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Program 757: New Releases

KALW Broadcast Date: October 8, 2023 | Host: Joseph Bohigian

This program features music released so far in 2023, including Darkness and Scattered Light by John Luther Adams, performed by the late bassist Robert Black; “The Sorting Line” from Joshua MarquezRecycled Soundscapes; Middle Armand Bayou by Tom Bickley; pianist Marc-André Hamelin’s recording of Gabriel Fauré’s Barcarolle No 3; Mirna Lekić’s recordings of piano solos by Natalie Draper and Helmut Lachenmann; and Doug Bielmeier’s ambient work Wells, ME. The program concludes with a tribute to the people of Artsakh, also known as Nagorno-Karabakh, who were forced to flee their homes and are now living as refugees in the Republic of Armenia following an invasion of the region by Azerbaijan on September 19, 2023, featuring Karabakhtsi composer Hovik Sardaryan‘s Ikone and Joseph Bohigian‘s Lullaby for Stepanakert, composed during the 2020 Artsakh War.

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John Luther Adams Darkness and Scattered Light Robert Black, double bass

Title: Darkness and Scattered Light
Composer: John Luther Adams
Performer: Robert Black, double bass
Recording Title: Darkness and Scattered Light
Record Label: Cold Blue
Catalog Number: CB0067

Joshua Marquez Recycled Soudscapes

Title: The Sorting Line
Composer: Joshua Marquez
Performer: Joshua Marquez
Recording Title: Recycled Soundscapes
Record Label: Bahay Records
Catalog Number: BR-07

Tom Bickley Jepson Prairie

Title: Middle Armand Bayou
Composer: Tom Bickley
Recording Title: Jepson Prairie
Record Label: Other Minds Records
Catalog Number: OM 1038-2

Gabriel Fauré, Nocturnes and Barcarolles, Marc-André Hamelin

Title: Barcarolle No 3 in G flat major, Op.42
Composer: Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Recording Title: Gabriel Fauré: Nocturnes & Barcarolles
Record Label: Hyperion Records
Catalog Number: CDA68331/2

Mirage, Mirna Lekić, piano

Title: Fractured Bells
Composer: Natalie Draper
Performer: Mirna Lekić, piano
Recording Title: Mirage
Record Label: Furious Artisans
Catalog Number: FACD6832

Mirage, Mirna Lekić, piano

Title: Guero
Composer: Helmut Lachenmann
Performer: Mirna Lekić, piano
Recording Title: Mirage
Record Label: Furious Artisans
Catalog Number: FACD6832

Doug Bielmeier, Music for Billionaires

Title: Wells, ME
Composer: Doug Bielmeier
Performer: Doug Bielmeier, electronics
Recording Title: Music for Billionaires
Record Label: New Focus Recordings
Catalog Number: FCR384

Hovik Sardaryan

Title: Ikone
Composer: Hovik Sardaryan
Performers: Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra; Rita Castro Blanco, conductor
Recorded by: Swiss Radio SRF

Stepanakert, photo by Marcin Konsek

Title: Lullaby for Stepanakert
Composer: Joseph Bohigian
Performers: Ensemble Decipher; KaiChen Cheng, flute; and Ford Fourqurean, clarinet

La Monte Youngpark jiha poses for photo
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