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Program 602: From Reich to Ra in 40 minutes

KALW Broadcast Date: May 29, 2020 | Host: Mark Abramson

From Steve Reich to Sun Ra in 40 short minutes! In this program we take a free-associative approach to experimental music. Starting with some of Steve Reich’s work for mallet instruments, we found some electronic music that shared elements of Reich’s approach and then let our mind wander from track to track using connections that made sense…at the time!

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Title: Nagoya Marimbas (1994)
Composer: Steve Reich
Performers: Bob Becker, James Preiss – marimbas
Recording Title: Works 1965-1995 (1997)
Record Label: Nonesuch
Catalog Number: 79451-2


Title: Mallet Quartet (2009)
Composer: Steve Reich
Performers: So Percussion
Recording Title: WTC 9-11 (2011)
Record Label: Nonesuch
Catalog Number: 5282361-2


Title: IBM Probe & Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.
Composer: Raymond Scott
Performers: Raymond Scott
Recording Title: Manhattan Research, Inc. (2000)
Record Label: Basta Music
Catalog Number: 3090782


Title: Trans Europe Express (1977)
Composer: Kraftwerk
Performers: Kraftwerk
Recording Title: 3-D (Der Katalog) (2016)
Record Label: Kling Klang
Catalog Number: 0190295873578


Title: Hoodoo Zephyr (1993)
Composer: John Adams
Performers: John Adams
Recording Title: Hoodoo Zephyr (1993)
Record Label: Nonesuch
Catalog Number: 9 79311-2


Title: Séismogrammes, pt. 1 (1954)
Composer: Henri Pousseur
Performers: Henri Pousseur
Recording Title: Early Experimental Electronic Music 1954-61 (2017)
Record Label: Sub Rosa Records
Catalog Number: SR415


Title: Arkestry (2010)
Composer: Flying Lotus
Performers: Flying Lotus
Recording Title: Cosmogramma (2010)
Record Label: Warp Records
Catalog Number: WARP195


Title: Neptune (2010)
Composer: Sun Ra
Performers: Sun Ra & His Arkestra
Recording Title: Discipline 27-II (1972)
Record Label: Enterplanetary Koncepts
Catalog Number:


Title: Cascade in Slow Motion (2017)
Composer: Tyshawn Sorey
Performers: Corey Smythe (keyboards), Chris Tordini (bass), Tyshawn Sorey (percussion)
Recording Title: Versimilitude (2017)
Record Label: Pi Recordings
Catalog Number: PI70

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