Poster Bowed Piano
Stephen Scott and his Bowed Piano.
Joe Goetz
Extra Eclectic

What can you do with a piano?

Extra Eclectic -March 23

What kinds of different sounds can be coaxed from a piano? 20th and 21st-century composers have found a few novel answers to that question. By doubling or quadrupling them, or in some cases, taking entirely strange and unique approaches to trigger their sounds. Extra Eclectic host Steve Seel shares some examples including the "bowed" piano music of Stephen Scott and the "rescued" piano of Sophia Subbayya Vastek. In the show's second hour, Seel makes no apologies for an hour simply of "lovely" modern classical music, from the likes of George Pelecis, Hugi Gudmundsson, and Reena Esmail.

Episode Playlist

Balinese Ceremonial Music: Taboeh Teloe
Colin Mcphee (Composer)
Peter Pears: Balinese Ceremonial Music (Album)
Nico Muhly, Piano (Soloist)
Duration: 4:44

Phantom Waltz
Meredith Monk (Composer)
Double Edge: U.S. Choice (Album)
Double Edge (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Edmund Niemann, Piano (Soloist)
Duration: 6:52

When The Machine Rhymes With My Body
Julie Herndon (Composer)
Breathing, Remembering, Dissolving (Album)
Kukuruz Quartet (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 12:18

Sophia Subbayya Vastek (Composer)
In Our Softening (Album)
Sophia Subbayya Vastek, Piano (Soloist)
Duration: 3:03

Afternoon Of A Fire
Stephen Scott (Composer)
Stephen Scott: Ice And Fire (Album)
The Bowed Piano Ensemble (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Saraiya Ruano, Native American Flute (Soloist)
Duration: 7:57

El Chan
Bryce Dessner (Composer)
El Chan (Album)
Katia & Marielle Labeque, Pianos (Soloist)
Duration: 15:36

Peter Gregson (Composer)
Patina (Album)
Peter Gregson, Cello (Soloist)
Duration: 4:36

Women Talking: Peace Of God
Hildur Gudnadottir (Composer)
Women Talking Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Album)
Studio Ensemble (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 2:18

Hugi Gudmundsson (Composer)
Hordur Askelsson (Conductor)
Meditatio (Album)
Schola Cantorum Reykjavik (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 3:33

Georgs Pelecis (Composer)
From My Home (Album)
German Chamber Philharmonic (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Gidon Kremer, Violin (Soloist)
Duration: 27:52

Tomorrow's Song
Olafur Arnalds (Composer)
The Glass Effect: The Music Of Philip Glass (Album)
Lavinia Meijer, Harp (Soloist)
Duration: 3:07

Reena Esmail (Composer)
Perspectives (Album)
Dawn Donegun Wohn, Violin (Soloist)
Duration: 10:51

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