Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of August 2-6, 2004. 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.
FEATURES FOR THE WEEK
DEBORAH MARTIN & CHERYL GALLAGHER: AMBIENT TIBET Deborah Martin is a space music synthesist from San Diego.
Cheryl Gallagher plays smooth jazz harp. In 1999 they hiked into
the Himalayas and trekked through Nepal and Tibet. They returned
with sounds and images of the landscape and religion and forged
it into a new CD called TIBET. Martin and Gallagher talk about
their journey and the music it inspired.
ECHOES AUGUST CD OF THE MONTH
LAYNE REDMOND: INVOKING THE MUSE Layne Redmond is a virtuoso frame drummer with a mystical,
mythological bent. On this CD she creates nine hymns to the muses,
basing many of her modes and concepts on the writings of Hymn
to the Muse, written by Mesomedes of Crete in the second century
A.D. Joined by bansuri flute player Steve Gorn (Drala, Glen Velez),
violinist Vicki Richards, fellow frame drummer Tommy Brunjes and
women singers and choir, her nine hymns form a serene, but rhythmically
driven soundscape. It's our August CD of the Month on Echoes.
DONNA DELORY: FROM MADONNA TO MANTRAS Donna DeLory has been singing professionally since she was
eight years old. She has several solo albums out, although she's
best known as a back-up singer for Madonna and has been in the
choruses of Madonna songs since the mid 1980s. On her own, DeLory
tends towards more mystical fare on CDs like IN THE GLOW and BLISS
(Secret Road Records). Her new CD, THE LOVER AND THE BELOVED (Ajna
Music) takes her on a mantric journey, singing chants in sanskrit
in elaborately produced arrangements that recall Rasa. In her
Los Angeles home, in the midst of rehearsing for Madonna's summer
tour, Donna DeLory talks about her mystic music.
JEFF BEAL & NAWANG KHECHOG: SCORING TIBETAN TRAGEDY TIBET: CRY OF THE SNOW LION is the critically acclaimed documentary
about the plight of Tibet, filmed over the course of ten years
by director Tom Peosay. Scoring his horrific tale is film composer
Jeff Beal and Tibetan exile, former monk and flutist, Nawang Khechog.
Together they create a haunting score that borrows from the sounds
of the Himalayas with Tibetan horns, flutes, chants and percussion,
but arranged into an emotional underscore. Jeff Beal, Nawang Khechog
and Tom Peosay talk about their Tibetan odyssey.
Click on a program number to see that day's playlist.
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your local station if there is some question about what program
was aired on a specific day.
The playlists include start times that indicate the
approximate beginning of that piece of music, represented in minutes
and seconds after the start of the hour.
There are also links to purchase many of the CDs, clicking
the "buy-it" button will take you to an Amazon.com entry
with more information about the CD. If there is no "buy-it"
button, the CD is not currently carried by Amazon.com.
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