Now Is the Time
10:31 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Electronic Fantasy

It's sound, brand-new and fantastical, on Now Is the Time, Saturday, August 2nd at 9 pm at wrti.org and WRTI-HD2. Mason Bates intersects electronica pop rhythm with indigenous percussion in Stereo Is King, while Prism by Charles Peck combines a percussion quartet with an electronic touch-pad instrument of his own invention, at Philadelphia's University of the Arts.

Violin mashes into a surprisingly romantic Fantasy for Violin and Electronics by James Aikman, Barton McLean unleashes the hounds in Demons of the Night, and up in Woodstock, David van Tieghem wrote, recorded, and produced the quirky Waiting for the Gizmo—No. 1. Ambient Pastels of Larry Kucharz waft through the rest of the program.

PROGRAM:

Mason Bates: Stereo Is King

Larry Kucharz: Pastel 7606

Charles Peck: Prism

James Aikman: Fantasy for Violin and Electronics
Barton McLean: Demons of the Night

Larry Kucharz: Pastel 0902

David van Tieghem: Waiting for the Gizmo—No. 1

Thanks for supporting American contemporary music on WRTI! Every Saturday night at 9 Eastern, Kile Smith brings you Now Is the Time, all styles of contemporary concert music by living American composers on WRTI's all-classical stream.