Tag: Ambient Chamber Music

Yoed Nir Live on Echoes

Yoed Nir on Echoes

Yoed Nir plays live in Echoes Video.Yoed Nir is one of a new generation of looping cellists, joining the likes of Zoe Keating, Jami Sieber, Matthew Schoening and Hans Christian in creating orchestras of sound with just one instrument.  Although there are lots of instrumentalists who loop, outside of guitarists it seems to be cellists…

12 Months of Echoes CD Picks

A Look Back at CD of the Month Picks for 2014Tonight on Echoes we look back at our 12 CD of the Month selections.  We’ll be playing two tracks from each spread out over the two hours of Echoes tonight.  Here they all are with links to their reviews, tracks and videos. January: Hammock Oblivion…

Philip Selway’s Weatherhouse CD of the Month

Philip Selway - Weatherhouse

Philip Selway is the drummer from Radiohead, but that information does little to prepare you for the sensitive, gentle songs of broken love and redemption that populate his second solo album, Weatherhouse. Even his first album, the more folk inclined Familial, won’t set you up for the lush textures and seductive melodies he conjures. Weatherhouse…

Ricochets: The Echoes Living Room Concerts Volume 20.

Ricochets: Echoes Living Room Concerts Volume 20

https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/echoes.org/audio/01PrairieSuite.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSIn our 25th year, the 20th Echoes Living Room Concert CD. Epic voices from the 1990s, children of progressive rock, global music explorers and a new sound of ambient pop form part of the roadmap to Ricochets, our 20th volume of live Echoes performances. Here’s some track-by-track insight into…

An Echoes Jam on Yoed Nir

Yoed Nir Headshot

Last night Echoes listeners got to hear cellist Yoed Nir performing live in the Echoes Living Room. He was creating looping orchestrations with his cello, all of it played and much of it improvised in the moment.  Greg Pelican, a subscriber to Echoes On-Line was so charged up, he picked up his drum sticks and…

July CD of the Month – Yoed Nir The Next Dream

Yoed Nir -The Next Dream

https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/echoes.org/audio/TimeIsUp.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSYoed Nir creates Ambient Cello Orchestras: The Next Dream Hear it featured tonight on Echoes It’s a good time to be a cellist. Rock artists from Arcade Fire to Shawn Colvin are using them to provide just that right amount of elegant soul to their work. And the…

Chilled Cellos 2014

When is a cello more than a cello? When it’s played by looping cellists who turn their strings into an orchestra. Or it’s in a cello rock band with three cellos.  Or it’s sonically processed in an electronic landscape.  You’ll hear that and more with Chilled Cellos. I’ve got several loopers including Matthew Schoening,  Jami…

Hammock From Abyss to Revelation.

In a world of dance beats, rapid fire sequences and songs devolving into little more than hooks, Hammock takes a deeper, darker more textured approach.  They are the Mark Rothko of ambient music with sheets of sound shifting beneath each other like tectonic plates, but with the hint of melody and the feel of spirits…

2013 Rewind: Best of Echoes 2013 Listener Poll

Start 2014 Off Right with a Reprise Broadcast of The Best of Echoes 2013 Listener Poll Results tonight 01/01/2014 What do you get when you take a contemporary avant-garde composer, psychedelic folkies, Indian sitarists and Japanese electronic musicians.  Apparently you get the soundscape of Echoes or at least the music listeners thought was the best…