Tag Archive for Minimalism

Women of Echoes

A Celebration of Women in Music from the Echoes Spectrum for International Women’s Day This Saturday, March 8 is International Women’s Day and as we do each year, we focus this show on the sounds of women musicians.  These days, that doesn’t seem as necessary as it did many years ago.  Even 20 years back,…

Robert Ashley’s Perfect Life Ends

ROBERT ASHLEY PASSES AT 83 Well, it may not have been so perfect, but Perfect Lives, Private Parts was the name of Robert Ashley’s multi-part meditation on life.  It was loosely called an opera, in the way that his contemporary, Philip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach was an opera, but less so.  Robert Ashley was…

Echoes 24 Years Ago Today!

In 1989 the World Wide Web was invented The Berlin Wall fell. The Dalai Lama won the Nobel Peace Prize. Denmark legalized civil unions between same-sex couples They were all ahead of the curve. And so was Echoes which launched on this day 24 years ago, on October 2, 1989 Today on Echoes, you’ll hear…

Ludovico Einaudi Live on Echoes

Hear Ludovico Einaudi live on Echoes tonight. Acclaimed Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi comes to Echoes with his electro-acoustic ensemble and plays the sometimes haunting, sometimes exuberant themes of his latest album, In A Time Lapse. Below, watch Ludovico Einaudi’s live performance of “Divenire” from his 2008 CD, Divenire. Read a review of Ludovico Einaudi’s In…

Echo Location: Jon Hassell Drops His Clothes

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090121.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Jon Hassell returns with first US tour in 20 years and new CD You can hear an audio version of this blog, with music. Listen to records by Björk, Baaba Maal, Talking Heads, Ani DiFranco, Ry Cooder, or  K.D. Lang,  and you’ll hear the trumpet…

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…