Echoes Playlist

November 18-22, 2002

Following is a listing of the musical selections airing on Echoes for the week of November 18-22, 2002.  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 11/18/02
Axiom of Choice, the LA based Persian fusion group, plays live on Echoes, merging sounds of the Middle East with atmospheres of the west. Their new CD, UNFOLDING (Narada) is an ecstatic take on the poetry of Omar Khayam, sung in Farsi by Axiom singer Mamak Khadem. She's surrounded by the strings of Loga Ramin Torkian who plays guitar and saz , Armenian duduk and Middle eastern percussion.

Tuesday 11/19/02
CD of the Month Club Selection

Twenty years ago, composer Philip Glass and director Godfrey Reggio lighted up the screen with Koyaanisqatsi, a non-narrative film that explored the rapid change in life we're experiencing. Driven by Philip Glass's kinetic, melodic score, the film was a unique marriage of music and visuals. Now they've released the third part of their trilogy, NAQOYQATSI (Sony Classical). It's an even more harrowing view of the world that posits the idea that technology rules us more than we rule technology. Glass and Reggio explore the themes of their trilogy, which has taken on a different light in a post 9-11 world.

Wednesday 11/20/02
Echoes travels to Lands End in England where we find Ishq. It sounds like an acronym for International Space Head Quarters and judging from the music of Matt Hillier, that might be appropriate, but it's actually a Persian greeting. Matt Hillier isn't Persian, but he works a highly ambient brand of ethno-techno from his seaside home. Hillier talks about the ambient spaces heard on his album ORCHID (Instinct) and the landscape around them.

Friday 11/22/02
Veteran British guitarist and keyboard player Phil Thornton has been exploring a world of musical exotica and mysticism since the early 1980s. After stints with The Bay City Rollers and Sinead O'Connor, he's created a trans-global sound of didgeridoos, spiraling e-bow guitar lines and lyrical Renaissance recorders. In recent years he's been exploring rhythms and melodies of the Middle East with Egyptian percussion wizard Hossam Ramzy, who has played with Jimmy Page & Robert Plant and Peter Gabriel. In his southern England home, Thornton unfolds the tapestry of his latest album, DREAMSCAPES (New World Records) and his Buddha Experience collections.


Echoes Programs for the week of November 18-22, 2002

 Monday 11/18/02

Tuesday 11/19/02

Wednesday 11/20/02

Thursday 11/21/02

Friday 11/22/02






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