Poster Solar eclipse
This episode of 'Extra Eclectic' celebrates the solar eclipse coming on Monday, April 8, 2024.
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Extra Eclectic

As the universe turns

Extra Eclectic - April 3, 2024

The coming solar eclipse on Monday has us thinking about planetary bodies, the cosmos and the concept of “night” on this week’s episode of Extra Eclectic. Host Steve Seel brings us works including Michael Gandolfi’s The Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Joby Talbot’s Ink Dark Moon and Kaija Saariaho’s Nuits, Adieux.


Marc Mellits
Donald Sinta Quartet
Bright Shiny Things 133

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation: Garden of the Senses Suite
Michael Gandolfi
Robert Spano, conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80696

Philip Glass
India Gailey, cello
Redshift 511

Aurora Ficta
Stephen Scott
The Bowed Piano Ensemble
Navona 5937

Prisms, Cycles, Leaps
Derrick Skye
Bridge to Everywhere
Orenda 0019

falling still
Emily Doolittle
Kenneth Woods, conductor
English String Orchestra
Harriet Mackenzie, violin
Nimbus 6295

In Flight until Mysterious Night
Jeremy Beck
IonSound Project
Innova 797

StorySound 161050

Ink Dark Moon
Joby Talbot
Ben Gernon, conductor
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Milos Karadaglic, guitar
London/Decca 4851525

Nuits, Adieux
Kaija Saariaho
Paul Hillier, conductor
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Harmonia Mundi 907391

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