Tag: Avant-garde

Pat Metheny Book of Angels Interview Podcast

Hear Pat Metheny talk about Tap: John Zorn’s Book of Angels in the Echoes Podcast. You never know quite where guitarist Pat Metheny is going to land.  In just the last three years he’s recorded a album with his mechanical orchestra called The Orchestrion, released a solo guitar album of 60 pop cover tunes and…

Yoko Ono’s Oblique Strategies – Still Ono at 80

She sang with Ornette Coleman, produced the first loft concerts of John Cage, La Monte Young and the Fluxus movement, created conceptual art, pre-saged Diamanda Galas and the B-52s.  Then she married John Lennon. “Count all the stars of that night by heart.  The piece ends when all the orchestra members finish counting their stars…

Hauschka’s Mystery Prepared Piano

Here’s a bit of fantasy and prepared piano from Haushka, the German pianist who was recently on Echoes with violinist Hilary Hahn.  This is from the press release: While on a recent US tour with Grammy-winning American violinist Hilary Hahn, celebrated Düsseldorf-born piano composer Hauschka took a time-out to create this very special 3-part performance…

Janel & Anthony Echoes Podcast.

The Avant-garde is Made Beautiful by This Washington D.C. Ambient Chamber Music Duo Hear their Echoes Interview Podcast on iTunes. Janel Leppin and Anthony Pirog are two musicians living between worlds and sometimes states.  The couple are associated with the avant-garde music scene in Washington D.C.  The only thing is, their music tends to be…

The Residents: Address Unknown

The Residents Play Philadelphia and More The Residents are coming on what is reputedly only their 7th world tour in 40 years.  This anarchic, satirical, experimental ensemble has been creating mind-snapping albums since the early 70s, often making twisted parodies of rock iconography.  Their first album was Meet The Residents, a take-off on Meet the…

Thoughts in Sound: Cage, Eno, Jarrett, Riley

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080820.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThoughts in Sound from musicians at the bleeding edges of music including John Cage, Brian Eno, Terry Riley and Keith Jarrett. You can also hear an Audio Version of this blog, with music. Every musician plays notes, but some of them think about the nature of…