Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of December 23-27, 2002. 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.
SONIC SEASONINGS 2002: LIVING ROOM CONCERTS FOR CHRISTMAS
MAGGIE SANSONE & FRIENDS
JEFF PEARCE For 2002 Sonic Seasonings brings back Mr. Seasonal himself,
pianist George Winston. George Winston's DECEMBER album is still
one of the most popular recordings ever on Windham Hill Records.
He comes to play music from that CD, some Charlie Brown Christmas
music and some surprises, including "Crystal Ship" from
his NIGHT DIVIDES THE DAY: THE MUSIC OF THE DOORS. Joining George
in the living room is Maggie Sansone and Friends. Maggie Sansone
is a hammered dulcimer player from Maryland who has been recording
a unique brand of Celtic chamber music, mixing traditional songs
and original compositions. Her albums include a traveler's prayer
and CELTIC MEDITATIONS (Maggie's Music). Maggie takes a seat in
the Sonic Seasonings living room with a chamber consort that includes
winds, cello and percussion. We'll hear an atmospheric side to
the holiday with ambient guitarist Jeff Pearce. He plays solo,
but with his effects and live over-dubbing, he orchestrates landscapes
with the pristine serenity of new fallen snow. He plays original
music from his CD, BLEED (Hypnos) and some Christmas carols like
you've never heard them before. Sonic Seasonings 2002 continues
the tradition of intimate performances that evoke the spirit and
the landscapes of the season.
CHRISTMAS ECHOES The perfect music for digesting that Christmas dinner. We'll
hear evocative and inventive renditions of Christmas favorites
from artists who are staples of the Echoes soundscape, including
new seasonal collections from Philip Aaberg, Nicholas Gunn and
Monk and the new, A Windham Hill Christmas.
NIGEL SHAW'S CALL OF THE MOORS Nigel Shaw is little known in the United States, but he's
released dozens of albums in England. We interviewed him on Echoes
in 1991 and caught up with him again this past summer. Nigel plays
music that ranges from New Age meditations to techno dance grooves.
We visit him on his farm in Dartmoor Forest where we explore his
recreation of an Iron Age roundhouse and hear his latest ethno-techno
MIKE OLDFIELD'S VIRTUAL MUSIC Mike Oldfield is an icon of modern instrumental music, best
known for his debut album, Tubular Bells. Over the last few years,
Oldfield has been developing a music based computer game and he's
scored a soundtrack to go along with it called MUSIC VR (Warner
Bros. UK) We visit the legendary musician in his estate outside
of London where he talks about his game and plays it for us. We
also get a sneak glimpse of his new recording of "Tubular
Bells," set for release in the 30th anniversary year of 2003.
Echoes Programs for the week of December 23-27,
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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