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Echo Location: Soundings for New Music

Series produced by John Diliberto

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A weekly short feature on fascinating happenings in new music

Echo Location is a 3 1/2 minute weekly series that features an artist, event, album or trend in new music. Radio producer and music critic John Diliberto has had a long and deep relationship with new music and each week he shares the excitement of new discoveries with Echo Location.

Diliberto's interests are wide-ranging, from the French retro-lounge duo Air, to Balmorhea's Americana chamber music, to Gerry O'Beirne's Celtic fingerstyle guitar and more.

He's a segue master. Each edition of Echo Location features a beautifully edited music blend, that's combined with John's thoughtful insights and artists's comments to make a sound-rich journey for listeners.

Echo Location is available to all stations. Available each Wednesday, it can be scheduled as a weekly series or individual episodes can be used as desired on their own, within an arts or news magazine program. Hide full description

Echo Location is a 3 1/2 minute weekly series that features an artist, event, album or trend in new music. Radio producer and music critic John Diliberto has had a long and deep relationship with new music and each week he shares the excitement of new discoveries with Echo Location. Diliberto's interests are wide-ranging, from the French retro-lounge duo Air, to Balmorhea's Americana chamber music, to Gerry O'Beirne's Celtic fingerstyle guitar and more. He's a segue master. Each edition of Echo Location features a beautifully edited music blend, that's combined with John's thoughtful insights and artists's comments to make a sound-rich journey for listeners. Echo Location is available to all stations. Available each Wednesday, it can be scheduled as a weekly series or... Show full description


66 Pieces

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Ambient chamber music composer Kevin Keller's In Absentia is a study in finely calibrated emotions dealing with the disappearance and likely death ...

  • Added: May 06, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
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Hammock is Nashville-based guitarists Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson. They've made their money writing country and Christian music but their hearts...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
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There are some guitarists for whom one insturment isan't enough. Brian Gore is one of them. For the past decade, he’s been realizing his ambition...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 22, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Mediaeval Baebes, Credit: Hayley Madden
The allure is undeniable. Six talented, attractive women breathe renewed life into the rich texts of medieval songs and poetry with their haunting...

Bought by WAMC and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 15, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Director Dianna Dilworth
The Mellotron was the sound of progressive rock and space music in the 1970s. Before digital synthesizers, it was an instrument that played back t...

Bought by KUOW, New Hampshire Public Radio, and WAMC


  • Added: Apr 09, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Ylang ylang is a flowering tree that grows in South Asia, and on his album, Ylang, Robert Rich has sculpted another exotic forest of sound, full of...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
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You may not know Jon Hopkins, but you’ve heard him on albums by Coldplay, Massive Attack, Imogen Heap and Brian Eno. On Coldplay’s Viva La Vida or...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 25, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Violinist Anna Schaad’s music is steeped in fantasy and inspired by her Navy pilot husband. Though heavily Celtic influenced, she takes an electro...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 09, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ian Boddy and Mark Shreeve of Arc, Credit: Kimberly Haas
English electronic musicians Mark Shreeve and Ian Boddy perform in a pair of cockpits of keyboards and gear. They specialize in a sound that has r...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
Caption: Kronos Quartet, Credit: Michael Wilson
In the world of string quartets there is before and after Kronos, the ensemble that revolutionized the form, playing new music from Steve Reich to...

Bought by Moab Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 04, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Pianist Ludovico Einaudi is a different kind of classical composer. He's a student of the avant-garde and the rich classical tradition of his nati...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
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Acclaimed jazz guitarist Pat Metheny plugs to the Orchestrion, a massive instrument based on the old player piano orchestrations of yore.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 18, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Harold Budd started out as a jazz drummer in the 1950s, then became a student of Schoenberg style serialism. Against that backdrop, he revolted th...

Bought by KUT and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 11, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Native flute master R. Carlos Nakai, luthier and guitarist William Eaton, and world percussionist Will Clipman return with an album of intuitive im...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
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An African griot meets a German jazz trumpeter when Ablaye Cissoko and Volker Goetze talk about their unlikely and serenely beautiful collaboration.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 29, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
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We talk with one of the most influential electronic artists of the last 30 years, from the deep space of his CD "Structures from Silence" to the t...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
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Jimmy Wahlsteen turns a pop melody sensibility into fingerstyle instrumentals

  • Added: Jan 14, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
Caption: Guitarist Michael Spriggs
Michael Spriggs has been a Nashville session guitarist with the likes of Eddie Rabbitt, Dolly Parton and Faith Hill. In the 90s he began exploring...

Bought by KTRL


  • Added: Dec 31, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Daevid Allen of Gong
It's been 40 years since Daevid Allen convened his space gypsy rock band Gong which influenced everyone from Ozric Tentacles to Steve Roach. Allen...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 22, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: trumpeter Jon Hassell
Americana is a genre that usually refers to rustic music with roots in heartland American sounds from folk, blues and country. But recently, Americ...

Bought by KTRL


  • Added: Dec 18, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1