Echoes Playlist

April 7-11, 2003

Following is a listing of the musical selections airing on Echoes for the week of April 7-11, 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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Wednesday 04/09/03
They used to be Afro Celt Sound System, but with their fourth CD they've dropped the Sound System end of their name, and a bit of the techno and dub tradition from which it initially sprang. This is an even more organic AfroCelts, but hardly acoustic as electronic sequences, pads and grooves still inform much of their music. Afro Celts continue to stretch their sound, bringing in Canadian Nouveau Flamenco guitarist Jesse Cook on one track, dub-punk pioneer Jah Wobble and Irish fiddler Eileen Ivers. They interweave with the kora of Afro Celt charter member N'Faly Kouyate, Irish sean nos singer Iarla O'Lionard, uilleann piper Emer Mayock and the Irish whistles and frame drums of James McNally. SEED is a bit more melodically oriented than previous albums, but the groove remains the unifying force between Simon Emmerson's electronica rhythms, Johnny Khalsi's riveting Middle Eastern drums and McNally's bodhran. We feature several tracks from it as Echoes CD of the Month for April.

Thursday 04/10/03
Carter Burwell, film composer of ADAPTATION and films by the Coen Brothers, is part of a new generation of soundtrack artists that includes Thomas Newman, Hans Zimmer and Reinhold Heil & Johnny Klimek. These composers are as likely to use electric guitar as a string section and you'll find them banging on Balinese gongs as much as timpani. Carter Burwell has been slowly rising through the film ranks since he composed the score to Joel and Ethan Coens' film, BLOOD SIMPLE. Since then, he's scored all their movies as well as THE ROOKIE, CONSPIRACY THEORY and WAYNE'S WORLD II. His score for Spike Jonze's ADAPTATION (Astralwerks/Emd) is an unusual merging of orchestra with ambient atmospheres and Balinese gamelan. Burwell talks about the psychological underscore of soundtrack composing.

Friday 04/11/03
Benjy Wertheimer and Michael Mandrell are veterans of modern instrumental music with eastern overtones. Benjy Wertheimer was a founding member of the world fusion band, Ancient Future and is a master of the tabla drums and esraj, an Indian violin. Michael Mandrell is a sensitive finger-style guitarist who's music was recently used on the soundtrack to the award winning documentary, STONE READER. These two musicians got together in Oregon where they've been fusing a music for yoga with languid improvisations and fiery tabla-guitar duels. They talk about their sound and spirit.

Echoes Programs for the week of April 7-11, 2003

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