Echoes Playlist

March 24-28, 2003

Following is a listing of the musical selections airing on Echoes for the week of March 24-28, 2003.  The dates on the playlists are the dates the programs are distributed to stations.  Please check the program ID number to verify the program if your station broadcasts the program on a different day than it is distributed.

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Monday 03/24/03
David Lewiston is not a musician. He's a sound recordist, collecting musical moments from around the world. Remember the first album of Balinese Gamelan music or Tibetan chant you heard? Chances are it was recorded by David Lewiston. Since the mid-1960s Lewiston has been dragging tape recorders around the world and up mountains to capture the ecstatic music of other cultures. Many of these recordings were issued on by Nonesuch records on their Explorer series. Recently Nonesuch has been re-issuing thee recordings for the first time on CD. We spoke with David Leiston back in 1995 when this venerable pioneer of the world's music talked about his travels and some of the sounds he's experienced.

Wednesday 03/26/03

In the second of two features, brothers David & Steve Gordon talk about extending their tribal drum sound into global chants and electronica grooves. Best know for their drumming CDs like SACRED SPIRIT DRUMS and DRUM MEDICINE (Sequoia), the brothers have split into new areas of music. Steve Gordon released his solo debut, DRUM PRAYER (Sequoia), which, despite the title is about voice as much as rhythm. He creates original chants using words in Sanskrit and Lakota. David Gordon, meanwhile, has produced an album by the singer, Sophia, called CHAKRA HEALING CHANTS (Sequoia) which fuses Sanskrit and Hebrew words. We visit each of their studios where they unfold their new direction.

Thursday 03/27/03
We go inside Spotted Peccary studios to discover Deborah Martin, a somewhat elusive musician and composer who has released two solo albums and several collaborations over the last decade. Martin is part of the Spotted Peccary label collective that includes Jon Jenkins, David Helpling, Greg Klamt and at times, Steve Gordon of David & Steve Gordon. She's even gotten bassist Tony Levin on her CDs. Martin mixes mystical musings and ambient designs on her albums, including a work in progress that's drawn from her trip to Tibet.

Friday 03/28/03
Ever had the urge to make your own music but you can't play anything? On we'll show you how when we demonstrate a computer composing program called Ableton Live. It's one among many new options for the desktop composer.

Echoes Programs for the week of March 24-28, 2003

 Monday 3/24/03

Tuesday 3/25/03

Wednesday 3/26/03

Thursday 3/27/03

Friday 3/28/03






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