sound installation. In the second
part of our Brian Eno series, the composer and his brother Roger
Eno, talk about the music of mid-20th century composer Hans Friedrich
Micheelson and creating an ambient composition for bells that
might exist in the far, far distant future.
BRIAN ENO PART THREE: ABBA & HEAVY METAL/THE VELVET GLOVE
& THE CLENCHED FIST In the process of playing some new, proto-punk-techno music
& poetry works, Brian Eno ruminates on the place of music
in the world today, the enduring popularity of Abba, and Heavy
Metal as immersive music. "I think heavy metal players haven't
really understood what they're doing, because what they're really
doing is making a bath that you can immerse yourself in. But they
insist that they've got something to say which, of course, is
a big mistake." For Heavy Metalists perhaps, but not Brian
Eno. One of our most prescient prognosticators, Eno talks about
a world where music might be less important, but where musical
possibilities are unlimited.
Echoes Programs for the week of December 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.
Copyright 2003 Pennsylvania Public Radio Associates,